:> Just had house reroofed and a negative is the noise when it's raining.
:> The old roof had Dutch gutters and galvanized downspouts. I was unaware
:> of a problem with noisy downspouts. Now, with the new gutter/downspout
:> system the roofing company installed, I find that the harder it rains
:> the more annoying are the sounds I'm getting.
:Never heard the term Dutch gutters. What are they?
They are longitudinal humps which they somehow form from roofing
material. They look like a long wave just before it breaks at the
seashore! The rain water flows from this to a hole under which is a
downspout. It's in lieu of wooden or metal gutters. In my experience
they are not good and I doubt they still install them with the advent of
galvanized and especially aluminum gutters. Mine eventually caused a lot
of dry rot in the underlieing wood because their integrity was breached
and they leaked water badly. That bad wood was replaced during the roof
:> There are sounds like a garbage disposal running when most of the debris
:> has gone down the drain but not all, and there's a cavernous sound that
:> I take to be resonance when gushing water hits bends in the downspout.
:> There are still some minor issues that the roofer is going to address
:> and I'm contemplating asking him to move the downspout outside the
:> bedroom window to another location adjacent to a storage room. The
:> drainage wouldn't be as optimal, I suppose, as that would drain almost
:> half the roof onto the cement patio rather than the garage driveway, but
:> it would be quieter at night.
:So are you going to ask him to make up a new section, or are you going
:to ask him to pull the existing, carefully, cut the new opening at the
:new leader location, patch the exisitng leader outlet hole and
:reinstall and repitch the gutter?
The roofer came by today and I didn't mention the problem. I think he
would have consented to do the work free, and I think it would be pretty
much as you describe. I think I could do this myself at some point, if I
want to. I'm not sure it's a good idea because there would be a lot of
water running out on my patio. The patio is all concrete but it just
doesn't seem as elegant as where the water goes now. Of course,
meantime, I have a noise problem, but there may be a way to mitigate
that. I'm not talking about a drip drip drip problem, although I may get
that too. It's kind of a deep throated resonance from volumes of water
causing a resonant sound in the downspout, or so I imagine.
:> Are there any strategies to quiet downspout/gutter systems? Thanks.
:Never tried the product, but it should work.
That looks like a solution for drip drip drip. I wonder if I can attach
something to the downspout to damp the sound.