Two weeks ago, or was it three, we had record rain fall in the north
east. It rained like 9 consecutive days.
One Saturday morning, I woke up discovering the kitchen floor dripping
wet in my 30 some year old split in New Jersey. I poked a hole into
the sheet rock, about two gallons of rain water came pouring down into
the bucket I placed below. Cutiing up the sheet rock to a big enough
hole to look, I found the source of leak is from the chimney to roof
flashing. So I went to Home Depot and bought some flashing pieces,
sheet metal screws and roofing adhesive and took care of the leake the
I also took the opportunity to add insulation to the part of the attic
where the leak occurred. This part is normally not accessible. I also
wanted to put a sky light up but the wife didn't like the idea.
I was lucky, the area of sheet rock which sustained water damage is a
full size 4x8. So now the area is all sealed up with batt insulation
waiting for the sheet rock to go up.
So what is the question?
The question is when I cut up the old sheet rock at the joint, I found
the tape at the joint extremely hard to remove. When the new sheet
goes up, I will be faced with the new sheet rock tapered and around it
thickened or flush. If I tape the joint again, it is not going to look
good because the existing sides will be raised. What should I do?