Sailboat weathervane installed on a half round roof ridge

Sailboat weathervane installed on a half round roof ridgeClick the image to enlarge
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  • Description

    This sailboat weathervane is made of steel and comes on a half round roof ridge fitting. It is a striking and unique way to decorate your roof with a weathervane feature. The sailboat on the weathervane will turn gracefully in the wind, showing you which way the breeze is coming from. By putting this sailboat weathervane on your roof, you can make it look better and give it a unique touch.

    The standard colour for the ridge tile fitting is terracotta, but we also have a number of other colours and finishes so you can choose what you like best. The weathervane is made of strong steel, which makes it last a long time and work well.

    For your reference, here are the sizes:

    Half round base: 10" (24cm) wide, 12" (30cm) long, and 8" (20.5cm) high.

    This sailboat weathervane doesn't use a bracket for installation. Instead, it has a simple and straightforward way to put it up. It's easy to install the half round ridge on the roof with mortar, so there's no need to drill holes or attach brackets that could ruin the roof's waterproofing. The weathervane also has a metal strap that can be used as an optional mechanical fix. This flexible strap can be unwound and cut to the size you want. It also has a series of holes so that screws, nails, or other suitable fasteners can be used to attach it to the roof structure. Once the metal strap is in place, it can be hidden by using traditional mortar to build the ridge base. This gives stability and peace of mind.

    Customers can put these sailboat ridge weathervanes on gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops and summer houses, among other roof types. Also, because it is so versatile, it can be put in the garden as a decorative piece. This sailboat weathervane is a great way to make your roof or garden stand out with intricate details and an interesting focal point.

  • 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