Gutter Protection for Your Home
As spring is upon us, trees and plants across Melbourne and Victoria are blooming. The recent wet weather and sunny climate are encouraging fantastic growth which is great, apart from the potential issues leaves and debris may ultimately cause to the gutters of your home.
Ensuring your gutters are draining water into downpipes and tanks effectively is essential. Strong winds are more likely to pick up and carry leaves and debris on to your roof which places added pressure on your roofs drainage efficiency. If it rains heavily and your gutters are blocked, drainage will be reduced which can cause significant damage to your gutters, walls and your homes foundation.
To address this, you can either clean your gutters or install gutter guard to help prevent the build up of any blockage. There are various types of gutter guard which can be broadly split into two categories:
1. Plastic Gutter Guard:
2. Metal Gutter Guard:
Similar to plastic gutter guard options, metal gutter guards come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. This includes galvanised mesh, powder coated metal, aluminium and stainless steel. All of these material options provide strength and are better suited to fire prone areas compared with plastic alternatives, however their durability and effectiveness over a long period of time varies significantly. Be cautious when considering the purchase of cheap metal alternatives. Poor quality metal guards are also prone to warp, deteriorate and buckle in the sun. In addition, steel gutters are prone to rusting which can have a detrimental effect on gutters and metal roofs.
High quality aluminium and stainless steel gutter guards alleviate the drawbacks of lower quality metal gutter guards. Aluminium and stainless steel won’t rust and their strength guarantees durability and long lasting performance.
As Aussie Gutter Protection we supply, install and recommend the stainless steel and aluminium gutter guards produced by Tapex. Tapex products have a unique diamond pattern and fine hole sizes to prevent debris from passing through whilst allowing water to freely drain. The strong materials are designed to stop the damage from possums, vermin and birds, whilst also meeting stringent fire standards.