Common Rain Gutter Questions
Review common rain gutter supply and installation questions that our Service Partners pros get asked and the answers that they provide. If you don’t see your question, contact your local branch for help.
What Is Galvanic Compatibility?
To find out which metals will not cause a corrosive reaction when coming in contact with one another, you must know the placement of the two metals in the galvanic series. Metals that are near one another in the galvanic series have little corrosive effect on each other. When metals are far apart in the galvanic series, there is a greater potential for corrosion. To keep your metals galvanically protected, ensure they are compatible.
What Are Common Rain Gutter Configurations?
There are many possible rain gutter system configurations, depending upon the size and shape of the gutter, the placement and sizing of the downspout system, and the building demands. The most common configurations include:
- Rain gutters are available in 5”, 6” and 7” k-style (or Ogee) patterns, as well as 6” half round. Commercial or specialty applications may call for a box or square gutter.
- Downspout systems are available in 2” x 3”, 3” x 4”, 4” x 5” rectangular configurations, as well as 3” and 4” round sizes.
- The most common rain gutter combinations are 5” gutter with 2” x 3” downspouts and 6” gutter with 3” x 4” downspouts.
What Colors Do Service Partners Rain Gutters Come In?
Service Partners has a wide array of rain gutter colors in-stock and ready to be delivered to you right away for your home or building project. All of our painted metal accessories are manufactured from the same metal used for our gutter coil. This means you will have an exact match from downspout to elbow, and miter to gutter. Contact your local branch for availability.
What Is Rain Gutter Coil?
Rain gutter coil is used to form a seamless gutter trough, which collects rainwater as it flows off the roof. It is available in specific sizes to make the different sizes of gutters. A 11 ⅞” coil is used to produce 5” gutters, a 15” coil is used to produce 6” gutters, and a 18” is used to produce 7” gutters. Aluminum coil is most common, which is available in .027 and .032 gauge material.
Can Rain Gutters Be Used in Residential or Commercial Construction?
Seamless rain gutters are a system comprised of a gutter trough, elbows and downspouts, designed specifically for each building application, no matter which construction type you’re working in. Seamless rain gutters are utilized in both residential and commercial construction, in addition to any area of the U.S.