September 2017 - If you live in Melbourne, or another of Australia’s southern states, you probably experienced a pretty chilly winter and subsequently high power bill! Australians are used to scorching temperatures, but many Australian homes lack adequate thermal efficiency compared to countries with colder climates in Europe and North America.
August 2017 - Gutters are hard enough to keep clean as it is, all the fallen leaves and debris quickly clog gutters and can cause damage to the surrounding infrastructure. When bird nesting season comes along, matters are only made worse and your gutters are prone to extensive damage from a range of birds who see them as a great place to make a home.
August 2017 - Gutter guards are a mesh layer that are installed onto exposed gutters to provide protection for residential and commercial buildings. If left unprotected, gutters can be damaged by leaves, sticks and other debris as it builds up and clogs the gutters, preventing water flow.
August 2017 - Winter can be a lovely season; cold wind, rain, and storms aside! Winter is a time when you start to realise various home improvement tasks that haven’t been tended to. Ceiling leaks, gaps in your window seals, inadequate insulation and heating. Your home can really feel the elements in the deep of winter!
July 2017 - Are you waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of scratching, chirping or even general movement noises in your roof that you don’t think should be there? It’s likely you’ve got a few unwanted guests who have set up a cozy living space in your roof cavity.
July 2017 - So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and move house. Congratulations! Moving house signals the start of a new chapter and is the perfect opportunity to improve your lifestyle. While the prospect of moving is exciting, it can also be a very stressful experience. However, with careful planning and preparation, your move can go off without a hitch.
June 2017 - Home guttering systems are generally a lot more durable than they may appear to the naked eye. It is very important to know that your gutters are working efficiently so that you don’t have to worry about your home being exposed to flooding from water buildup or damage from fallen plants and debris.
June 2017 - When it comes to maintaining your investment property, it’s easy to overlook certain items when you’re not there every day. Regularly maintaining your investment property reduces major costs in the long term by taking preventative measures, eliminating known problems and staying informed of the property’s condition. A well-maintained investment property keeps tenants happy, and in some cases increases the property or rent value.
May 2017 - It’s that time of year again - when the wind picks up and the leaves start to fall. That’s right, it’s Autumn! Autumn brings an array of golden and brown tones that look enchanting in the garden. However, when the leaves and sticks start to fall, you’re left wondering, what do I do with them now? Fallen leaves and sticks can be a nuisance, but they’re a great opportunity to enrich your garden, protect the environment, and have great fun. Leaves are super easy to shred and use for mulch and compost. Leaves and sticks are also great for arts and craft days, especially on those winter Saturday mornings with the kids.
May 2017 - As the days get crisper and trees slowly change to shades of orange and red, this can mean only one thing – autumn is upon us. And while autumn is a beautiful time of year, this season also brings with it the hassle of falling leaves. One day your trees are covered in golden leaves, the next the trees have shed their leaves, which create leafy piles on your yard or roof.
April 2017 - Your roof is one of the most important features of your home. It protects you from the elements, keeps the warmth in, while giving your home character. That’s why it’s critical to do your research on what roofing material would work best for your home. Most people think about what looks aesthetically good for the house, which is important but not the only factor to consider. Also think about energy efficiency, underlayment and council requirements.
March 2017 - Infographic: When was the last time you thought about your gutters? Probably not in a while! Or if you have, how often have you put off cleaning them? Gutters aren’t the most exciting feature of your house, but they are one of the most essential components of keeping your home healthy.
March 2017 - Rainwater is a good source of water for using on your garden, washing your clothes, flushing the toilet, and - if it's properly treated or purified - for drinking and other household uses. The collection of rainwater can easily take place within cities and towns, not just in rural areas as some people may think. Rainwater is typically collected from the roofs of buildings and stored in rainwater tanks.
March 2017 - If you’re in the market for a new water tank, there are many options choose from these days. You can even invest in a water tank that doubles up as an attractive feature for your outdoor entertaining area to store your precious water. Water tanks are an effective way of collecting clean water and mean you can store water for economical purposes such as drinking and watering the garden.
