Fish weathervane fixed on a double arch 45 degree ridge tile
The beautiful copper verdigris fish weathervane is mounted on a double arch, 45 degree ridge tile. It improves your roof's visual appeal by acting as a captivating and unique decorative element. In addition to its aesthetic value, this weathervane serves a practical purpose by turning in the direction of the wind. Although terracotta is the default colour option, the ridge tile fitting can be made in other colours
Height is 34.5" (88 cm)
Dimensions of the ridge's base are 12 inches (296 mm) in length and 9 inches (225 mm) in width
If you're considering a bracket installation, why would you choose this weathervane instead?
When it comes to roofing, installers are usually hesitant to drill holes and install brackets for fear of compromising the roof's ability to keep water out. However, this fish weathervane provides a simple installation option. The 45 degree double arch ridge tile fitting can be easily mortared into place, making for a quicker and painless roof installation. The metal strap that can be used to mechanically secure the weathervane is an added convenience. The holes in this strong, malleable strap make it possible to screw, nail, or otherwise affix it to the roof for added security. In addition to providing installers with stability and peace of mind, the metal strap can be discreetly hidden during the traditional mortar bed installation of the ridge base.
These fish ridge weathervanes are versatile and can be installed on a wide variety of roofs. This includes gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer houses. It can also be used as a decorative element in a garden thanks to its adaptability. If you're looking to add some flair to your roof's aesthetic, this weathervane is a great option.
- 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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Delivery days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. Sometimes if the delivery is local to our Workshop we may also opt to deliver using our own transport
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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