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I roof was leaking 2 drops at a time during rain. Now I ve made a hole in ceiling and find that insulation is wet. Must I replace this insulation or can I just let it dry out. Is there a chance it can become mold infected.


Timothy Miller
Re: insulation

Hi it is best to remove an replace the wet insullation to avoid ceiling damage,and any fungal growth, smell, etc. fix roof leak first ha ha

Re: insulation

Really depends hot wet is wet.
If it's soaked --- then it's probably best to remove and replace.
Otherwise, and depending on the type of insulation -- for batts if they are not saturated you might get away by turning them over facing the vented side of the attic. As long as air circulates they may dry out.

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