I'm stumped as to what style of window to pick for my log home (replacement). The current windows are aluminum frame, and are trimmed flush on both sides with wood, so all you see is a very thin strip of aluminum on either side. The current windows are up/down sliders.
It seems like the only replacement these days is vinyl, and every model I've looked at in a showroom has all the trim attached. Is there such a thing as a style of window with no trim? Or just the minimum necessary to drain water out over the wood sill piece?
I suppose I could go to the flashy window dealer in town with a better description of what I want, but I'm hoping to do my on-line research first. I can't seem to find specifically what I'm looking for at any manufacturers web site. The walls are 16 in. thick logs, with wood paneling on the interior adding another inch (it's a compound, not a cabin!). With that, the way the wood trim works, there are 4 pieces of face trim on each side, then the (casing?) on the inside of the window frame flush against the window frame, effectively hiding it. I'm also on a budget here, looking for basic efficiency and ability to hide the frame with basic wood trim, no bling, fancy trim. What model should I research? Will their website include installation instructions, sample pictures of installation?