We’re well into autumn and the leaves are falling like confetti, carpeting lawns and driveways and collecting on roofs and inside gutters and downpipes. Visually it’s great, but from a maintenance point of view, it’s time-consuming to clear and potentially hazardous too. Enter the gutter guard…
A gutter guard is fitted to your existing gutter system to protect your gutters from becoming clogged with fallen leaves, flowers, berries and other debris. It is fitted to the top of a gutter or sometimes slots into the gutter cavity itself.
The benefits of a gutter guard:
Care and maintenance
Gutter mesh strength and durability varies from product to product, but every kind of gutter guard will require some maintenance, as damaged gutter mesh isas bad as having none at all. Hail is probably your biggest concern, as heavy hailfalling at high speeds can puncture some gutter meshes, while the weight of accumulated hail can cause some meshes to tear. It’s recommended that you always do a post-hail inspection, to check for damage and punctures.