If you’ve ever lost sleep to the irritating drip-drip-drip of water in your downspouts and gutters, you might be looking for inexpensive ways to keep them quiet during heavy rainstorms. The good news is, there are a few simple strategies you can use to muffle the sound from gutters and downspouts so you can sleep soundly through those warm summer storms.
Replace Metal Elbows With PVC
Metal elbows can actually amplify the trickling and dripping sounds of water. PVC will help reduce the echo and mitigate this noise.
Check for Loose Downspout Straps
What’s just as annoying as dripping water? Rattling downspouts! Check to make sure none of your home’s downspout straps are loose.
Absorb the Water
Placing a piece of sponge or artificial turf in the bottom of a downspout will absorb drips and reduce noise.
Change the Downspout Angle
Angling the ends of your downspouts further away from the house will help water flow seamlessly down without dripping and splashing.
Muffle the Noise
Try wrapping foam insulators around your downspouts to muffle the sound of dripping water. Insulation will minimize surface vibrations and lessen the noise.
Try the Rope Trick
Grab some caulk and some 3/8-inch diameter nylon or poly rope. Caulk around the gutter drain and run the rope down the entire length of your downspouts. This will cause the water to wick down the rope instead of making that dreaded dripping noise when it hits the elbow.
Call the Pros
So you’ve tried all of the above and you’re still lying awake at night listening to the sounds of dripping water. Call Bell Seamless Gutters at (800) 597-1616 or contact us online today for a free estimate to help solve your problem. Serving New Jersey since 1956, Bell Seamless Gutters has helped countless homeowners with comprehensive gutter installation and repair.
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