Flying pig weathervane supplied on a half round roof tile
The beautiful and ornate flying pig weathervane is made of polished copper and is designed to make your roof look even better. This weathervane comes mounted on a half round roof tile, which makes it easy to put up.
The weathervane stands an impressive 32" (82cm) tall and is a beautiful and unusual decoration for the top. Made of polished copper, it gives any roof a touch of class. This weathervane is not only pretty, but it also does its job well. The flying pig on top of the weathervane turns gracefully in the wind, which is a cute way to show which way the wind is blowing.
The standard colour for the ridge tile fitting is terracotta, but we also have a number of other colours and finishes for those who want to mix things up.
Why go to the trouble of putting up brackets for a weather vane? We know how important it is to keep the roof in good shape and stop rainwater from getting in. Installation of our flying pig weathervane is very easy and straight forward. The half round roof tile, can be put on the roof securely with traditional mortar, making the process easy and smooth.
The weathervane also has a strong metal strap that can be used to fix it mechanically. This strap is flexible and easy to cut to size. It has a number of holes that can be used to screw, nail, or secure it to the roof structure. During installation, the metal strap can be hidden by covering it with the mortar bed that is usually used to hold the ridge base in place. This extra feature gives both installers and customers peace of mind.
This flying pig weathervane can be used in a lot of different ways. It can be put on gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer houses, among other roof types. It can also be used as a decoration in the garden, adding a touch of fun to any outdoor space.
This flying pig weathervane is easy to install, can be used in a lot of different ways, and has a charming look.
- 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.
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
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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