Replacing Replacement Windows
I'm planning on putting in Simonton vinyl replacement windows in place of vinyl replacement windows from 1989. It looks like they removed the original aluminum windows and installed the vinyl windows in the original wood framing that was around them. They finished the outside with aluminum capping and the inside with a small shoe molding next to the casing to cover the edge of the replacement windows.
My question is, should I be able to remove the shoe molding, cut the screws around the current windows, cut the caulk between the window and the capping, and just put the new replacement window in pushed up to the current capping? The only part of the installation process that I'm not comfortable with is the capping, and if I can avoid having to redo the capping, it would be great.