How To Install Gutter Guards
Is the guttering and downpipe rusting out? Unsure if the gutter cleaners you paid actually cleaned the gutters and unblocked the down-pipes properly? Always worried that your gutters and down pipe need cleaning again? Tired of always having to clean your gutters? Sick of unreliable gutter cleaning services? Are the down pipes always getting blocked up? Have you got large trees around your premises that constantly cover your roofing and gutters with twigs, leaves, gum nuts and tree bark?
When it comes to installing gutter guards you need to make sure you buy quality gutter guards that will actually work. So many people are ripped off because they install cheap flimsy gutter mesh and leaf shields. Gutter mesh looks good and is often color matched to your roof but over a few years the mesh will deteriorate and slowly collapse into the gutters causing water leaks and blocked gutters.
Fielders gutter guards are made of high quality steel and wont break down after a few months in the harsh Adelaide, South Australian weather. Leaf shields and gutter mesh protection systems just cannot cope with Australian Gum-trees that drop bark, leaves, branches and gum-nuts all year round. Gum-trees simply destroy leaf shields and gutter mesh within 2-3 years if they are not cleaned and regularly maintained every 6-12 months.
Follow this simple quick checklist, before you go to our main page about how to install gutter guards. Our main guide concerning installing gutter guards is far more detailed with step by step guides and pictures with some of our gutter guard install pictures of houses in the Torrensview, SA. Why not give us a call if you need your home regularly maintained and whether you need gutter guards or gutter mesh installed. We are always happy to give professional roofing maintenance and gutter guard DIY info to anyone needing help or a second opinion regarding roofing maintenance or roof leaks. Gutter Cleaning Adelaide can provide a great 2nd opinion when it comes to house gutters and roofing.
Fielders Gutter Guards can be found at most local hardware stores in Adelaide, SA. There
are several kinds of gutter guards and other gutter protection systems for sale as well. In Bunnings in Parafield, the gutter guards and various other leaf shield systems are found in the Gardening section not the building section. We will slowly be locating what sections and isles you can find gutter protection systems in Bunnings Warehouse stores around Adelaide, South Australia.
There are also other types of gutter protection systems you can buy. There is the famous bottle brush gutter guards which are usually effective around gutters that have lighter debris dropping only a few times a year. There is also plastic gutter guards which are really cheap, easy to install but will only last about 1-2 years maximum before they are completely destroyed by the rain, sun and pests that quickly destroy this style of plastic gutter guard or gutter mesh. You can also contact us to find out how to install plastic gutter guards if you live in Adelaide, South Australia.
Gutter Guard Installation Instructions
When you buy Fielders Gutter Guard packs,they come in two meter lengths and require cutting corners and other cuts for gutter brackets and air-conditioner pipes. Each packet comes with a detailed gutter guard installation instructions, with easy picture guides to make the gutter guard installation as easy as possible.
After reading the detailed instructions on how to install gutter guards, its time to start the job, Always make sure you have good quality gloves that will prevent your hands from cuts and scrapes when installing Fielders Gutter Guards. When pulling out the sheets of gutter guards, make sure you do not bend or even dent the thin gutter guard edges because it makes it far more difficult to install later on.
You should also find a several good Flathead screw drivers, this help with the gutter guard install by prying the guards into the guttering lip to ensure a complete flush fit and knock in any of the gutter clips that pop out as you install the gutter guards.
You should also use two to three ladders to help pop in the two meter lengths of the gutter guards quickly and efficiently as you work from both ends of the gutter guards popping them into place with the screw driver. Do not be afraid to give a few quick knock with the rear end of the screwdriver to push the gutter guards into the guttering lips easily.
Work your way around the entire home, leave the corners and the any areas with downpipes free from gutter guards. You will be cutting corner miters for each corner of the guttering and also access plates for each downpipe for quick access to downpipes if moss or dirt builds up around the downpipe areas causing downpipes blockages.
How Much Does It Cost To Install Gutter Guards
If your wanting quality gutter guards installed but do not have the time or just cant install them yourself for what ever busy, then the average price supplied and installed for Fielders Gutter Guards is around $1000-$2000 depending on the size of the home or whether you have a two story home or a small unit. So I’ve have given a rough guide on how much it costs to install gutter guards. This is far cheaper than the low quality gutter mesh, which costs in excess of $2000 for small units to $3500 for a normal size modern home like then standard 3-4 bedroom houses around Modbury or Craigmore in South Australia.
So the cost of installing a gutter protection system can vary depending on several different factors. We usually avoid installing gutter mesh but highly recommend Fielders Gutter Watergate Gutter Guards, which is the best gutter guard on the market currently taking into consideration the value for money and the quality materials used rather than flimsy gutter mesh of leaf shields. When looking for gutter guard installers in Adelaide, SA it is important to ring around and get some written quotes from various roofing maintenance companies that offer various gutter protection systems in Adelaide, South Australia. You can find yourself a good deal for $1000 then that;s a good price for a gutter guard install around 100 meters worth of Fielders Watergate Gutter Guards.