Cockerel weathervane fitted on a square roof tile capping
Mounted on a square roof tile capping, this copper verdigris cockerel weathervane is both eye catching and unique. The verdigris patina of the copper gives it a unique look that complements and adds interest to any rooftop. The weathervane serves a practical purpose in addition to its aesthetic value. The direction of the wind is indicated by the movement of the cockerel atop the weathervane.
The weathervane is an eye catching addition to the roof, as its total height is 33 inches (or 87cm). The ridge's base is a square 12 inches (30 cm) and 11 inches (28 cm) in height.
Installers may be hesitant to make permanent modifications to the roof or the attic by drilling holes or affixing brackets. This cockerel weathervane, however, requires minimal effort and time to set up. The mortar used to attach the square roof tile capping to the roof ensures a safe and watertight seal.
The metal strap that comes with the weathervane can be used as a mechanical fix fitting for extra stability. This adjustable strap has several predrilled holes for fastening it with screws, nails, or other means to the roof. During the ridge base installation process, the metal strap can be hidden from view, creating a uniform and classic look. The metal strap is there for your peace of mind and stability as you put it in place.
This cockerel ridge weathervane can be mounted on many different styles of roofs, from square to double hip to pyramid to tower to flat. As an ornament, it can be placed in gardens to enhance the beauty of outdoor areas. It is a great way to add detail and visual interest to the roof because of its intricate design and practicality.
- How to fit and install
There are several ways to install roof finials, as outlined below:
Traditional mortar bedding:
Roof finials can be installed following the same method used for ridge tiles, utilising standard mortar bedding. In cases where the finial is tall or heavy, or if enhanced stability is desired, an additional mechanical fix method can be employed alongside the mortar bed installation.
Mechanical fixing strap and mortar bedding:
For this type of install, a galvanized metal strap is included, discreetly fastened to the underside of the finial ridge base during manufacturing. This durable and flexible metal strap can be adjusted in length by cutting it down to size. Featuring a series of holes, the strap can be screwed, nailed, or embedded in mortar to anchor it to a section of the roof structure. After securing the metal strap, installers can conceal it from sight by applying traditional mortar bed. The mortar used to join the finial with adjacent ridge tiles effectively conceals the strap, resulting in a seamless and neat appearance.
Another approach to affixing finials to the roof involves the dry fixing method. This technique involves using a specific manufacturer's dry fixing system, typically incorporating brackets or alternative mechanical fasteners to attach ridge tiles and finials to the roof without the use of mortar. If you are considering a dry fix ridge system, please get in touch with us to determine if this finial design can be adapted to be compatible with your chosen system.
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- Product Performance & Quality
The ridge tile is British Kitemarked, which is a certified industry standard for quality. All products are made in accordance with British Standard versions (BS EN 490: 2004 and BS EN 491: 2004). The ridge fitting is made from a concrete based mix reinforced with small fiberglass strands and additives, with several top coats applied to give its final appearance. The colour of the finial runs all the way through the piece resulting in a strong and long lasting product