Do you ever notice strange sounds in your home coming from above?
There are two things you should: 1) It’s not any sort of paranormal activity, and 2) most roof noises are perfectly harmless.
However, some could indicate issues with your roof, and in today’s blog post, we consider common roof sounds, their possible causes, and the importance of addressing roof noise to avoid serious roof damage.
Creaking roof noises are often a result of things such as wind or settling, but some creaking can be concerning.
It takes some roof noise understanding to figure out when creaking is bad. It depends on when and how the roof creaks:
You likely have a roof leak if you hear a constant ticking or distinct dripping coming from above. Call a roofer right away to inspect your roof and make repairs.
The sound of rushing or running water, especially during the winter when there is snow on your roof, is another sound you don’t want to hear.
This likely means you have a severe roof leak or issues with your roofing system, such as your gutters. Call your roofer right away, as the longer you wait, the more severe the damage becomes. They will identify the source and recommend repairs or roof replacement.
If it sounds like someone is moving around in your attic when the temperature changes, this could be pests.
Take a peek in the attic to see if there are any signs of life. If not, it could be related to insufficient attic insulation causing air leaks. Call a roofer or contractor to inspect your attic for insulation issues.
Loud rattling sounds from the roof could be related to the “whirlybird vents” on your roof.
These turbines improve attic ventilation. However, if they are rusty or obstructed, they can make rattling and squeaking sounds. You can venture onto the roof to check them or, better yet, have a roofer do it.
Roof popping noises, like creaking, are caused by temperature changes. In this case, there are a few possible factors at play, including:
Have your roofer inspect your roof to determine the cause and make repairs to avoid costly damage.
Although your house makes all kinds of noises, it helps to recognize when your roof is trying to tell you something. Roof noise understanding can save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs. However, regular roof inspections and maintenance are the best way to address roof noises and avoid expensive roof damage.
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