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Old 03-09-2010, 09:46 PM   #16
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It could be stress, if it's coming from the joists. And stress on the structure of a building is never a good thing, as Steel Baron (USA) pointed out. But then again, it wouldn't be affected by fluctuations in temperature. One possible reason, as I have experienced, is that part of the ceiling is made up with metal studs. In my house, the (top floor ceiling (not the roof) is from metal studs and I installed a fluorescent fixture in the kitchen area. Every time the light is switched on, for the first fifteen Minutes, there is a crackling noise, which abates after a while. The same thing happens when the light is turned off. This is clearly a result of the change in temperature.!
I don't know if there is in fact some metal sheeting or something in that nature installed in there. I guess once the roofer removes 2 layers of old roof we will see what is under the 1 x 6. I just wanted to have a good plan before doing the roof.

This noise really bothers me and I wanted to make sure that I solve it before then new roofing materials are installed.

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Old 05-05-2010, 02:36 PM   #17
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mrtx and/or michboddy,

Did you ever figure out your popping problem? I have the same thing.
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mrtx and/or michboddy,

Did you ever figure out your popping problem? I have the same thing.
Yes, i did! When I re did my roof it turned out that previously whoever did the roof installed plywood on top of the rigid insulation and instead of using screws used nail! And not even long once... so they were only in less than 1/2 inch into the roof decking... so this was it!
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Yes, i did! When I re did my roof it turned out that previously whoever did the roof installed plywood on top of the rigid insulation and instead of using screws used nail! And not even long once... so they were only in less than 1/2 inch into the roof decking... so this was it!
You mean to say that the popping sound was the nails coming loose from the roof. that means you have a lot of loose planks on your roof. It should be repaired ASAP, IMHO!!
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You mean to say that the popping sound was the nails coming loose from the roof. that means you have a lot of loose planks on your roof. It should be repaired ASAP, IMHO!!
This plywood was only install to go over the rigid insulation long time ago at a time when they did not have modified roofs and had to use hot mop which requires plywood. I already removed all the plywood and did a new roof

You probably have the same issue.. if you don't want to remove the plywood then you at the very least need to install screws all over to tighten the whole thing.
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This plywood was only install to go over the rigid insulation long time ago at a time when they did not have modified roofs and had to use hot mop which requires plywood. I already removed all the plywood and did a new roof

You probably have the same issue.. if you don't want to remove the plywood then you at the very least need to install screws all over to tighten the whole thing.
I agree with you on this. As the saying goes; "You can't have your cake and eat it, too. If the popping noise comes from "Loose" planks, they should --in every case-- be either fastened or replaced!!
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I know exactly what noise you are questioning! My husband is a carpenter and built our house 22 years ago. We have a big deck off the back and I was searching this morning for reasons our deck might "POP" He has no clue what it is! It occurs in different areas, only in cold weather (usually with big temperature change) The sound is a very loud bang, I heard it twice this morning but it does not occur every day through the winter....just occasionally. There has to be a logical reason. I surely would not sell my home because of it lol
Thanks for allowing me to vent!
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PS...we just had our shingles replaced this summer so it wasn't anything to do with the roof!
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I've been woken up by loud popping noises for a while now. While I hope its nothing to worry about I'm concerned its the floor joists cracking under a large aquarium. I only notice it in the morning as the pop will actually wake me up. Its been happening for a few months, whereas the fish tank has been there for several years.
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mine only happens in the winter time and sound like it is coming from our deck. I'm not sure, expanding from freezing maybe?

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