wet drywall. please help.

our house was just finished being built in january. a few months ago the ceiling leaked in our foyer during a hard rain. at first it just came down through the light fixture but then it made it's way to one edge of the ceiling causing the drywall to bubble. it also started to come down one of the walls at the window casing. the casing around the window and the trim underneath bowed out. the week after the storm i went in the attic and there was no visible damage other than wet insulation. the builder is trying to tell us that all they need to do is put more insulation in the attic, replace the trim, and touch up the paint in the ceiling (they did fix the roof). my gut feeling tells me that they need to do more than that, but being that i have no experience in the area it's hard for me to try to tell him what i think needs to be done. people that we have talked to say that the drywall should probably be replaced. any advice on what should be done would be appreciated. if you think the drywall should be replaced does anyone know of any web pages that deal with this type of situation and if so,could you please give them to me so i have some support to back up what i tell the builder. TIA.
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Get yourself a piece of sheetrock and put some water on it. See what happens and show it to the builder.
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And if you are thinking of contacting your insurance co., think very carefully. If you claim water leak damages your first year chances are you'll be cancelled and also blackballed by all the major carriers for 3 years. Just happened to me. Here's some background:
http://realtytimes.com/rtnews/rtcpages/20030512_clue.htm
Sheila
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