Windsock Frames - Single Hoop

$54.95

Size


Windsock Frames and Hardware Product Description

It has never been easier to buy your windsocks and supporting windsock hardware and frames online. Windsock frames are available in 6 sizes and correspond perfectly with the windsocks we sell. There are two types of frames. Machine Bearing Frames for smaller size windsocks and double ball bearing frames for the larger size windsocks.

Machine bearing frames are made from ¼” cold-rolled steel. The frames are zinc plated for a chrome-like finish that will last for a long time. A machined bearing is added which allows the windsock to respond to the slightest wind. To install, you need a 3/4” collar looking up from your mast. This frame is available in three sizes, 6”, 10”, and 13” diameters.

Our newly re-designed double ball bearing frames are manufactured from ¼” cold rolled steel and are made to be very durable and long-lasting. To install, simply take your ¾” collar or female thread looking up and screw the extension rod into the awaiting threads. We offer this frame in 10", 18” and 24” diameters. These frames were recently re-designed to make the ring attachment arms one piece, both top, and bottom. This allows us for a very strong weld on top and overall creating the strongest frame on the market. We then put a black powder coat finish on the frame. This makes it look nicer and makes it a more durable product. 

Types of Frames Available in the Market

There are two main types of frames available on the market. The type of frame you own or purchase will affect the type of windsock that will fit. 

Single Hoop Frame - This frame is the type sold at the Custom Windsock Company. It only has the one hoop attached to a base that allows for 360 degree movement.  This is a versatile frame as it allows any type of windsock with the correct hoop and sock diameter to fit. One drawback is that it does not keep a portion of the mouth open to allow for easy wind flow.

Double Hoop Frame (Extended Frame) - This frame has two hoops, one smaller and one larger that are attached to one another by a minimum of four welded spokes. This extended frame is attached to a base that has 360 degree movement. One advantage of this frame is that it permanently keeps the first 18"-24" of the windsock open which allows for wind to easily catch and flow through the windsock. 

Some drawbacks of this frame are that

  • It is difficult to source
  • It is expensive
  • Sizing a windsock for this type of frame is difficult - you may be stuck with buying windsocks exclusively from the supplier of the frame - this limits your choice and options for windsocks in the future

Windsocks are made differently for single hoop frames than they are for double hoop frames. Its important to make sure you inform the manufacturer of your custom windsock or the supplier of your standard windsock, that you have a double hoop frame.

If you do not inform the supplier of your frame, your windsock will not stretch enough over the first hoop to make it to the second hoop when it is installed.

For more info on this, check out our blog post "To get it to fit, you must admit"

Windsock frames are available in all sizes. Not sure what size you need? Contact us to inquire.  

For more answers to questions, please check out our FAQ page.