Does It Matter Which Gutter Mesh I Use for My DIY Gutter Guard System?

So, you’ve decided that you want to simplify your gutter maintenance with a gutter guard system. The problem is that there are so many different options to choose from when it comes to the brand, design, mesh for different systems. Not all gutter guards are created equal – some are more suitable for specific goals while others can be ineffective when used in the wrong conditions. The best gutter mesh installed in Melbourne may not be the same as the best gutter mesh installed in Darwin. In this guide, we’ll be covering the different types of mesh for your gutter guard system and how you can choose the right one that will get you the best results for your home.

Plastic Mesh Gutter Guards

Plastic mesh gutter guards are typically the cheapest option, and it’s this price that seduces homeowners to choose them. While some plastic gutter guards do an okay job of keeping larger debris out such as leaves of your gutter system, in general, they tend to allow smaller particles such as pine needles to slip through. It means that you’ll need to clean your gutters more frequently. Furthermore, plastic mesh guards are not as durable as their metal counterparts and so will need to be replaced more often to function correctly.

Stainless-Steel Mesh Gutter Guards

Stainless-Steel gutter guards are typically far more durable than plastic mesh gutter guards. While they may be slightly more expensive, the long-term expense in both time and money will be considerably lower. The gutter mesh developed for our stainless-steel gutter guard system features a patented ribbed micromesh design and incorporates water diverting technology for optimal performance. With a minuscule diameter of just 0.3mm, the holes in this mesh will make sure that it’s only water that is getting into your gutters. If you currently harvest rainwater or are considering it, then a stainless-steel micro-mesh is likely the best option for you, as it will act as a first stage filter and minimise silt build-up in your tanks.

Aluminium Gutter Guards

Auminium mesh gutter guards offer a sweet spot between price and durability. Aluminium mesh is typically woven quite fine, again offering better protection against smaller debris and vermin attempting to enter your gutter. Our aluminium gutter guards are designed with functionality and easy installation in mind. You won’t need to screw into your gutters to install them. When choosing aluminium, be sure to select a brand that can stand by its product; all our aluminium gutter guards come with a 10-year warranty because we know that it is a superior product.


Deciding on which type of DIY gutter guard mesh is right for your home or business is an important decision to make. It’s wise to consider which gutter mesh will meet your needs at the best price point and to reflect on how vital fire resistance, water filtration, durability and cost are to you.
If you’re still unsure about which gutter mesh is right for your home, then don’t hesitate to visit our website or give the friendly DIY Gutter Guard team a call today!

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