June 16 - 22, 2019: Issue 409

 

installing Leaf Stopper gutter Guard

Johnson Bros Trade Day 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 12 PM – 5 PM
Johnson Bros Mitre 10 - Mona Vale
73 Bassett Street, Mona Vale

Massive Public Trade Day Event this Thursday starts at Noon,
in Australia's best Large format Hardware Store (Awarded by IHG & Awarded by Hardware Australia).

Over 50 Suppliers present 
Including the 3 main Power tool suppliers Makita, DeWalt and a secret other. All doing demo's and with bonus offers on the day.
Visits from the Triple M Rock Patrol and a Manly Sea Eagles Legend.

CPD points for the Tradies and a free BBQ for all!
With so many leaves having fallen or falling at present, and the last shared idea of how to collect dew from your gutters, a few insights on how to install gutter guard so this can be more easily collected, as well as making easier collecting those leaves to add to compost bins as well, needs to be revisited.


The following information applies to the 100% Australian-owned family business of the Leaf Stopper product, available at Johnson Brothers Mitre 10, and the system we have installed at home as it is of premium quality, durable, comes in a range of colours and is adaptable to varying needs. 

Leaf Stopper is one of Australia’s leading brands in gutter guard protection. They deliver an aluminium gutter mesh system that fits tile roofs, common deck metal roofs and corrugated roofs. The product comes with a 15 year guarantee.

A good gutter guard system will do 3 things well:

Keeps Leaves and Pests Out of Gutters and Valleys

The advantage of the Leaf Stopper® system is that not only does it protect the gutters, but it prevents leaves and pests entering the valley. Many gutter guard systems sound credible when discussing the gutter, but fail to mention how they plan to protect your valleys.

It is well known that leaves will accumulate in the corner valleys of the roof and then make their way down to the gutter. Leaf Stopper® prevents this from happening.

Allows Water In

Over 20 years of experience suggests that an aperture of around 4mm x 4mm is ideal for getting a balance between keeping leaves out and keeping water in. Products that have smaller holes than this could allow water to flow over the top of the gutter guard which is referred to as sheeting. Furthermore, a small hole means that small dust and debris is more likely to clog and even have moss growing on them. This then opens the door to other problems such as dampness where insects can breed. 

An additional benefit of Leaf Stopper® is that water starts entering the gutter guard at the top of the first tile. This gives water a chance to enter the mesh and make its way to the gutter. That way you can collect it for use in the garden!

Increase the chance of leaves coming off (reduces maintenance).

The more work that Mother Nature can do, the less there is for you to do. Leaves will dry over time and when the wind arrives, they have a greater chance of blowing off. It is a fact that the greater the incline, the more chance the leaves have of coming off by themselves. This is very difficult to achieve with some systems that are inserted into the gutter.



Choose the right Gutter Guard

Gutter guards come in several different materials, shapes, colours and systems and it is important finding the correct type for your home.


The gutter guard market is primarily dominated by 2 types of systems; Insertion and Ski-slope.

These come in various materials ranging from plastic to metal. Do thorough research and find out which system you believe would best fit your roof, house location, price and protection level.

After identifying which type of gutter guard you prefer, you can start the gutter guard installation!

Aluminium mesh keeps pests and leaves out of your gutters and allows water to effectively flow in. In addition, it will not corrode and it’s fire safe.

Installing Aluminium Gutter Mesh

If you have decided that aluminium gutter mesh is the system that will suit your home the best, here is a detailed description on how to install the gutter guards yourself!

Remember, accidents can happen while working at heights on ladders, trestles and roofs. We urge you to take care at all times and that you make sure your ladder/platform is firmly secured and to use a harness if working from the roof.

If you are not confident to get up on the roof yourself, remember that you can use a registered installer that will do the job for you.

How To Install Gutter Guards On A Tile Roof

With so many different types of tile roofs not all methods of installation will be the same, however, we aim to provide as many tips as possible.


