Roofers - quick question

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  1. bwphoto

    bwphoto Lifetime Member

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    Was halfway done w/ a roof repair project at a friend's house and a freak rainstorm came through. We covered what we could. However, it got wet enough to drip through into the house. Should we let it dry out, or just finish it even though wood, insulation, etc... is soaked and there is still water in places that should be dry?
     
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    What type of roof it it? Is there an attic. If shingles with attic finish. Other roof - depends.
     

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    Thanks. It's shingles w/ an attic. We'll get to it. The other section is a patio roof that is just covered w/ roll roofing. It's a much lesser priority.
     
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    Get the roofing job finished. Make sure the ventilation is good so you don't have all that moisture hanging around in there forever.

    Going to be replacing some water damaged drywall next?
     
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    Finish the shingles, remove the wet insulation (it's useless now), and dry out everything with fans and lights. If you see any black mold spots spray the affected area with bleach (lightly) and wait before reinstalling the insulation.
     
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    Lights are a good idea. 1kW halogens will really speed drying and keep the mold down. Just don't start any fires.