Returned the first weathervane directionals due to choosing the wrong finish. They sent me another one with the right finish with no cost.
34" Smithsonian Eagle Estate Weathervane
Love my 956P recently installed. Mine is mounted using 3 of the steel rod protruding down threw our top story composite shingles and locked in tight to our attic wood structural members.
Issue- When wind speeds exceed +/- 15 MPH, the play between the brass rod that's brazed to the bird underside which drops down onto the steel rod generates a clanking noise because of the gap. The clanking noise is transferred through the steel rods to the roof structural members and into the house. This is an issue.
Solution- A strong sealed bearing mechanism incorporated in the lower supporting steel rods with a male thread and female thread on each end combined with filling of the previously mention gap with silicone cauking.