Fish weathervane supplied with a square ridge tile
Featuring a square ridge tile, this steel fish weathervane adds a unique aesthetic touch to any roof. This steel roof ornament is a beautiful finishing touch that will set your roof apart from the rest. The fish on the weathervane actually moves in the wind to show which way it's blowing. In addition to the standard terracotta, we also provide the ridge tile fitting in a variety of other colours and finishes.
This fish features dimensions of 31.8 inches (81 cm) in height, a square ridge base measuring 12 inches (30 cm) by 12 inches (30 cm), and a height of 11 inches (28 cm).
You might be wondering why not just use a bracket to mount the weathervane on the roof. Well, the worry is that making holes in the roof or installing brackets inside the roof space will weaken the roof's integrity and allow water to leak through, which is a big hassle factor. This fish weathervane has an easy installation process, the fitting (square ridge tile) can be set into place with mortar, making for a quick and easy roofing job. The metal strap that comes with the weathervane can also be used as a mechanical fitting. You can unwind this sturdy yet flexible strap and trim it to size. It has multiple mounting holes, so it can be screwed, nailed, or otherwise firmly fastened to the roof. Once the metal strap is fastened in place, it can be hidden out of sight while the ridge base is being laid with traditional mortar. When installing the ridge, you can rest easy knowing that this metal strap has your back.
These fish ridge weathervanes are adaptable to a wide range of roof shapes and sizes, making them a great choice for both residential and commercial buildings. They can serve multiple purposes, and one of those is as an ornamental addition to a garden. Putting one of these weathervanes in your garden or on top of your house is a great way to add a unique decorative element.
- 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