Our weathervanes are made of primarily two materials, copper weathervanes from copper and the aluminum weathervanes from aluminum. The directionals are made of solid brass or aluminum and the assembly rod is made of brass and stainless steel for Large Size Weathervanes and powder coated steel for Standard & Garden Size weathervanes.
Although most can be traditionally mounted using the Adjustable Weathervane Roof Mount, there are many other complementary ways to display your weathervane. We carry a full line of vinyl and wood cupolas which will beautifully display your weathervane and further enhance the look and style of your roof . We also carry mounts, display bases, & garden poles. Most of our weathervanes already include a choice of free mounting whether it be in your garden, roof, deck or wall.
What we generally recommend is for you to drill a ¾ “ hole in the top – if you are able to get underneath, you can insert a 2 x 4 around where the mid-section and roof meet. You would need to drill a ¾” hole in the top of the 2 x 4 about ½ way down. Depending upon how tall your cupola is, you might need an extension rod (if the cupola is 30” or higher). The other option is for you to order a 401AL – if the cupola has a copper roof, you would need to put some rubber padding between the paddles of the roof mount and the roof of the cupola to prevent a reaction.
Our weathervanes are offered in a range finishes. Blue Verde is an artificial finish, which gives the appearance of aged copper. Polished Copper weathervanes are placed on buffers to give them luster and shine. Our aluminum weathervanes also have a range of finishes. We offer the following finishes on selected aluminum weathervanes: rust, black, gold/bronze and blue verde. Browse our selection of weathervanes to find the right one witht he right finish for you.
Within 1 month the copper will lose its shine and start to naturally tarnish. Jet Spray Lacquer, a product that protects and maintains the polished finish of copper and brass can be applied to preserve the look of raw copper. But don't worry as your weathervane starts to age it will still look great, just with a different look.
Yes our weathervanes do require some assembly. Instructions are included. All you need is a screwdriver & the parts simply slide onto the assembly rod and are secured by setscrews. We do suggest a thread-locking adhesive when assembling the rods.
The weathervane directionals should remain stationary at all times. The weathervane figure will move and point into the wind or from where the wind is blowing.
We have four sizes to choose from: Our Garden Weathervanes which are the perfect size to be displayed in your garden. Small Weathervanes are smaller versions of our standard size line and are specifically designed for mounting on smaller structures such as garages, sheds, gazebos and some can even be used in your garden. The more traditional Standard Size Weathervanes are designed to fit most homes, garages, or gazebos. Our largest line, the Large Weathervanes, is designed to complement larger homes, barns or commercial buildings.
We ship via UPS and international orders are typically shipped via USPS.
While we thoroughly inspect each order for quality and accuracy, sometimes mistakes or shipping damage may occur. Please call our toll free number, 1 (888) 634-0432, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST and a customer service representative will assist you in resolving the issue.
All of our weathervanes are handmade so the shipping time can vary depending on if the product is in stock or not. For weathervanes that are in stock you can expect it to ship out within 2-3 business days of your order and arrive 4-5 business days after that. For a weathervane that is out of stock it can take take 2-3 weeks to be built and then ship out.
Our cupolas are made from the finest materials available. The roofs are made from copper while the body is made from either PVC vinyl or wood.
A good rule of thumb for selecting the correct cupola is: 1.5 inches of cupola for every foot of unbroken roofline. The key is the unbroken roofline. For example: 1.5 inches of cupola x 24 feet of unbroken roofline = a minimum cupola roof size of 36". Our experience tells us this formula provides a balance between the cupola and the roof. You may however, try doubling up two smaller cupolas on your roof.
UPS shipments do not require a signature. Motor freight shipments are scheduled by appointment and do require a signature. Lift gate service may be necessary to remove the cupola from the truck.
All Weathervane Cupola World cupolas come "weathervane ready". Each cupola is built with an internal bracket for mounting the weathervane. No additional hardware is required.
The roof pitch refers to the angle or the steepness of the roof. A carpenter's square can be used to find the angle of the roof. Our cupolas are designed for a roof pitch up to 10/12. If however, your roof is steeper an extended base will be needed.
The cupolas are built with a 3/32" thick single strength glass.
Each cupola arrives in 3 pieces for easy installation. A complete installation guide is included with every cupola.
Although most of our cupolas are used as a decorative accent they can also be used for ventilation.
Our Vinyl cupolas do not require painting but they can easily be painted with 100% acrylic latex paint.
We use 16 oz., 24 gauge copper.
Within 1 month the copper will lose its shine and start to naturally tarnish. Lacquer Spray, a product that protects and maintains the polished finish of copper and brass can be applied to preserve the look of raw copper.
Our cupolas are built to order and take around 2-3 weeks to construct, once it is shipped out it will arive within 3-5 business days.
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