Cost to Install a Weathervane

Cost to Install a Weathervane

The contractor cost to install a weathervane is $415 or do it yourself for $355. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 1.6 Diy 2.5
Money Pro $415 Diy $355
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
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 Cost to Install a Weathervane

Cost to Install a Weathervane

The contractor cost to install a weathervane is $415 or do it yourself for $355. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 1.6 Diy 2.5
Money Pro $415 Diy $355
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
DIY Word of the Day
Festoon – a decorative window treatment of folded fabric that hangs in a curve above the top of a window
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By Gene and Katie Hamilton

While some people want a weathervane simply to tell them which way the wind is blowing, house aficionados will tell you otherwise. They see the ornament as a distinctive crowning touch on top of the roof that sets your house apart from others and tells passersby your interest and passion.

Weather vanes are popular decorative items today and you'll find them in several different types of stores. We've seen good selections at antique stores, lawn and garden centers and where yard sheds are sold. Wherever you find one, don't forget to buy a mounting bracket to attach the vane to the roof. One type of bracket fits over the roof shingles, while another mounts on the sidewall at the peak of the roof. Some are designed to adjust and fit over a ridge vent. The mount is fastened to the building with lag bolts.

Here's directions from A Concord Carpenter How to install a weathrvane.

If you're not afraid to work on the roof, you can install it yourself. You'll need a ladder, electric drill and wrench. It's handy to have a helper on the ground. If high-rise work is not your style, ask the retailer if they can recommend an installer, or hire a carpenter to do the job.

A contractor will charge $415 to install a good quality 25- by 21-inch weathervane, which includes the labor and material. You can buy the unit and bracket for $355 and install it yourself.

Wrapping up, given the average cost to install a weathervane you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. For a local cost input your ZIP Code.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2018

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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