February 2017 - Gutters aren’t the most exciting feature of a house, but they’re certainty one of the most important. Protecting your home from harsh weather conditions, gutters and downpipes keep your house safe and dry. However, gutters do weaken over time and neglecting them means running the risk of major damage through leaks caused by blocked or damaged guttering and downpipes.
January 2017 - For Guaranteed Bird Proofing Results, Get Professional Help. Birds nesting in your home can be a costly hassle. Birds leave acidic droppings which can eat away at roofing materials, their nests cause blockages to drainage systems and chimneys, plus their early morning wakes ups and incessant chirping is sure to leave you blurry eyed! Bird proofing is particularly required in Melbourne due to a vast Starling and Myna population.
January 2017 - It seems the list of household chores is ever increasing, and often it isn’t until a heavy down pour that you’ll notice your gutters overflowing and discover that you’ve now got a blocked downpipe on your hands! Blockages are often caused by a build-up of leaves, debris, moss, unwelcome creatures and even the odd tennis ball. It is best to get onto blockages as soon as possible, as ignored blockages can cause serious and costly structural damage to your home and foundations.
December 2016 - Summertime brings long hot days, barbeques and days at the beach. But with that comes very high temperatures and extreme fire risk for many homes across Australia. Many houses are at risk of fire due to bush fire season, and those located around bushland areas are under the most threat, as embers from bush fires can start a fire in your home from built up debris in your gutters. So how can you protect your home from fire?
December 2016 - Problems related to birds and pests inhabiting roofs are quite common across Australia. The sound of scratching or chirping is not only annoying; it can cause damage to your home. Furthermore it can result in health issues for you or your family due to the plethora of diseases that birds can carry. To eradicate the issue, we always recommend obtaining expert advice from professionals. They have the equipment and experience to assess your home, safely remove the birds and provide a permanent bird proofing solution. If you are considering tackling the situation yourself, keep the following in mind.
November 2016 - At Aussie Gutter Protection, we constantly strive to provide effective bird proofing solutions for our customers and to ensure the entire experience is as seamless as possible. We take the time to provide an accurate assessment of the situation and the requirements. This is followed by an efficient installation to ensure the solution is permanent. In September 2016, Aussie Gutter Protection was contracted to supply a complete bird proofing solution to a 24 year old, double storey brick veneer home with a tiled roof at Croydon, in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs.
November 2016 - We all know Tesla as an innovative electric car company who has entered and completely disrupted the automotive market with their all electric vehicles. Their second major product announcement was a ‘Powerwall’ battery, which allows for the storage of solar energy in residential homes and commercial buildings. Without battery storage, solar energy is lost and just diverted back into the grid. Battery storage stores solar energy in your home allowing you to use electricity at night, when there is no sun. A third product was recently announced by Tesla’s founder Elon Musk, in collaboration with SolarCity: the Solar Roof.
November 2016 - Did you know, all of our gutter guard installers are Aussie Gutter Protection ‘Accredited Installers’? This means they have extensive experience installing gutter protection systems to a variety of roof types across Melbourne and Victoria. Our in depth training and development program has been created for our gutter guard team to ensure they have the skills and knowledge to safely and professionally install gutter protection systems for your home.
October 2016 - As spring is upon us, trees and plants across Melbourne and Victoria are blooming. The recent wet weather and sunny climate are encouraging fantastic growth which is great, apart from the potential issues leaves and debris may ultimately cause to your homes gutters. To address this, you can either clean your gutters or install gutter guard to help prevent the build up of any blockage. There are various types of gutter guard which can be broadly split into two categories: Plastic Gutter Guard and Metal Gutter Guard.
October 2016 - Melbourne is home to an abundant range of bird species. However, they can also become a nuisance for homeowners as well as proprietors. Pesky birds and their littering can cause significant damage and prove to be a costly affair if you do not address the problem at the very start. To prevent this annoyance, seek out help from a team of professionals. Gutter guard experts have smart solutions and offer effective gutter protection and bird proofing in Melbourne.