Keeping the gutter on the roof clean is not as easy as it looks. After a while, leaves that blow from the trees will get stuck in the gutter, causing the gutter to choke. The rainwater from the roof will not be able to pass through if the gutter is blocked, so you will need to get up there and clean it out after every couple of months. In some cases, birds might end up building their nests in the place too. Most people get up with a ladder in order to clean the whole thing. Others use robotic gutter cleaners (though they aren’t quite effective).
Rather than have to worry about this after every few weeks, why not just get an aluminium gutter mesh installed on top of the gutter? The mesh is designed specifically to keep leaves and other obstacles from getting stuck in the gutter. Rather than simply covering the gutter, the mesh generally extends slightly above. This allows all leaf litter to slide off the roof, while still allowing the rainwater to pass through to the gutter.
Why Choose Aluminium Gutter Guards?
Aluminium is one of the most resilient metals available on the market. Aluminium is resistant to corrosion, which means you don’t have to worry about replacing it after every couple of years. Aluminium is also considerably lightweight, so it won’t put any unnecessary load on the roof structure.
Most people look for gutter guards that don’t become too apparent. Certain gutter guards that are commonly available in the market provide pretty decent protection from leaf litter. However, due to the small diameter of the holes, they get blocked with debris quite easily. The holes should be at least four mm in diameter in order to ensure that they keep out the debris and leaf litter and not get blocked so easily. Another reason aluminium is a preferred choice is because it’s flame-resistant. Conventional plastic gutter guards tend to melt and catch fire quite easily. However, you don’t have to worry about the embers from bushfires falling on the gutter guards and melting them.
Buying a Gutter Guard Mesh
Aluminium gutter guards are available in more than 12 different colours, giving you plenty of options to choose one that best matches the colour of your roof. Installation can take up to a few hours, especially because the gutter guard extends up to the roof.
The installation crew will first take appropriate measurements before cutting out the mesh to be installed on the roof. Before setting the date for the installation, it’s always a wise idea to call them on a date when you’ll be free. This way, you can supervise the whole installation process and give suggestions about any changes that you would like made to the gutter guard. Most companies also offer a guarantee protection system that extends for more than a decade. It’s a worthwhile investment that will save you the trouble of cleaning the gutter after every few months!