Gutter Guards are an essential system of protection for your gutters and home, particularly in bushfire-prone areas. Most building codes now require all new homes to be fitted with bushfire-rated gutter guards and if you live in a high fire-danger environment, gutter guards are mandatory. New statutory regulations, AS3959:2009 (Building in a Bushfire Prone Area) recommends that all new or renovated buildings within bushfire prone areas have non-combustible leaf guards installed. In order for a system to comply with this standard it must have a fire rating of 5 or less (5 being the lowest rating) and be tested in accordance with AS1530.2.
To help prevent burning embers igniting leaf litter in your gutters, consider installing non-combustible gutter guards. Gutters should be made of non-combustible material and box gutters flashed at the junction with the roof. Roofs, roofing systems and accessories should also be non-combustible and roof junction should be sealed to prevent gaps.
At Gutter Guards WA, our gutter guard systems keep leaves and debris out of roofs, gutters, valleys and downpipes. They are UV resistant, anti-corrosive and the small aperture mesh has the highest CSIRO flammability index rating, with a patented high bond adhesive, making installation quick, secure and hassle-free. Our gutters guards will not ignite or melt under intense heat, unlike other gutter guard products made from plastic or aluminium. So protect your home and have peace of mind. Call Gutter Guards WA today for an obligation-free quote.