Noisy Gutters and Downspouts? Quiet Them With Some Rope


I live in the Pacific Northwest. You may have heard, occasionally  we get a little rain around here. Even if you live somewhere with less precipitation, you may tire of hearing the  noisy drip-drip-drip of water pulsing down your rain gutters. Here’s a tip to help quieted them with a nylon rope and a bit of caulk.

The DIYers over at the Family Handyman share this useful tip for when your gutters keep you from sleeping:

Here’s a better way to solve the problem. Caulk around the gutter drain and install a length of nylon or poly rope (Figure A). The water will wick down the rope instead of free-falling and hitting the elbow.

Quieting Gutters and Downspouts | The Family Handyman

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