replace or repaint????


  #1  
Old 01-09-08, 03:06 PM
Y
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 6
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
replace or repaint????

ok guys, Just bought a house. About a month later a water stain started to show on the ceiling. There was a brand new roof put on a week before closing. I tore down the drywall covered by plater after taking down a cabinet(easy fix spot) after feeling around all wood is absolutely dry, the only thing is the blown in insulation feels damp and the drywall under fells soft but not wet....
Could it just be that the leaks the roof had before being replaced saturated the insulation/drywall plater and is just slowly seeping?
Question is should I just fluff the insulation and let it dry out or should I tear down the drywall plaster combo and just reinsulate and drywall it?
T.I.A
Matt
 
  #2  
Old 01-09-08, 05:56 PM
S
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 19,635
Received 98 Votes on 86 Posts
Throw away the wet insulation and drywall and replace both.
 
  #3  
Old 01-10-08, 06:18 AM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 48,155
Received 405 Votes on 361 Posts
I'd look and make sure there isn't a new leak!! Sometimes things get missed when doing a job. Hopefully there is some type of warranty on the roof job.
 
  #4  
Old 01-12-08, 07:40 AM
nagra4s's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 463
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Do make sure there is no new leak.

In are profession we have a saying: "When in doubt rip it out"

 
  #5  
Old 01-12-08, 08:07 AM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,964
Received 6 Votes on 6 Posts
Definitely check for new leaks. Hopefully your "new" roof was installed during an on/off rain spell, and the water you are experiencing is from that, and no more. It could take weeks for the water to seep down and stain your ceiling, so hopefully you don't have more problems.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: