The handyman I just fired did this to my window frame. What on earth can I do to fix it? I'm going to have to hire someone to do something with it, I just want to make sure I'm not going in blind again. I'm very upset, this is a brand new home we just built.
The casing will have to be replaced. I would suggest that you take the pictures with you and talk with a window installer. Places like Home Depot and Rona have qualified people. The pictures will act as a guide or reference point and you can insist that the job be done correctly. The store that supplied the windows should also have proper contacts for installers and if you used one of them, I would suggest that you bring it to the attention of the store. It may be to your benefit. Also, ask to see what the NEW installer plans to use for material and get some references of his/her work.
Sorry to hear about the current situation, but is is fixable and will soon be hebind you.
...and have a merry Christmas.
It looks like he tried to install the extension jamb to be flush with the Window jambs. That is pretty much impossible and no amount of caulking can hide it. The new guy you hire will have to take it all out and install it with a reveal and then install the casing with a reveal. It will then look the way it should.
Good luck with it
As Jim mentioned above it is almost impossible to have these flush as over time they will spit and become obvious this is why most frames step down a 1/4" as the jamb gets wider. You need to replace the existing frame other with several small width stepping it down as you go or have Depot or Rona rip you a piece of a paint grade plywood the width require and paint.
Best of luck.
Thank you very much. What a head ache... :)
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