Noisy roof


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Old 05-04-06, 12:56 PM
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Noisy roof

I have a sunroom with an aluminum composite roof that is extremely noisy when it rains...even a light rain.

Does anyone know of anything that can be done to alleviate this problem?

Thanks...Randy
 
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Old 05-04-06, 08:17 PM
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What's an aluminum composite roof?

I work with aluminum shingle roofs all the time, but what's an aluminum COMPOSITE roof? Is it made up of panels or shingles? Is there an airspace below the roof surface? Who makes the roofing material? The answer to your question depends on what's there.
 
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Old 05-05-06, 01:01 AM
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Ah, sorry...should have been more specific.

The roof is a sandwich of 4" foam bonded between two sheets of aluminum. That's pretty much how the whole sunroom is made, except the walls are hardboard with the foam in the middle.

I never thought that it would be so noisy, but it is extremely loud when it's raining. It might be good insulating for hot and cold but it's lousy for sound. It's strong though. Two people can be up there walking around on it with no problems.
 
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Old 05-06-06, 10:33 AM
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That's a feature, not a problem!
 
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Those types of roofs are noisy. They work just like a drum. They get hit on the top and the sound resinates right out the bottom, except it is amplified.
 
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Old 05-07-06, 01:04 AM
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Yep, don't I know it!
 
 

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