Tilt and turn windows have been around for decades across Europe. However, stateside we have just begun to experience this “new” window style. The assorted benefits of tilt and turn windows can be both overt and subtle. First, understanding the advanced functionality of a Tilt and Turn window is key. The Tilt Turn window is essentially 3 window types in one: fixed window, in-swing window, and hopper window. Thanks to advanced European hardware, when the handle is placed in the downward position the window is locked, and in essence, a fixed window. Turning the handle 90 degrees allows the window to swing inward. With the handle in the 180 degree position or upward, the window is then able to tilt open. The many benefits of tilt and turn windows are simple and exciting.
One of the most obvious benefits of tilt and turn windows is the varied types of ventilation possible. The tilt function allows for top ventilation, easily enabling hot air to quickly escape through the top portion of the window. This also cuts back on allowing strong breezes into the room. The turn function however, creates ample air flow and movement for maximum ventilation. This dual option enables the user to control their environment with precision.
Easy to clean
It’s rare when a window can make cleaning easier. With the window placed in the turn position, you can safely clean the exterior of your windows while inside your home. That means no ladders or extra effort. A seasonal chore easily becomes normal maintenance with a simple turn of a handle.
The performance of a tilt and turn window is one of the less obvious ways this window is superior to its competition. Better air seals yield a tighter seal, creating an air-tight window. Traditionally, sliding, single hung, and double hung windows are much more prone to air and water leakage due to their lack of air seals and poor quality. However, Glo Tilt Turn windows boast 2-4 air seals per window creating a truly air-tight high-performance product.
For a Tilt turn window to function it requires more robust internal hardware with multiple locking points. Additionally, the in-swing hinges further secure the window from being forced/pulled open from the exterior. The tilt position also aids in security while still enabling ventilation. The inward tilt still allows the window to remain open with little ability to maneuver the window fully-open by unwanted “guests”.
Whether you opt for aluminum or wood-aluminum windows, your options are nearly limitless with the combinations of handles, colors, glazing, and frame choices. For colors, our windows can be powder-coated in over 300 colors. Handles are available in stainless steel or powder-coated to match, creating a modern high-end look. If privacy is a concern, we have up to 6 different obscure glazing options allowing natural light in without compromising privacy. Window frames are available in up to 4 different frame styles, depending on the aesthetic you wish to achieve.
Many of our clients prefer minimal design, so our hidden sash style is a welcomed option. The Hidden Sash frame mimics the look of our fixed windows, while providing the function of a fully operable window. This allows for architectural lines to remain consistent with uniform window frames throughout, regardless of window type.
All our windows are available with hidden hinges, truly enabling a clean effortless look. This sleek option gives the illusion of a fixed window while remaining operable. Plus, no obtrusive hardware distracting the eye, lends itself to a more modern aesthetic.
Larger Window Sizes
You no longer need to feel hindered by window sizes. Another one of the benefits of tilt and turn windows for architects and home owners alike are our larger window size options. All operable window sizes are available up to 32 s.f. With larger expanses of glass our double and triple pane glazing ensures temperate temperatures, ensuring comfort year-round. These larger sizes, quite literally, dwarfs our competition.