water damage from rain during re-roofing


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Old 10-14-11, 09:25 AM
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water damage from rain during re-roofing

have water damage in home as result of heavy rain while re-roofing -- rain supposedly got in under the 30# felt -- roofers finished the next day -- any possibilities of mold building up under roof or in attic or anywhere rain damaged?
 
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How bad is the water damage? what all got wet?

While mold is always possible, generally if it just gets wet and is allowed [or helped] to get dry in a reasonable amount of time - it shouldn't be a big concern. Mold is more apt to happen when the area gets wet repeatedly or doesn't get dried to start with. Insulation can hold moisture so if wet, it may need to be removed.
 
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Old 10-14-11, 10:44 AM
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If it was a one time event I would not worry too much about the roof sheeting or rafters. One or two good sunny days should dry them out. Like Marksr mentioned check the insulation and possibly the sheet rock and anything else that may have gotten wet. Getting wet once and drying will not allow mold to gain a hold but if you don't get things dried out it could eventually become a issue.
 
 

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