Saturday, March 3, 2012

Things that go bump in the night...

So I'm pretty sure we all can agree the weather has been pretty crazy this year, and last night was no exception.  We had horrible wind with wind advisories throughout last night and today.  Well it was so bad I thought our siding was blowing off the house.  We've noticed since we've moved into this house that the siding, particularly,  the area on one wall of our bedroom is quite noisy.  On nice days it creaks, squawks, and moans, and on these really windy nights it sounds like its flapping in the wind, blowing off our house, and like there is some giant creature chewing the inside of our walls.  Last night it was so loud that I hardly got any sleep.  At one point I was so frustrated I almost got up and video taped the episode, and was ready to put in a service call in the middle of the night.  I know new houses settle and we've been attributing these noises to just that...but seriously of all rooms it has to be so obnoxious in our bedroom!  So I'm curious if we just have abnormally loud siding, if there is an actual problem and if anyone else is finding they are experiencing these noises as well?

Another frequent noise disturbance we're noticing is all of our bathroom exhaust fans seem to clang and sound like a vent is opening and slamming closed...again especially when it is windy.  So all night, in addition to the freakishly loud siding, I'm hearing this opening and slamming closed vent noise coming from our master bath....UGH...I NEED SOME SLEEP!!

I am by no means a light sleeper - I  actually can 't go to sleep unless I have some sort of noise in the room  to begin with, like a radio or TV or something, so for this siding noise to disturb me as much as it is, it must be loud!

I hope you all are ok and your homes still safe through all this awful weather this year, and especially the last day or two.  If anyone has any odd siding or vent noises they are hearing I'd be interested to know so I can decide if this is just normal settling or if perhaps I should be making a service call to have it looked at.