The persistent dripping sound of rainwater hitting your downspout isn’t just annoying–it is also a sign that there is an issue with your gutters. In today’s post, the flat roofing contractors at Evans Roofing and Gutters discusses what causes noisy gutters and downspouts and what you should do about it.
Adjust the Downspout Angle
One of the easiest ways to fix a noisy downspout is to reposition it. You can use a spacer or a longer clip in order to move the bottom section of the downspout away from the structure of your house. Once this is accomplished, rainwater will no longer noisily drip down to the bottom of the elbow, but will instead trickle down quietly.
Insulate the Downspout
Roof repair experts suggest wrapping foam insulators around your downspout pipes. By doing so, you can dampen the dripping noise caused by rainwater hitting the outer surface of downspouts.
Absorb the Water
Is rainwater specifically hitting the downspout elbow? One trick to quiet the irritating sound is to attach an absorbent material to the bottom of the downspout on the inside. So when water is sliding down, it will be absorbed by the material rather than dripping loudly against the downspout.
Swap Out the Bottom Part of the Downspout
Replace the metal elbow with a similar component made of vinyl or plastic. These materials will do a much better job of muffling sounds than steel.
Turn to Evans Roofing and Gutters Inc. for a smooth and stress-free experience! Our team offers comprehensive roof inspection and gutter solutions to residential and commercial building owners in Pennsylvania. Call us at (412) 200-5331 or fill out our online form to start a conversation with one of our specialists.