If you’re among the 70% of people in Ireland who call themselves homeowners, making the most out of your window space is important. It allows you to get sunshine, fresh air, and better home lighting. Tilt and turn windows are a great choice for modern homeowners. They’re beautiful, versatile, and easy to use.
Read on to learn more about these window types and how they work.
What Are Tilt and Turn Windows?
Many windows open horizontally while others open vertically. A tilt and turn window can do both. It can tilt inwards at the top as a hopper window can. However, it also can open inwards using doorlike hinges.
There are many advantages to this:
- Directing sunlight to the desired location
- Controlling airflow in your home
- The potential for a lot of airflow since you can swing them fully open
- Draft-free ventilation (in the tilt position)
- Rain protection in the tilt position because water rolls off tilted windows
Basically, they have multiple different functions. This makes them one of the best window types for modern and forward-thinking homeowners.
The Closed Position
There are 3 main positions for a tilt and turn window. The first is the closed position, which is simply the position where the window is shut and locked. You point the handle down at the floor.
This position gives your room a lot of light. It also keeps the elements out on cold or rainy days.
The Second Position
On nicer days, you might want to open the window to the second position. This is also called the 90-degree position because of the angle at which you will position the handle. It will point to the right.
When you do this, the window will swing inward. It will open like a door. You will get fresh air, a lot of breezes, great temperature control, and maximize your sunlight exposure in this fully-open position.
The Third Position
The third position turns the handle upward to point at the ceiling. It’s also called the 180-degree position.
This disconnects the top-corner hinge and opens the bottom-corner hinge simultaneously. The window tilts inwards and is held by the other two hinges. This semi-open position is ideal for those who want some airflow but not complete exposure.
Choosing the Right Home Windows
Tilt and turn windows come in multiple styles. Whether you want aluminium windows or PVC windows, Weathermaster Kerry has you covered. Measure your space, determine the size you need, and research which material is right for you.
Then, decide on a colour that best matches your interior decor. We have a wide range of finishes that allow for both single hues and dual colours.
Once you know what you want, it’s time to reach out to us!
Get Started With Weathermaster Kerry
Now that you know the basics of how tilt and turn windows work, it’s time to begin choosing the right home windows for your upcoming renovations.
Our experts are excited to discuss your specific needs, point you in the right direction, or provide a pricing estimate. Contact us today to begin revamping your living space!