  1. Roll out the aluminium mesh along the entire straight length of the roof and gutter.
  2. Attach front edge of mesh to gutter using trimets.
  3. Using the 500mm long trimets ensures that your screws are fixed at the recommended 250mm spacing.
  4. Make cuts in the back of the mesh. Since the mesh does not stretch, it’s important to allow ‘relief’ cuts. This will allow the mesh to mould to the roof shape.
  5. Tuck the mesh under the tile.
  6. Finish off hips and ends. This involves cutting around the hips and cutting below the 2nd last row of tiles that are cemented to the hip.

How To Install Gutter Guards On A Corrugated Roof

  1. Roll out Leaf Stopper over the entire straight length of roof and gutter and cut to length.
  2. Attach front edge of mesh to gutter using trimets.
  3. Using the 500mm long trimets ensures that your screws are fixed at the recommended 250mm spacing.
  4. Make cuts in the back of the mesh. Since the mesh does not stretch, it’s important to allow ‘relief’ cuts. This will allow the mesh to mould to the roof shape.
  5. Install saddles (clips). On a corrugated roof the saddles are fixed on every 2nd rib, while on a deck profiled roof the saddles are placed on every rib.
  6. Repeat the process of fixing saddles on every 2nd corrugation to the end of the roof line.

How to buy DIY gutter guards

Leaf Stopper can be purchased in a very handy DIY packaged system that includes:

  • 250mm wide Mesh (in either 10m or 30m lengths)
  • Trimets – to connect Mesh to edge of gutter using hexagon head screws.
  • Saddles – That fasten the mesh to the top of the Corrugation.
  • Coloured Screws to match for the Trimets and Saddles.

Protecting your home and roof is a long-term investment. Don’t skimp and risk detracting value from your home with gutter guard systems that don’t work or don’t last!

Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 Catalogue 5 June – 30 June 2019. Tax Time Tool Blitz!

Browse the latest Mitre 10 Catalogue – Tax Time Tool, valid Wednesday 5 June – Sunday 30 June 2019 ONLINE. Don’t miss the Mitre 10 specials, and deals from the current catalogue.

Looking for a home improvement gift, then you can choose the Mighty Helpful Gift Card, that can be purchased online or in store, and with values from $20 to $500. If you shop online, you can collect free of charge the items you purchased, after the store has notified you that the order is ready for collection.


Green Life Garden Centre at Johnson Brothers Mona Vale

Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 New Store
73 Bassett Street
Mona Vale - Online Store: Jbhmv.Com.Au

Products advice is available from the trained friendly staff at Narrabeen, Mona Vale and Avalon Johnson Brothers Mitre 10. 

Click on logo to visit Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 website

Johnson Bros Mitre 10 - Avalon            (02) 9918 3315

Johnson Bros Mitre 10 - Mona Vale     (02) 9999 3340

JBH Timber & Building Supplies          (02) 9999 0333

JBH Fencing & Landscape Supplies    (02) 9970 6333

www.johnsonbros.com.au Online store: jbhmv.com.au

Important 
All information and tips in this publication are of a general nature only and neither Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 or Pittwater Online News does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information and tips in this publication. This publication is not intended to be a substitute for expert advice. Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 advises you to always consult an experienced and qualified person when undertaking jobs of this kind (including consulting a qualified tradesperson such as an electrician or plumber where relevant expert services are required). 

You should also consider any safety precautions that may be necessary when undertaking the work described in this publication (including wearing any necessary safety equipment such as safety glasses, goggles or ear protectors or hard hats). The information and tips in this publication are provided on the basis that Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 and Pittwater Online News excludes all liability for any loss or damage which is suffered or incurred (including, but not limited to, indirect and consequential loss or damage and whether or not such loss or damage could have been foreseen) for any personal injury or damage to property whatsoever resulting from the use of the information and tips in this publication. 

Pittwater Online News and Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 also advises there may be laws, regulations or by-laws with which you must comply when undertaking the work described in this publication. You should obtain all necessary permissions and permits from council and/or any other relevant statutory body or authority before carrying out any work. Major projects published in this publication always list these and/orlinks to where you may research what your own project requires to meet regulations.

