Sailboat weathervane on a ridge tile fitting with multiple angle options

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  • Description

    Elevate your rooftop's charm with the copper verdigris sailboat weathervane, thoughtfully designed and mounted on a ridge tile fitting that adds a beautiful and unique finishing touch to your roof. This functional weathervane showcases a sailboat weathervane figure that gracefully pivots in the wind, not only providing a whimsical touch but also revealing the wind's direction. In addition to the standard terracotta ridge tile colour, we offer a range of other colours and styles to match your roof's aesthetics.

    Opting for the sailboat weathervane with ridge tile installation offers several advantages over traditional bracket mounted options. The concern with brackets lies in potential roof waterproofing compromise due to the need for drilling holes and securing them on the roof or within the roof structure. The sailboat weathervane, on the other hand, offers a low hassle installation process. The ridge tile fitting can be easily attached to the roof using mortar, ensuring a secure and watertight seal. We also provide a mechanical fix in the form of a size adjustable metal strap. This versatile strap features multiple mounting holes for secure fastening with screws, nails, or other fasteners. During the ridge base installation, the metal strap seamlessly disappears from view when the ridge is being bedded in during installation

    These sailboat ridge weathervanes are adaptable and can be installed on various roof types, including gable ends, houses, buildings, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer houses. They also serve as charming ornamental additions to gardens, adding eye catching features and intricate design elements to your outdoor space. Choose the sailboat weathervane to enrich your rooftop aesthetics and make a stylish statement.

    Measurements for the 110/35 degree ridge fitting

    weathervane height: 37.5 inches (95.5cm)
    Ridge tile base width: 13 inches (33cm)
    Ridge tile base length: 11 inches (28cm)

    Measurements for the 90/45 degree ridge fitting

    weathervane height: 36 inches (92cm)
    Ridge tile base width: 11 inches (28cm)
    Ridge tile base length: 11 inches (28cm)

    Measurements for the 70/55 degree ridge fitting

    weathervane height: 38 inches (96.5cm)
    Ridge tile base width: 10 inches (25.5cm)
    Ridge tile base length: 11 inches (28cm)

  • 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