FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the product made of?

GumLeaf Gutter Guard has three options:

  • Australian Made BlueScope Colorbond steel.
  • Stainless Steel; or
  • Aluminium

2. What’s the best – plastic, aluminium or steel?

Most gutter guards work to a degree. The most important thing you should think about is the life of the guard. Plastics are not made for the Australian conditions as they expand and contract. This causes them to crack, bubble and most are highly flammable. We remove most plastic guards within 5-6 years. Steel is great but needs to be an Australian Made quality steel in order to be better resistant to rusting, or needs to be treated after the expansion process.

3. How long will it last?

GumLeaf offers a warranty of 10 years on product and 25 years on performance.

4. What about maintenance?

All gutter guards must be flushed every 3-5 years. This is a service we provide since we don’t want you getting on the roof.

5. Do you clean the gutters first?

Yes, we certainly do. All gutters, valleys and down pipes are cleaned before GumLeaf gutter protection is installed.

6. Is the product expensive?

GumLeaf’s pricing is very competitive. We manufacture our product in bulk and pass the discount onto the customer.

7. What colours are available?

Any Colorbond colour is available, but Woodland Grey is the most popular as it won’t discolour with leaves and silt passing over the gutter guard.

8. Does it go over the first tile and look unattractive?

No, GumLeaf gutter protection has a step system whereby it is attached to the top of the gutter lip, goes to the first tile, takes a step down and rests on the fascia board under the first tile.

9. Can I do it myself?

Yes it’s available for DIY. GumLeaf trade guard comes with full instructions and materials needed. We also have preferred installers in most areas.

10. Are any discounts available?

Yes. Please talk to your installer for available discounts at that time.

11 . Why is Gutter Guard Installation Important?

Outfitting your roof with a high quality gutter guard preserves and even improves the value of your home. Gutter guards eliminate the need for clambering around your roof and free your gutters from unwanted matter. Leaves are an open invitation for birds, pests and insects, which may cause extra damage to your roof. Good gutter protection improves water flow, so you don’t have to worry about your gutter clogging up with leaves and other debris after harsh weather. So what professional gutter cleaners can do, a superior gutter guard can do just as well. In other words, good gutter defence saves you time, money and effort in keeping your gutters clear.

12. Why GumLeaf?

Our metal gutter guard devices are highly recommended by tradesmen. Having Australian designed and patented products are our selling point. We guarantee that our protection systems offer exceptional, long-lasting performance under Australian conditions.