Advice needed! New roof half-installed and it's raining!
I'm doing a complete remodel of my house during the wettest California winter in years.
Needless to say, the framing has been very wet several times, and now the partially complete roof is getting drenched. It's a two-story house with upper story setbacks on two sides. The roof has been papered/felted, but only partially shingled. The walls are still bare plywood, and the setback roof paper is loosely nailed up onto the bottom couple feet of the second story walls. The rain is running down these walls and getting between the felt and the plywood. To my untrained eyes, it seems there is a significant amount of water coming through in this way, as there are numerous leaks in the interior of the house. (Keep in mind, that everything is still bare framing at this point.) In addition, I think that water must be getting between the shingles and the felt as well. So, water is clearly between all the layers of the roof.
How concerned should I be with the long-term integrity of my roof? Will this water sit there and rot the plywood and paper or incubate mold?
Can such water intrusion dry out on its own? Does water trapped in this way wick out through the paper and/or wood? Should any action be taken at this point?
I "think" I'm more concerned with the water between the paper and the plywood, but I don't know enough about roofing materials to know for sure.
I'll voice my concerns to my contractor, but I have a feeling he'll simply say it won't be a problem and will dry out eventually. I'd like to trust him, as he's been good so far.
It's my first time doing a remodel, so I'm a bit ignorant on many topics.
If it makes any difference, the shingles are composition. The make and model are Certainteed Presidential.
Thanks in advance for any and all help.