Gun up hunting weathervane fixed on a square ridge tile cap

Gun up hunting weathervane fixed on a square ridge tile capClick the image to enlarge
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  • Description

    This steel gun up hunting weathervane is a striking and original way to decorate the roof. This fully operational weathervane is made of steel and features a hunter with gun pointing upward, it spins in the wind to point in its direction. Attached to a square ridge tile cap, it transforms the roof into a decorative focal point.

    The total height of the weathervane is 34.2" (87.2cm). It stands on a 12" (30cm) x 12" (30cm) ridge base and is 11" (28cm) tall.

    The installation of roof brackets can cause concern about causing holes in the roof or risking damage to the roof's interior. Mortar provides a strong hold for the square ridge tile cap without compromising the roof's structural integrity. The metal strap that comes with the weathervane can be used as a mechanical fixing mechanism. This adjustable strap can be cut to fit and secured to the roof with nails or screws. Once the metal strap is in place, it can be hidden beneath the mortar bed used to set the ridge. The installation process is made more secure and comfortable with this added feature.

    Square roofs, double hip roofs, pyramid roofs, tower roofs, and flat roofs are all suitable placements for these gun up hunting ridge weathervanes. They can also be used as ornaments in the garden, where they will add a touch of detail and serve as a fascinating focal point. This weathervane is ideal for those who want to inject some character and personality into their outdoor spaces, as it can be used to decorate both roofs and gardens.

  • 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