Tilt and Turn Windows
A tilt and turn window consists of a sash that rotates 180 degrees outside the window frame. Facilitating exterior cleaning, those windows are ideal for multiple story homes where access to the outside is restricted.
If you’re installing new windows in your house to make your home more energy efficient or for increased air circulation, one of the best options available on the market today are tilt and turn windows. They were originally invented in Germany, and have been much more popular in Europe and Australia compared to regions in North America. Offered as an alternative to traditional double hung, single hung and sliding windows, tilt and turn windows offer several benefits.
The Benefits of Tilt and Turn Windows
Some of the benefits of a tilt and turn window are found in its sleek minimalist design. They suit almost any home by allowing the maximum amount of natural light to shine through into your home. With a tilt and turn window, you have the option of opening it from the side, similar to how a door opens, or you can tilt it open from the top.
At Porto Windows and Doors we offer several materials and colors to choose from, so you are sure your tilt and turn window will match your homes existing color scheme.
Modern looking handles and multi-point locks will look refined and sophisticated in your living space. They are an elegant and practical solution to consider when outfitting your home with new windows.
You have the option of opening it as narrowly or as wide as you want. Tilting it open allows for increased airflow, while the nearly borderless design gives you an optimal view of the outside from all angles.
Safety of Tilt and Turn Windows
These types of windows only tilt out about 10cm for safety. It’s just enough of an opening to circulate air efficiently and thoroughly, but not big enough for pets or children to fall out of. This narrow opening also protects you from potential burglars and thieves, as they can’t force the window open from the outside if it only opens to the inside about 10cm.
Ease of Cleaning
This tilt and turn design also makes the task of cleaning the window quite simple. Because the window can swing open from its side hinge, there’s no awkward twisting or bending involved when it’s time to clean it. The glass and frames can be easily wiped from inside your home, which means you can clean second and third floor windows easily, without having to worry about putting a foot on the ladder.
PVC Tilt and Turn Windows
Some tilt and turn windows are made of PVC material, which is an excellent choice for construction. PVC does not warp, rust, crack, rot or fade, regardless of the weather conditions they’re exposed to.
This makes them a good choice for houses in harsh climates like ours, where sun, wind, rain and snow challenge the insulation properties of windows.
Superior Insulation of Tilt and Turn Windows
Tilt and turn windows offer excellent insulation properties because the overlapping sash and frame create a compressive barrier that provides superior protection from thermal loss, sound, and water entry. They are guaranteed to be quality-made, and each and every one is custom-sized to suit the specific dimensions of your living spaces window frame. Porto Windows and Doors are proud to offer high-quality tilt and turn windows made of superior, durable vinyl material. Call us today for a free estimate on the installation of your new tilt and turn windows.
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