Roof Noise Types and How to Mitigate

June 28, 2019

There are many common misconceptions and perceptions related to roof noise, including the following:

  • Metal roofs are loud
  • Neighbors will hear the various roof noise
  • Rain will be noisy

Construction Assemblies to Minimize Noise

  • Plywood Deck
  • Minimizes vibration
  • Air Space
  • Insulation
    • Sound absorber
  • Drywall
    • Sound absorber

Educational Sources for Facts

  • Metal Roofing Alliance
    • Simple summary
  • Bob Vila
    • Debunking myths
    • Metal roofs are noisy in the rain? “Not so. Since the roof is generally installed over an existing roof with attic space and insulation, it is generally no louder than other roof types. it may even be quieter.”
  • Decibels
    • Facts
  • Mitigation
    • Construction assembly