Roofing Question

Load banging coming from soffit?

We have recently moved into a new house which is a 5 year old detached house. In very windy weather a very load banging comes from the back side / roof of house. It sounds like the soffit has come loose and is banging against the side. Is this something that can happen? Nothing appears to be visable when it happens (although it always happens at night so is very hard to see) and all looks fine after the occurance. Any advice appreciated.

4 Answers

Best Answer

Its impossible to tell without seeing the job , but i'd just check its not felt slap ! If its a newish roof ? these days the roofer may let the felt run into the gutter although it should be a non rotting dpc , this sometimes can flap in the wind depending on direction ect . But you can't beat getting up and having a look .
Woody apex barnsley

Answered 26th Jan 2012

Apex lofts

Member since 25 Jan 2012

Does it have lead sheets wrapped up walls with copings on top? Know them to be loose a couple of times the lead flaps against the wall.

Answered 26th Jan 2012

jd kent

Member since 14 Jun 2008

hi could be the felt going into the gutter if it hasent got evetrays on or a 1f eve support felt . if just the felt showing this can sound like a banging noise when very windy

Answered 26th Jan 2012


Member since 3 Jun 2009

You need someone to get up and take a look, its easy enough to tell if the soffits are loose, it could even be some felt flapping about in the wind.

Answered 26th Jan 2012


Member since 29 Oct 2008

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