Addressing mold after roof leak
A roof leak around my chimney caused a foul-smelling mold issue in my roof last summer. Because the house has a cathedral ceiling, there’s no attic or other cold space under the roof. So, to clear out the mold-damaged insulation and treat the mold-damaged wood, we’ll need to take the roof off. (This turns out to be okay as we have been wanting to replace and better insulate the roof anyway.) The question my contractor and I are struggling with is how to best treat the wood while the roof is off. We can’t simply pull all the wood out as it doubles as the ceiling of the house. I haven’t been able to find any mold remediation companies that will work on top of a roof. Would appreciate any recommendations for companies and for strategies!
To specify, the mold is not black mold, and the issue is not cleaning up the appearance of the wood. The problem with the mold is its strong odor.
(And yes, the wood inside needs treating as well, but we have some leads on how to do that, and we can do that job at a separate time from the roof replacement.)
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