Seasonal changes require more of your gutter protection system.

Summer often brings storms and heavy rainfall that can cause water damage if not drained properly.

During autumn leaves and other debris falls heavily and can block gutters.

Possums breed during spring and autumn and often use gutters and roof cavities as breeding grounds if left unprotected.

Gutter protection when taken seriously, helps prevent all sorts of problems with your home.


Storm And Water Damage


Gutters should collect all the rain and storm water that comes off your roof and transport it away from your home.

Without gutter protection, gutters risk not working properly. There’s a risk of serious water or flood damage.

During summer storms the rainfall can be very heavy and cause a lot of damage to a house.

Ensuring the gutters are free of debris to handle this type of weather is important.

After all, you don’t want to be outside cleaning gutters and dealing with overflowing water in the middle of a storm.


Water overflow caused by lack of gutter protection

Don’t let your gutters get like this…


Leaves And Debris In Gutters And Downpipes


Deciduous trees shed their leaves during autumn, many of which get stuck on roofs and in gutters.

In fact, Australia has many native trees that are infamous for creating clogged gutters, such as the jacaranda, wattles and leopard trees.

Lack of gutter protection leads to poor drainage and consequently damages to gutters and house.

Clean gutters are far less susceptible to damage than blocked gutters.

In fact, the two most common gutter related issues facing homeowners are blockages in the gutter itself, and blockages in the downpipes.

In addition, clean gutters do not create a breeding ground for pests like mosquitos, termites and bird mites as well as larger animals like mice, birds and possums.


Cleaning leaves from gutters with no gutter protection.

Cleaning out blocked gutters before installing Leaf Stopper Gutter Guards


Installing Gutter Protection


Gutter protection will prevent your gutters from getting blocked leaving your gutters free of debris so they can drain water away from your home.

It also provides a physical barrier that prevents pests from entering the gutters.

Leaf Stopper provides a logical approach to practical gutter protection and valley protection.

It works by attaching one end of the mesh to the front lip of the gutter, while the other end passes over the first row of tiles and under the second row.

This creates a slope which allows leaves to blow off.

In the case of metal roofs, purpose manufactured clips hold the mesh down at the gutter edge and valleys.


Example of gutter protection

Leaves slide right off the roof in the slightest breeze thanks to the ski slope system design of Leaf Stoppers gutter protection.


Contact Leaf Stopper


If you have any other questions or require more information regarding gutter guards, get in touch with Leaf Stopper. Leaf Stopper your home today!