Your gutters and downspouts perform a very important job: protecting your home from water damage. However, some gutters can be obnoxiously loud when it rains. In today’s article, V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, the top roofing contractor in our local area, explains what causes noisy gutters and downspouts. We also give tips on how to deal with this problem.
Improper Downspout Angle
Your gutters might look like they are perfectly level, but they actually have a slight, intentional slope to encourage the flow of rainwater into your downspouts. A typical gutter has a slope of ¼ of an inch for every 10 feet. Your downspouts also have a subtle tilt to allow water to flow away from your home and into the drainage system. A downspout with the wrong angle will be noisy because of the way the drops of rain fall out of it. We can fix this problem by either replacing the bottom of the downspout or by using a downspout extender.
Gutter clogs can cause all sorts of problems, including noisy gutters. Leaves, dirt and other debris can form clogs that prevent water from flowing easily. Water from overflowing gutters can hit the outside of your home and your downspouts. This is not only noisy, but it can also cause water damage to your home. As a roofing and gutter expert, we highly recommend hiring a professional to clean and maintain your gutters.
Loose brackets can cause your gutters to jiggle when it rains. This extra movement causes the rain inside your gutters to noisily splash and hit your downspout. If your gutters are loud when it rains, then you should check your gutter brackets and your fascia board. Call us if you detect any problems.
You can rely on V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding for all your roof repair and other home improvement needs. We’ve been in business for over 50 years, making us one of the most experienced home improvement companies in our area. Quality work matters to us. Call us at (203) 639-1634 to learn more about our services and products or to request a consultation.