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Use a wind vane.

The wind vane is a rotating decorative object, installed at a height to indicate the direction and direction of the wind.

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Tools and materials needed:

A wind vane and its mast.
A drill and bits adapted to your support.
A spirit level.
Silicone seal.

Before boarding your roof, be sure to follow all safety instructions.

Step 1: Determine the location of the weather vane.

You can choose to install the wind vane on your roof or chimney, but also on an outbuilding or a garden shed to see it without having to leave your home.
Be careful not to choose a place too sheltered.
You will be careful not to install your wind vane less than three meters high.

Step 2: Install the wind vane.

With the drill, make a hole approximately 15 cm deep through a ridge tile, with a diameter slightly greater than that of your mast.
Slip the mast into the hole and attach the wind vane to the mast as indicated in your user manual.
Using a spirit level, make sure the wind vane is perfectly square.
Finally, lay a thin bead of caulk around the mast at the tile to prevent water ingress.

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