The rain can be a relaxing sound to hear whether you’re at home trying to sleep or relaxing with a book in your lap. Unfortunately, for some homeowners, the rain isn’t as relaxing to hear as it should. In fact, for some, it can generate a large amount of noise once it hits your home. However, this isn’t exactly the rain’s fault as according to gutter and siding contractors, if you hear a grating noise whenever it rains, it’s possible that the fault lies within your gutter system.
Here’s why your gutters and downspouts make so much noise.
They’re Sitting at an Awkward Angle
At first glance, gutters may seem like they’re perfectly leveled but believe it or not, this isn’t actually the case. In reality, for a gutter system to work properly, it needs to be installed at a slight angle. That way, the gradual slope can allow gravity to pull the water towards the downspout instead of pooling near the roof. Downspouts are the same as the subtle tilt that allows water to propel from your home and into the drainage system. If it just so happens that your downspout has too rigid a structure, the rainwater won’t slide along the edges and the water will fall to the corner of the downspout, generating a loud noise in the process.
To rectify this problem, your gutter repair and replacement expert will need to replace the downspout’s bottom section with one that has a wider and smoother angle.
The Brackets or Appendages Have Loosened
According to roof repair companies, your gutters need to cling tightly to your home to be able to work properly. However, as time goes by, the combination of age, heavy wind, rain, and snow can loosen your gutters’ hold on your roof, and shifts in temperature can cause the brackets to pull out of place. This causes your gutters to hang loosely by a few screws and once waterfalls into these loose gutters, the momentum and force will cause it to jiggle, causing it to generate a loud noise. If loose brackets and appendages are the cause of your gutter noises, you’ll have no choice but to call a professional to tighten the connections or have them replaced.
Your Gutters are Clogged
Gutters tend to work best only when they’re clear of dirt and debris and if debris such as leaves, twigs, and seeds are allowed to accumulate in your gutter system, the water that your gutters catch won’t flow as peacefully as it should. Once this happens, water can overflow and fall to the ground outside your home, creating a loud, popping noise. Therefore, be sure to always have your gutters cleaned every now and then to ensure that it works properly and generates less noise.
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