Replacing Aluminum and Removing Storm Windows
I have decided I cannot go another winter in my house with the current windows. I am planning to replace the windows sometime between now and cold weather.
I haven't decided if I will hire a window company or buy windows and have my contractor guy install them. I haven't gotten that far yet. My immediate question concerns what I will be removing, old aluminum sliders and equally old aluminum storm windows (from 1964).
Sometime in the last 10 years or so a previous owner had vinyl siding installed on the house and there is some sort of weird black trim around the outside of the storm windows. The siding butts up against this trim. My question concerns whether there is a type of replacement window that comes with exterior trim attached. I think there is but want to check because I really don't know. If there is what is the standard trim width? Would the trim cover the siding or should the siding butt up against the trim like it does now? I'm wondering since the existing trim is around the storm window, I may have to trim/cut the siding back if it is supposed to butt up against the trim on the window. If the siding will have to be cut back it may affect which way I go concerning who I hire to do the install.
Thanks in advance for any info. Hopefully I explained it well enough to get some advice from someone with experience with this type of configuration.