Selecting the Correct Weathervane
Weathervanes are manufactured in several sizes and choosing the appropriate size can improve the weathervane’s influence on your outside decorating theme.
If you have just seen a weathervane on someone’s roof, you’re in for a surprise. Weathervanes are currently providing ornamental accents for the tabletop, shelves, and mantel. Garden weathervanes are also providing a nice-looking touch to yards and gardens. And, indeed, rooftops are still an incredibly popular location for large weathervanes.
You have two choices to make when choosing a weathervane. I think picking out the weathervane’s location is the first option. Knowing exactly where you could possibly like to fit a weathervane, you can next look at the designs available for that particular location (tabletop, installed on a stake in the lawn, or roof mount).
Are you looking a decorative accent to add to your indoor home decor? Review tabletop weathervanes that come with a base and stand or perhaps the larger ornament from a cottage weathervane (also called backyard weathervanes). Just so you know, “ornament” is the term used for the weathervane’s main figure. Although the garden weathervane’s ornament would be too large to mount on the common tabletop weathervane base, you could mount the ornament as wall decoration.
Do you wish to put in a decorative weathervane to the garden or yard? Cottage or perhaps garden weathervanes, and also some full size weathervanes, are placed on a pole for this purpose and in most cases end up 5-8 feet tall overall. This height allows the garden weathervane to be easily noticeable in your yard or garden. The garden weathervane’s popularity has grown over the years, resulting in many unique and interesting designs. Although this’s the personal favorite size of mine, I must warn you that the back garden weathervane will not be an effective wind tool. Most of our homes nowadays are surrounded by numerous fencing, bushes, and forests that will significantly lower a garden weathervane’s potential to point out the wind’s direction.
Rooftop weathervanes have been the most popular model over the years and rooftops are the standard place for weathervanes. Rooftop weathervanes generally vary in height from 30″ to five feet. As you might not want your home to look like a huge alien rooster simply landed on it, be sure to choose an appropriately proportioned height for the roof of yours.
As a standard rule, cottage/garden weathervanes (ornaments of 8″ to 15″) are great for pole mounting in your yard or mounting on the top of a small garage, gazebo, or perhaps shed. The full size weathervane (ornaments of 12″ to 20″) can work in the garden if it is toward the smaller size or perhaps on the top of a storage area, a home with a long roof line like a ranch style home, or even a slightly bigger structure. The really large weathervanes (ornaments 20″ and up) produce the strongest influence on commercial buildings, barns, or perhaps bigger homes. Keep in mind that the ornament heights discussed do not include the extra in of directionals (the north, east, south, west piece) as well as spacer balls that are part of countless weathervanes.
Choosing a weathervane size or color which fits the purpose of yours will result in a nice-looking addition to your outdoor decor. Remember you would like your weathervane large enough being noticed, but not so huge that the weathervane overpowers all around (or under) it.