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How to pick the right gutter protection

How to pick the right gutter protection

If you haven’t cleaned your gutters in a while, it’s time to start! 

Keeping your gutters clean is a must-have for many reasons.

Gutters get clogged with leaves, weeds, bird’s nests and just general muck and sludge.  If you haven’t cleaned your gutters in a while, it’s time to start!  It’s recommended gutters are cleaned at least twice a year to minimise any damage to your home, not to mention the fire risk of unclean gutters.

Don’t leaf your gutters alone, it’s time to clean up and protect your home.

Jack have gutter protection options for keeping leaves and debris out of your gutter with our range of gutter strips, gutter rolls and useful accessories to consider for your home.

What you'll need

Before you get started, there are a few products we recommend and other tools you’ll need.


Suggested Jack products

20004 Staymesh Ultra Aluminium 5pk
StayMesh® Ultra Aluminium Strip View Product
20007 Staymesh Ultra Strip 5pk
StayMesh® Ultra Strip View Product
20001 Gutter Bristles 110mm
Gutter Bristles View Product
19997 Foam Gutter Strip
Foam Gutter Strip View Product
20012 Gutter Mesh Wire Fire Guard 10m
Fire Guard Gutter Guard View Product
19998 Super Gutter Guard 180mmx8m
Super Gutter Guard View Product
20011 Staymesh Gutter Kit 160mmx6m
StayMesh® Gutter Kit View Product
20000 Ember Mesh
EmberMesh Stainless Steel Guard View Product

Additional materials needed for this project:

  • Pliers
  • Tin snips or shears for cutting metallic materials
  • Tape measure
  • Safety ladder
  • PPE (safety gloves and glasses)

Which gutter protection is the right one for me?

Things to consider:

  • Easy to install – strip systems vs roll systems
  • Level of fire protection you need
  • The shape of your gutter


Gutter Strip System 

Stay Mesh ® Gutter kit

Gutter kit comes with: 6m roll & 15 clips.

Suits gutters up to 15cm & UV- stabilised for long life


Super gutter guard : heavy duty, made from recycled plastic and UV stabilised for longer life

Fireguard gutter guard : made from galvanised steel and conforms to Australian Standards for use in bushfire-prone areas

Ember mesh : corrosion-resistant, made from stainless steel with powder-coated finish, complies with Standard AS3959 – 2009/2011 for use in bushfire-prone areas


Stay Mesh Ultra strip : UV-stabilised for long life, fits most gutters and also available in roll version

Stay Mesh Ultra Aluminium strip : made from long-life aluminium, complies with Standard AS3959 for use in bushfire-prone areas

Bristles The wire centre can be bent to shape to go around corners or cut to length with tin snips – ideal for narrow gutters

Foam Triangle shaped – position with the flat side up

Your step-by-step guide

  1. Clean out gutters

    Protect your hands and eyes with safety glasses and gloves.
  2. Choose the right protection for your gutters

    See table above for options

  3. Measure and cut to size

  4. Time to install

    Gutter strip system: Snap off clips and click into place

    Lay flat on top and lock onto clips


    Bristles: Place end to end for a continuous run


    Foam Cut to length with a knife or large scissors. Install by positioning flat side up


    Strips Squeeze the sides and drop into the gutter


    Easy! You can now look forward to tidy gutters and a safe home