I have several wood frame windows with rotting sills that I need to replace. The house has stucco siding. This will be a hateful job, because the stucco looks like it slightly encases the wooden frame windows on all sides by about 1/4″ to 3/8″. In other words, the windows are recessed from the plane of the exterior wall and the stucco overlaps the window frames and sill a little bit.
It seems to me that I cannot remove the windows without major surgery on the stucco. Can anyone offer any how-to advice/tricks/tips/shortcuts? If this has been discussed before, please lead me to that thread.