Well, hopefully someone will be able to assist me with this problem, it's really starting to freak me out.:confused:
I live in a 3 story apartment building (On the top floor) in British Columbia, Canada. This building is really old and the heating systems are still run by hot water only. Every winter when it gets really cold (I'd say below -4c) we get horribly loud bangs in the roof. They are always in different spots and sometimes they're quiet, and sometimes they are incredibly loud. It's been so loud it's shaken my living room and it sounded like a 100lb rock hit the roof. Sometimes it'll happen repeatedly every couple of minutes, other times it's spaced out. We had our landlord check the roof for any sort of animals that could be causing the noise with no such luck. A friend explained it could possibly be the boards in the roof, shifting. Apparently when it's cold, they can restrict and almost make this noise? I find it really hard to believe just because of how loud it can be. Myself and my boyfriend are a young couple who really aren't bothered by a lot of things, but this is really freaking me out. I don't think anyone else would be able to live here and tolerate that banging to be honest. If someone could PLEASE give me some sort of idea as to what this could be, I would love you for the rest of my life haha. Thank you so much in advance.
P.S It's currently only about -6c outside but the banging is horribly loud right now.
P.S.S I think our landlord thinks we're crazy because we seem to be the only apartment on the third floor that has complained. When I asked my neighbors, ONE of them had said they've heard it occasionally but nearly as loud as mine.