How to Far Apart Should Supports Be on Vinyl Rain Gutters?
When installing vinyl rain gutters, you will want to pay special attention to the supports. Here are a few steps to help you decide the proper distance between each one.
Step 1 - Evaluate the Situation
The first thing that you will need to do is measure the gutter that needs to be supported. Next, consider the type of weather your gutters will have to endure. More extreme weather as well as longer gutters, will need more supports.
Step 2 - Decide What Supports Go
The standard distance between supports is about 10 to 14 inches. However, if you have a smaller gutter, you will want to keep them closer together. Also, if you live in an area with rough winds or rain, you will want to add a few extra supports closer together to secure.
Step 3 - Test and Check
The final step is to check the supports on the gutter after they have been installed to make sure that your gutter is secure. You will want to check after rough weather to make sure more do not need to be installed.
Steps 1 and 2 can help to give you are pretty accurate idea of how many you need and how far apart they should go. Step 3 will help to evaluate and tell you if you need to adjust.