The antique downpipe guards seen in the above photo were once manufactured here in Australia prior to the early 1990s.
We are often asked the question “can you supply downpipe strainers or downpipe guards?” Very few manufacturing companies make downpipe guards because every situation requires different materials and designs. It is not possible to simply pump out thousands of generic downpipe guards that would fit every gutter on Earth; there are too many roof gutter variations. For this reason more thought must be put into proper protection of each gutter and downpipe system. Once on your roof we can make specific downpipe guards to fit your roof gutters.
We have many different meshes available that we use in gutter protection and bird proofing; these meshes can be used to construct downpipe protections. Once on your roof we will advise whether downpipe strainers would be helpful for your situation. Everything from broken tiles to small dead animals and children’s toys can block up your downpipes. If using downpipe strainers in your gutters it is important to be aware that they will need to be cleaned regularly.
Downpipe strainers can be very useful for stopping large items like tennis balls from entering your downpipes, but often a full gutter guard installation is a complete and longer term solution.
Call us today on 03 9899 5886 for downpipe and gutter protection!