A weathervane is installed on the highest point of the building, home, or any place where the wind direction is understood. It has many names to it. It is mostly used as a decorative piece other than its use in showing the direction of the wind. The features to look for in your weathervane include the following.
Select the right size you want
Selecting the right size is essential to install the weathervanes on the roof. When it comes to the size of the weathervanes, there are three traditional sizes available. They are small, standard, and large. The dimensions of the small size weathervane are 23″L x 11″H x 2.5″W. The measurement of the standard size is 24″L x 17″H x 4″W. At last, the dimensions of the large size is 48” L x 42″H x 18″W. In all these, the L, H, W represents the length, height, and width, respectively. When you are purchasing weathervanes, look for these size measurements in the product description.
So, what next? It’s the material!
A lot of materials are available for the production of weathervanes. Of those, copper is the most affordable material as it is present abundant on the land. Some other materials with which weathervanes can be manufactured are wood, steel, silver, nickel, brass, and gold. But, as we know, gold is the costliest material in this list of materials. However, gold offers a great rustproof property and is lightweight comparatively. If budget is not your thing, you can buy gold weathervanes as a decorative piece for your home. It is solely your choice to choose the material.
Know the accessories of the weathervanes
It is not mandatory that all the weathervanes must give you the same accessories. However, there may be some standard type of accessories that come with every weathervane. So you must know what the accessories are and what are the features of it. Some of the accessories include the extension rod for increasing the length, upgraded mounting hardware to help people living in windy areas, wind cups, a cupola to mount the weathervane, clear lacquer to laminate the weathervane from damage, a primary rain gauge, and more. You can still upgrade your weathervane with more cool features like GPS and more.
Know the basic components in your weathervane
You must be knowledgeable enough to understand the components that come in weathervanes. This knowledge can be used when the further decorating is needed. Most weathervanes come with decorative ornaments at the top, a compass for the directions, globes to separate the directions and other parts, the rod, the mounts on which weathervanes can be mounted, finally, the finish of the weathervanes. The powder coat finish is the most preferred one as it is more durable.
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