So I was attempting to install new exterior window casing on my windows due to the existing casing/trim peeling and seemingly rotting. The exterior of the home is brick so I bought some 1 1/4" x 2" brick moulding as I thought the gap between the exterior of the house and the window would be pretty big. But they seem to be significantly larger than I thought!
There were two pieces of wood which formed the casing for the window is seems, the most exterior piece of moulding I had already pulled off in this picture
At the top of the window there is around a 2&1/2" gap from the frame and the window that revealed itself after both pieces of casing were off. The gap was filled with loose cement, I just cleaned it out hoping to fill it with insulating foam. Here you can see the gap after both pieces of wood had been pulled off
there also doesn't seem to be any flashing what so ever and no drip edge installed.
The sides are even more confusing to me though, as it seems a piece of casing was installed under the actual brick exterior. Don't really know if I should remove this or what?
Clearly a noobie here, who would greatly appreciate any insight into a next course of action.