Is there a maximum length for a seamless gutter? The length of my
house is 44 ft. I have received two drastically different estimates
for my house primarily because one contractor feels I need 4
downspouts because the length is greater than the maximum (35ft) while
the other thinks I only need two.
The number of downspouts is really a factor of the roof area not length
of gutter. I would think that local weather requirements would also factor
in as well as the size of the gutters and downspouts.
What does that have to do with max length of seamless gutter. They
should be able to do all 44 ft in one section, assuming no other problems.
better check the thickness of the gutters first... the gauge of the
aluminum... and the size of the gutter... i got alum. gutters that i
went to a building supply house(not a home depote or a lowes) and got
the thicker alum. gutters and they came in pretty long lengths... cant
remember how long, but i got a house 64 ft. wide, 34 ft thick... i got
two pieces of alum. with a connections in the middle of the front of the
house and the back of the house... the sides have one section each...i
got 4 downspouts on the house... one at each corner of the rectangle
shaped house..... i saved alot doing it myself and got what i think a
better product. i have seen some of my neighbors with the seamless/roll
out on a back of a truck: it looks paper thin and some look like they
are hanging in a loop when nailed to the facia of a house.....
something to think about....
On 17 May 2004 08:21:22 -0700, email@example.com (Greg Carter)
Maximum is the length of an aluminum roll, so 1,000 feet for normal
gutters. Nobody would hang it though... :)
Downspouts are a function of water volume and drainage placement. On
a straight run, it would be the roof area that determines the
downspouts, but one contractor may be planning on sloping the gutters
differently. Assuming downspouts at ends and peaked in the middle, a
22 foot run at 1/8" drop is 2.75 inches. If your fascia can handle
that, then two is likely okay on a normal roof.
I have a 72' section of seamless that we put up with 2 (!) people only, and
we were still speaking to each other after we finished. It has two
downspouts, one at each end, draining about 1000 square feet of roof. We
get some pretty heavy rain at times but I have never seen it overflow.
Unless you get real deluges on a frequent basis, I can't believe that you
need more than two downspouts.
Seamless cutter is rolled out of coil stock and I would guess that the only
limit to making it is the length of a coil, which is probably something like
500'. There are definitely limits to what can be easily handled, however.
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