Owl weathervane supplied on a square roof tile capping

Owl weathervane supplied on a square roof tile cappingClick the image to enlarge
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  • Description

    Mounted on a square roof tile capping, this steel owl weathervane is both eye catching and unusual. Strong steel construction makes it more than just an ornamental addition to the roof. The owl's movement in response to wind speeds and directions serves as a great feature. The standard colour for the ridge tile fitting is terracotta, but other colours and finishes are available on request.

    This weathervane has a square ridge base measuring 12" (30cm) x 12" (30cm) with a height of 11" (28cm), and it stands 31.8" (81cm) tall overall.

    Installers often worry that making holes in the roof and fastening brackets will prevent the roof from functioning as intended. However, mounting this owl weathervane requires mortar installation of the square roof tile capping in the same way as installing ridge tiles. It provides a reliable, watertight seal. The weathervane can also be secured with a mechanical fitting, via the optional metal strap, for extra stability. This adjustable strap has several predrilled holes for fastening it with screws, nails, or other fasteners to the roof. When the mortar for the ridge base is applied, the strap will be hidden from view. The metal strap ensures a secure setup and provides peace of mind.

    These owl ridge weathervanes are adaptable to a wide range of roof shapes and sizes, making them a great choice for both residential and commercial buildings. They are so adaptable that you can even use them as garden decorations. Putting one of these weathervanes on your roof is a great way to draw attention to your home and showcase intricate design.

  • 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