Sail boat weathervane fixed to a double arch 45 degree ridge

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  • Description

    Enhance the elegance of your rooftop with the exquisite copper sailboat weathervane, expertly crafted to grace a double arch 45 degree ridge. Designed with meticulous attention to detail, this sailboat weathervane boasts a luxurious copper finish that adds a touch of sophistication to your rooftop, making it a captivating decorative feature.

    The sailboat's graceful movement in the wind serves as a dependable indicator of wind direction. As for the ridge tile fixture, it comes in the default terracotta colour, but custom colours are available to suit your preferences.

    This exceptional weathervane measures 12 inches (296mm) in length and 9 inches (225mm) in width, with an overall height of 26.8 inches (68cm). The ridge base accommodates a 45 degree angle, ensuring a seamless fit.

    Wondering why you should choose a weathervane without a bracket? Traditional bracket attachments can lead to long term concerns about leaks. However, the copper sailboat weathervane offers a low hassle installation process. Thanks tothe ridge fitting, it can be seamlessly integrated into your rooftop, eliminating the worry of potential leaks.

    Additionally, a robust yet flexible metal strap is included for mechanical fixing. This strap features multiple mounting holes for secure fastening, whether through screws, nails, or other attachment methods, all while remaining discreetly out of sight. Traditional mortar can be employed to secure the ridge base.

    Versatile in application, these boat ridge weathervanes can adorn gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer homes, among various roof styles. Their adaptability extends beyond roofs, making them ideal as garden ornaments. Introducing this weathervane to your rooftop not only imparts a unique character but also elevates its aesthetic appeal, making it a distinguished addition to your home.

  • 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