dreamstime_xxl_25425377We all know that hearing and occasional creak and pop from your home is normal. However, if most of the noise is coming from your attic and roof, it can be disturbing. You find yourself waking waking up at night to creaking and popping noises – and the more there are of them, the more unnerving it gets. At Planet Roofing, we sometimes get clients calling with concerns about their roofs – they are worried that something is wrong. We will discuss this situation in today’s blog.

Expansion and Contraction

Your home is likely made of wooden beams. Wood is highly responsive to temperature and humidity. Even the changes that happen day to night can have a big impact. The wood expands and contracts depending on the conditions. Because your home is made of many interlocking pieces of wood, the expansion and contraction can cause creaking and popping noises. That is why you get the spooky creaking and popping in the evening as the roof loses its solar gains and cools off.

When Are the Noises Bad?

Though we are exploring the causes of creaking and popping, the true question we’re trying to answer is if these noises are bad. The good news is, most of the time these noises are completely normal and do not need to worry you. However, sometimes they can be a sign of a roof overdue for inspection. They can also indicate a roof without proper ventilation. The more seasons your roof goes through, the more important it is to keep track of it. Contact Planet Roofing for a free roof inspection in Englewood and beyond!