Rain gutters are relatively small but very critical components of a buildings roofing system and is without doubt an important long term investment in the infrastructure of your home. Gutters come in several shapes and sizes known as profiles. The most popular gutter used today in the mobile home fraternity is the open gutter which is available in standard lengths for DIY and continuous rolls formed seamless gutters which are usually installed by a qualified contractor. Read on to get some additional info regarding mobile home gutters and downspouts.
Most residential gutters are usually available in two main sizes, the 5” and the 6”. They are made from a variety of materials such as Copper, Vinyl, Steel and Zinc in a standard ‘K’ style. The typical 5 inch K-style gutter does come with at least 2 by 3 inch downspouts. A relatively larger mobile home gutter system would consist of at least 6 inch gutter (K-style) using a 3 by 4.
It is worth mentioning that one foot of the 5 inch K-style gutter has a holding capacity of 1.2 gallons of water whereas a one foot of the 6 inch K style gutter has a holding capacity of 2 gallons of water. It is important to take all these factors into consideration when choosing your gutters because failure to do so may damage your walls, basement, landscaping and floors. Always make a point of cleaning the gutters because they tend to have lots of leaves and other debris. In fact, during dry weather, gutters are a fire hazard.
Downspouts on the other hand are drainage pipes that direct rain water from the roof to the ground. downspouts are usually attached to the corners of mobile homes. they are important because without properly functioning downspouts, rainwater can fall off the roofs edge and may end up causing flooding and lots of damage to the entire structure. the main problem with downspouts is that they tend to clog very easily and it is therefore important to run a hose through the gutters from time to time so as to reveal if there are any clogs present. They are usually attached to the mobile home using downspout brackets which are removable and relatively easy to clean. They are made from a wide variety of materials such as copper clad, aluminum, lead coated copper, pre-weathered zinc, paint grip steel, euro copper, and galvanized steel and copper.
Here are some examples of mobile home rain gutters and downspouts readily available in the market space.
1) Product Name: U-Snap 4” by 10” Vinyl Gutter
Price: $ 3.28
Details: U-snap vinyl rain ware has been produced following some very stringent manufacturing standards. It does feature the U-snap design and is white in color. It does also offer users the same physical properties of scratch resistance, durability, low maintenance and ease of installation. They are available in a variety of sizes and colors as well. It does measure 4 inches by 10 inches in size and is ideal for both small and medium sized mobile homes.
2) Product Name: Aluminum Mini-Gutter (Pre-cut)
Price: $ 14.97
Details: measuring 12’ length and 1.5” width, this aluminum mini gutter comes pre-cut in this particular size and is ideal for channeling water away from windows and doors. This gutter is widely used as a roof gutter in many singlewide homes. it is also easy to install on sheds, porches and garages. Its pre-cut nature does make it easy to ship.
3) Product Name: Spectra 6” by 10” Half Round Aluminum Gutter
Price: $ 40.94
Details: this is a very popular gutter design upgrade for those homeowners who are keen on having their home stand out from the rest. The gutter is designed to handle medium to relatively large sized roofs. The gutter is made from contractor grade aluminum (.027 thick) and is available in a wide variety of colors to match the gutter system you may have already installed.
4) Product Name: Amerimax 3inches by 4inches by 10ft Aluminum Downspout
Price: $ 13.97 for each
Details: this downspout is used to connect to rain gutters and safely guide the rain along the wall. It can be attached with downspout bands and is also compatible with 3 inch by 4 inch elbows. It is made from rust free aluminum and does have a drainage capacity of 464 gallons of water per minute. It is easy to maintain, very durable and also very low maintenance.