Victorian arrow weathervane supplied with a round ridge tile capping
The beautiful Copper Verdigris Victorian Arrow Weathervane is made to make the roof look even better with its decorative and ornate look. This weathervane is made of beautiful copper verdigris and has a round ridge tile cap. It adds a touch of elegance to any architectural setting.
The impressive height of the weathervane is 31.5" (80cm), and it has a fully functional Victorian arrow that turns gracefully in the wind to show the direction of the breeze. It has a ridged base with a diameter of 12" (30cm) and a height of 10" (24cm), which makes it stable and secure.
Our Victorian arrow weathervane is easy to set up, unlike other installations that need brackets. With the traditional way of installing the round ridge tile capping, installation is easy and quick. This fitting is easy to attach to the roof with mortar, making it watertight without having to drill holes or put brackets inside the roof space. We also offer a mechanical fix in the form of a flexible metal strap that can be cut to size and screwed, nailed, or otherwise attached to the roof structure using the holes we provide.
You can rest easy knowing that once the metal strap is in place, it can be hidden from view using traditional mortar, keeping the weathervane's good looks. The Victorian arrow weathervane can be put on different kinds of roofs, like turrets, towers, flat roofs, round roofs, and circular roofs, because it is so flexible. Also, it can be put in the garden as a decoration, which shows how versatile it is.
If you choose the Copper Verdigris Victorian Arrow Weathervane, it will not only be easy to put up, but it will also add a touch of elegance to your surroundings.
- 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