Noisy gutters aren’t just annoying–this problem could indicate damage to your gutter system, which is a hazard for your home. Any sign of damage to your gutters or downspouts should be addressed promptly so it doesn’t worsen, potentially leading to the need for costly roof replacement.
Inspecting Your Gutters
While your gutters may look level, they’re actually installed at a slight angle, with a slope of 0.25 inches for every 10 feet. This is done on purpose to let gravity pull the collected water toward the downspout and prevent it from pooling around your roof.
If your gutters are noisy when it rains, this could be due to a loose bracket, appendage or screw, so check if the screws are tight around the brackets and appendages. If you notice a problem, address it promptly to prevent gutter failure and serious water damage to your home and landscape. Ideally, you should hire a professional roofer to inspect your gutters regularly.
Inspecting Your Downspouts
Downspouts should be tilted gently to direct water safely away from your home. If your downspout is too rigid, the water droplets will fall into the corners, creating a loud dripping sound. To fix this, you may need to replace the bottom part of the downspout with a downspout extender or a vinyl elbow so the noise can be softened. You can also install a downspout that has a wider angle.
Small branches and fallen leaves can clog your downspouts, which can also create unwanted noise. You can try unclogging them yourself, but it’s better to hire a professional roofing contractor to check your downspouts and clean them thoroughly.
When it comes to roofing and gutter maintenance, you can count on the excellent services offered by the best roofing company in the area. Call Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. today at (781) 826-7663 or reach us online through our convenient online request form.