The short answer is no, despite what you may have been told. Read a full explanation here.
Fish can swim uphill but sadly dirt can’t. If your gutters are not installed with correct fall to the downpipe then you may have to manually flush them once a year to prevent any build up of sludge in the bottom. In most cases where the gutters are installed correctly then the system is maintenance free.
You can read more about this on our blog post by clicking here.
An average home size in your neighbourhood is probably different from one on the other side of town. Couple that with the fact that even for a 150 square metre home, there can be so many variations of both the floor plan and the roof plan, then chuck in the mesh options and it is impossible to say. This is why we will visit your site and ensure we are talking about your unique property.
HDPE meshes have been used in the marine industry for oyster farming for decades as they are strong and durable, however if you have vermin in your roof it is advisable to make sure they are gone before the system is fitted. When trapped and hungry, it is amazing what a creature will do to survive. In all my years in this business, I have yet to see one instance where they have gotten in through the mesh.
The short answer to that is probably yes. If your roof pitch is minimal and you have leaf debris sitting on it now, you should be clearing that off to help protect your roof. If the debris sits on the mesh, it will not affect the performance of the mesh, but as it breaks down, more dirt and dust will fall through into your gutters making it harder for the rainwater to flush it away.
Don’t tell our installers this because they would love it if you did, but no. Part of our service is to ensure that we are fitting the mesh to clean gutters.
While we can supply an aluminium mesh, we have chosen not to because in our opinion HDPE mesh systems offer an all round better solution. As an inert material, it can be fitted to all types of roofing and or guttering with no risk of eletrolysis occuring.
Our Customers' Thoughts
Well, what can I say. It’s Sunday 29 January 2023 & Auckland has just had 4 months worth of rain in 24 hours & there’s more on the way. In the past, we’ve had a couple of weak points with our internal guttering & have suffered internal leaks during periods of heavy rain. But, not this time. We were actually away for the night, not realising how bad this rain event would be & worried about the house, but were isolated due to flooding. On returning home we found . . . Nothing!! No leaks, no moisture, no overflows – couldn’t be happier.
Absolutely fantastic, fast, efficient and friendly service. I had to keep delaying the installation and they were so accommodating, highly recommend!!
Just like to thank you guys for great work. Kevin quick to arrive for a quote once contacted and was very personable to deal with. Leon worked incredibly diligently to get the job done in one day. Kaye in admin was swift with all details and paperwork for the job. Everyone worked their parts brilliantly. Well done guys.
Great company to work with. Initial contact and consultation excellent and installation was fantastic. Leon was very thoughtful and considerate when working around our property. Communication from whole team exceptional. Thanks team!
Craig came to give a quotation and discuss the process. The manner in which Craig carefully guided us through made it easy to understand. We had no hesitation going ahead with an order.
Kaye followed up with a proposed timeframe for installation. We were pleasantly surprised the product for our order was ready on time for installation.
Both Stu and Craig arrived and provided a great outcome for us.
Well done Kiwi Gutter Protection
Kiwi Gutter Protection were great to deal with they had awesome customer service and communicated well. The installation was quick and the workmanship was of a high quality. I highly recommend Kiwi Gutter Protection.
“We got guttermesh to stop the birds nesting. Excellent service and turnaround, job was done quickly with care and attention and very tidy finish, highly recommend”
“We had our gutters fitted with kaka mesh to stop the miners and starlings nesting in our roof in Feb 21. Kevin and Stu did an awesome job.
We were totally satisfied with the service we received and are so happy we no longer have a problem with any birds entering our roof so Thanks Kiwi Gutter protection.”
“Service was responsive and they did a neat and tidy job. Staff were pleasant and helpful to deal with including the installer.
Thank you for the awesome job.”
“Great service. Leon who installed the netting is an amazing worker. Really nice guy and works really hard to get the job done.”
“Thank you for the neat and efficient installation of Kiwi Gutter Protection. Your product is strong, and an economical solution to blocked gutters. Would recommend this company to others.”
