What’s it made of?
Leaf Mesh by Tapex is exclusively manufactured to our specifications for Australian conditions. The mesh is 100% virgin high quality extra heavy duty polyethylene (~900gsm). It is UV stabilised, and specially designed to maximise water collection and is completely safe.
LeafShield (or Leaf Mesh) has proven to be the most durable and effective method of protecting your gutters and drainpipes from blockages, as well as stopping unwanted intrusion from birds and vermin etc.
As mentioned above Leafshield’s gutter guard is made from a high density, Industrial Grade Polyethylene 2.2mm thick with construction holes approx 3.0mm by 5.0 mm across.
The mesh is UV stabilised to give you an estimated 15-20 years of maintenance free service under the harsh Australian sun.
Leaf Shield, Gutter Leaf Protection is 100% Australian made and owned with the mesh manufactured by Tapex Pty. Ltd. a wholly Australian owned and operated company. All angles, clips etc used in fitting the mesh to the roof or gutters are made in Australia from BHP Colorbond steel.
It fits most roof types and gives gutters an elegant streamlined look.
Do I need to maintain Leafmesh?
No!!! That’s the best part – the Leafshield system is self cleaning in most situations.
It’s rugged polyethylene construction means that it will not rust or cause electrolysis (oxidisation) and is therefore maintenance free.
How Does Leafshield Look
Often it can’t be seen. It comes in a range of colours to blend into your roof.
Leaf Shield Gutter Guard Choices
Premium Leaf Mesh ~900 GSM
Guttermesh 660 GSM
|Material||UV treated Polyethylene||Aluminium (also available in stainless steel*)
* Additional Charge
|Aluminium||UV treated Polyethylene|
|Hole Shape||Diamond||Small Squares||Diamond||Diamond|
|Heavy Duty||yes||Stainless Steel only||no||no|
|Stops ember attack||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Very small leaves||no||yes||no||no|
|Number of Colours||13||Black*||9||12|
|Manufacturers Warranty||10 years||15 years||15 years||10 years|
|Warranty on installation||10 years||10 years||5 years||10 years|
|Leaf Mesh gutter protection is designed for maximum water collection and yet strong enough to stop medium to large or twigs and birds from entering your gutters and roof||Fine Leaf Mesh guttermesh is perfect for fine leaves such as Jacarandas, fine pine needles and improved tank water quality *can be coloured to match gutter at an additional charge||Diamond Aluminium gutter mesh is a zero fire rated mesh. Made available to comply with some council fire requirements||Guttermesh is a lighter weight Leaf mesh suitable for some small leaf situations.