In the past couple of winters we’ve had a couple of episodes of ice damming at my house. We’ve corrected the problem, but what we were left with in the aftermath is some rumpled drywall tape and cracked paint. All is easily fixed with a bit of joint compound and a deft touch with drywall knife.
That said, have we fixed our rumpled drywall tape yet? NO!
Why haven’t we fixed our rumpled drywall tape? BECAUSE IT’S NOT FUN!
If we were to put our house on the market, what would be the first thing we’d have to fix? THE RUMPLED DRYWALL TAPE!
Why is fixing bubbled drywall tape so important if your house is on the market? Because it just screams the fact that you had some sort of water problem and that’s NEVER good for inspiring confidence in potential buyers.
So, if your house is on the market and you have had some past water penetration, make sure that 1) you’ve truly corrected the problem and 2) you’ve repaired the telltale drywall tape bubbles.