Good Morning All.
I am not a carpenter but have replaced hundreds of windows, build two homes and have hung hundreds of cabinets. But I have a question for the more knowledgeable here.
A friend who I do work for in his rentals has a daughter who they just gave a house to, only thing is it was built in 1960 and never upgraded. So she got a loan and was doing some upgrades and a few contractors from a big box store have disappeared and I said I would help.
I always replaced windows with new type with the flange because the siding always allowed it, the windows are there and are box type, just slide in and screw square.
I am a perfectionist so I am here. The siding is pine dutch lap and the existing windows are aluminum jalousie
just screwed to the outside then caulked around.
I will have to remove the mess I know, the windows were measured to go into the existing trim on the inside so I will have to build trim on the outside. I assume I will flush the outside of the window to the existing outside of the interior trim. Sort of how it is now. OK.
Question. What kind of wood should I use to make an exterior sill and trim? The exterior now pine and is painted all white.