replacing windows in an old brick house
Alright I am new here and I saw that you guys actually reply to people,
I am trying to figure out how to replace my windows in a house I bought last
The windows I have now are pretty much wasted, the previous owner decided to
paint them without removing the old paint, re-glaze without cutting the excess
glaze of, and also painted EVERY single surface that should never be painted
I have 24 windows that will need to be replaced so even doing it cheap is a
load of money.
My question is can I use replacement windows or do I need "new construction"
also I am sorta confused about how to finish the outside: as should i use
brick mould w/caulk or aluminum? I have looked around at other peoples houses
and a lot of them have what looks like colored sheet metal around the outside.
And some sort of grey caulking, I've seen this caulking on about every brick
building i have looked at and I do not know what it is.
In one of the photos below I pulled the brick mould off to see what was
underneath, expecting to find the edge of the window frame, but found a 1X4....
any help or advice would be appreciated.