installation instructions for gumleaf stainless steel

installing on a corrugated roof

Tools Required

Power drill, tin snips, 1/4 & 5/6 inch magnetic hexagon head sockets, Gumleaf screws for gutter lip and galvanised 10g x 16mm hex head screws for saddles (do not use stainless steel screws), silicone gun, silicone, wide nose pliers, GumLeaf colorbond saddles and gloves.

1-Measure total length of gutters and allow approximately 5% extra for overlap and wastage. Note each piece of gutter guard is 1.2m long.

2-Allow 8 saddles per 1.2m length of gutter guard.Available on the shelf at Bunnings in three choice of colours: Woodland Grey,Surfmist and Pale Eucalypt. Special orders: Ironstone, Manor Red and Shale Grey.

1. Clean gutters thoroughly and flush downpipes.

2. Place guard on gutter beginning at one end.Drill screws through trim of guard on each end and in the middle.

3. Overlap the guard mesh making the two trims touch.

4. Installing Saddles:TIP:You will need to place saddles on every 2nd corrugation. If roofing screws interfere then place saddles on the corrugations that have no screws.

5. Before a saddle is screwed down, using the tin snips, make a 3cm deep cut in the mesh at the top of the corrugation peak. Ensure the saddle is over the cut. Do not pull or stretch mesh away too tightly from trim.

Push the mesh into the corrugations to mould the mesh. Then place saddle on top.Push saddle down tight eliminating any gaps. Then screw the saddle in place between the cut but not through the mesh itself. TIP: if there are any gaps, silicone them with roofing silicone.

7. At the corners of the roof, cut desired length of guard. TIP: Cut the front trim on all 3 sides and snap backwards. Use pliers to straighten bent trim. Allow mesh to stick out approximately 1cm on each side of trim. Then fold the 1cm edge in half, Underneath to create a “hemmed” edge. This allows for a neater finish.

TIP: Square the hem with pliers. Cut the mesh around the hip ridge caps and screw to the roof.

8. Patch and silicone the gaps around the corners.

SAFETY STATEMENT

Utmost care must be taken when working at heights. Installer must comply with workplace health and safety regulations in your area, including using approved tools and a harness when needed. Be aware of sharp edges

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installing on a tiled roof

Tools Required

Power drill, tin snips, 1/4 inch magnetic hexagon head socket, Gumleaf screws (do not use stainless steel screws), silicone gun, silicone, wide nose pliers and gloves

1. Measure total length of gutters and allow approximately 5% extra for overlap and wastage. Note each piece of gutter guard is 1.2m long.

2. Measure the “FOLD” This is the distance from the middle of the gutter lip to the edge of the tiles. 80mm is available on the shelf with 70,90 & 100 fold flat pieces at the Specials Orders desk.

1. Clean gutters thoroughly and flush downpipes.

2. Slide first row of tiles back to expose the fascia boards.

3. Place guard on gutter beginning at one end. Drill self-tapping screws trim of guard on each and in the middle of the guard. For a tile roof, you may also drill a screw through the mesh and onto the fascia board. Tip: To cut trim, Cut all 3 sides and snap backwards.

4. Overlap the guard mesh making the two trims touch.

5. Slide tiles back into position.

6. At the corner of the roof, cut desired length of guard. Use pliers to straighten bent trim. Allow mesh to stick out approximately 1cm on each side of trim. Then fold the 1cm edge in half underneath to create a “hemmed” edge. This allows for a neater finish. TIP: Squash the hem with pliers.

7. Note that tiles at the corners of the roof cannot slide back, fold down the back section of tile guard to make a double fold. Fold over a 90 degree straight edge. You will need to cut out the mesh to allow for internal brackets if any. If required cut off the front trim and tuck mesh under the front gutter lip.

8. Patch and silicone the gaps around the corners.

SAFETY STATEMENT

Utmost care must be taken when working at heights. Installer must comply with workplace health and safety regulations in your area, including using approved tools and a harness when needed. Be aware of sharp edges.

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