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I am ordering new construction wood windows w/ aluminum clad (old frames are rusted steel and need to go). I don't want to replace old aluminum siding for a few years.
If the new exterior clad casing extends beyond the point where the old brickmold and old siding meet, is it easy to pull off the old aluminum trim ( J channel, I think its called); then cut back the siding a 1/2 inch or so; then reinstall the old aluminum J channel?
The top of the windows are above the siding so I am not so concerned about them.
I realize that this may not make much sense, so please help me understand the transition from casing to alumunim siding.