Tilt turn windows are very common in European homes. But are gaining in popularity with homeowners and architects here in the States. This type of operation is a combination of all the most important features of any window. They have a tight seal, are easy to clean, have superior security, and allow for easy and effective ventilation.
Tilt turn window operation is simple and versatile. All with just a single handle. These dual functioning windows are operated by rotating the handle to a vertical or horizontal position. When the handle is rotated to the vertical position, the window can be tilted inward. The inward tilt is approximately 5 1/2″ for draft-free ventilation while keeping out precipitation. When the window is tilted, the home maintains its architectural integrity, appearance, and security. When the handle is in the horizontal position, the window can be swung inward into the room. This allows for ease of cleaning and egress. The tilt turn window’s multi-point locking hardware maintains continuous contact with the weather strip to keep out harsh weather and noise.