Most Common Reasons for Noisy Gutters
Nothing is more soothing and relaxing than lounging at home while it is raining outside. It becomes annoying, however, when you hear steady clunking from your home’s gutter system. You might be wondering what causes this noise from your gutters and downspouts. John Peters Roofing, your local roofing and gutter experts, explains further.
The Common Causes of Noisy Gutters
It is not surprising to find leaves, twigs, pine needles and other organic material inside gutters. With these present, however, the gutters’ functionality is compromised, resulting in water backing up and overflowing out to the sides instead of flowing toward the downspouts. In addition to the noise it creates, the fact that water remains stagnant can lead to water wreaking havoc on your home’s exterior.
To combat this problem, regular gutter cleaning is important. While it is usually done at least once or twice a year, you can make this chore easier. Local roofers recommend trimming overhanging tree branches and installing a gutter protection system.
Downspouts at an Awkward Angle
Gutters look like they’re perfectly aligned from end to end when viewed from the ground, but in reality, they have a slight angle to allow water to drain efficiently. Downspouts should have the same tilt; if structured rigidly, water will just spill out to the corner of the gutters and create a persistent splashing sound. A quick fix for this is to replace the bottom section to alter the downspout’s tilt. A downspout chain or extender helps reduce the noise as well.
Brackets are used to attach the gutters to the roofline. However, due to the constant punishment of weather elements like heavy winds and precipitation, these important components come loose, causing the gutters to become misaligned. Noise can be heard after water pours into loose gutters and splashes against the downspouts. Get this problem repaired by reputable gutter experts in your area like John Peters Roofing.
In addition to providing roofing services, we are also your trusted partner for gutter replacement installation. Let our experts find the right gutter system for your roof. Call (317) 786-3315 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Indianapolis and the surrounding communities.