Putting a weathervane on your roof or in your garden is a great way to add character to your home. But how do you choose a weathervane? The experts at Valley Forge Cupolas are here to help.
Where Should I Put My Weathervane?
There are times, however, when your roof isn’t an option, such as with local zoning restrictions or in rented homes. We offer a variety of weathervane parts to help you get creative in your weathervane placement, from garden poles and display stands to wall mounts.
Where you are placing your weathervane can also affect the design you choose, since it changes the background your weathervane will have. If you are placing the weathervane on your roof, are you surrounded by tall trees, or will your weathervane be framed against open sky? Are you putting it on the side of your gazebo or in the garden, instead? Choose a design that will stand out against the backdrop instead of being overwhelmed by it.
What Size Weathervane Should I Choose?
You also want to consider the overall length and height of the weathervane. If you have a long roof, choose a longer weathervane to accentuate this feature. If you have a shorter roof, choose a short weathervane so it doesn’t appear disproportionate. Tall weathervanes are a great way to add height to or complement the height of a structure.
Lastly, consider the viewing distance that will be between you and your weathervane. If your home or structure is over two stories, you may need a larger weathervane in order to view your from the ground.