TuffMesh™ Emberguard Leaf Proofing in Dandenong, Vic

Screen Tech provided a comprehensive gutter guard solution for a property in the Dandenong Ranges, VIC, to prevent wattle leaves, flowers and debris from clogging gutters, gables and valleys causing water overflow and vegetation growth across the flat roof surfaces and roof and gutter depressions.


Project Type

  • Domestic Leaf Proofing and Maintenance Reduction


  • Dandenong Ranges, VIC

Roof & Gutter profile 

  • Corrugated and Klip-Lok Roof and standard gutters.

Gutter Guard Solution

  • TuffMesh™ Emberguard for leaf-proofing

Installation Partner

COLORBOND®  Mesh& Saddle Colour

  • Pale Eucalypt®

COLORBOND®  Trim Colour

  • Pale Eucalypt®


  • 104.4 m TuffMesh™ Emberguard


The residential property in the Dandenong suburbs faced significant challenges due to the presence of two wattle trees. These trees shed fine flowers and leaves that frequently clog the gutters and accumulate in the valleys, causing water overflow and creating a conducive environment for seeds to sprout. The large gables, valleys, and low roof pitch caused the accumulation of heavy leaf litter, further exacerbating the issue by breaking down and allowing other seeds to grow. The debris frequently blocked downpipes and compromised the overall gutter system, necessitating a robust and effective solution.

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Upon a thorough evaluation, the decision was made to install TuffMesh™ Emberguard. This high-performance gutter guard material was selected for its superior strength and fine aperture size of 1.6mm, capable of filtering out even the finest wattle debris. The TuffMesh™ Emberguard is ideal for high-rainfall areas due to its one-way mesh with an added trough, ensuring maximum water collection while preventing water sheeting.

Screen Tech’s Installation Advice to Partners:

  • Scope: The entire property, including gables, flat Klip-Lok roof, and corrugated valleys, must be covered.
  • Total Meterage: 104.4 meters at a height of 3.7 meters.
  • Partner’s Process: The installation was meticulously carried out to ensure seamless integration with the roof and gutter system, matching the Pale Eucalypt colour of the roof and gutters.

Key Features of TuffMesh™ Emberguard:

  • Smallest aperture size at 1.6mm, perfect for filtering fine debris.
  • Strongest aluminium guard, ideal for areas with a high possum population.
  • One-way mesh with added trough for maximum water collection.
  • Complies with AS3959–2018 Australian Bushfire Standards.
  • CSIRO tested with a flammability index of zero, suitable up to BAL 29.
  • Akzo Nobel D1010 powder coating.
  • 25-year material warranty.



Outcome and Benefits

The installation of TuffMesh™ Emberguard significantly reduced the property’s maintenance needs by preventing gutter clogging and water overflow. Additionally, it enhanced the property’s curb appeal through thoughtful design integration that blended seamlessly with the existing roof and gutter colours. The robust gutter guard solution provided the homeowners with peace of mind, ensuring their home is protected from both leaf debris and potential fire hazards.

Product Spotlight


Suitable for general gutter protection, commercial projects such as box gutters and parapets, and bird proofing solutions.

Features and benefits:
  • Double-ribbed
  • CSIRO tested and endorsed
  • Complies with AS3959 – 1999
  • Akzo Nobel D1010 powder coating
  • Aluminium
  • 25 years warranty
  • LWG: 6.25mm
  • SWG: 4.25mm
  • Strand Thickness: 0.7mm
  • Hole Size: 3.5mm x 3.0mm
  • Supplied in 50m rolls x 1m at 33.6kg including Powder Coating

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