Victorian arrow weathervane supplied on a half round ridge tile
The half round ridge tile that comes with this copper verdigris Victorian arrow weathervane makes for an attractive and unique roof ornament. Made of copper verdigris, it's both a beautiful ornament and a useful accessory. This fully operational Victorian arrow points in the direction of the wind as it rotates.
The weathervane is 30.7 inches (78 cm) in height and is meant to improve the curb appeal of the roof. The dimensions of the base are 10 inches (24cm) in width, 12 inches (30cm) in length, and 8 inches (20.5cm) in height and feature a half round ridge design.
This Victorian arrow weathervane doesn't require any brackets or holes to be drilled into the roof, so it won't affect the integrity of the roof's ability to keep out water. The setup procedure is uncomplicated and easy to follow. Installing the ridge fitting is simple and secure because it is affixed to the roof with mortar.
The metal strap that comes with the ridge serves as a mechanical fix fitting, providing extra stability and making installation a breeze. This adjustable strap has a number of predrilled holes that make it possible to fasten it to the roof using screws, nails, or other fasteners of your choice. For a more secure and streamlined appearance, the metal strap can be hidden beneath the mortar used to set the ridge.
Whether on a gable end, hip end, house, cottage, shed, workshop, or even in a garden, this Victorian arrow ridge weathervane is a beautiful addition to any roof. It's the finishing touch your roof needs to stand out from the crowd and impress visitors.
- 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