It would have been nice for the contractors to explain their installation options to me rather than come in with heat lamps and double-hung sample windows. In fact, instead of their sample units, I wish they would come in with samples showing a cross sections of an installed window unit showing how windows are connected and sealed.
Perhaps in the end I would have chosen to keep the existing trim in place anyways due to potential costs, but I would have preferred making an informed choice. Thanks, all.
Unfortunately installation samples might be a little but difficult to manage, but I do agree that this procedure is critical in making an informed decision. All installs are not created equal, and many times this area is responsible for a price discrepancy without the homeowner even realizing it. Good advice for all consumers in the market for windows.