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To fix the exterrior wall, inside the wall and interrior wall can I have friends who are builders help me or do I have to go with a contractor? Also do I need a building permit for this. I had my house roofed 2 1/2 years ago. The reused the flashing causing the weld to break. This leak we did not know about for a long time. We have been in a drought. We had watter come in once and thought it was the flower bed. never noticed any other problems till we had heavy rain recently. we then had water come in again and discovered we had a leaky roof. Roof is repaired but now is the walls turn. my visual insepection tells me the wall is ruined there. I have not pulled off the drywall yet but anticpate needing to replace alot inside the wall. I would imagine the frame is messed up in that area. The insulation is likely ruined. I am sure I need to replace the wood conecting the frame to the slab foundation. (Probably 2 to 4 feet) and I am sure the stud right there needs to be replaced. With this do I need a permit or can I do it on my own? Thank you. Insurance is not covering as this has been going on for a while.

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closed as too localized by Tester101, ChrisF Jan 24 '12 at 13:55

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This is going to depend on your local building regulations. In some places you will need permits, some you will not, and some you only needed a permit if you got caught doing the work yourself. – Tester101 Jan 23 '12 at 17:30

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