Previous DIY Pages:

Decking Timbers  Caring For Your Deck Decking Finishes  Privacy Screens I Privacy Screens II  Privacy Screening Hardwoods  Autumn Paths and Lawns  Insulation Batts Plasterboard  Ventilation - Edmond's Ecofan Blackboards for Children and Home Spring Lawn Care  Shade Sails & Watering  Basic DIY Tools DIY Tools - Power Drills Recycle Your Trampoline into An Air Bed  How to Build Your Own Backyard Cricket Pitch Christmas Lights Displays around House and Garden Summer Mildew - Refresh, Renew How to Fix Things That Drip and Bump in the Night Time To Plant Winter Vegetables in  a Raised Garden Beds Layout Organsing Your Tool Shed  Make Your Own Weathervane Installing A Garden Watering System  Decking Oils  How To Make Garden Compost  How To Winter proof Your Lawn  How to create Shabby Chic effect on Timber Furniture How to Build Your Own Raised Garden Bed  Growing Your Own Winter Vegies  Winter Heating Guide  Prepare Your Yard For Winter Eradicating Noxious Weeds From Your Yard How to Fix Furniture Finishes Part I  How to Repair Scratches, Dings, and Dents of Furniture Surfaces - Part II Winter Draughts Fix  Classic Wooden Tool Carrier Spring Garden Checklist Part I  Install Your Own Skylight  Retaining Walls for Saving Soil and New Spring Garden Beds  Summer Salad Garden  Native Plant Garden for A Fairy Arbour Renewing Short Flight of Exterior Stairs Deck Maintenance DIY Summer Tasks You Can Do In Time to Get to the Beach  Garden Ponds for Attracting Birdlife, Dragonflies and for the Soothing Sounds of Water  Salt Air: Maintenance and Protection Creating an Outdoor Dining Arbour, Gazebo or Patio - Part I Creating an Outdor Dining Arbour, Gazebo or Patio Part II  Autumn Garden Tasks  Autumn DIY Jobs: Waterproof Your Home Checklist  Dealing With Dampness Inside the Home  Fixing Your Fence  Repairing and Replacing Damaged Decking boards  DIY Toy Box and Snow Globes: School Holidays Fun - Winter 2015  DIY Wooden Toy Cars and Perfect Painted Flowerpots: School Holiday Fun - Winter 2015  Shoring Up an Under House Earth Bank – Installing a Basic Retaining Wall  DIY One Shelf Sideboard  Early Spring 2015 Garden Care Salad Garden For Children  Keeping Your Garden and Home Cool in Hot Weather  Classic Beach Garden and Camping Chairs 3 Portable Versions Anyone Can Make DIY Outdoor Furniture Mark I: Park Benches for Your Garden Make Your Own Scooter or Skateboard: Summer 2016 Fun  How to Install a Solid Core Door and Door Furniture  Summer Garden Jobs: Pruning A Hedge  How to Make A Swing Chair - With A Frame for Garden Setting  Garden Jobs for March to Make A Beautiful and Healthy Spring  Keeping Outdoor Nooks Warm During Cooler Months  Children’s Step Stool with Storage  Stop Winter Rain Lawn Loss and Soil Erosion on Slopes  DIY Garden Shed: Part 1 of 4 - Base  DIY Garden Shed: Part 2 - Framing Walls  DIY Garden Shed: Part 2b - Gable Roof Framing  Garden Shed Part 3: Roof Installation  DIY Garden Shed: Weather- boards - Door And Window Installation And Paint Finish DIY Coffee Table With Chessboard Inlay  Spring Gardening: Feeding Your Soil And Plants - What Works For Each Plant  DIY Sandstone Flagging Parking Area - Platform  DIY Pre-Summer Checklist For A Safe Home   Summer Spruce Up: Interior Paint Tips and Three easy steps to rejuvenate your timber deck The Perfect BBQ Garden Setting DIY Water Wise Garden   DIY Side Gates  DIY Storm Preparation And Home Protection  One To Two Day DIY Weekend Spruce Ups  Vegepods For Autumn Planting + Easy To Make Lego Table Or Student Desk That Can Be Dismantled + Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 Online Store   Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 Great New Mona Vale Store: Still In