Reduce Rain Noise

Many people like the sound of rain on a roof made from ZINCALUME® steel or COLORBOND® steel. If you don't, and wish to reduce the rain noise, you can do so by using a glass fibre or wool blanket installed directly under the roof sheeting and pulled tight so that it is held hard against the underside of the sheeting.

This has the effect of dampening the vibration and hence noise of rain drops. The blankets, which normally come in rolls and have a reflective foil bonded to one side, also have the added benefit of insulating against heat transfer through the roof sheeting into the ceiling cavity. In temperate zones they are designed to be installed with the silver side facing downward (whereas in tropical locations the silver side should face the roof sheets.)

Care should be taken to ensure the blanket does not become wet as it retains moisture which could lead to deterioration of roof sheeting.

This information is intended as a guide only. For detailed assistance with your particular application, please contact BlueScope Steel Direct on 1800 022 999.