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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.

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  • Time

    30 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


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.