Tile roof installations require 4 components. The gutter mesh, fixing trim, screws and silicone.
Once the gutters are clean, the installation process is completed in the following order.
1) Your chosen mesh product will be rolled out over the top of the guttering. The material is secured to the gutters outside edge by installing a Colorbond© flashing with class 4 self-drilling screws every 250mm. The mesh colour is determined by the colour of the roof tiles while the flashings and screws are colour matched with the guttering.
2) Now that one edge of the mesh is secured to the guttering, the other edge needs to be prepared for installation to the roof. Strategically positioned relief cuts are made in the guttermesh, coinciding with the contours of the roof tiles. This fabricating process helps the mesh shape to the roof profile and ensures a professional finish.
3) On tiled roofs the product covers the first row of tiles and the second row of tiles are lifted slightly and the gutter mesh tucked underneath. The tiles are lifted individually, then carefully repositioned. At the ends when approaching the hips or gable ends (approximately 2 tiles) where the tiles can’t be lifted the mesh is cut back to the edge of the tiles and not tucked underneath.
4) Uniquely, our products are also effective on roof valleys. The mesh used must be wide enough to reach from one side of the valley to the other, it is cut to suit each individual tile on both sides of the valley creating a saw tooth appearance. The valley mesh will come down and be installed over the gutter mesh.
5) The final step in the installation process is securing the mesh at the hips and gables. For tile roofs high-quality roof and gutter silicone is used to fasten the mesh to the ridge capping and any areas where the tiles can’t be lifted.