How would you finish these windows?
I had a contractor replace some windows while his crew was residing one of my exterior walls. The finished look leaves a bit to be desired, which I kinda anticipated. I previously had a very shallow aluminum window with dry wall return and another set of vinyl windows that were just a bit deeper than the fiberglass windows I replaced all three with. The new windows are new construction style and were installed from the outside. IÃ¢ÂÂm trying to figure out how to get a finished look with my new windows.
HereÃ¢ÂÂs the first window:
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/j6wRk1ZlVaPakKHgrtl67JNI4D1ZCVBHGdmCgqGXr6s?feat=directlink : Left Side. Window is leaning up against old dry wall return
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/j1jtAyfHP6b_Z4XA9U0HGZNI4D1ZCVBHGdmCgqGXr6s?feat=directlink : Right Side. Dry wall return was cut back and window is more or less pressed up against the cut edge of the dry wall return. The cut isnÃ¢ÂÂt very straight, so the gap isnÃ¢ÂÂt uniform.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/sn47YLA53-jZWfh3eKZDYJNI4D1ZCVBHGdmCgqGXr6s?feat=directlink : Top. Window is underneath the old dry wall return.
The bottom is sitting on top of my window stool, which seems odd.
HereÃ¢ÂÂs the second window:
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gXg-bYjyR7KlIsox4bOnrZNI4D1ZCVBHGdmCgqGXr6s?feat=directlink : Left Side. You can see that the gap along the bottom is far more pronounced than the top. The drywall return is not plumb. Window is closer to plumb.
https://picasaweb.google.com/110573362751936700913/DropBox?authkey=Gv1sRgCIyCwY_IjdLe7wE#5672436631243036338 : Right Side. This time, the gap is wider towards the top. Goes from being nearly perfect at the bottom, to a 3/8Ã¢ÂÂ gap at the top.
Third Window is similar to the second, but not as bad.
IÃ¢ÂÂm trying to figure out what to do. I could probably case out the first window, but I have 6 windows that are like the second one pictured, where casing isnÃ¢ÂÂt an option, so IÃ¢ÂÂm probably not going to do that. The other option would be to have the dry wall returns redone. IÃ¢ÂÂd have to hire that out. The other option would be to add some sort of screen moulding or other type of trim to Ã¢ÂÂcaseÃ¢ÂÂ out the window. IÃ¢ÂÂd probably go with PVC trim. I read about a similar approach in a thread a while aback and it seemed that the consensus was that that it was tacky. So, if you were in my shoes, what would you do?