Vibrating gutter downspout


Ok, so I found the culprit. The wind causes my downspout to vibrate against the house making it sound like I like under an elevated train track when the wind blows. Any suggestions on how I can secure the downspout so it stops making noise? Should I place some foam between where the downspout and house touch or should I weld the gutter more securely to the downspout so there is no play?
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Joe wrote:

One story? What kind of siding? Enough straps? If not enough straps, so the downspout is hitting between straps, then add some. If they are loose, tighten them. If that doesn't work, a dab of caulk between the downspout and siding should help. Could there also be loose siding that is rattling with the downspout?
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Or remove the gutters and have evergreens along the drip line.

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I have a simular problem, but it seems that it's the gutters themselves. The wind blows up them, and sounds range from a toot on a jug, to the gutters vibrate like a plane is over head.
I was told of two options, on secure it better, which includes the downspout, or get a 'helmet' that allows for air to flow over it without making much noise.
Just what I've heard.
tom @ www.Consolidated-Loans.info
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haha i had the same problem. What a noise, eh? it took quite a while to realize what it was.
i fixed mine by inserting a 3x3 inch piece of 1/2 inch strapping behind the downspout and then strapping the downspout tight against it.
the downspout is a little off the sidewall, not snug against it. if yours is snug, just strap it. Depot has the straps..
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