The sound of raindrops on the roof can be incredibly soothing – but if you can hear a loud clunking or splashing noise along with them, you might want to have your gutters and downspouts checked. The noise they make might indicate issues that will need to be addressed promptly.
Reason: Clogged Gutters
Leaves, pine needles and other loose debris can settle inside gutters over time. This leads to clogging, which makes it difficult for rainwater to drain properly through the system. When water backs up and overflows, it can cause the loud splashing sound you might hear by the side of your home. This constant exposure to water can lead to damage on your home’s exterior.
What to Do: check your gutters regularly for congestion. If there’s debris buildup inside, clear it off. You can also prevent clogs by trimming overhanging tree branches near your gutters or by having a high-quality gutter protection system installed.
Reason: The Brackets Have Loosened
Your gutter system is attached to your roofline via brackets. But heavy wind, rain or snow can sometimes loosen these brackets and pull them out of place. The water pouring off loose gutters then creates this noisy splashing sound as it hits against the downspout.
What to Do: when you see that your gutters are not aligned properly, consult a gutter company for the necessary solution.
Prevent noisy gutters and downspouts – and their underlying causes – by turning to Brownstone Roofing. With our top-tier services and professional crew, we’ll make sure these essential components are in good shape all year round. We serve Jeffersonville, IN, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (502) 443-9222, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.