Does your house make weird cracking noises in the winter? Those noises will get louder as the temps get colder. I did a little research this morning to find out why it happens and was super excited to learn that my house isn't falling apart.

Norbert Delatte, a civil and environmental engineering department chairman and professor at Cleveland State University explained the sound on Cleveland.com " Pretty much all building materials – wood, concrete, steel – expand with heat and contract with cold. The foundation of a house stays at a more normal temperature where the outside of the house is trying to shrink against it, so whatever connections there are between the foundation and home, they would be making some noise."

There's nothing to worry about and there's nothing you can do about it.

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