Sailboat weathervane supplied with a square ridge tile
This polished copper sailboat weathervane is a great way to give your roof a unique and attractive look. Sailing gracefully in the wind, the weathervane accurately indicates the direction of the breeze. The terracotta hue of the standard ridge tile fitting is lovely, but we also provide a variety of other hues and textures upon request.
This weather vane is a full 35.4 inches (91cm) in height. The ridge's square base is 30 by 30cm, and it's 11 inches (28cm) tall.
It's a common concern among installers that making holes in the roof or installing brackets inside the roof space will compromise the roof's ability to keep water out. However, this sailboat weathervane couldn't be easier to install. The square ridge tile fixture has a simple design that allows it to be mortared into place on the roof with little effort. The weathervane can also be mechanically fixed in place with a strong metal strap provided. The adjustable strap can be unwound and shortened to fit any size roof, and it has multiple screw, nail, and other hole placements for secure attachment. When securing the ridge base with mortar, the metal strap can be hidden from view. When attaching the ridge, you can rest easy thanks to this metal strap.
These sailboat ridge weathervanes are adaptable for use on a wide range of roofs, from square and double hip to pyramid and tower tops. They can serve multiple purposes, and one of those is as an ornamental addition to a garden. Putting this weathervane on your roof is a great way to add a focal point and draw attention to your home's architectural details.
- 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