Are noisy gutters a cause for concern? In most cases, yes. That’s because they can be a sign of a more serious gutter issue that, if left unattended, can affect the other parts of your home.
What are the usual culprits behind noisy gutters?
Gutter clogs are the most common cause of noisy gutters. Normally, rainwater should be able to flow to the downspouts and drains. However, without routine maintenance, organic debris can accumulate in your gutters and trap rainwater, causing some of it to spill onto your home’s exterior or concrete pavement and produce a dull clunking noise.
The noise produced by water spilling out of your gutters isn’t the main problem. If water can’t flow to the drains, overflowing rainwater might seep into your roof’s underlayers or, in serious cases, your home’s foundation. That’s why routine gutter maintenance is a must.
Loose brackets might also be to blame for creaking noises. Under the combined weight of accumulated debris and rainwater, the brackets supporting your gutters might have buckled. Every time the brackets move, a creaking sound is produced.
Remedy: Gutter Covers
What if you just don’t have the time to clean your gutters? You can try installing gutter guards, which can reduce your gutter maintenance needs. Gutter covers prevent leaves and other kinds of debris from entering and clogging your gutters, reducing the frequency of gutter maintenance. Keep in mind that gutter covers can only reduce, not eliminate, your gutters’ maintenance needs. That is except for Gutter Helmet®, one of the best gutter covers on the market. It’s the only brand on the market with a Never Clean Your Gutters Again® guarantee.
Gutter Helmet of Piedmont offers one of the best gutter covers on the market. To get a free quote, call us at (800) 824-3772, or fill out our form here. We serve homeowners in Charlotte, NC, as well as the surrounding communities.
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