Labrador weathervane fitted on a square ridge tile cap
The Labrador weathervane made from copper with a verdigris finish, is a unique and eye catching addition to your roof's decor. It improves the overall look of your roof and also serves as a functional feature.
The Labrador weathervane spins in the wind and points in the direction the wind is blowing. This useful addition improves the look and functionality of your roof. The square ridge tile cap comes in terracotta as a default, but we also offer a variety of other colours and finishes.
The square ridge base is 12" (30cm) in length and 12" (30cm) in width, and the weathervane itself has a total height of 32" (83cm). These proportions will make the weathervane a striking addition to your roof. The key is to keep your roof in good repair so that it doesn't leak. Because it could compromise the roof's waterproofing, installers are often hesitant to drill holes in the roof or install brackets inside the roof space. This Labrador weathervane, on the other hand, requires minimal effort to set up. The mortar used to attach the square ridge tile cap to the roof makes for a simple and quick installation.
In addition, a metal strap can be used to provide a mechanical fix to the weathervane. This strap is sturdy yet adaptable, so it can be cut to fit any need. There are multiple mounting holes in it for easy attachment via screws, nails, or other means to the roof. The metal strap can be hidden during the standard mortar bed ridge base installation process. This extra component ensures steady operation and peace of mind while setting up.
These Labrador ridge weathervanes are adaptable, allowing installation on any roof shape or style, from square to double hip to pyramid to tower to flat. They are so versatile that they can even be put in gardens for aesthetic purposes. Adding this weathervane to your roof is a simple way to improve the aesthetic value of your roof and the surrounding area by adding intricate detail and a unique focal point.
- 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