What Are Those Noises My Roof Makes?

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    You might think that the sound of rain on your roof is soothing, but what about when you hear a loud cracking noise? Or maybe it sounds like someone is throwing rocks at your home. There are many different types of unexpected noises that your roof can make, and while most are harmless, some require immediate attention. In this blog post, we will discuss how to deal with these various common roof noises so you don’t have any surprises.

    Roof Leaks

    One of the most common roof noises is that of a leak. If you hear running water inside your home, chances are there is a significant amount of rain outside or you have an interior leak. For example, if your roof leaks just after it rains, the rain probably caused some part of your roof to be damaged, which eventually led to the interior leak. To fix this, you would need to either get your roof repaired or wholly replaced, depending on the extent of the damage. If this is an ongoing issue outside, you will want to consider installing gutters and downspouts so that rainwater isn’t running off your roof and seeping into your house.

    Temperature Fluctuations

    Does it only sound like there are people in your attic when the temperature rises or drops? This may be caused by an air leak between your living space and roof. If you have no insulation in your attic, this is quite common. The easiest way to stop the noise would be to insulate the areas with no walls separating your living space and the attic. If you would like to have insulation installed during warmer or colder seasons, this can be done through professional roofers.

    Heavy Rain/Wind

    If you hear anything that sounds like your roof is being beaten by heavy rain, it is probably high winds blowing against your house. The best way to stop this noise would be to install shutters in your home. Shutters are one of the best ways to prevent any damage during high winds or hurricanes. This can be done in conjunction with roofing repairs or an entirely new roof installation.

    Evaporating Moisture

    You might be surprised to learn that water evaporating from the roof can make a noise as well. Sometimes, when there is a lot of sap in your shingles or ice under them, you will hear popping noises when it turns to steam. Installing insulation in your attic during warmer months can decrease this type of noise significantly. You will also want to have your roof inspected for any damage to prevent it from getting worse.

    HVAC System

    If you hear a loud rattling noise when your air conditioner turns on, it is probably caused by the unit. However, there are some simple ways to fix this issue. First of all, make sure that your vents aren’t dusty and nothing is obstructing them. If you have furniture or toys in front of the vents, move them. Another thing you can do is make sure that the unit is clean and free of any obstructions to reduce noise.

    Key Takeaway

    In conclusion, there are many reasons why you might hear noises coming from your roof. Many of these issues can be fixed quite easily, but some do require a complete roof replacement or repairs. If you try the solutions suggested above and it still sounds like someone is up on your roof, you might want to have a professional inspect the issue.

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