Stag weathervane fixed on a double arch 45 degree ridge tile
This exquisite steel stag weathervane gracefully crowns a 45 degree double arch ridge tile, presenting an artful fusion of form and function. Crafted from sturdy steel, this weathervane serves as a captivating finial embellishment, bestowing a distinctive charm upon the roof. The stag gracefully pivots with the wind, serving as an elegant wind indicator.
The ridge tile fitting comes in a classic terracotta colour by default, but other colours and finishes are also available. Standing at an impressive overall height of 40" (102cm), the weathervane has a ridge base set at a 45 degree angle, with dimensions of 12" (296mm) in length and 9" (225mm) in width.
The paramount consideration is maintaining a waterproof seal on the roof. Traditional bracket installations necessitate drilling and affixing brackets, potentially compromising the roof's integrity and interior space. Installing this stag weathervane, on the other hand, is straightforward. The fitting, securely affixed to a double arch ridge tile, seamlessly integrates into the roof using mortar, eliminating installation complexities. The weathervane also has an optional mechanical fix option via a versatile metal strap. This flexible strap can be screwed, nailed, or secured to the roof's structure. As the ridge base is traditionally mortared in place, the strap can be concealed
Customers can embrace the versatility of these stag ridge weathervanes, suitable for various roofs such as gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and even garden structures like summer houses. It also effortlessly transitions into a garden ornament, embellishing outdoor spaces with an alluring aesthetic. Embrace this perfect avenue to infuse character and intrigue into your roofline.
- 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