Spitfire weathervane supplied with a half round ridge
This steel spitfire weathervane features a half round ridge and can be used to enhance the look of your roof. Steel construction with an eye-catching, one-of-a-kind finial design; a welcome addition to any roof. It can be used as a weathervane in addition to being a decorative element. Elegantly turning in the wind, the spitfire shape will point in the direction of the breeze. The ridge tile fitting comes in a standard terracotta colour, but other colours and finishes are available upon request.
Approximately 32 inches (78cm) in height.
Width (24cm), length (60cm), and height (80cm) for a half-round ridge base.
Why not just use a bracket to mount the weathervane, instead?
Avoid making holes in the roof or installing brackets inside the attic if you value the longevity of your roof and its ability to keep water out. This weather vane has an equally easy setup process. The half round ridge, which serves as the fitting, can be set into place on the roof with mortar with minimal effort. The metal strap can be used to provide a mechanical fix fitting for the weathervane. This strap is sturdy, yet adaptable, and can be trimmed to fit any requirement. It has several screw/nail/fastener holes so it can be safely attached to the roof. Once the metal strap is firmly in place, it can be hidden when the ridge base is installed using regular mortar. The metal strap aids in the installation of the ridge by providing extra support.
These spitfire ridge weathervanes are versatile and can be mounted on a wide range of roofs. This includes gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer houses. Another example of their adaptability is the fact that they can be used as garden ornaments. Putting this weathervane on your roof is a great way to add a unique and eye-catching design element to your home's exterior.
- 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