Gutter Noise Keeping You Awake?

We get this phone call every year – “Help me, my gutters are making a horrible, LOUD dripping sound right outside my bedroom window and I can’t sleep!” The main cause for this is simple…. because the bottoms of your downspouts are usually curved to direct water away from your home’s foundation, drops of water can fall straight down through your downspout and when they hit the bottom curved piece of metal/copper/aluminum, it makes a drip sound which is echoed back up through the downspout to annoy you. AH!!!
What can you do about it? Well… there are a few things you can try.
* The first, and easiest option, is to simply place a sponge in the bottom part of your downspout. Many times that’s all it takes to soften the blow when those water droplets hit the bottom, and it doesn’t make a sound.
* Some people have found success in using a rope or ropes – by cutting them the length of the downspout and attaching them at the top of the gutter and dropping them through the downspout, water will have something to attach itself to that will help guide it down to the ground without a noisy free-fall.
* Many times you can cure a noisy gutter by angling the downspout. The angled downspout works because the water droplets will run down along the sides of the downspout rather than falling straight down to the bottom. Most people use this as a last resort to avoid the extra work and having to look at an uneven downspout, but to a lot of people, a drip-free night’s sleep is worth it! If you choose to go this route, you might want to give us a call to come help you. We can make sure the downspout is removed and re-installed properly without causing any leaks or damage to your gutters. We give free estimates, give us a call at 818-993-0493!

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