Flying pig weathervane fixed to a double arch 90 degree angle ridge tile
Attached firmly to a double arched, right angle ridge tile is this exquisite flying pig weathervane made of polished copper. This weathervane, does double duty as a decorative accent and a way to see what direction the wind is blowing
The weathervanes overall height is an impressive 31.5 inches (80cm), and its base is 12 inches (296mm) long and 9 inches (225mm) wide.
Why not just use a bracket to hold the weathervane in place?
Preventing water from getting inside the roof is the top priority. As a result, many installers shy away from piercing the roof or installing brackets. However, mounting this flying pig weathervane via the ridge tile fitting, which is a standard terracotta colour, can be mortared into the roof giving a different installation option. In addition, a mechanical fix fitting in the form of an adaptable metal strap can be uncoiled and shortened to the desired size with minimal effort. With its many predrilled holes, it can be firmly fastened to the roof by means of screws, nails, or other fasteners. After the metal strap has been installed and secured, it can be hidden by embedding the ridge base in mortar.
These flying pig ridge weathervanes are versatile enough to be installed on a wide range of roofs. This includes gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, summer houses, and more. Moreover, its adaptability extends to garden installations for ornamental purposes, making it an excellent option for including elaborate designs and eye catching features on rooftops and in outdoor spaces.
- 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