The sound of the rain can be peaceful and soothing, but noisy gutters and downspouts are anything but. If your gutters make loud, annoying noises when it rains, this could indicate a problem with your system.
Read on to learn about what causes this problem and what you can do about it.
Make sure that your gutters are tightly secured to your home to prevent leaks and water damage. Heavy winds and strong storms can cause your gutters to loosen from the roof. Dramatic temperature changes can also cause thermal movement, causing brackets to pull away from the roof.
When rain falls into loose gutters, the impact can cause the gutters to jiggle noisily. The movement also causes the water splash loudly against the downspouts. Inspect your gutters for loose or hanging brackets if they sound especially noisy when it rains. Also, check the fascia boards and have any problems addressed promptly by an experienced roofer. Like retractable awning installation and roofing jobs, gutter repairs are best handled by professionals.
A clog-free and efficient gutter system helps ensure water is properly diverted away from your home. When it rains, water should flow smoothly and quietly through the gutters and downspouts. However, debris like leaves, branches and seeds can interrupt water flow. When not addressed, water may penetrate the eaves of your roof can cause extensive damage.
You can avoid this problem by having your gutters inspected and cleaned regularly by a professional. It would also help to invest in a quality gutter protection system. Gutter guards or caps help prevent debris from getting into the gutters.
Turn to Barry Best Seamless Gutters for high-quality gutter systems and retractable awnings. Call us at (315) 697-5000 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Syracuse and Canastota, NY.