22 Oct Best Gutter Guards for Gum Trees
Are you looking to protect your home and ensure that you are able to reduce the number of times that you need to climb that ladder and clear out your gutters? If so, gutter guards are a fantastic way to do this and for many homeowners in Australia, they are an essential addition to any property.
There are many different styles and options of gutter guards available, ensuring that no matter the size of your property or your budget, you will always be able to find a guard that is suitable to you. With so many options available, finding the right gutter guard solution for your home can be confusing. That is why our highly experienced and dedicated team is able to help you find the perfect guard for your home to help keep gum tree leaves and seeds out of your gutters.
The Best Kind of gutter guard for Gum trees is an Aluminium integrated mesh gutter guard this is because it is small enough to keep out the small seeds given off by gum trees, but still allows good water flow to help keep your gutters flowing.
What is a gutter guard?
In the simplest form, a gutter guard is a unique product that is able to protect your gutter from becoming blocked by dirt, grime, or other debris. There are various different styles of gutter guard on the market, but some of the most common options include:
Brush Gutter guards
Brush gutter guards are one of the most affordable and popular gutter guard solutions in Australia today. They fit directly into the gutter without the need for permanent fixings such as screws or nails. Brush gutter guards typically feature a number of outward-facing bristles which are designed to brush and debris away from the gutter and back down towards the ground. They tend to stop large leaves but don’t stop small debris and may become saturated and act as a dam in your gutters.
Foam inserts work in a very similar way to brush gutter guards and are designed to fit directly into the gutter system. The inserts are designed to prevent debris from entering the guttering system whilst still allowing rainwater to soak through the foam and enter the gutters as designed. However, with gum trees, the large volume of leaves that fall may result in a large build-up on top of the foam which will require frequent cleaning.
Mesh panel gutter guards are amongst some of the most popular forms of gutter guards in Australia and can be used in both residential and commercial properties alike. This form of gutter guard attaches over the gutter, affixing to the roof and protecting your gutters from having debris such as leaves and twigs from entering the system. The mesh panels feature gaps wide enough for water to flow through freely, whilst being able to prevent the majority of debris from finding a way through. However, a flat panel can often cause the same problems as a foam gutter guard as the debris can build up on top of the flat panel and block the holes in the mesh causing a waterfall effect over the top.
Integrated Mesh Guards
This form of guard works in a very similar way to the standard mesh panels, but rather than affixing to your roof the guard’s slot directly into the guttering system in a similar way as the foam inserts or brush guards.
Integrated mesh guards are able to prevent a vast majority of debris from entering your guttering whilst still allowing rainwater to flow through it freely thanks to the small holes within the mesh. However Integrated mesh guards do require a more permanent installation to your roof and gutter
Another very popular form of gutter guards in Australia is vinyl guards. Typically made from high-quality and incredibly durable plastic, this guard attaches directly to the roof and covers the entire gutter, preventing debris from entering. This vinyl guard has a shape to encourage water to flow underneath into the gutter, ensuring that all rainwater is able to still flow through the guttering freely. However, vinyl guard can become overwhelmed in heavy rain so check depending on the location they may not be appropriate for your building.
How to protect against Gum trees
Gum trees, or Eucalyptus trees, are incredibly common across Australia. These tall trees are often a very attractive addition to your home, but they can also be highly damaging. These trees can grow at an incredible rate which makes them very hard to control and protect your property against.
As they grow ever higher, they can begin to hang over your roof, seeing leaves, seeds, and twigs start to accumulate within your gutters. This means that having the right gutter guard is essential to ensuring that your home is fully protected
As gum trees grow, they are renowned for shedding their eaves which can create a significant problem for homeowners across Australia. Alongside having to regularly sweep these leaves from your driveway, they can quickly clog up your gutter and see your roof facing a backlog of rainwater. The right gutter guard will ensure that these leaves do not enter your system and are able to be pushed down towards the ground.
To ensure that your gutters are secure, it is crucial that you have the right guard. An Emberguard will keep out small debris will enter the system whilst still allowing for rainwater to flow through freely. One of the biggest problems that homeowners face is light seeds from gum trees. Theses seeds can fall into your guttering and begin to sprout, which causes a number of significant problems as they grow bigger.
There are many different types of gum trees in Australia, so fitting the right gutter guard to suit the trees that grow near your property is essential. If your live in an area that is prone to bush fires, then alongside fitting the right size gutter guard to prevent seeds from entering you also want to protect against stray embers from entering your building and igniting any flammable debris.
Gum trees can also drop heavy branches so if the Gum trees are overhanging the guttering system it might be worth considering a stronger commercial-grade gutter guard system.
How we can help
If you are looking to install gutter guards to your property, then our highly experienced and dedicated team us here to help you. We provide consumers with a wide range of gutter guard options that are designed to suit any size property and budget.
We take the time to understand our customer’s needs, providing them with a unique and bespoke solution that is guaranteed to protect your property. Whilst an aesthetically pleasing addition to any property, gum trees can also cause a number of problems, so protecting your gutters from their leaves and seeds is essential.
Want to find out how we can help you? Get in touch with our friendly team and start protecting your property today.