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Old 05-25-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Rain during roof installation - problems to anticipate outside and in...

I am having an acrylic coated double standing seam galvalume roof installed on my new home - the shingle tear off was started this past Weds but before the metal could be installed we were hit with an unexpected rain storm.

My roofer has assured me that the exposed area of the roof (basically the entire roof at this point) will be fine since his crew managed to install the underlayer protection before the rain hit but despite his assurances I am still nervous...

Beyond any obvious leaks inside the house what should I look for to determine if there is any moisture damage that needs remedying before the metal sheets are installed?

As far as I know the roofing crew has not tarped the exposed portions of the roof...

I don't currently live in the house but intend to move in in the next couple weeks - should I ask my roofer to wait until the underlayer is dry before installing the metal or would prolonging the install just increase the risk of damage to the wood?

Any advice would be much appreciated...



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Old 05-25-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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It sounds like your roofer got it dried in and you didn't have any issues then he is doing his job. You should trust his judgement. We can't see all the particulars from here.


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Old 06-02-2013, 10:22 PM   #3
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I agree with OldNBroken. Just trust your roofer. He knows what his doing.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:49 AM   #4
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If there are no leaks, it would appear that he is doing his job correctly.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:54 PM   #5
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your lucky, my brothers roof was off and no underlayment when a storm blew in. the roofer and all of us, worked to get the paper on and stop the damage in the house. we lost the battle. 8 thousand in new drywall and roof deck. plus a full tear off of the wet underlayment. what a night!!!11
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