Bushfire Protection Gutter Guard
Does your gutter pose a bushfire risk?
Bushfire Property Risks
Bushfire protection measures are essential for all homeowners in bushfire-prone areas in Australia.
Most homes lost in bushfires fall victim to ember attack, meaning wind-borne burning embers made direct contact with leaf litter. New homes must comply with Australian standards for constructing buildings, roofing material and guttering protection as provided by local councils.
Downpipes can easily get blocked with leaf litter which backs up the system allowing debris to accumulate in your gutter. The build-up of dry debris and litter become the perfect kindling for bushfire embers which can rapidly spread into your roof cavity and through the rest of your house.
Ember Guard vs Gutter Guard
The critical difference between an ember guard and a gutter guard or leaf guard is the mesh’s hole size. While many gutter guard products are fire resistant and can help protect your property from bushfires, only a select few have a hole size less than 2mm required to meet the ember guard specification.
All ember guards must be metal, either an aluminium mesh or a steel mesh, to meet Australian standards and regulations. An ember mesh guard is a metal gutter cover inserted over an opening or cavity greater than 3mm, including gutters, valleys and downpipes to prevent the entry of burning embers. The ember mesh is non-combustible and corrosion-resistant with an aperture (hole size) of 2mm or smaller.
At Aussie Gutter Protection, our expert team will be able to advise you on what you require for your property and make a specific on-site recommendation on ember guard fitment during our site inspection. Our in-house fabrication facilities at our Tullamarine factory in Melbourne allow us to cut and shape our mesh to any requirement.
Professionally Installed Ember Mesh
We recommend getting your gutter mesh and ember guard installed by our professionally accredited team to obtain complete peace of mind. During the installation process, it is critical that no gaps greater than 2mm for affixation to the property to meet the building code requirements.
Aussie Gutter Protection’s highly trained team of gutter guard specialist install ember guard on thousands of homes and provide you with materials and experience to ensure ember guard will keep your home safe. While DIY options are available, and we can supply them, hiring a professional installer removes the risks of working at heights and ensures effectiveness.