Bushfire Protection Gutter Guard

Australia’s best gutter guards and ember guards comply with Australian standards for bushfire risk. We supply gutter and ember guards to protect your home from burning embers in all bushfire prone areas.

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How ember guard works

Ember mesh products have holes less than 2mm and cover gutters and roof valleys to prevent burning embers from igniting leaves and debris. The gutter mesh affixes to the front lip of the gutter and the lower section of your metal or tiled roofs in bushfire prone areas. The gutter guard ski slope angle encourages leaves and debris to fall naturally to the ground.

The guttering system’s leaves, dirt, and debris cause serious issues, especially in fire-prone areas. Overflowing gutters can cause severe water damage and a fire risk. Our TuffMesh® Emberguard, Gutter Mesh Emberguard and Steel Mesh comply with the Australian standard for bushfire attach levels.

Installing gutter protection in 3 simple steps

1. Assess

Assess your gutter guard, ember guard & fire risk needs.

2. Match

Match the mesh to your roof type, gutter type and Colorbond® colour.

3. Install

Connect with a ScreenTech gutter guard installation partner and install.

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Why ember guard

Ember guard compliant with BAL ratings
Great solution against large birds
Reduce blocked gutters from fine debris
Excellent for keeping leaves out of gutters
Best solution against possum attack
Ideal for gutters below large tree branches

Ember guard compliant gutter protection

BAL-LOW

BAL LOW level indicates low risk from burning embers, radiant heat, or flames. Choose from ember guard or gutter guard mesh that best suits gutter protection needs.

BAL-12.5

Indicates significant risk of ember attack, burning debris or radiant heat up to 12.5KW/m2. ScreenTech’s TuffMesh® & GutterMesh emberguard comply with BAL 29 bushfire attack level.

BAL-19

Indicates a risk of ember attack, burning debris or radiant heat up to 19KW/m2. ScreenTech’s TuffMesh® & GutterMesh ember guard comply with BAL 29 bushfire attack level.

BAL-29

Indicates a high risk of ember attack, burning debris or radiant heat up to 29KW/m2. ScreenTech’s TuffMesh® & GutterMesh ember guard comply with BAL 29 bushfire attack level.

BAL-40

Indicates extreme risk of ember attack, burning embers or radiant heat up to 29KW/m2. BAL-40 ratings comply with ScreenTech’s Steel Mesh as a fire ember guard.

BAL-FZ

Indicates severe risk of ember attack, burning embers and radiant heat in excess of 40 kW/m2. BAL Flame Zone ratings comply with ScreenTech’s Steel Mesh as a fire ember guard.

Bushfire Protection Products

GUTTERMESH EMBERGUARD

- BAL-29 ember guard materials
- CSIRO tested
- Complies with AS3959–1999
- Akzo Nobel D1000 powder-coated
- 15-year material warranty

Tuffmesh® EMBERGUARD

- BAL 29 ember guard materials
- CSIRO tested
- Complies with AS3959–1999
- Akzo Nobel D1000 powder-coated
- 15-year material warranty

Steelmesh Ember Guard

- BAL40 & BAL-FZ-rated
- Custom Made Solution
- Colorbond Steel Mesh
- Bespoke bushfire protection guard
- Made in Australia
- 20-year warranty

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Solar mesh For Protection

- Designed for solar panels
- Durable clip-on fittings
- Maximised air flow design
- Bird and vermin proof
- Prevent leave & debris build up
- 1-year warranty

ScreenTech Supplies Local Companies

ScreenTech supplies gutter guard and ember guard solutions to local professional installers Australia-wide. We team up with the best gutter guard experts in the business.

EMBER GUARD SOLAR PANELS

A complete bushfire protection solution includes protecting your solar panels. Ember guard does not work for solar panels as the hole size is too small, preventing optimal light and airflow. Our SolarMesh promotes increased airflow while reducing leaf litter or nesting material build-up that can ignite your roof cavity.

Australian Colorbond® Ember Guards

Our gutter guards come in a complete array of Colorbond® colours to perfectly match the roof-to-gutter. Our powder-coated mesh and accessories colour match for durability and optimal roofing aesthetics for your property.

Commercial Ember Guards

Commercial buildings benefit from the commercial gutter and ember guards, preventing leaves and debris accumulation with BAL-rating products. We provide gutter guard specialist advice for architects, roofers and government bodies. Get access to commercial-grade gutter guards and ember guards.

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Want to become an installation partner and benefit from Australia’s best gutter guard and ember guard products? Get in contact with ScreenTech and benefit from industry advice, quality gutter mesh products and wholesale pricing.

FAQ’s

The mesh hole size is the critical difference between an ember and a gutter guard. Many gutter guards are fire-resistant, but only gutter guards with an aperture size less than 2mm meet the ember guard compliancy.

It depends on your gutter protection needs. A gutter guard protects your gutter from heavy downpours but is not ember guard compliant. If you need a gutter guard in bushfire-prone areas, you must get an ember or gutter guard that complies with your BAL ratings. If you live in tropical climates or areas prone to steady heavy rain, we recommend a commercial-grade mesh for added durability and strength. Visit our TuffMesh page for more details.

Aluminium gutter guard is the metal of choice. Aluminium gutter guards are more robust and non-reactant. Steel gutter guards systems are powder-coated, but they will react and rust more quickly as the coating breaks down. The aluminium gutter guard’s extruding process offers more longevity and strength than steel welding. View our GutterMesh & TuffMesh aluminium ranges and steel mesh ranges.

Aluminium gutter guard is the metal of choice. Aluminium gutter guards are more robust and non-reactant. Steel gutter guard systems are powder-coated, but they will react and rust more quickly as the coating breaks down. Steel gutter mesh is used in BAL-40 & BAL-Fz bushfire prone areas. View our SteelMesh product for more details.

Aluminium gutter guard extruding process offers more longevity and strength than steel gutter mesh welding. View our GutterMesh & TuffMesh® aluminium gutter guard ranges for more information.

Yes. Ember guards that comply with Australian standard AS3959-1999, such as our TuffMesh® range can be used with rainwater harvesting solutions. A rural home in a bushfire prone area with water tanks for drinking water must comply with Australian standard AS3959-1999.

Ember guard does not work with solar panels as the hole size is too small to allow optimal light and airflow. Our SolarMesh is a wire mesh that promotes increased airflow meaning your panels do not heat up and diminish the energy your panels can collect per day. It also protects your solar panels from collecting leaf litter and bird materials that ignite in a bushfire.