Your House Isn’t Haunted: Explaining The Noises Roofs Make

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Those spooky noises you might be hearing around your home (probably) isn’t because of any ghosts or ghouls, but instead, something much more easily managed. There are many explanations for all the noises your roof might be making that make your home feel haunted. Most of the noises roofs make are nothing to be concerned about, but sometimes they can be indicative of bigger problems. First Out Roofing is here to put your mind at ease, and we’ll be able to help you solve any issues that need to be addressed.

Changing Temperatures

Most of the most common noises roofs make are simply a result of the seasons changing. Asphalt shingle roofs can get extremely hot in the summertime, especially in Texas, and are better at absorbing heat even in the wintertime. When the house heats and cools over the course of the day, the wood and metal within the house’s frame will contract and expand, causing creaks as the boards move. Metal roofs also absorb heat, but because of the way metal conducts and insulates heat, they don’t hold onto that heat for quite as long. If you’re building a new house or looking to replace your current roof, look for a material that matches your local climate and average seasonal temperatures.

Weather Patterns

When it comes to outside influences on your roof, more than just the temperature can cause the strange noises roofs make! When seasons change, they can bring with them heavy amounts of rain, wind, sun, snow, and all kind of other weather. All of these elements can negatively impact your roof’s stability in a big way. Snowstorms are rare in Texas, but they shouldn’t be taken lightly if they do happen because the weight of the snow on your roof can be extremely heavy.

Rain and wind are both notorious for their ability to loosen or even remove shingles, which can, at best, create annoying flapping noises and put your home’s framework at risk at worst. If you start hearing unusual noises after an extreme or sudden change in weather, it might be worth it to make absolutely sure they aren’t indicating any further damage.

HVAC Issues

Old or broken HVAC systems can make knocking and banging sounds as they run. They can also be affected by the outside temperature, especially when they are located in your attic, so running your system in the early days of summer or winter can cause your HVAC system to make noises as it starts up. These noises can carry through your house and air ducts, camouflaging their true origin.

Age of Your House

When your house gets older, it will naturally just start to make more noises as it settles. As the foundations of your house shift and settle, that movement can reverberate through the house, all the way up to the attic. This is fairly normal, but if the noises your roof makes begin to happen more frequently and louder than they used to, you will probably want to call a professional at First Out Roofing to come out and make sure everything is structurally sound.

First Out Roofing Is Here To Help

While most noises roofs make are not big deal, some of them can indicate that your house is facing a larger issue. If those noises start to get a little too scary for your preference, call First Out Roofing to have an expert take a look at things. If we find that there are any repairs that need to be done, we’ll be able to help get things back to normal in no time.

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