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Roof creaking in wind.
That will mitigate the wood contraction that causes creaking sounds from the roof.
Diagonal braces almost always stop the noise.
Described in detail below a reader reported wind caused movement as traced to a squeaky sign mounted on a metal bracket another reader reported the squeaking was her roof mounted tv antenna.
Roof popping in the wind is flexing the rafters or trusses.
So what happens is when there s a good strong north wind in the winter we get a nice creaking sound over our heads when we sleep against that north wall.
You want to place at least two four inch long timber screws through the 2 by 6 where it passes over the underside of the roof rafter or truss.
Popping in the morning and evening is thermal expansion.
The builder has brought in the roofing contractor who seems to have no idea what is causing it.
Residential structural engineer is the pro to get for a consult.
Roof creaks when it s windy.
Squeaking and creaking traced to wind blown things attached to building exteriors such as signs antennas aerials weather vanes.
Spray foam insulation added to the attic ceiling immediately opposite the roof will keep the wood frame and rafters at a more steady temperature.
What we ve got is a ranch house and a walkout basement and the house has quite a tall ceiling.
The diagonal bracing transfers the concentrated wind.