The pitter-patter of rain is usually a calming sound that you can sleep to. But when it’s accompanied by gutter and downspout noise, it can only ruin the relaxing mood of the weather and bother you instead. Howard Roofing & Home Improvements, one of the top roofers in the area, discusses some of the common reasons why gutters and downspouts are noisy.
Brackets are used to secure gutters in place. When these age and degrade in quality, your gutters may become loose and cause odd noises. Apart from aging, temperature changes can also be the culprit, expanding and contracting the gutter material and pulling the brackets out of place. If you hear strange noises from your gutters, you might want to look for loose or hanging brackets and call a professional ASAP.
Poorly Installed Downspouts
Downspouts are installed with a slight angle, enabling them to drain water away and prevent water buildup on your roofing. But when your downspout is incorrectly installed, it won’t be able to propel water away from your home. Water will likely be directed on the corner of your downspout, causing a drip-drip sound.
When leaves and debris clog your gutters, this buildup then prevents a silent and efficient flow of water. To keep this from happening in your gutters, make sure to clean them on a regular basis, especially before a forecasted storm. Also, don’t forget to attend to the overhanging branches near your gutters. Trim them regularly to prevent leaves and twigs from ending up inside your gutter system.
Howard Roofing & Home Improvements is an established roofing contractor that’s trusted by local homeowners. We have been in business since the 1960s, and we have gained a solid reputation for superior workmanship and customer service. Call us at (636) 296-1057 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in St. Charles, MO.