Sailboat weathervane fitted on a double arch 45 degree ridge tile

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  • Description

    This steel sailboat weathervane gracefully adorns a 45 degree double arch ridge tile, serving as an elegant and distinctive embellishment. Crafted from durable steel, this weathervane not only adds a touch of charm but also serves a functional purpose. The sailboat elegantly pivots with the breeze, indicating the direction of the wind.

    Measuring 38” (97cm) in overall height, this weathervane is designed to seamlessly integrate with your roof. The ridge base, set at a 45 degree angle is 12 inches (296mm) in length and 9 inches (225mm) in width.

    Curious about why a bracket isn't the way to go? When it comes to roofing, maintaining watertight integrity is paramount. The concern of drilling holes and attaching brackets onto or within the roof structure can trouble roofers. However, the installation of this sailboat weathervane presents a straightforward solution. The double arch ridge tile fitting can be securely placed on the roof using mortar, ensuring a hassle free. For added stability during installation, a mechanical fix fitting in the form of the versatile metal strap supplied with it can be secured. This flexible strap, featuring a series of holes, can be cut to size and fixed to the roof structure using screws, nails, or other securing methods. Once the metal strap is in place, it can be discreetly concealed as the ridge base is fitted using traditional mortar.

    The versatility of these sailboat ridge weathervanes extends to various roof types, including gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer houses. Their adaptability allows them to grace garden spaces for ornamental purposes. Introducing a touch of intricate detail and captivating allure, this weathervane offers a perfect opportunity to enhance the visual appeal of your roof or garden area. Choose from a standard terracotta coloured ridge tile fitting or explore alternative colours and finishes to suit your aesthetic preferences.

  • 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