Gun up hunting weathervane installed on a half round ridge tile
The Steel Gun Up Hunting Weathervane is a stylish addition that will enhance your roof with detail and a feature. This weathervane is made of strong steel and comes on a half round ridge tile. It is a unique and beautiful way to finish off your roof.
The weathervane is 33.3 inches (83 cm) tall and has a gun up hunting design that rotates gracefully with the wind to show which way the wind is blowing. The standard colour for the ridge tile fitting is terracotta, but we also have a variety of other colours and finishes.
The Gun Up Hunting Weathervane is easy to put up and doesn't need brackets. Many roof installers might be worried about drilling holes or putting on brackets because it could hurt the roof's ability to keep water out when it rains. Installing this weathervane, on the other hand, is easy and straightforward. The fitting, a half round ridge tile, can be put on the roof easily with mortar, making it safe and easy to put in place.
For more stability when installing the weathervane, a metal strap can be used for mechanical fix fitting. This strong, flexible strap is easy to cut to size and attach to the roof with screws, nails, or any other method that works. Once the strap is in place, it can be hidden when the ridge base is put in place. This metal strap gives you peace of mind because you know that your weathervane fitting is held with both the strap and mortar
The Gun Up Hunting Weathervane can be put on gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer houses. It can be used as an ornament in your garden as well as on your roof, which shows how versatile it is. Adding this weathervane to your property is a great way to add an interesting detail to your roof and make it the centre of attention.
- 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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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
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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