Gun down hunting weathervane mounted on a half round ridge
This steel gun down hunting weathervane gives your roof a touch of style and elegance. It is easy to set up, which makes it a good choice. The weathervane is made of strong steel and works perfectly. It turns in the direction of the wind to show which way it is blowing. It is a unique and eye catching roof decoration because of its striking gun down hunting design.
The weathervane is attached to a half round ridge that is 10 inches (24 cm) wide, 12 inches (30 cm) long, and 8 inches (20.5 cm) high. The whole thing is 32.6" (82cm) tall. The standard colour for the ridge base fitting is terracotta, but you can also choose from other colours and finishes.
You might wonder, when it comes to putting it up, why not use a bracket? Well, we know that roofers are worried about drilling holes and putting up brackets because it could hurt the roof's ability to keep water out. Because of this, this gun down hunting weathervane is made to be easy and clear to put up.
The fitting, which is a half round ridge, can be put on the roof easily with mortar, making the process simple and easy. The weathervane also comes with an optional metal strap that can be used to fix it mechanically. This metal strap is strong and flexible and can be cut to the right length. It has a number of holes that let you screw it in, nail it down, or attach it to part of the roof. Once the metal strap is firmly in place, it can be hidden when the ridge base is put in place using the traditional mortar bed. This metal strap makes the ridge installation more stable and gives peace of mind.
Customers can put these gun down hunting ridge weathervanes on gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer houses, among other roof types. Also, because it is so versatile, it can be put in the garden to look decorative. This weathervane is a great way to improve the look of your roof or add a unique touch to your outdoor space.
- 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