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How to Fix Noisy Gutters and Downspouts

You probably already know that any loud noises generated by crucial home components are usually bad news. This is true even for your gutters and downspouts, which help direct rainwater away to keep your home safe and damage-free whenever it rains. Once you notice there’s a constant thudding, clanking, or gushing sound coming from them, deal with them promptly. Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, Inc., one of the trusted roofing companies in the area, discusses some of the reasons that lead to noisy gutters and downspouts, plus ways to fix them.

water gushing from downspout

Loose Brackets. Your gutters are attached firmly to the fascia and roofline using brackets. Extreme weather conditions, however, can loosen these brackets and even pull them out of place. The gutters become skewed, which means water won’t run smoothly through the system. Instead, it will slap loudly against the downspouts.

What to Do. Turn to a reliable gutter and roof replacement contractor like Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, Inc., who’ll reattach your gutters with new brackets so they keep a proper pitch.  

Blockages. Open gutters are typically prone to debris buildup, which leads to clogs that make it difficult for the system to drain water properly. When the gutter system is clogged, water backs up and flows over the sides. That splashing sound you hear is water hitting the downspouts and the side of your home.

What to Do. Make sure to inspect your gutters periodically for congestion. If leaves and other loose debris are present inside, clear them off. Cut back any tree branches hanging over your gutters, and as additional protection, you should consider having gutter covers installed over the system.

Awkwardly Placed Downspouts. Downspouts should have a slight tilt so they channel rainwater properly into the drainage pit. But if they are installed at an awkward angle, however, water will just freefall against its corners, creating a constant and annoying dripping sound.

What to Do. Replace the bottom section of the downspout to create a wider and smoother angle. Investing in an extender or downspout chain also muffles any noise it makes when it rains.

Whether you need quality steel roofs installation or gutter replacement, look no further than Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, Inc. We’ll keep your home safe and intact from water damage with our superior roofing and gutter solutions. We proudly serve the areas in and around Sartell, MN. Call us today at (320) 407-3573 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.