Sailboat weathervane fixed on a square ridge tile cap

Sailboat weathervane fixed on a square ridge tile capClick the image to enlarge
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  • Description

    Attached to a square ridge tile cap is this sailboat weathervane in a copper verdigris finish. It's a beautiful and unique finishing touch that really sets off the roof. The sailboat rotates in the wind, providing a visual indicator of its direction. Although terracotta is our go to for our standard ridge tile fitting, we do offer other colours and styles.

    The weathervane stands at a total height of 35.4 inches (91cm). The ridge's square base is 30 by 30cm, and it's 11 inches (28cm) tall.

    How about putting the weathervane up without a bracket?

    Drilling holes in the roof or installing brackets inside the roof space can be unsettling for a fitter. In contrast, putting up this weathervane for a sailboat couldn't be easier. Installing the square ridge tile cap on the roof is straightforward and requires only mortar. The metal strap that comes with the weathervane can also be used as a mechanical fitting. This strap is durable, adaptable, and length adjustable. There are multiple mounting holes in it for easy attachment via screws, nails, or other means to the roof. During the ridge base installation process, the metal strap can be covered discreetly by the traditional mortar bed. When installing the ridge, the metal strap provides additional support and peace of mind.

    Squarish, double hip, pyramidal, tower, and flat roofs are all suitable for mounting these sailboat ridge weathervanes. Its adaptability means it can also serve as an ornamental feature in outdoor spaces. Adding this weathervane to your roof is a great way to show off your creative side and make a statement.

  • 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