As for me and my house, this window install would bother me terribly!
It is not close to plumb and level!
This is the small window in the master bathroom, in the toilet closet and beside the toilet.
Not large, from left to right it is off by over 1/4"!
Standing, the middle of the window is about eye level for me. I am 6' tall.
Every time I went into the toilet I would look at this window and it would bother me!
So, of course, it went on my list of defects during this pre-drywall construction inspection.
This is how it looks when sitting on the toilet.
Looking from the bottom to the top of the window, it is dramatically out of level.
This is ridiculous.
Anyone, ANYONE, can see that this window is installed askew.
Not only are all windows supposed to be installed by someone trained by the window manufacturer, but there are basic carpentry principles involved as well.
NOT MUCH IN CARPENTRY IS MORE BASIC THAN PLUMB, LEVEL AND SQUARE!
My conclusion? This installer, or these installers, are NOT carpenters. Or window professionals.
Beyond that, they don't care.
Beyond that, the supervisor doesn't care.
Beyond that, obviously the builder doesn't care.
Well, I do. As the home inspector this not only gets pointed out to the buyers, but it is documented with photos and included in the report.
When things like this are brought up to the supervisor they often say, "Oh, that's already on my list."
Hogwash and bull butt. That should have been corrected the day, weeks ago, when the windows were installed.
That should not survive until the home inspector has to point it out.
My recommendation: it is an awfully GOOD idea to get a pre-drywall inspection. You never know what will come up. Clients often ask me what are the most typical findings during a pre-drywall inspection, and the answer is that there is nothing most typical! We look at and for everything and anything. And this is the only time to see a lot of it, and the easiest time to have the repairs done. Home inspections, pre and post-drywall, are a buyer Best Practice.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560