Tilt and Turn windows have been the most popular in Europe for many years. The Tilt and Turn window is the highest performing operating window in Omega Contracting Windows and Doors collection and combines functionality with security. A multi point locking mechanism with up to seven cam locks for security, keeps the sash tightly locked into the frame.
Examine the elegant, clean lines of the tilt and turn window. All of the operating hardware is cleverly concealed. A single handle locks and operates all of the functions of the window. When tilted inwards on top for optimal, draft-free ventilation, this opening position is still secured against intruders, leaving you and your family safely protected. You can leave the windows tilted open even in rain. You also can turn the Tilt and Turn window completely open up to 180 degrees for egress or for easy cleaning.
The Tilt and Turn window can be configured in many combinations to create unique project designs which include both tilt and turn windows, specialty arch tops, and geometric shapes in flat wall, bay or bow. You can even glaze large areas such as store fronts and limited curtain walls. The possibilities are endless.
Tilt and Turn Windows features
Fully fusion-welded frame and sash
Multi-chambered, heavy wall extrusion design to increase strength and insulation value
Two, fully-replaceable weatherstrips at all sash and frame contact points
Operating sash that turns in up to 180 degrees for easy cleaning from inside your home
Multi-function, heavy duty locking system
Available in optional geometric shapes
Full screens with high strength screen cloth
Double strength 1″ insulating glass with Super Spacer warm edge spacer
Optional triple glazing for increased sound reduction and maximum energy efficiency
A choice of 25 standard exterior and interior colours
Energy Star qualified with our optional Low E & Argon glass package
Tilt and Turn Windows have their own characteristics and attributes that make them desirable by homeowners all over. From energy efficiency and elegant designs, these windows are built with triple weather stripping that can protect against the elements of cold, heat, winter, summery, rain, snow, wind and much more. Such windows come in hundreds of designs, colours and shapes.
With most standard Tilt and Turn Windows, you will be able to get the window opened in multiple positions. The purpose of such a design is to allow for opening the window in the traditional and conventional sense from the side, hinged on the left or the right, or tilting the window open from the top as it is hinged from the bottom. Basically, tilting a window forward while it is hinged at the bottom will make it look the same as a hopper window. The advantages to such a design are to provide the ability to control the flow of air into any room, protest against any elements, and help push the air circulation in whenever needed.
For example, considering an installation of a Tilt and Turn Windows in a room of the home that is used as an office has the advantage of getting fully controlled air circulation into the home, without the headache of blowing any paper off your desk. This means that instead of direct wind, you will get the airflow without feeling the pressure. Comparably, there are many disadvantages to consider when selecting such a product.
The cost of such windows is sometimes as much as double that of other windows. Window treatment may be difficult due to its design, the screen on the exterior makes it more difficult to remove and clean, and the handle hardware costs more than conventional handles to replace and repair Tilt and Turn Windows. The same as any other type of window, consider your options, the cost of installation, the cost of repair and maintenance, the ease of maintenance cleaning, obstruction of the window depending on placement within a room, as well as the aesthetics of how it looks in your home. Such a decision is important in the investment of money and time you put into your home overall.