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Wavy window drywall returns on new construction.


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Old 12-24-19, 06:59 AM
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Wavy window drywall returns on new construction.

This is a new house I'm buying and should be done in about a month. I've noticed that all the window returns are wavy, but this one is the worst and in the master bedroom. You can see on the right side it's about a 1/4" difference from top to bottom. The top is flush with the window frame. This a track home, but still I can't imagine anyone doing work this sloppy. Everything else on the house looked top notch. I never paid attention to windows before. Is this normal? Anything that can done to fix it without making it worse? To me it looks like everything needs to be ripped out and re-framed.
 
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Old 12-24-19, 08:27 AM
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There might have been a raised nail or piece of trash behind the drywall when they hung it. Have you brought it to the attention of the builder? At bare minimum they should be able to float it out so it's less noticeable. They may or may not be agreeable to rip the drywall off of the return and rehang it. I doubt it would need to be reframed.

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Old 12-24-19, 08:39 AM
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Hey thanks for the info. If they float it it'll raise everything to that level right? Flush with the frame. The other side of the window has 1/4' all the way but wavy. So I guess this is kind of normal?
 
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Old 12-24-19, 08:49 AM
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Not exactly normal but not unheard of either ..... and the odds are once the curtains/blinds are in place you won't see it. Floating more mud over the low spots might not make it perfect but will lessen the wavy effect.
 
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Old 12-24-19, 10:33 AM
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In my experience that is something that often gets missed if the GC isn't on the ball. Windows are never installed perfectly symmetrical with the rough opening, so unless someone shims the opening before the drywaller gets there... It ends up looking like yours do.

Not much you can do about it unless you rip it all off and redo it.
 
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Old 12-24-19, 12:21 PM
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This a track home
Well, probably not going to get a lot of support to make changes, not really a problem and as noted it's pretty unobvious.

Having been there, pick your battles and stand firm on the items that really need to be fixed!
 
 

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