Tilt and turn windows are the epitome of modern window design engineering. The windows provide immense functional benefits to the users while maintaining a minimalist and stylish design complementing modern homes and workplaces.
The mechanism of tilt and turn windows:
- Fixed: The single locking system seals the multiple window openings and provides an airtight seal, enhancing insulation and minimising chances of forced entry.
- In- or out-swing casement: Users can orient the handle into the turn position and swing open the window like a regular door or aluminium casement window.
- Hopper: Like the swinging feature, users can turn the handle to tilt the sash inwards safely.
Aluminium tilt and turn windows
The material used for tilt and turn windows varies, but the typical ones are wood, aluminium, and vinyl. However, the most popular material type is aluminium. Aluminium provides a sturdy frame to the windows, which is durable and termite-free.
The anodising process also helps in enhancing its strength. In fact, a few manufacturers even use a patented coating mechanism. For instance, the TEXGUARD coating devised by TOSTEM India makes it difficult for dust to settle on the windows and provides a glossy and lustrous surface.
Advantages of tilt and turn windows
- Ventilation: One of the essential benefits of tilt and turn windows is the versatile nature of ventilation. Users can use the swing feature to enhance natural ventilation and invite more light. On the other hand, the tilting feature enables the users to tilt the sash inwards for ensuring airflow while still maintaining safety and security.
- Aesthetic value: The simplistic design of Tostem tilt and turn windows provides a unique aesthetic value. The multiple functionalities of the window do not compromise the design. In fact, it gives off a clean and classic look where users can experiment with the window configuration and colour.
- Increased security: As outlined earlier, the fixed locking mechanism provides an unprecedented level of security to a particular space. In addition to that, the aluminium frame, rubber gaskets, and new-age glass technology make the windows optimally secure.
- Spatial benefits: Tilt and turn windows are ideal for small to large areas. Users can also modify the hinge of the window to swing outwards, maximising the indoor space.
Tilt and turn vs casement windows
From the design viewpoint, it is not always easier for a layperson to tell the difference between tilt and turn and aluminium casement windows. The only discernible difference is how both windows operate.
Aluminium casement windows can only swing in or out. On the other hand, users can get three windows in one with tilt and turn windows – fixed, swing in or out, and hopper windows. However, since tilt and turn windows use a sophisticated mechanism, it is advisable to purchase the window from certified manufacturers.
Users will also have to think about installing tilt and turn windows as the window sash hangs inwards. Whereas outward swinging casement windows can be installed without focusing on the spatial requirements.
There are immense benefits of installing tilt and turn and casement windows, and both have unique features. Hence, it is up to the user to choose the ones that fit their needs.