One of the leading areas in home improvement for Brisbane property, homes and commercial buildings is installing Gutter Guard on your properties and buildings. There are lasting benefits for installing gutter guard on your homes that are both instantly rewarding and continuous. Homeowners and property managers should seriously consider how a gutter guard could add value to your home.
There are many reasons why people choose to improve their Brisbane properties with gutter guard. Gutter Guard is essentially a system designed to prevent blockages and damage to gutters, valleys, drainpipes and roofing caused by leaves and organic debris. While preventing blockages is the guard’s primary job, it also prevents birds and pest nesting in roofs, avoiding property damage, increasing water collection quality, improving maintenance and safety and is an effective measure against ember attack.
As the Gutter Guard Industry continues to expand across Brisbane, homes will feature Gutter Guard as prerequisites; the gutter guard is an investment in your properties prospects. It makes sense for Brisbane homeowners to install gutter guard now; homeowners should enjoy the benefits of Gutter Guard straightaway and get added value later when selling.
At AGP, safety is always #1. That is why we consider safety to be the best benefit of Gutter Guard. Cleaning out blocked gutters is a dangerous job, mostly as you work at heights, potentially on unstable ground and moving up and down ladders. Falls from ladders are among the most frequent and deadly accidents at home; gutter cleaning is an annual hazard. Gutter guard systems prevent the need to clean and maintain your gutter and keep you at a safe ground level more permeant.
Gutters, valleys and drainpipes are frequently at risk of blockages and clogging from the accumulation of leaves and organic debris from around your property. Overflowing gutters never look pretty, but they can also affect your health – moulds, spores and pests live in these blockages and are attracted to stagnant water caused by obstructions. Gutter Guards sit inside the gutter, creating a permeable water barrier whilst encouraging leaves and twigs to fall to the ground.
Gutters are susceptible to damage like all parts of the home; however, they are often costly to restore or replace – more so than the gutter guard itself. Water build-up due to gutters’ obstructions is the leading cause of damaged gutters as they can rust, corrode or bend with added water weight. Wild weather and strong downpours also put intense pressure on the gutter system. Installing gutter guard to the home strengthens your gutters and increases the lifespan of your gutters.
No one likes uninvited visitors, especially when they set up residence. Invasion of birds and other pests are dangers structurally to your homes and hygienically to your health. Birds and other pests, like vermin, carry mites, parasites and lice, which are easily transferable to humans; additionally, asthma and allergen sufferers are at risk of inducing attacks. Gutter guard is one of the most effective bird control measures. Once Gutter Guard is installed, it can prevent birds from nesting in gutters, roof valleys, solar panels under eaves, and entering roof spaces.
In Brisbane, the most common birds that require bird proofing solutions are:
In bushfires, your Brisbane home is at significant risk of coming under ember attack: burning embers can travel substantial distances via settling on homes shrubbery, gutters and valleys, causing them to ignite. Burning embers can be hard to see and are fast spreading. It is crucial to note; not all gutter guard offers ember attack protection. At AGP, we can provide a tested and certified Australian fire Rated Gutter Guard System with a Fire Rating Flame Index “0” and offer products up to a BAL29 ember rating.
Majority of homes and buildings in Brisbane harvest rainwater for use in gardens and homes. Gutter guard acts as a further filtering process for the water beginning in the initial stages of water collection – the gutters and valleys. Gutter guard promotes efficient and effective water collection and is recommended to comply with sustainability and environmentally-friendly standards in Brisbane. At AGP we offer gutter guard with a water tank rating, meaning our products have been tested to meet the AS4020 water standard set by the Australian Water Quality Centre.
Brush Gutter Guard comes in 1-2 metre pieces that you insert directly into the gutter and assemble along the gutter line. The brushes long protruding bristles made of plastic give the gutter guard its shape and name; the bristles collect and deflect leaves, twigs and other organic debris but allow all to pass through.
Foam Inserts are a gutter guard solution made from plastic foam and look similar to a pool noodle. It installs similar to a Brush Gutter Guard, sitting directly inside the gutter. Water can permeate through the foam material, separating leaves and debris above the foam.
Mesh Panel Guards or Flat Mesh Guards come in 1-meter grid pieces in wire or plastic that allows water to penetrate the grid and prevents leaves and debris from sitting inside the gutter. Unlike the foam inserts and brush gutter guard, Mesh Panels sit on the outside of the gutter and can be seen from ground level. They attach directly to your roof and
The Integrated Mesh Gutter Guard is a more permeant and comprehensive solution. It is attached to the roof but sits inside the gutter or valley. The small holes in the mesh allow water to permeate through, and the slope and material foster the downward movement of leaves, twigs and debris to the ground.
Vinyl guards are effective due to their downward curve shape made from moulded plastic. They are the only product that directs water to flow above the guard rather than through. Vinyl Guards owe their effectiveness to their unique shape, which encourages the leaves and debris to fall from the roof and manipulating water flow to the gutters.
At AGP, we always recommend and trust the integrated mesh gutter guard as the most comprehensive solution to all gutter guard needs. It is the only gutter guard that is designed as a solution to multiple issues and needs. Integrated mesh gutter guard outperforms all other gutter guards in strength, durability, diversity and value for your Brisbane property. We offer a range of integrated mesh gutter guard systems at AGP, including our most trusted product: Tuff mesh.
Our AGP affiliated installers use the same Screen Tech materials as AGP so you know you are getting a quality product, we prepare your project’s materials here in Australia and use Australian-manufactured materials were possible. The products are Australian design and all imported products undergo strict quality control measures to ensure that you are provided with the very best gutter guard products. Screen Tech carefully prepare all the materials for your job, ready for your professional installer to collect and fit the job.
Affiliated installation services finalise the experience and ensure that your gutter guard systems are aesthetically-pleasing, fully-functional and expertly applied. Installers consider all factors such as the roof type, the material, the angle, size, storey and access to the property to give you a professional result.