Why Do We Use Tapex Gutter Guard Mesh?

Posted on August 19, 2017
By Aussie Gutter Protection
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    What are gutter guards?

    Gutter guards are a mesh layer that are installed onto exposed gutters to provide protection for residential and commercial buildings. If left unprotected, gutters can be damaged by leaves, sticks and other debris as it builds up and clogs the gutters, preventing water flow.

    If this build up is not quickly cleaned out, the pooling water and clogged debris can cause irreversible damage to the roofing, walls and foundations of buildings. Installing gutter guards reduces the need to constantly clean out the gutters as they effectively help prevent the build of debris and allow the water to continue to flow through the gutters.

    Gutter guards are made of durable and high quality materials. The type and quality of gutter guards vary significantly so it is important to know which type of gutter guard is the most suitable for your roof.

    Why Aussie Gutter Protection use Tapex

    Tapex was first established in 1957 and have provided Aussie Gutter Protection with high quality gutter guards for over a decade. They are a family owned, fourth generation Australian company who uphold strong values in innovation as well as a focus on the development of their people.

    Tapex have three main types of gutter guard products; aluminium, polyethylene and stainless steel and uphold warranties ranging from 10 to 15 years. They have many colours to choose from so you can match your gutters to your roof for a clean and seamless look.

    Types of Tapex gutter guards


    Tapex offer two polyethylene or plastic gutter guard options. The advanced diamond mesh design has been used on a wide variety of residential and commercial roofs for nearly 20 years and is the most popular and commonly used screening mesh for companies and trades.

    There are a range of benefits to using high quality plastic gutter guards made from polyethylene. They are resistant to extreme temperatures or weather events such as thunderstorms, their colour is UV and fade resistant and the gutter guards come in a range of colours to match your roof.


    Tapex offer two aluminium solutions for gutter guards. These are Premium Aluminium 700 and Ultra Aluminium 1000 and they provide extra strength and an advanced filtration that suit a wide range of roof types and help prevent many debris and clogging issues.

    Stainless steel

    Our stainless-steel gutter guard is called the Tapex Flame Brake 316 and is a marine grade mesh which is made from high quality woven stainless steel. These gutter guards are purposefully made for residential and commercial buildings that are in areas often exposed to bushfire and extreme temperatures. They are designed to be highly durable and meet the criteria for bushfire prone buildings. Because they are designed with extreme temperatures in mind, one of the major benefits of stainless steel gutter guards is that it they are highly durable and will not rust, significantly extending the life of your gutters. Stainless steel gutter guards effectively prevent a wide range of debris and other plant matter from entering your gutters which reduces the threat of bushfire.

    Aussie Gutter Protection are proud to offer Tapex-made gutter guard solutions. Tapex have set the standard in Australia, with high quality and long lasting materials to ensure a happy and healthy home.

    If you’d like to find out more about a customised Tapex gutter guard solution for your home, give our friendly team a call for a free quote.

    Speak to us about getting gutter guards installed for your home.

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