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About our “Amerimax” Skirting

“Amerimax” Steel Siding is an inexpensive alternative  is the most indestructible siding we sell. Installed correctly (and safely) it will hold up daily wear and tear for years and years. We’ll be honest; if you want a color we don’t stock you may be required to purchase more than you need for the sake of running the order through the factory. But that just means more options of style and function for you.  Also, unfortunately, steel skirting has no warranty. But it’s steel, 32 gauge, .010 thickness steel. We keep white and colonial white in stock as best as we can, but the other 19 colors are special order only. 

Calculating How Much Materials You Will Need

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 offer a specific size of skirting kit, we sell only what you need. This section is designed to help you calculate the materials you will need.

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

Calculating 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 10.
All skirting trim pieces are 10′ long. 184 LF will require 19 pieces each of the steel top trim and steel J-Rail ground channel 

Steel panels can be bent easily to go around corners, but if you just have to have them, we offer steel corners in two different heights- 36″ Corners and 108″ Corners for taller homes.

Calculating 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 overlaps the bottom of the exterior wall. 

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 can be cut into 3 equal pieces, each one 32″ tall, and when installed, will cover 97.5″, or 8.13 LF.

In places where your home may be set lower to the ground, you will need fewer full panels. For an average height up to 24″, a full panel can be cut into 5 smaller panels, and when installed, will cover 130″, or 10.83 LF.

Where your home is set higher, you will need more panels. For an average height between 32″ and 48″, a full panel will be cut into 2 smaller panels, and when installed, will cover only 65″, or 5.42 LF. You will also end up with a lot of waste.

For average heights up to 36″, 9′ panels are available by special request. These panels are 108″ tall and would yield 3 equal cuts of 36″ each, and yield less waste.

To calculate the total number of full panels you will need, use this handy formula: Total lineal feet times 12 divided by 32.5, divided by “x” (“x” is the number of cuts you can get from a full panel, according to the average height)

29″- 35″ Avg. Ht. : LF x .75 divided by 4= # of panels
(184 LF X .75)/4= 34.5 (Rounds up to 35 panels)

Foundation Vents

To insure you have sufficient ventilation under your home, place these vents at regular intervals in the rock panels. Use either screws or liquid adhesive to hold to the panel. We offer a plain Jane vent with a manual damper or a fancier automatic vent that opens and closes on its own when seasons change.

Calculating Fasteners

You will need screws to install the top trim, and to secure panels to the bottom of the exterior wall and the ground channel. 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. 7-8 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.

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.

Steel 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 area 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.

Note: Panels counts are based on panels that are 96″ tall.

Box Size    (LF) ▼

Panels up to 24″ Avg. Ht.

Panels 24″- 32″ Avg. Ht.

Panels 32″- 48″     Avg. Ht.

10′ Z-Bar Top Trim

10′ J-Rail Ground Channel

Vents

Hex Screws

Ground Spikes

14×36 (100)

10

13

19

11

11

8

275

80

12×56 (136)

13

17

26

14

14

12

375

100

14×56 (140)

14

18

27

15

15

12

385

105

16×56 (144)

14

19

28

15

15

12

400

110

32×42 (148)

14

19

28

16

16

14

410

115

28×48 (152)

15

20

29

16

16

14

425

115

28×52 (160)

16

21

31

17

17

16

450

120

28×56 (168)

16

22

32

18

18

16

475

125

28×60 (176)

17

23

33

18

18

16

485

125

16×76 (184)

18

24

35

19

19

16

500

135

18×76 (188)

19

25

36

20

20

16

515

140

28×68 (192)

19

25

37

20

20

18

525

140

32×66 (196)

20

26

38

21

21

18

535

150

28×72 (200)

20

26

38

21

21

18

550

150

28×76 (208)

21

27

40

22

22

18

575

160

32×76 (216)

22

28

41

23

23

20

600

165

Color Chart

The following colors are available in our steel siding panels and trim upon special request.  (Minimum order quantity of 10 panels for colors below, with exception of White and Colonial White)
Important Note: The colors shown on this page are digital representations and may not reflect the exact color of the item. For further assistance please contact us!

White

No minimum purchase limit.

Colonial White

No minimum purchase on panels, top trim, or ground channel.

Minimum purchase- 15 corners, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Dark Brown

No minimum purchase on corners, top trim, or ground channel.

Minimum purchase- 10 panels, 15 corners, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Medium Brown

No minimum purchase on top trim or corners.

Minimum purchase- 10 panels, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Tan

 No minimum limit on top trim or ground channel.

Minimum purchase- 10 panels, 15 corners, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Dark Gray

No minimum purchase on top trim or corners.

Minimum purchase- 10 panels, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Taupe

No minimum purchase on top trim or corners.

Minimum purchase- 10 panels, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Sage

No minimum purchase on top trim or corners.

Minimum purchase- 10 panels, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Black

No minimum purchase on top trim or corners.

Minimum purchase- 10 panels, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Tile Red

Minimum purchase of 10 panels, 27 top trim , 15 corners, 36 ground channel,  18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

English Ivy Green

Minimum purchase of 10 panels, 27 top trim , 15 corners, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Clay

Minimum purchase of 10 panels, 27 top trim , 15 corners, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Sandstone

Minimum purchase of 10 panels, 27 top trim , 15 corners, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Base Coat Gray

Minimum purchase of 10 panels, 27 top trim , 15 corners, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Mist Gray

Minimum purchase of 10 panels, 27 top trim , 15 corners, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Neutral Roto

Minimum purchase of 10 panels, 27 top trim , 15 corners, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Almond

Minimum purchase of 10 panels, 27 top trim , 15 corners, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Roto Mist

Minimum purchase of 10 panels, 27 top trim , 15 corners, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Confederate Gray

Minimum purchase of 10 panels, 27 top trim , 15 corners, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

English Ivy Roto

Minimum purchase of 10 panels, 27 top trim , 15 corners, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

Birch

Minimum purchase of 10 panels, 27 top trim , 15 corners, 36 ground channel, 18 Fascia, or 24 Mini-Gutter

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