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Bunnings Gutter Guards: Are they any good?

Regarding home improvement products, Bunnings are one of the biggest and most popular providers in Australia and New Zealand, making them the go-to solution for many homeowners looking to install gutter guards to their property through a DIY project.

Bunnings offers customers a huge choice of both own-branded products and premium household-named brands by being one of the country’s biggest retailers. They provide customers with a huge range of gutter guards, with some of their most popular ranges including:

Brush gutter guard

brush gutter guard

These are one of the cheapest gutter guards in the Bunnings range, costing around $15 a metre. These guards are effective at what they do, but whilst they are quick and easy to install by simply slotting into your guttering system, they are not a complete solution and leaves and debris are still able to find their way into your gutters.

Made from durable and often fire-resistant materials, they are suitable for most homes; however their lifespan is often limited to just a few years.

Foam Inserts

foam inserts foam gutter guards

Cheaper than the brush gutter guards, Bunning’s foam guards cost around $10 per metre and are a popular choice for DIY enthusiasts as they are incredibly easy to install. Unlike some brands, the Bunnings range has been UV stabilised to prevent sun degradation and be fire retardant.

Preventing anything apart from water from entering the gutter, foam guards are very effective; however, they are prone to creating debris build up as well as having a tendency to result in seeds sprouting within the system if not cleared away.

Fixed mesh

mesh panels

The fixed mesh gutter guard systems are amongst the most popular guard styles in Australia at the moment thanks to their incredible effectiveness and relatively cheap price, coming at $12 a metre.

Made from highly durable steel, the small holes in the mesh can let rainwater flow freely throughout the guttering system whilst preventing any debris, such as dead leaves, dirt and twigs. Typically fixed directly to your roof, they require a higher level of DIY skill than foam inserts or brush guards but are still capable of being installed by most people.

Stay Mesh


Working similarly to the fixed mesh solution, stay mesh is made from durable plastic and can be slotted into the guttering system without needing much effort.

Costing under $10 per metre, they are a very cost-effective solution for homeowners and the Bunnings range has been specially treated to be UV stabilising to help improve its lifespan even further.

One problem with the plastic range is that it is not as long-lasting as the metal version and is prone to having a build-up of debris due to the flat platform the mesh creates at the top of the gutter.

Gumleaf Sheets


Gumleaf sheets work similarly to both fitted and stay mesh guards. However, it offers far higher durability and strength compared to them. Costing $12.50 a metre, the Bunnings Gumleaf Sheets are incredibly popular and have been proven to protect against debris and keep gutters clearer for longer.

However to work as efficiently as possible, they do need to be kept clear of any debris buildup that can occur on its flat surface – a particular problem if your property has a flat roof.

Bunnings are certainly one of the biggest providers of DIY gutter guards in Australia, however, here at Aussie DIY Solutions, we offer customers bespoke, non-mass-produced aluminium gutter guards that are perfect for DIY enthusiasts looking to protect their home.

Our integrated mesh guards provide the perfect protection against debris entering your guttering, no matter the shape or style of your roof. Coming in a range of sizes to ensure installation is even easier for you.

So if you want to install gutter guards on your property, or replace your existing guards, then view our range of high-quality guards here.

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