I live in Maine and my house has vinyl siding with replacement vinyl windows, all trimmed out in aluminum. For some reason, 6 windows on the first floor of my house (and only these six windows) seem to be improperly trimmed with the aluminum not fully encasing the older trim, and in such a poor fashion that I'm certain a great deal of water is running behind the aluminum (although we have not had any issues with water penetrating into the house or any signs of water damage).
I can't imagine how this oversight ever happened to begin with, but the previous owner of my house definitely put up the new siding as cheaply as possible (going right over the old cedar shingles).
My question is: what should I do to fix these windows?
The window themselves are fine, but I really don't want to go another winter with the window improperly trimmed as they are. Is there any way to do it without also taking the siding off around the windows?
I've attached a picture. All suggestions welcome. Thanks!