Foam Insulation and roof leak

homebuild90January 25, 2012

Attached are pictures of water leak from the rain. We had over 4 inches last night. The media room, upstairs, shower bath, the living room and second bedroom downstairs are all affected. I have attached pictures for all of them.

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We are still not done with the building process. We are doing trim now on the house.

I am having a roofer look at the roof tomorrow and fix the leak on the roof. I suspect it is close to the chimney.

My concern is insulation. Will there be mold issues? Should we re-insulate the areas with water leak? We used open cell foam. What are your thoughts?

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ionized_gw

If it dries fast, there should not be a problem with mold. Did you get a couple of dehumidifiers in there today?

Were are you in TX?

    Bookmark   January 25, 2012 at 7:09PM
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homebuild90

Yes. We are in Texas. Thank you for the dehumidifier idea as well.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2012 at 9:39PM
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brickeyee

Is the roof installed?

It should NOT have leaked.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 12:10PM
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marcolo

Not familiar with the specifics in your situation, but in an occupied house with that much water intrusion, you immediately call your insurance company and get a remediation company sent. There should be dehumidifiers, fans and yes, some tear-out as needed. Given how close you are to completion I don't see why your situation should be different.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 10:12PM
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energy_rater_la

what kind of foam open cell or closed cell?
open cell will dry..closed cell will not.

maybe include some insulation pics..

best of luck.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 1:12PM
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homebuild90

It is open cell foam. So we took off the foam in that area and let everything dry up. It was the roofers fault. They came back and patched the area on the roof well. We have had one more rain after that and have not seen any water leak. Now I need to call the foam insulation guys to come and patch it up.

Thank you

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 2:11PM
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ionized_gw

Have the roofers agreed to pay for the insulation repair?

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 2:46PM
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energy_rater_la

open cell dries out. no need to have removed it.

what kind of repair did roofers do?
what was the problem?

please don't say asphalt patch
please don't say asphalt patch

best of luck

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 8:21AM
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brickeyee

"open cell dries out. no need to have removed it. "

This is correct, and closed cell does not normally absorb any water that needs to dry out.

The problem it has is any water between sheets of closed cell cannot easily escape.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 9:43AM
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