Galleon weathervane fitted to a square ridge tile cap
If you're looking for a unique roof ornament, look no further than this steel galleon weathervane, which can be easily installed on the roof via the square ridge tile cap. The steel galleon on this fully functional weathervane turns with the wind to point in the right direction. This weathervane is both a practical and eye catching addition to any roof, increasing its value and curb appeal.
The standard colour for the square ridge tile cap is terracotta, but we also have a variety of other colours and finishes available.
The total height is 31.5" (80cm).
12” (30cm) square ridge base with a height of 11” (28cm).
Drilling holes and attaching brackets to the roof or inside the roof space is a common source of anxiety for installers because it could potentially compromise the roof's watertight integrity. The installation of this galleon weathervane, however, couldn't be easier. Installing the square ridge tile cap on the roof is a breeze because mortar is all that's needed to keep it in place.
The metal strap that comes with the weathervane can also be used as a mechanical fitting. This flexible and sturdy strap can be uncoiled and cut to fit any need. There is a set of holes on it for attaching it to the roof via screws, nails, or other means. When installing the ridge base with traditional mortar, builders can cover the metal strap so that it is not visible.
Customers can install these galleon ridge weathervanes on a variety of roof types, including square and double hip roofs as well as pyramid and tower roofs. These weather vanes are so adaptable that they can be used for more than just showing the direction the wind is blowing, they can also be placed in gardens for decorative purposes.
- 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