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The "Cottage" series
is just the right size for smaller homes, sheds or the garden. The Standard
size are of average size and perfect size for most homes, either with
or without a cupola. The Signature Series weather vanes are large and
perfect for large homes, estates, barns and commercial buildings.
If you are going to be using a cupola with your
weathervane you must first choose the right size cupola. Once you have
done this select a weathervane roughly the same size as the cupola,
or within 6 inches either way. For example, if you decide on a 26"
cupola you will want to choose a weathervane size between 20" and
Without a Cupola: The most important thing to remember when selecting
a weathervane for any application is that a weathervane, like anything
else, appears smaller as you get farther away from it. Note: the smaller
the weathervane is, the closer to the ground it should be.
Commonly Asked Weathervane Questions
Q. Which are the most popular weathervanes?
A. The eagle, rooster, and horse have always been favorites. These designs
date back to early colonial settlements.
Q. Which weathervane should I buy?
A. You should buy the weathervane that best displays your personality,
or that identifies the area in which you live. We like to ride Motorcycles
therefore we are partial to the Motorcycle!
Q. What is included in the weathervane?
A. All weathervanes, except cottage styles, include a copper figure,
a brass and stainless steel rod, copper spacer balls, and solid brass
directionals. Cottage weathervanes contain all of the above but come
complete with a powder coated steel rod and either a roof mount or garden
pole for display. Mounting and display options for all other weathervanes
are sold separately.
Q. What is the weathervane made of?
A. The weathervane figure and spacer balls are made of pure copper.
The directionals are made of solid brass, and the rod is brass and stainless
steel. This ensures a rust-free, maintenance-free product. Whitehall
also has weathervanes made of recycled Aluminum.
Q. What is the difference between the green and the polished finish?
A. The green finish is referred to as "patina." This is an
artificial finish applied to give the weathervane the appearance of
an antique. To some people, the polished finish is more appealing.
Q. How long will the polished finish last?
A. Our polished copper weathervanes are not treated. So, within a few
months, the weathervanes will lose their polished look and start to
naturally tarnish. At first, the finish will turn dark, like an old
copper penny. Then, after several years, the surface will begin to bloom
with a beautiful natural patina. If you desire to keep the polished
finish looking new, we recommend using a clear lacquer or polyurethane.
Good Directions offers the brand “Staybrite” an excellent
way to protect and maintain the polished finish.
Q. We live by the ocean and experience strong gusts of wind. Will the
weathervane fall apart?
A. We recommend you apply a thread locker, like "Loctite,"
to bond the rod threads and screw threads.
Q. Are the weathervanes easy to assemble?
A. Yes, all you need is a screwdriver. Instructions are included. All
the parts slide onto the rod and are secured by setscrews.
Q. How do I mount the weathervane?
A. The easiest and most affordable way to mount a weathervane is to
use roof mounts. For mounting your weathervane in other areas, we also
offer garden poles, display bases, eave mounts, and wall mounts.
Q. Can weathervanes be used indoors?
A. Yes. Our accessories include a variety of mantel bases and floor
stands to help bring the beauty of our weathervanes into the home.
Q. Where can weathervane figures be placed indoors?
A. Weathervanes can be placed in many places, such as over fireplace
mantels, on window sills, over kitchen cabinets, mounted on the wall,
or on a display base on the floor or hearth.
Q. If the weathervane is pointing south, does this mean that the wind
is blowing from the north?
A. No! The weathervane figure will always point into the wind. In other
words, the figure will always point in the direction from where the
wind is blowing.
Q. Should the N-E-S-W directionals on my weathervane turn in the wind?
A. No, N-E-S-W represents the compass points of the earth and should
stay fixed. If you see them moving in the wind, tighten the screws on
each of the brass directionals.