Noisy Gutters and Downspouts: Causes and What You Can Do

For some, rainy days are days to enjoy and look forward to. After all, the chillier weather can be pleasurable to anyone and the sounds of the rain pouring onto your home can be quite relaxing at times. Unfortunately, according to gutter installation experts, there are some homeowners who can’t enjoy the rainy day due to a surprising culprit: noisy gutters and downspouts.

Here are the common causes of noisy gutters and downspouts and what you can do about it.

The Downspouts Are at an Awkward Angle

For your gutters to work properly, they need to be installed at the right angle, which is at the slope of 0.25 inches for every 10 feet. This gradual slope will allow gravity to pull the water toward your downspout instead of allowing it to collect and pool near the roofing system. However, if your gutter system and downspout is too rigid, the rainwater won’t slide along the edges but rather it will freefall to the downspout’s corner instead, creating a loud noise each time it hits.

To rectify this issue, you’ll have to enlist the services of an expert in gutter repairs to alter the angle. If needed, they may also have to replace the downspout’s bottom section and give it a wider, smoother angle to create less noise.

The Brackets or Appendages are Loose

To prevent leaks and water damage, your gutters will have to be attached tightly to your home. Unfortunately, a combination of the weather and time can eventually loosen its hold on your roof and pull the brackets out of place. Once this happens, the gutters will generate a lot of noise when it rains as the system will jiggle due to the momentum and force of the falling water. If you suspect this to be the issue with your gutters, contact a professional to inspect and repair the system immediately.

Your Gutters are Clogged

Gutters work best when they’re free of dirt and debris. After all, without them, water can flow through the system peacefully. However, if your gutters are clogged, you can expect it to generate some noise when the system overflows. With that in mind, be sure to keep your gutters as clean as possible to prevent overflowing and noisy gutters.

Planning to install gutter guards in your home’s gutter system? Look no further than Patriot Gutters, the leading professionals to approach when it comes to gutter replacement and installation services. Give us a call at (405) 701-0909 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Moore, OK, and other nearby areas.

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