Flying pig weathervane supplied on a double arch 90 degree angle ridge tile

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  • Description

    This beautiful copper verdigris flying pig weathervane is supplied on a double arch 90 degree angle ridge tile, which will add a special touch to any roof. This weathervane, features a weathered copper verdigris finish, this flying pig weathervane will add a whimsical and interesting finishing touch to your roof. This weathervane isn't just pretty to look at; it also serves as a useful indicator of the direction of the wind thanks to the flying pig's graceful turning.

    This weathervane is a sight to behold, as its 34" (86cm) of total height is sure to grab attention. The ridge base is 12 inches (296mm) in length and 9 inches (225mm) in width and is angled at 45 degrees

    We know how crucial it is to maintain the structural integrity of your roof during the installation process. Using conventional brackets could require drilling holes in your roof, which could compromise its ability to keep out water. This flying pig weathervane, however, requires minimal effort to set up. The fitting, which is a double arch 90 degree angle ridge tile, can be easily and securely installed on your roof with mortar.

    The adaptable metal strap included can be used in addition to mortar. This strong and malleable strap can be trimmed to fit and then nailed, screwed, or otherwise fastened to the roof. After the metal strap has been installed, it can be covered up with mortar during the ridge base's installation

    Gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer houses are just some of the roof types that the flying pig ridge weathervanes can be installed on. In addition to their practical uses, they can also be used as a decorative accent in your garden. This copper verdigris flying pig weathervane is the epitome of beauty and utility; it will add to your roof's curb appeal while also subtly pointing out which way the wind is blowing.

  • 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.

    Dry fixing:

    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.

  • Delivery

    APC Courier tracked and signed for delivery to England and Wales UK Mainland is included in the price for all products

    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

    When the order is ready we contact each customer to arrange a convenient delivery day

    Other areas

    The delivery rate will be calculated during the checkout process for other parts of the UK (Please note that we cannot offer shipping to the EU or internationally)

    Lead time

    Please see the main message in the notification area on the website for an up to date guide on lead time

    We make all products to order so there is a lead time associated for manufacturing, curing time and delivery. If you order multiples of the same product, need colour matched or special order items please allow extra lead time. If there are extreme weather events or other circumstances beyond our control this may affect the lead time

  • 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