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Foam Insulation and roof leak

Posted by homebuild90 (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 25, 12 at 17:25

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.

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af92/homebuild90/IMG_5482.jpg
http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af92/homebuild90/IMG_5481.jpg
http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af92/homebuild90/IMG_5480.jpg
http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af92/homebuild90/IMG_5479.jpg
http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af92/homebuild90/IMG_5483.jpg

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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RE: Foam Insulation and roof leak

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?


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RE: Foam Insulation and roof leak

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


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RE: Foam Insulation and roof leak

Is the roof installed?

It should NOT have leaked.


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RE: Foam Insulation and roof leak

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.


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RE: Foam Insulation and roof leak

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.


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RE: Foam Insulation and roof leak

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


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RE: Foam Insulation and roof leak

Have the roofers agreed to pay for the insulation repair?


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RE: Foam Insulation and roof leak

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


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RE: Foam Insulation and roof leak

"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.


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