Why Is My Roof Creaking?

Roof Creaking

Why Is My Roof Creaking?

While common in most homes, creaking, popping and wheezing sounds can be disturbing when you lie in bed at night trying not to fall asleep. Ask your roof why it is making so many terrible noises. These are two common causes of roof creaking.

Nighttime creaking sounds

Cooler temperatures can cause creaking, wheezing and popping sounds at night. The attic doesn’t receive any heating or air conditioning so the wood frame is subject to temperature changes at night, when temperatures are typically lower than during the day. The wood expands during the day and contracts at night to make strange sounds at night. The creaking sound can be caused by the wood contracting.

Although annoying and occasionally startling, creaking and popping sounds are not to be worried about. These sounds do not mean that your roof is in danger of falling or breaking. Proper insulation can help reduce or eliminate noises that keep you awake at night. When temperatures change, spray insulation can be added to the attic ceiling to stabilize the wood frame.

Creaking and popping when the wind blows

You might notice creaking, popping or wheezing sounds when the wind blows. You should also inspect your attic for damage. A professional roof inspection is the best way to proceed. Kennedy Roofing and Carpentry offers thorough inspections to help you find a solution for creaking roofs.

If your roof makes creaking sounds when it blows, you may need support beams to fix into the attic. You can solve strange roof sounds by adding soffit vents or ridge vents. Vents in the attic can regulate humidity and air quality, and help to reduce roof noises if they are caused by wind.

Inspections are crucial!

Call Kennedy Roofing and Carpentry if you have any questions about your roof’s noise or wind direction. Regular inspections of your roof can save you significant money on repairs.

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