Sailboat weathervane installed on a round ridge tile cap
The Polished Copper Sailboat Weathervane is a beautiful and decorative piece that you can put on your roof. This fancy weathervane is made of copper that has been polished, giving it a touch of elegance. It's a unique and eye-catching roof decoration because it looks like a sailboat.
This weathervane stands out with a height of 34.4" (87cm). It comes on a round ridge tile cap that is 12" (30cm) in diameter and 10" (24cm) tall. The standard colour for the ridge tile fitting is terracotta, but you can also choose from other colours and finishes.
This weathervane not only makes your roof look better, but it also helps you keep track of the wind direction. The sailboat works perfectly and will turn gracefully in the wind to show which way the breeze is blowing. It adds a touch of fun to your rooftop with its smooth rotation.
This sailboat weathervane is easy and straightforward to put on. Instead of brackets that need to be drilled into the roof, our round ridge tile cap is a unique fitting that can be easily put in place with mortar. This will keep water out of your roof and keep it from getting damaged. We also give you a metal strap for mechanical fixation, which is both flexible and safe. The metal strap can be cut to size and attached to the roof structure with screws, nails, or any other method that works.
Once the metal strap is securely in place, it can be hidden from view by using a traditional mortar bed. This will keep your roof looking nice. This sailboat weathervane is easy to install on a turret, tower, flat, round or circular roof. It can also be used as decoration in the garden, making any outdoor space look better.
Choose the Polished Copper Sailboat Weathervane for a charming and useful addition to your roof that is easy to install. Take in the beauty of this decorative ornament and enjoy how easy and flexible it is to put up.
- 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.
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.
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- 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