“Any way the wind blows, doesn’t really matter to me…” isn’t a sentiment shared by all. If you’re the sort that’s curious about wind direction, a weathervane arrow is a beautiful, historically rich way to seize the breeze. Wondering where you can find one of these exquisite, handcrafted windicators? Valley Forge Cupolas presents our most popular weathervane arrows and how to interpret them!
The Stunning Smithsonian
One of our most popular weathervane arrows is the Smithsonian Arrow, and it’s easy to see why. Its pronged arrow, interlaced body and billowing tail boast an elegance that’s unlikely to be matched. When you purchase a Smithsonian Arrow, you’re getting much more than a weathervane. You’re getting a symbol of stateliness guaranteed to lift your rooftop’s renown.
The Invaluable Victorian
A historical classic popularized in the Victorian era, this weathervane arrow epitomizes the peace, prosperity and refined sensibilities of the time. Its wide and dignified body slopes gracefully to each side, accenting the arrow and tail alike with a stylish curvature. Unlike most weathervanes, the directions are housed within the body, providing a tasteful windowed effect. The Victorian Arrow weathervane is one our most sought after weathervanes, and would be a perfect showpiece on your shingles.
Another customer favorite, the 611SP features a simple, streamlined design most reminiscent of the archetypal hunting arrow. With accentuated feathering on the tail, a thin, sleek body, and the understated boldness of a typical arrowhead, the 611SP is for those who want a no-frills, straight-to-the-point weathervane arrow that offers a form as tight as its function.
How To Interpret Your Weathervane Arrow
Even the most recent weathervanes function on an ingenious, ancient design. If you’re interested in reading the wind’s direction, here are the pivotal parts of your weathervane and how they function:
- The Arrow - the arrow is the piece at the point of your weathervane. Once the wind has pushed the tail, the arrow will swivel to point precisely in the direction of the wind.
- The Directionals - the directionals are the letters N, S, E, W that delineate wind direction, whether North, South, West or East.
- The Tail - the tail is the part of your weathervane with the most surface area. Once the wind pushes the tail, the arrow is propelled in the direction of the oncoming wind.
Get A Weathervane Arrow Today!
Now that you know all about weathervane arrows, it’s time to pick one out for yourself. If you want the epitome of rooftop excellence, why not buy a cupola to showcase your new weathervane? At Valley Forge Cupolas, we’re in the business of banishing boring rooflines, so let’s transform your roof from “just alright” to “sure to excite!” Shop with us today!