Spitfire weathervane installed on a round ridge tile cap
The beautiful Spitfire Weathervane is made of colourful and ornate steel and has a beautiful finial decoration that will look great on your roof. This fully functional weathervane has a beautiful Spitfire that turns smoothly with the wind, showing where the breeze is coming from. The ridge tile fitting, which comes in a basic colour of terracotta, gives your roof a touch of class. We also have different colours and styles for those who want more options.
This weathervane stands out because it is 33" (82cm) tall and has a circular ridge base that is 12" (30cm) in diameter and 10" (24cm) high. But what really sets it apart is how easy it is to install, which means that your roof will be disturbed as little as possible. In contrast to other choices that require drilling holes and attaching brackets, our Spitfire Weathervane can be easily installed on your roof using mortar. The round ridge tile cap is easy to put on, and it fits in a simple and safe way. We also give you a strong metal strap for mechanical fixing that you can easily change to the size you want. The strap has a number of holes that make it easy to screw, nail, or tie it to different parts of the roof structure.
Once the metal strap is tightly fastened, it can be hidden using regular mortar. This makes sure that your roof looks neat and polished, which improves its general look. Our Spitfire Weathervane can be put on many different kinds of roofs, like turrets, towers, flat roofs, round roofs, and circle roofs, because it is so flexible. If you want to be creative, you can even put it on a garden structure
Our Spitfire Weathervane is beautiful and useful, and it's easy to put up. With this beautiful addition, you can turn your roof into a work of art.
- 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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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
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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