How to Fix a Noisy Downspout

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A noisy downspout can be very annoying, especially in the middle of the night when get woken up to the sound. Luckily, there are quick ways to combat this noise problem you’re having with your downspout, so you won’t be awake in the middle of the night from the rainstorm. 

  • You can Switch the Angle – Often, you can reduce the noise your gutters make by simply moving the downspout farther away from your home. The best way to do this is by adding a clip so the water hits the side of the elbow instead of falling straight to the bottom.
  • Replace the Metal End-Piece – The metal end-piece can be louder than any other material, so a good idea is to switch the metal downspout with one that’s made of plastic of vinyl, so that there won’t be any more loud noises from the rain hitting a metal piece of the downspout. 
  • Run rope down your downspout – Tie and caulk a piece of nylon rope to the top of your gutters and run it down the inside length of your downspout. This way, the water hits the rope instead of the sides of the downspout.
  • Insulate your downspouts – The reason your gutters and downspouts are noisy in the first place is because of surface vibrations. Get rid of vibrations by surrounding the downspout with foam spray or insulators.
  • Insert a shingle or artificial turf – Sometimes, cutting a shingle or piece of artificial turf to fit into the bottom of your downspout is an easy way to stop the noise. If you have either of these materials lying around after a home improvement project, try it out.

No homeowner wants to be kept up at night because their downspout sounds like Jumanji drums. With these tips, you can quiet your downspout and still have well-functioning gutters to protect your home from water damage and weather-caused wear-and-tear.

If you’re having issues with your gutters or downspout, please don’t hesitate to contact Keystone Gutter Helmet at 610-372-4383 today to learn how we can help.