House is talking to us......

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  1. tallpines

    tallpines Well-Known Member

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    The house in 3 years old ---- stick built, but with lots of log railings, etc.
    It talked to us often the first year but then was relatively silent until this past week.
    I suspect its the outside weather changes and the inside heat that has it making noises.
    I guess it is a comforting sound but some of those LOUD cracks make me wonder if I should be worried.

    Does your house talk to you?
     
  2. Ravenlost

    Ravenlost Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sounds like your house is settling. Mine talks to me too...it's only six-months-old so it doesn't talk much. Sometimes I leave the windows open just a crack to hear the wind whistling. LOL...
     

  3. prhamell

    prhamell Well-Known Member

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    My house is a hundred year old farm house and it talks. Creeks and "goes bump in the night" noises that I usually notice at night when I'm trying to fall asleep. When the wind blows really hard during the winter our old windows whistle. During a really hard freeze, the house talks a little more. Becky
     
  4. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    When your house talks to you, don't answer back!
     
  5. OD

    OD Well-Known Member

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    My house is 5 years old & it started talking before it was even half finished. After the metal roof went on, it got even louder. It starts popping as soon as the sun comes up & again as soon as the air cools in the evening. It was a little spooky at first, but I think I'd miss it now if it stopped.
     
  6. Beeman

    Beeman Well-Known Member

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    My house talked to me. The sound I heard was powder post beeteles devouring it. It was a fairly new house. After treatment it became someone elses house.