Storm

Avoid floods and water damage

With Blue Mountain Mesh, your gutters are able to transport rainwater the way they’re designed to, significantly reducing the risk of flooding in storms and heavy rain, as well as the likelihood of damage to your walls and ceilings if your home were to flood.

Available in either steel or aluminium mesh, Blue Mountain Mesh gutter protection ensures year round low-maintenance protection.  The ski-slope design of the Blue Mountain Mesh over-the-gutter gutter protection system ensures that leaves and debris are blown off the roof through wind action whilst water is drawn through the mesh guard into the gutter.

Protect your home this storm season

*Donations to Toowoomba SES are valid during the campaign – 1st Nov 2013 to 31st Dec 2013

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Why do you need gutter protection?

Gutter protection is a valuable investment to protect your home and your family.  In the case of storms and heavy rain, installing adequate gutter protection can significantly reduce the risk of flood damage by preventing blocked gutters in the first place. It can also offer many other valuable health and safety benefits, giving you peace of mind around your home all year round.   Some important points for you to consider :

+ Your gutters are an important part of your home and regular checks are recommended.

+ Sometimes you can’t see the problem from the ground

+ You won’t always notice the overflow flooding from a blocked gutter until the damage is done.

Choose your gutter guard system wisely. Over-gutter systems made from hot dipped, zinc coated, oven-baked, corrosion-resistant, non-combustible steel offer the best protection from all environmental hazards – strong enough to withstand hailstorms and compliant for building in bushfire-prone areas.   Ensure your gutter guard is fitted by an accredited installer, and comes with a warranty from a trusted manufacturer.

Insurance claims from major storms and cyclones 2011-2013

January 2013 Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald sweeps down the Queensland and NSW coasts prompting $843 million in damage claims. Bundaberg, Ipswich, Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Northern Rivers NSW and Sydney are among a long list of victims as heavy rain, widespread flooding and damaging winds wreak havoc over thousands of kilometres.
November 2012 Storms hit Brisbane without warning, causing widespread damage. The storm hits almost four years to the day after an enormous storm hit Brisbane’s western suburbs, including The Gap, destroying homes and infrastructure, worth $300 million in claims.
December 2011 Severe storms, hail and a mini tornado rips through Melbourne, spoiling Christmas Day for thousands of families and emergency workers, and leading to$730 million in claims.
February 2011 Tropical cyclone Yasi, one of the most powerful cyclones to have affected Queensland since records began, slams the Far North Queensland coast. The system was the size of the US and effects were felt up to 2,000 km away, resulting in a $1.4 billion insurance bill.

(Insurance Council of Australia 2013)

Blue Mountain Mesh has produced a series of free information guides.  Click here to download the latest information guide on how to protect your home from storm damage.

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Storm Damage Protection Information Guide