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Yes! But, less often. It is still necessary to clean the gutters depending on the amount of debris falling on the roof and gutters. Don't believe the misleading hype, even from well known TV personalities, that you don't need to clean your gutters again! Our extensive experience is that leaves do not just 'blow off' any gutter guard. It may be possible to flush or blow through the gutter guard if there is only a light build up. We could do this for you in a safe manner. In most cases though we prefer to blow out or hand clean the silt on a dry day (Don’t worry, we will clean up perfectly afterwards!).
Why is this a better method than just flushing? Flushing heavy silt, moss or debris often blocks down pipes, and worse, could block the storm water pipes underground requiring the services of a plumber with an eel to unblock – very costly. With blowing or cleaning out by hand, none of those dangers exist.
The real purpose of installing gutter guard is to ensure that rain water flows off the roof, along the gutter and down the down pipe and safely away from your property. If the gutters are dirty or blocked, the rain water will leak in, probably overflow the gutters and leak back under the eaves causing internal water damage to ceilings, walls, and precious household contents.
Why it Works: Notice below how debris has built up on top of the Gutter Guard - without Gutter Guard fitted all that debris would be blocking the gutters and down pipes! With Gutter Guard fitted, water will still be safely draining away underneath all that debris and your precious household contents are safe.
After a quick cleanup, the gutters and roof look as good as new.
See the numerous other benefits of Gutter Guard on our home page.
The first comparison is easy: most plastic and nylon gutter guards are a serious waste of money. But Virgin (Not Recycled) HDPE - known as Polyethylene - is a superior high-grade product which is UV and fade resistant, of food grade quality, and is water, salt and corrosion resistant. We believe a good quality Polyethylene is better than any zincalume, steel or colorbond mesh as they all rust quickly.
Our '2D' HDPE mesh weight is a heavy duty 750gram/m2 and now has even more enhanced ability to collect rain water and prevent rain sheeting over the gutter.
However, our powder coated Aluminium mesh can't rust, so our Aluminium will outlive the Polyethylene mesh long after the 15 year warranty is up. Aluminium mesh has a hole size of 3.5 mm and has a mesh weight of 500 g/m2. The strand width is 1.0mm.
Both types will still require cleaning - here, Polyethylene (left) wins. It is easier and cheaper to lift and clean under, and keeps its form better than Aluminium (on the right) or metal gutter guards which could deform if the gutter cleaner is a cowboy. (Get us to clean them gently!)
If you live in a bushfire zone, then you really have no choice but to use Aluminium with its zero flammability index. Polyethylene will still provide protection from heavy debris build up, but may not be allowed by your council.
Let us help you make the right choice by taking all these factors into account by giving you a quote and inspection for your properties specific and unique needs.
In our long experience, and with our many thousands of customers all over Sydney, we observed some types of gutter guard that just dont work in our opinion, and we are apologise if we hurt the feelings of those who install them:
That depends on your roof and budget. For this reason we wont give you a ‘guesstimate’ on the phone. We will come out free of charge, get onto the roof, take all the variables such as pitch, substrate (is it tile or metal), valleys and design before helping you to make an informed decision about what will be the best for you. All our Gutter Guard can be colour matched to suit your home from a range of Colorbond® colours to match your roof and gutters.
Both of our Premium Gutter Guards - Powder Coated Aluminium and Premium Polyethylene are guaranteed for 10 to 15 years respectively.
Our products will keep up to 95% of leaves and debris out of your gutters. Even the majority of Pine needles and Jacaranda will be kept out. The little that gets through may be washed away when it rains. The rest can be cleaned out, see below.
Weather permitting, we like our Gutter Guard installations to take about 1 day. The bigger the job, the more men we will put on it to ensure you are not inconvenienced by the work.
Yes it will in time – but only long after the 10 year warranty is up! HDPE Polyethylene Gutter Guard is specially designed and manufactured with virgin material and includes UV stabilisers and UV absorbers to ensure that the mesh will last up to 10 years without breakdown in the Australian sun - which is as long as the life-expectancy of most Colorbond metal gutter guard.
The HDPE gutter mesh is manufactured to precise, proven specifications to ensure it remains unharmed by the harsh Australian climate. The diamond shaped whole size of 3.8mm is optimum for excluding debris and vermin but allowing water to pass through into the guttering. The mesh weight is 650 g/m2 and strand width of 2.25mm.
Yes all our products are 100% recyclable.
Our Gutter Guard products will work on most roof substrates such as all tile, metal, corrugated, Trimdek, Bullnose and Cliplock roofs. We use specially designed Colorbond® colour matched saddles and trim to ensure a snug, smooth fit that gives total protection to your gutters and roof.
Our products can protect most types of gutters and roof valleys. We also custom make various gutter guards to cover box gutters, rain heads and even over large areas such as drainage systems on large flat roofs.
Our services are in great demand. Our team are all highly qualified and experienced professionals. Every kilometer and minute costs money, so if we offered all our services at no charge we would be out of business pretty soon!
Where necessary therefore, we charge a minimal call-out fee which will be subtracted from the cost of the job if approved anyway. So it doesn't actually cost anything, unless you are just collecting quotes...