We hired a local bathroom renovation company to redo our upstairs bathroom. As part of the project we are having them frame out and install a new window in the back wall which is an exterior facing wall.
Here are some before and after shots:
I just got home and reviewing their framing it seems like a pretty poor job from what I know about framing windows. They put a faux-header and footer in for the window and some jack studs, but it seems like it's only really functionally supported on the left side!! This is because on the right side this contractor decided to simply screw the header and footer horizontally into the adjacent stud. So by my logic, any weight coming down on that side of the window header is only being supported by the strength of the horizontal construction screws. I added a crude mockup I did of how they framed the new window opening:
The carpenter who did this thought it was fine of course, but I'm 99% sure this is a crappy framing job. But since we're already this far, I'm willing to live with it if it realistically poses little to no risk to our house so I'm reaching out on reddit to get a gauge of what people think in terms of risk: This is an exterior wall running parallel with the ceiling joists, I believe it's 2x6 studs, and the only thing above it is an empty attic space. So, although I'm convinced this is a poor framing job, my gut says it's still probably "strong enough" and realistically going to hold up the wall no differently than before.
Let me know what you guys think: my anxiety about this is pretty high so some reassurance that my assessment of the unfortunate situation isn't way off would be nice.
Happy to answer any other questions!