Q: Why is my ductwork making a ticking sound?

A: The noise inside your wall is your metal ductwork as it expands & contracts from the change of temperature inside your walls which is supplied by your forced air furnace. It is a noisy nuisance but not a big threat for the structure or your safety. The noise occurs because the sheet metal gets longer as the heat runs through the ductwork and also makes a corresponding sound as the metal cools and contracts after the furnace stops running. Sometimes it is from long runs of ductwork, metal ductwork pushed tightly against the framing wood of your house, and sometime the ductwork lacks fasteners or screws. Aluminum ductwork that was used in the 1950s was prone to much more expansion, contraction and noise than the galvanized steel used today. It is no longer used for standard residential applications probably for the noise reason. If you have shinier aluminum ductwork you have a noisy house and it will persist. Even steel can be very noisy when it makes that “ticking” sound as it moves inside your walls. Get used to it because it can be difficult or impossible to stop unless you rebuild the whole wall and ductwork system and foam insulate inside each wall cavity.

Why Work with Mosby Building Arts?

If efficiency, knowledge and quality craftsmanship are of the utmost importance, then Mosby is the partner for you. We are a design build firm that handles every aspect of your remodeling project from beginning to end. All team members needed to complete your project (designers, architects and production crews) are under one roof to provide time and monetary efficiencies, quality control, and seamless communication throughout.

Interior Living Space Remodel

There are many ways to breathe new life into your home. Mosby’s certified designers and builders have an eye for the details that make a home uniquely yours. Do you have under-used space in your home? Do you need more space? Have you thought about changing the function of an existing room? Find the answers with Mosby’s designers and architects who will give you the home you long for.

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Home Additions

Do you want to stay in your home, but you need more room? Mosby helps you explore all options for gaining extra space in your St. Louis, Missouri home. Our certified designers and registered, in-house architects create additions to meet your needs, plus our skilled craftsmen build them to last a lifetime.

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Home Remodeling Testimonial 

Mosby Building Arts is committed to providing the best home remodeling services to our clients. Everything we do, from providing accurate estimates to our 10 year workmanship warrantyis geared towards making home remodeling a positive experience for homeowners. Check our customer testimonial video to learn more about our customer’s home remodeling experience.

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Home Remodeling Peace of Mind

There’s no need to deal with multiple companies, or the frustration of the left hand unaware of what the right hand is doing. Mosby takes the guesswork out of home remodeling by planning the work and working the plan. You will know the scope of work and price before the first hammer swings. And the work will be done with a commitment to excellence and your happiness. All of Mosby’s remodeling work is backed by our 10-year workmanship warranty.

You can trust you’re in good hands with Mosby:

  • 10-Year Workmanship Warranty
  • 70+ Years Experience