There have been a lot of interesting innovations that have been well-received by the public. Some architectural innovations have really started to become popular among homeowners. One interesting innovation, the tilt and turn window, has become one of the most interesting architectural trends to really take off among homeowners.
What are they?
The tilt and turn window is commonly placed throughout the home and is most often installed in the bathrooms. The tilt and turn window can be opened with the control is in the turn position. In the tilt position, the window is opened partially from the top for maximum ventilation. While the windows let air enter in, outside access isn’t possible. The window isn’t exposed to stress because the multi-point locking mechanism prevents the frame from bending or twisting as the window is switched from one angle to another.
How do they work?
There are two positions: tilt and turn. The tilt position opens the window from the top, and the turn position opens the window by allowing it to swing inward. When the window is tilted inwardly, the home becomes ventilated during rainy weather. This is the position that is used for cleaning. Some windows allow you to rotate the handle 90 degrees in either direction; this position opens the window horizontally. In the downward position, the window is shut and subsequently locked. The handle is used to gently shift the window back into its correct position. After the window has moved several inches in a given direction, the window locks temporarily in that position. The angle of the window is determined by the position of the handles.
Why people are adding them to their bathrooms?
It is a cost-efficient addition to a bathroom, making air accessible to the room, thus promoting energy efficiency. When tilted inwardly, the window can be cleaned easily, which makes it low maintenance. Unmatched durability is another draw for homeowners. The window’s lifespan can exceed 30 years. The various multi-point locking mechanisms prevent the frames from bending or becoming damaged when manipulated. The protective insulation layers serve as deterrents to burglary activity, due to added thickness to the panes. Available finishes make it possible to incorporate into any existing color palette. Homeowners can choose from 40 different types of finishes for their bathroom window. Round-arched or triangular shaped windows give homeowners latitude in identifying the perfect style best-suited for their bathroom windows.
Common features on tilt and turn windows
When installing your tilt and turn window for your bathroom, you will find that there are different types of features that are common to most tilt and turn window applications. You can expect solid insulation from these energy efficient applications. The welded frames add resilience to the application. Most have multi-point locking systems prevents the window from bending or twisting too far in either direction, which could damage the frame. All of these windows feature a fixed window, a hopper window, and a casement window.
When you add a tilt and turn window to your bathroom, you are adding an energy efficient window application capable of complementing any color scheme. Available in over 40 finishes, the versatile window comes in angular and round shapes.