Wet Insulation from poor roofing job

Old 05-11-06, 07:06 AM
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Wet Insulation from poor roofing job

Does the Rolled fibergalss insulation need to be removed from getting soaked in the rain when the roofers didnt properly cover the job when it began to rain? We're trying to dry out the room to asses the damage abut the cieling now gets wet after it begins to dry but the insulation in the ceiling above must be saturated. I dont want to leave it there if it should be removed-dont want to risk mold and mildew. Chime in Y'all!
Old 05-11-06, 09:23 AM
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If it is totally wet, yes it should be removed so that it (and the surface below/around it) can dry out. If no mold is present on the insulation, it can be reused once it is dry.

If it's only damp in a few areas, perhaps flipping the insulation up in those areas (since the bottom is likely more wet than the top) would allow the bottom of the insulation to dry out without removing it all. Some forced air ventilation units will help to speed the drying.

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