Galleon weathervane fixed to a half round roof tile
This steel galleon weathervane gives your roof a unique and attractive decorative touch. This weathervane is made of strong steel, and it not only adds a touch of charm but also does something useful. The galleon on top will turn in the wind to show which way the breeze is coming from. Standard ridge tile fittings come in terracotta, but you can also choose from a variety of other colours and finishes.
The half round roof tile fitting makes it easy to put in place. Unlike brackets, which need to be drilled and attached to the roof or inside the roof space, this weathervane can be fitted to the roof using mortar and look like it was always there. Just put the fitting on the roof with mortar, which makes for a secure and easy installation. Also included is a metal strap that can be used as an optional mechanical fix. The metal strap is strong and can be bent and fixed to size. It has a number of holes that can be used to screw, nail, or otherwise secure it to any part of the roof structure. During installation, the metal strap can be hidden from view by covering it with traditional mortar bed. This gives stability and peace of mind.
These galleon ridge weathervanes can be put on different types of roofs, like gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer houses, because they are so flexible. You can even put them in your garden as a decorative touch. A galleon weathervane is a great way to improve the look of your roof and give it a unique touch of character and detail.
Half-round ridge base: 10" (24cm) wide, 12" (30cm) long, and 8" (20.5cm) high.
- 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