How Seamless Rain Gutters Can Benefit Your Mobile Home

Posted on: 17 June 2015

There are approximately 8.5 million mobile homes in the United States and they can be found in a variety of areas with varying climatic conditions. A mobile home can become victim to water damage that can be sustained from heavy rainfall flowing down the sides and seeping through the seams of windows or doors. Water that settles beneath your mobile home can also cause a problem when it starts to evaporate and cause moist air to come in through the floors and walls of your home especially through floors made from particle board which can become rotted. 

So if you are considering getting a mobile home in a rain-prone area, here are a few ways in which a seamless gutter installation could benefit you.

The harder they fall

Your yard could experience an average of more than 1,500 gallons of water in a single downpour for a forecast of 1 inch of rainfall. This is a lot of water to contend with, especially if your yard does not have a level or downward slope for easy runoff or the topography is one where drainage is a problem. This could translate in a pool accumulating under the foundation of your house which can create an excellent condition for the development of moisture and growth of mold in your flooring. It can also result in the gradual destruction of the materials that make up the foundation.

One of the first things to do in addressing this problem is to have seamless rain gutters installed around the roof which would allow you to redirect the runoff from the roof to a designated area. Seamless gutters can cost anywhere from $3 to $5 per linear feet for vinyl or $4 to $9 per linear foot for aluminum. Downspouts can cost an additional $5 to $8 extra.

Rolling down the sides

If you have adequate drainage, rainwater that pours off the roof can be a minor irritant. However, a more serious issue for you could be the water that runs down the sides of the house. This can create problems with water getting in through window cracks and even facilitating areas of moisture that can soak inside your house. This water can also seep along the basement walls and promote damp, moldy conditions there as well. 

Installing gutters can also take care of this particular concern. However, when doing the installation you need to ensure that the screw holes are bedded in sealant or caulking so that water cannot get into the house through those areas. If possible, you may consider using glue to attach the gutter so that you do not make a bad situation worst.

If you are handy with tools and are an avid do-it-yourself kind of person, you could do the installation yourself. Otherwise make sure to discuss your particular needs with your a contractor from a business that specializes in gutter installation like Rainbow Gutter Co.