Labrador weathervane supplied on a square ridge tile
Crafted from polished copper, this Labrador weathervane looks sophisticated and unique on the roof. As a fully functional weathervane, it does double duty as an eye catching addition to your roof's aesthetics and when the wind blows, the Labrador will turn gracefully in that direction.
The square ridge tile fitting makes installation simpler, no holes or brackets need to be fixed to the roof or roof space like they would be for a regular weathervane. The square ridge tile can be easily set in place with mortar, making for a neat and convenient install. Additionally, a metal strap can be used as a mechanical fix if so desired. This sturdy yet adaptable strap can be fastened in place with screws, nails, or any number of other fasteners. The metal strap can be hidden out of sight during the conventional mortar bed ridge base installation, providing a sense of safety and security.
These Labrador ridge weathervanes work well on a wide range of roofs, from square to double hip to pyramid to tower to flat. Moreover, they can be installed in gardens for ornamental purposes, making those areas more interesting and unique.
The total height is 32 Inches (83 cm).
Ridge Footing: 11" (28cm) high, 12" (30cm) square ridge footing.
Why settle for a simple bracket installation when you can add the sophistication of a Labrador weathervane to your roof?
- 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