If I were to have the windows replaced, then would it also involve any work the inside of the house too? If so, then what needs to be done on the inside? Would any drywall have to be cut away and put back, and then repainting/wallpapering?
Below is a link to a picture of what my windows look like on the inside of the house. Is the white wood frame that meets the inside walls part of the window itself? In other words, would that frame need to be replaced during the installation, and would doing so disturb the drywall, etc.?
Is there typically any difference between how a window is installed when replacing a window versus installing a window at the time the building is built? When windows are replaced, is the entire old aluminum frame removed, and then an entire new window frame put in the same way it would be installed into a brand new building? Or do they try to cut out the visible part of the old window frame and try to retrofit a new window to that? If it's the latter, then I am concerned leakage in that situation, or something going wrong when cutting the old frame. Is the latter really a good way to install a window?
Anyway, the kKey issue is whether proper window replacement could be done without disturbing the drywall on the inside that would result in my needing to repaint or rewallpaper, etc. Could it be done without any work on the needed inside my unit?