Living in bush surrounded areas does have its advantages of a rural lifestyle but also the disadvantages that generally these areas are high fire risk zones.

During a fire burning embers are created and if the conditions are windy become airborne, depending on how windy it is these burning embers can travel some distance before settling down and spreading the fire risk. When these embers land on roofs and gutters if there are dry leaves and debris build-up there is a potential risk of ignition and starting a fire which can spread under the roof to the roof frame and then to the rest of the home.

Special gutter guard has been developed to help combat this problem. Ember Guard a 2mm superfine all steel mesh is fitted to the gutter edge and to the roof virtually eliminating any gaps for burning embers to enter. This is custom made and suits all types of roofs.
Don’t be fooled by plastic mesh that salespeople flog off as fire proof, Gutter Knight’s product is Ember Guard Compliant; high performing, Australian made gutter mesh that meets the New Australian Standard requirements for Ember Guards. Made from quality steel that has been hot galvanised dipped and then powder-coated in a colour to match your roof.

If you live in a bushfire prone area or are building in one, contact us and find out how Gutter Knight’s Ember Guard can help you and your family keep safe.

Some great additional benefits

  • Fireproof – Gutter Knight all steel non-combustible mesh has a fire spread index of ‘0’ meaning it will not transfer a flame in the event of a fire
  • Ember Guard compliant – protects your home from flying burning embers from bushfires
  • Strong and durable using hot dipped, galvanised (zinc coated) steel that is rust proofed and oven baked with the highest quality steel fixings and flashings
  • Small aperture – being only a 2mm this also helps keeps out very fine leaf trees like Jacarandas and pine needles
  • Storm safe – strength of steel provides extra protection from hail and flooding rain during storms allows your unblocked gutters to work more effectively
  • Bird & Vermin Proof – long lasting solution for keeping out birds, rats, snakes and possums.
  • Designed and manufactured in Australia
  • No to Low Maintenance – fine, small debris that may enter the gutters are generally washed away with the rain, in the event that any sludge or silt builds up simply hose through the mesh to flush out. The mesh allows visual inspection of the guttering system without having to remove it.
  • Quality fresh tank water – by keeping leaves and debris out of your guttering system no longer will your tank water be discoloured and fouled by rotting leaves
  • Looks great – All Gutter Knight gutter guard components are powder-coated to match the colour of your roof and guttering so they blend in unobtrusively on the roof. Available in all popular colours on the COLORBOND® colour chart.
  • Adds value to your home – a lower maintenance home not only adds more value but also gives you more free time to do the things you really want to do
  • Can be easily removed and re-installed if gutters are to be replaced
  • Guarantee – Gutter Knight Gutter Mesh comes with both a manufacturer 12 year and our 20 year workmanship warranty
  • The technical stuff:
    Ember guard compliant – meets the new Australian Standards’ requirements AS 3959-2009/Amdt 2011 for the ember guard protection of sheet roofs for all BAL zones (BAL-12.5 clause 5.6.3; BAL-19 clause 6.6.3; BAL-29 clause 7.6.3; BAL-40 clause 8.6.3; BAL-FZ clause 9.6.3-2011)
    - Bushfire compliant to Australian Standards AS3959-2009, compliant for non-combustibility
    - BCA compliant – conforms to the Building Code of Australia (BCA-2009)
    - Colour coded screws comply to AS2331.1 and Surefasterner Certification Scheme Technical Specification

How our all Steel Gutter Mesh is installed

Metal roofs

The all steel gutter mesh lays totally flat on the roof and is secured to the top of the gutter edge with the use of a metal trim that has been powder-coated to match the gutter and this is held in place with galvanised screws. The other side of the mesh is secured to the roof using a custom steel profile that is also held in place with galvanised self sealing rubber topped screws. This forms a tight enclosed area that easily lets water in but keeps leaves and debris out as they just slide or blow off with the wind.

For a seamless and neat finish all fittings and gutter mesh used are powdered coated to suit the colour of your roof and gutters.

Metal roof valleys

Valley mesh: The all steel gutter mesh is laid totally flat across the top of the valley and custom made profiles to suit the pitch of the roof are installed on either side with galvanised self sealing rubber top screws.

Valley dome: specially manufactured steel dome mesh to fit the width of your valleys is inserted and secured into placed by using the tension held within the mesh

Both these methods protects the valleys and also tie into the lower gutter guard at the bottom to form an entire enclosed system.

Tiled roofs

The all steel gutter mesh is secured to the top of the gutter edge with the use of a metal trim that has been powder-coated to match the gutter and this is held in place with galvanised screws. The other side of the mesh is secured up under the base of the second tile back, or secured using steel clips.
When installed the gutter guard mesh has a downward slope over the outside edge of your gutters allowing leaves and debris to simple slide or blow off with the wind.

For a seamless and neat finish all fittings and gutter mesh used are powdered coated to suit the colour of your roof and gutters.

Tiled Valleys

Valley dome: specially manufactured steel dome mesh to fit the width of your valleys is inserted and secured into placed by using the tension held within the mesh. This protects the valleys and also ties into the lower gutter guard at the bottom to form an entire enclosed system.

Ember video

Bushfire Plan video