I'm new to the forum, and a real newbie at home improvement. I've recently purchased a fixer upper and plan to replace pretty much the entire exterior: roof, siding, windows, and hoping to do it myself with some sibling muscles for help. When the outside is done, my plan is to pretty much gut the interior down to the studs, do some wiring and plumbing inprovements, new insulation and walls. By that time, I may be ready for assisted living!! It's a very tiny house in southern Michigan, less than 700 sq. ft., so I think it will be a great learning experience, not too overwhelming.
My question is where to start. When I replace the siding, I'm considering removing the old, adding styrofoam barrier, then the new siding. Adding the styrofoam will increase the depth of the exterior wall. If the exterior wall is then deeper, the window openings will also be deeper, requiring some kind of adjustment. That's why I think the siding should be done before the windows. Any suggestions for how to handle that? I've enjoyed "lurking" around the forums and know that there's some good advice to be had here!