Product available in: Vic, Sa, Qld
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APEX LEAF GUARD INSTRUCTIONS:
WARNING: Please use gloves; edge of material can be very sharp
- Take your time getting the first piece of Apex Leaf Guard to fit correctly and the rest of the job will be much easier.
- use a sharp pair of tin snips or heavy duty sharp scissors
- Use 12mm button head screws to fix each length of material together
- No need to screw to the roof or gutter
- Make sure the leaf guard is installed the correct way up (see sticker on each piece)
- Do no rest your ladder on the gutter as it will squash the guttering and make it difficult to fit
- Each strip is 190mm wide and can be trimmed and bent to fit the gutter, the necessary width you need may vary depending on the distance your roof protrudes over your guttering
Bend the strip into an “L” shape and place it into the bottom edge of the gutter (see diagram A)
Gently tuck the leaf guard under the roof (tiled roof you can simply push the tiles back and then slide them back into place when the leaf guard is fitted). Spring the gutter forward and fit the front edge of the strip into the groove of the guttering
If it will not fit into the groove of your guttering you will need to cut the excess off (usually about 10mm) until you get a neat fit (see diagram B) Please take your time to get your first piece right and the rest will be easy because you can bend and cut them all the same.
With the next strip, once you have bent and trimmed to fit, cut 10mm out of the back of the strip so it will overlap on the top (see diagram C). Do the same with each subsequent piece and simply put a 12mm button head screw to hold each piece together (see diagram D).
For guttering with internal brackets you will need to cut out a notch in the back of the strip (see diagram E) just lay the strip on the top of the gutter and mark where the brackets are and cut your notch.