“Would highly recommend this Company. From the first contact by phone, then the site visit at which time the product and process were explained and discussed, with samples supplied and a measure and quote given, which we accepted, the excellent installation, the people concerned were professional in every way. We were contacted to be advised the progress of getting the product to NZ regularly and are very happy with the final result.”
Lovely staff to deal with. Very happy with my installation. Very informative, straight forward, and an engaging team, that will keep one, informed about the formalities, on the install.
I like the fact, my Gutter Protection will have a check over, after one year, and, a ongoing check “at ones request”, on a yearly bases, and this will keep me, stress free, and worry free…
Thank you Kiwi Gutter Team.
Are we ever glad to have been introduced to Kevin of Kiwi Gutter Protection by our neighbours!
At the initial interview Kevin explained without any promotional fanfare how well the system worked but what he didn’t let on is the amazing contractor he had lined up to to the job for us. Leon did a wonderful job and all with no fuzz or bother. Absolutely top-notch.
“Dealing with *gutterpro* has been easy and straightforward. From initial quote, to booking the job and installation everything has been smooth and simple. If you have blocked gutters, pests or birds in your house get in touch and they will sort it out for you no worries”
“I came across information about (Kiwi) gutter pro on face book.
I cannot praise this company enough. From my first contact by telephone to completion of the mesh being installed, the service has been excellent, very professional. I was kept updated regularly by email regarding the installation date that fitted in with my schedule.
The 20 year guarantee is excellent so I know so if any issues arise I can contact (Kiwi) gutter pro directly. I see this product as an investment to protect my guttering.
I will certainly be recommending gutterpro to my friends, I just know they won’t be disappointed. I’m very happy with my decision to use gutter pro.”
“The team at gutter pro are very efficient and carried out the work with great precision and care! I am very pleased with the installation with the kea gutter guards. The team did their very best to get the work done on time with Auckland’s unreliable weather.
I highly recommend Gutter Pro!! Thanks TEAM!!”
Highly recommend Kiwi Gutter Protection if you are wanting to keep your gutters clean and looking great
“Kiwi Gutter Protection recently installed the Tui Mesh to keep the bird nest, tree leafs and other debri out of my gutter and improve the drinking water quality.
I reviewed several companies and went to KiwiGutter Pro as the customer service was excellent, the product options and trade offs were well explained, and the Tui Mesh product ensures 100% of the rain water is captured (vs wasting any – which is important on tank water). After evaluating the features of each product I also thought Kiwi Gutter Protection offered the best value for money.
The installation was completed ahead of time, the installer cleaned the gutters and ensured the tank was disconnected to ensure the dirty water didn’t run back into my tank, and left the work areas spotless, cleaning up any left over mesh cuttings. Its comforting to know I receive the product and installation guarantee and that someone from Kiwi Gutter Protection will come back in a year’s time to check everything. This is reassuring.
Highly recommend Kiwi Gutter Protection if you are wanting to keep your gutters clean and looking great.”
“Hello Kaye, you beat me to the post re: writing a testimonial, but I am thrilled to be able to do so.
Firstly, thanks to you especially – a lovely, calm voice after the second post-Covid lockdown storm, with it’s wreckage of business / work timelines, to say nothing of this September Spring’s blast of cold and very windy weather having a direct impact on your scheduling.
We are so grateful to you for getting us sorted so efficiently. And then, an enormous thanks to Leon, who arrived to us in Newmarket, Auckland, towards the end of his already very long day, in order to install our Gutter Guard. He worked well into the freezing cold and dark night, and not only completed our job, but left the work area spotlessly tidy. We felt his amazing work ethic was not only a salute to himself but to your company also. We feel incredibly fortunate – thank you.
May we wish you all at Kiwi Gutter Protection every success in your future endeavours – especially during these uncertain Covid times.”
“Thank you guys, Leon has done a good job on my house. I recommend this company, very reliable.”
“I found Kevin very easy to talk to, appreciated the good contact through out the job and am happy with the quality and finish of the product.”
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