Fish weathervane supplied on a square ridge tile cap
This fish weathervane, made of copper with a verdigris finish, is a beautiful addition to any roof. The copper verdigris finish and square ridge tile cap give it a sophisticated look. This weathervane not only looks great as a decorative finial, but it also improves the roof's aesthetics.
The weathervane is 27 inches (70cm) in height and is meant to rotate in response to the wind's direction. Its fully functional fish design is an eye catching addition to the rooftop. This weathervane is the perfect size to go with the square ridge tile fitting, which measures 12" (30cm) x 12" (30cm) and has a height of 11" (28cm).
The fish weathervane is simple to set up. The weathervane comes with a square ridge tile cap that can be used instead of drilling holes and attaching brackets. The mortar ensures a tight seal between the fitting and the roof, keeping the rain out. There is also a metal strap that can be used as a mechanical fix fitting for maximum stability. This adjustable strap can be sized to fit your roof and fastened in place with screws, nails, or other fasteners. A mortar bed can be used to install the ridge base over the metal strap, hiding the strap and creating a uniform look.
Square, double hip, pyramid, tower, and even flat roofs can all benefit from installing one of these fish ridge weathervanes. In addition, they can be placed anywhere, as they serve both practical and decorative purposes when installed in gardens. Including a fish weathervane on the roof is a great way to add a unique design element and draw the eye upward.
- 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