Bassett Street - number 73  Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 New Mona Vale Store: The Greenlife Garden Centre  Go Outside And Play: Creating Garden Spaces To Connect Children With Nature DIY Plasterboard Repair DIY Dolls House Or Garage Or Boatshed  DIY Child's Waggon - or use as a large planter mover DIY Bathroom Refresh: Zing For Spring  Tips for Growing a Native Garden FireCrunch, Australian Developed Fire-proof, Sustainable, Durable and Reliable Building Board Now Available at Johnson Bros. at Mona Vale and Narrabeen School Holidays DIY Ideas for Children: Little Vegetables Garden, Swing, Windchimes Bushfire Season Preparation 2017: Home and Outdoor Areas  Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 Trade Centre at Mona Vale + Issue No 1 of Mitre 10’s inSITE Magazine for Tradies and Handymen  Preparing Al Fresco Areas for Christmas Get-Togethers and Summer Visitors  Summer De-bug; Mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches and ants - how to keep the outdoors insects where they belong DIY Summer Projects: Install A Fountain Or Water Feature  Late Summer and Early Autumn Projects: A Shed For All Storage Solutions + Garden Tasks + Keeping Our Waterways Clean   Autumn Plantings for Winter Harvests   2018   Paintback Collection Event: Johnson Bros Mitre 10 Mona Vale Saturday, April 7  Reducing Ticks in Your Garden: Garden care, Plants that Repel, What to Wear Outdoors Attracting Insectivore Birds to Your Garden: DIY Natural Tick Control  Mother's Day 2018: DIY Rose Garden Winter Mould & Mildew Inside Your home: How to Keep Air and Surfaces Healthier DIY Traditional Rocking Horse  Johnson Brothers Trade Day 2018 DIY Mushrooms and Vege Kits: School Holidays Fun Winter 2018 for Curious Kids  Woodworking Projects for Beginners: School Holidays Fun Winter 2018 - Simple Storage Box + Wood Tool Box Spring Garden Prep: Soil Care  Spring into Spring + JBH August 2018 Trifecta  DIY Backyard Doggie Paradise  Garden Care for Heavy Rain Days + Non-Toxic Snail and Slug Debug Ideas  Garden Design and Plant Management to Minimise Tick Attacks and Infestations - insights from an essay by Bill Conroy BSc. (Agr) (Syd) + a Tribute to Wilfred Lawrence Conroy CBE by Keith Jackson, PNG and others  Make Your Own BBQ Kitchen Garden: Gifts That Grow Past That Giving Day  Christmas Lights 2018: Light Up the Night  How to Keep Your House Cool During a Heatwave Without Using an Air-Conditioner Mid-Summer Garden Care  2018 Winners Of National Hardware Store Of The Year - Johnson Bros Mitre 10 Mona Vale! + End Of Summer Garden To Do List  DIY Fruits of Your Garden: Growing Figs  Fruits Of Your Garden: Growing Passionfruit - Autumn Is Also The Time To Plant Strawberries For Spring  How To Water Your Plants When Away On Holidays + Some April 2019 School Holidays Fun For Outdoors; A Skateboard Swing Or Indoors; Grow Or Make Pot Plant People Dealing With Autumn Dampness Inside The Home + Mums Day Gifts For 2019 Winter Heating Guide + Get Ready For Winter Specials  Keeping Your Garden Dewful During Times Of Water Restrictions and Drought  Installing Leaf Stopper Gutter Guard + Trade Day 2019

______________________

John and Bob Johnson - The Johnson Brothers Profile  John William Alfred Johnson - The Eulogies for those who could not attend Mass

Australia's Prime Minister Visits Mackellar - Informal Afternoon Tea with Hon. Malcolm Turnbull October 2016

JBH Win Awards August 2018 Trifecta - 2018 Free Trade Day supporters, Mitre 10 Heritage Advert features JBH Mona Vale Store, Hardware Australia’s 2018 NSW Hardware Store of the Year over 2500sqm.

Front Page Issue 294: 2018 Winners Of National Hardware Store Of The Year - Johnson Bros Mitre 10 Mona Vale !!!