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How to Measure for Vinyl Skirting Kits

Manufactured homes come in many sizes, and you may have decks, porches, or additions attached to your home that you will need to cover, or perhaps you may only need to skirt a portion of your home. For this reason we do not off a specific size of skirting kit, we sell only what you need. This page is designed to help you calculate the materials you will need.

*Shipping Note: Skirting kits of any size must ship by freight. The national average for shipping 1-2 kits by freight to a residence runs between $160-200,

depending on where you live. Please email us for an exact quote.

 Please choose from one of the following categories or scroll down the page to follow our simple steps.

Calculate How Much Trim

Calculate How Many Panels

Calculate How Many Fasteners

Quick Reference Component Chart



Calculate Trim
If you plan to cover the entire home, measure all four sides. For a 16' wide x 76' long house the 4 sides will total up to 184 lineal feet (LF) ►
If you have to skirt a deck, add the sides coming away from the home to the total lineal footage. Normally, if you skirt around your deck, you don't have to skirt behind the deck. The red line indicates where your skirting will be installed. ►
Divide the total LF by 11.
All skirting trim pieces are 11' long. 184 LF will require 17 pieces each of the top back, top front, and ground channel trim, or one Rail Kit (contains 15 pieces of each trim) plus 2 extra pieces of each trim. Weed-Eater Guard Trim, if wanted, is also calculated this way. ►
Calculate Panels
Use a yardstick to measure from the ground to a point 2 inches above the bottom of the home's siding. This is to determine how tall a panel must be to reach from the ground channel to the point where it is covered by the top trim.
Take a height measurement at each of the four corners of the home and the mid-point of each long side, total up the measurements, and divide by 6. This will determine the average height of your cut panels.
Knowing the average height helps to determine how many full panels will be needed. Most homes have average heights between 29" and 35". A full panel will be cut into 4 smaller panels, and when installed, will cover 64", or 5.33 LF.
If your home is set lower to the ground, you will need a fewer number of full panels. For an average height between 23" and 28", a full panel will be cut into 5 smaller panels, and when installed, will cover 80", or 6.66 LF.
If your home is set higher, you will need more panels. For an average height between 36" and 46", a full panel will be cut into 3 smaller panels, and when installed, will cover only 48", or 4 LF.
To calculate the total number of full panels you will need, use this handy formula: Total lineal feet times .75 divided by "x" ("x" is the number of cuts you can get from a full panel, according to the average height) 23"- 28" Avg. Ht. : LF x .75 divided by 5= # of panels
29"- 35" Avg. Ht. : LF x .75 divided by 4= # of panels
36"- 46" Avg. Ht. : LF x .75 divided by 3= # of panels
Calculate Fasteners
You will need screws to install the top trim, and to secure panels to the trim.
A good formula for calculating screws is-
LF x 2.75 = # of screws recommended.
You will need ground spikes to secure the bottom channel to the ground.

 5-7 spikes per piece of ground channel
is recommended, but you may need more for sandy soil.
If your skirting runs over concrete instead of soil, use liquid adhesive instead of ground spikes to secure the ground channel.

One tube of liquid adhesive for every 15 lineal feet over concrete is recommended.
Wind Stay Rods may be used to secure panels to the top trim, allowing for panels to expand and contract with seasonal changes.

 
One rod for every 5 LF is recommended.
 Panels taller than 48" become susceptible to wind damage and require interior bracing. Bracing can made with any sturdy material. We offer a method using Steel "J" Rail for bracing.

One 10' piece of steel rail is recommended for every 5 LF over a 48" panel height.

Vinyl Skirting Kit Component Chart

This handy chart shows the material requirements for the most common box sizes of manufactured homes. If you know the overall lineal footage of the are you want to skirt, this chart can show you at a glance about how much skirting you will need. Because the panel quantity will change with the average height, pick the panel column that reflects your average height. Please consult our skirting expert for special quotes.

Box Size (LF) ▼

Panels 23"-28" Avg. Ht.

Panels 29"-35" Avg. Ht.

Panels 36"-46" Avg. Ht.

Trim Kit (165')

Top Back Trim

Top Front Trim

Ground Channel

Weed- Eater Guard

Hex Screws

Ground Spikes

14x36 (100)

15

19

25

-

10

10

10

10

275

70

12x56 (136)

21

26

34

-

13

13

13

13

375

91

14x56 (140)

21

27

35

-

13

13

13

13

385

91

16x56 (144)

22

27

36

-

14

14

14

14

400

98

32x42 (148)

23

28

37

-

14

14

14

14

410

98

28x48 (152)

23

29

38

-

14

14

14

14

425

98

28x52 (160)

24

30

40

1

-

-

-

15

450

105

28x56 (168)

26

32

42

1

1

1

1

16

475

112

28x60 (176)

27

33

44

1

1

1

1

16

485

112

16x76 (184)

28

35

46

1

2

2

2

17

500

119

18x76 (188)

29

36

47

1

3

3

3

18

515

126

28x68 (192)

29

36

48

1

3

3

3

18

525

126

32x66 (196)

30

37

49

1

3

3

3

18

535

126

28x72 (200)

30

38

50

1

4

4

4

19

550

133

28x76 (208)

32

39

52

1

4

4

4

19

575

133

32x76 (216)

33

41

54

1

5

5

5

20

600

140

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