Frequently Asked Questions

How does Gutter Protection work?

Metal Roof
Tiled Roof

The ski slope method of installing leaf protection ensures that leaves and other matter including birds and vermin are prevented from building up on or in the roof. Leaves are then either washed or blown across the guard and off the roof allowing water to travel into the gutters and downpipes freely.

The leaf guard is fixed to the gutters edge with a 90 degree angle colorbond trim using zincalume screws then covering the first tile it tucks under the second tile forming the “ski slop” effect. Some other products on the market only fit into the gutter which allows leaves to sit on top of the guard which restricts water flowing into the gutters, thus creating a waterfall over the top and floods anything beneath.washed or blown across the guard and off the roof allowing water to travel into the gutters and downpipes freely.

Do I need Gutter Protection?

One key area for maintaining your property is the roof and gutters. Although every building is different, all are at risk from water damage and some fire damage too. From a minor leak to violently destructive winds or bushfires, any unwanted water intrusion or ember attacks can significantly impact the value of a your property and family.

Why waste your hard earned money on constant gutter cleaning. The more often different people are on a roof, the more chance some one is going to get hurt and/or damage is going to occur. Why not offer a maintenance free option that will add value to the property and save money in the long term.

In bushfire risk areas small dried leaves can provide fuel for fire which finds it's way into the ceiling
Blocked gutters such as pictured can lead to water damage over time, of which is costly to repair

Why use this solution rather than others available on the market?

Leaf Stopper is selected by Australia’s leading architects and builders and is used extensively on both commercial and residential buildings.

Leaf Stopper was chosen for many of the schools in the government’s BER (Building the Education Revolution) program and is even used on fire stations.

CSIRO Certified. Fire Rating ‘0’. Leaf Stopper will not burn and keeps flammable leaves off your roof. It complies with AS3959-2009 Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas.

All Leaf Stopper Gutter Guard products have it’s powder coating is supplied by a major listed company that provides quality test certificates. Cheaper leaf guards that cut corners cannot afford investment in similar quality. You won’t notice the difference until it is on your roof and doesn’t last.

Leaf Stopper Gutter Guards are 100% Australian Made and are backed with a 15 year guarantee.

Does the Gutter Guard come in a colour to match my gutters?

There is a wide range of colours to match any roof or gutter. We can match your colour from a picture of your roof or when we quote. Gutter Guard comes in the following range of colours.

See our colour guide for the range of colours available.

How does the Gutter Protection look after it is installed?

There is little to no cosmetic difference post installation. The material is designed to closely match the colour and style of your gutter. See the example of the metal roof installation above as an example of the appearance post installation. 

How do I clean my gutters after Gutter Guard is installed?