Gutters and downspouts have saved our roofs time and time again by diverting rainwater away from them and your home. This effectively prevents pooling water and moisture buildup on your roof, which helps prolong its lifespan. However, this only happens when your gutters are performing normally and properly installed. If not, they could create strange noises that aren’t a good sign for any homeowner.
So, why are they making noise?
If your gutters are making noise, it could be because of the way they’re angled. If your gutters are too rigid or at a wrong angle, this prevents rainwater from properly draining through them and could cause them to miss parts of the downspout entirely. Aside from that, the rainwater could get to your windows and siding, which can cause mold and moisture to form. To remedy this issue, your gutter contractor will replace the bottom section of your downspout so that it has a wider and smoother angle. You can also have a downspout extender or a downspout chain added to reduce the noise it makes.
Your gutters and downspouts are meant to drain rainwater from your roof and divert it away from your home. If they are clogged, water will overflow and drip onto other parts of your home or cause pooling water. In extreme cases, the water could infiltrate your eaves and cause damage to your roof, which could cause them to rot and deteriorate faster. You’ll have to reroof your home if it ever comes to this point.
Loose Brackets and Appendages
Your gutters have to cling to your home tightly to prevent leaks and water damage from occurring. However, weather elements like gusty winds, heavy rain and snow can loosen up your gutters, which can cause them to be unstable. Also, constantly changing temperatures can cause your gutters and downspouts to expand and contract, which is bad news for your brackets and screws as well. If water courses through the gutters in this state, this could create noise due to its unstable state. Let your contractor tighten your gutters and repair any damaged components if necessary.
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