Labrador weathervane supplied with a half round ridge tile
The copper verdigris Labrador weather vane comes on a half round ridge tile, the weathervane can be used to great effect as an attractive and unique addition to roofs, gardens and outdoor spaces. This verdigris copper weathervane is both an eye catching accent and a useful feature for determining which way the wind is blowing. The Labrador weathervane figure turns with the wind, allowing you to pinpoint wind direction
A total of 31 inches (or 79cm) is the height of the weather vane. A diameter of 10 inches (24 cm), a length of 12 inches (30 cm), and a height of 8 inches (20.5 cm) characterise the half round ridge base.
Why not just use a bracket to mount the weathervane, instead of this ridge tile? Bracket installations typically involve making holes in the roof or the attic floor to secure the bracket, which can weaken the roof and make it more susceptible to leaks. This Labrador weathervane has an easy installation process. The mortar holds the half round ridge tile firmly in place on the roof, making installation quick and easy. The weathervane can also come with a mechanical fix fitting, which consists of a metal strap that can be cut to size and fastened to the roof using screws, nails, or any other suitable methods. The metal strap can be hidden out of sight while the ridge base is being set with regular mortar, giving you peace of mind and extra support.
These Labrador ridge weathervanes are versatile enough to be installed on a variety of roof styles, giving buyers a wide range of options for their homes, cottages, workshops, and summer retreats. In addition, it can be used as an ornamental feature in outdoor settings by being installed in a garden.
- 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