DIY Network

How to Silence a Noisy Roof

Loose flashing and squeaky windows are household noises that are easy fix. These simple step-by-step instructions show how to rid a home of these annoying noises for good.

More in Remodeling

  • Time

    30 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Loosen the Gutter Nails

First, determine where the problem areas are. Use an air gun to look for any gaps or loose metal flashing.

Next, loosen the gutter nails to further expose the problem areas. With the gutters loosened, add a bead of caulk in any existing gaps. Apply between the upper and lower flashings to ensure an air tight seal.

Step 2: Install Fasteners

Install hidden hanger fasteners to further secure the gutters. Then use the hidden hanger fasteners to secure the gutters. Position the gutter fasteners several inches apart and nail in place.

Step 3: Apply Caulking

Apply caulk to any remaining loose flashing around the roof area. Allow the caulk to dry and test your work with the air gun.

Was this project helpful?

Don't forget: Read comments and leave your own

Advertisement

Projects

COMMENT ON THIS PROJECT

    

Sign in

All fields are required.

E-mail Address:

Password:

Remember me on this computer

Signing in

Please enter your email address and we will send your password

E-mail Address

Your password has been sent and should arrive in your mailbox very soon.

Not a member?

Sign up with DIY Network to share tips with other do-it-yourselfers and comment and ask questions on projects.

It's free and easy.