I am going to have vinyl windows installed in my home.
I have been told that the windows can be installed by a retrofit method (the old frame stays in), a pull frame method (the frame is removed without stucco damage) and a new construction method (the stucco around the window is removed). I am leaning towards the retrofit method but I am concerned that the existing aluminum frames will continue to sweat and mold will continue to grow on the frames.
What are the pros and cons of these installation methods?
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