Welsh dragon weathervane fixed to a round ridge tile capping
The beautiful Welsh dragon weathervane is made of steel and is meant to add an artistic touch to your roof. This weathervane is made of strong steel and is easy to put up, so it will be a great addition to your home.
The weathervane is attached to a round ridge tile capping and stands an amazing 31.5" (80cm) tall. It is a beautiful and unusual decoration for the top of a roof. The Welsh dragon is fully functional, so it can turn elegantly in the wind to show the direction of the breeze.
The usual colour for the ridge tile fitting is terracotta, but we also have a variety of other colours and finishes to choose from. The base of the circular ridge is 12" (30cm) in diameter and 10" (24cm) tall, which makes for a safe and stable installation.
When putting up a weathervane, why bother with difficult brackets? The process is easier with our Welsh dragon weathervane because you don't have to drill holes or put brackets on your roof or inside the roof space. The fitting, which is a round ridge tile capping, can be put on the roof easily using standard mortar, so it will be easy to put on. Instead, we offer a strong metal strap that can be unwound, cut to size, and then fastened in place. The strap has several holes that can be used to attach it to the roof structure with screws, nails, or other tools.
Once the metal strap is in place and secure, it can be hidden by a standard mortar bed. This makes sure that the weathervane fits in with the look of your roof. Our Welsh dragon ridge weathervane can be put on many different types of roofs, such as turrets, towers, flat roofs, round roofs, and circle roofs. It can also be put in the garden as a beautiful decoration
- 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