The gentle patter of rain on your rooftop is soothing to the mind and body. However, the heavy and persistent thud of rainwater hitting the gutters and downspouts can swiftly disrupt your relaxation. If this is happening, then something is wrong with your gutter system. Hinkle Roofing, a local commercial roofing contractor, shares three reasons why your gutters and downspouts are noisy.
1. Your Gutters Are Clogged
The gutters are streamlined so water can continuously flow downward along the downspouts without much resistance. But when leaves, twigs or other organic litter collect in your gutters and create clogs, the peaceful flow of rainwater will be disturbed. This leads to overflow, forcing drops of water to hit the exterior of your downspouts. In extreme cases, the water may seep into your eaves and cause damage to your roof. Always check the condition of your gutters and keep them free of debris, especially when there’s an impending storm.
2. Brackets Have Loosened
Your gutters should be tightly attached to the side of your roof to prevent chances of water leaks. Unfortunately, the constant exposure to strong winds and rainfall can loosen the hold of your gutters. Heat from the sun also causes some types of gutter materials to contract and expand, pulling the brackets out of place. The next chance of heavy water flow in the gutters will surely put the last nail in the coffin. The already loosened gutters can completely break off, causing the water to recklessly splash against the downspout. If this happens, make sure to contact a residential or commercial roofing repair expert.
3. The Downspouts Are Misaligned
When installed correctly, your downspouts should have subtle tilt. The calculated angle allows the water to slide down, away from your home and to a drainage system. If rainwater fails to slide along the edges, it will fall to the corner of your downspout, creating a loud tapping sound. To correct the angle, the bottom section of your downspout has to be replaced, allowing a wider, smoother angle.
For gutter and downspout needs, turn to Hinkle Roofing. We are proud to be one of the leading roofing companies across the Greater Birmingham area. Give us a call at (205) 324-8545 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.