Sailboat weathervane supplied with a round ridge tile base

Sailboat weathervane supplied with a round ridge tile baseClick the image to enlarge
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  • Description

    The beautiful Copper Verdigris Sailboat Weathervane is specially designed to enhance the beauty of your roof. This ornate weathervane has a round ridge tile base and a beautiful copper verdigris finish that makes it look very elegant.

    The sailboat weathervane stands an impressive 34.4" (87cm) tall and adds a touch of charm to any rooftop. The circular ridge base has a diameter of 12" (30cm) and a height of 10" (24cm). This gives a solid base for a smooth installation.

    Don't worry about having to drill holes or put brackets on your roof. The sailboat weathervane we sell is easy to put up. Just put the round base of the ridge tile on the roof with traditional mortar. Standard for the base is a classic terracotta colour, but you can also choose from a variety of other colours and finishes.

    As a mechanical fix, we offer a strong metal strap that can be used in many different ways and is easy to put in place. This flexible strap is easy to cut to the right size, and it has a number of holes that let you put it in place with screws, nails, or any other method that works for your roof.

    Once the metal strap is fastened securely, it can be hidden with regular mortar. Our sailboat ridge weathervanes can be put on different kinds of roofs, like turrets, towers, flat roofs, round roofs, and circular roofs. Also, you can use them as ornamental touches in your garden to make it look beautiful. There are so many options!

    Installing our sailboat weathervane is easy and won't take long. Once it's up, it will add a decorative touch to your roof.

  • 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