The vast majority of properties here in the UK will have the same style of window and casement windows have been most commonly chosen by homeowners for many years now. In fact, some people don’t even realise that you have a number of different options to choose from when installing new windows at your property. From sliding sash windows to bow windows, there are so many brilliant alternatives to consider too.  One type of window in particular that has increased in popularity over the past few years is a ‘tilt and turn’ window and many are now opting for this over the classic casement windows they’re used to. If you’re considering replacing the windows in your home and you’d like to find out more about this specific type of window, keep reading today. Below our team here at Brackenwood have looked into what makes tilt and turn windows so popular. 

What are tilt and turn windows?

This type of window is fairly self-explanatory and as the name suggests, when opening them you can either; tilt the top of the window so that it is angled into the room, providing you with a small opening, or you can turn the handle and pull the window inwards towards you, fully opening it from the side.  You may have seen this type of window previously without even realising because when closed or opened from the side, they can look very similar to casement windows. 

Why install tilt and turn windows?

As you may expect, there are a number of benefits to installing this type of window and many choose them other the other alternatives because; 
  • They’re multi-purpose and versatile 

By far one of the biggest benefits to this type of window is the versatility that you have when it comes to how it opens. Being able to tilt the window for some ventilation or fully open it to clean the exterior glass, is what draws the majority of people to tilt and turn windows.  
  • They are easy and convenient to open

It couldn’t be more straightforward to use a tilt and turn window, simply put the direction of the handle will dictate how the window opens. It is easy to get the hang of opening them and once you do, you can guarantee that this type of window will be really convenient. 
  • They are usable in different window styles

Many don’t realise this, but tilt and turn windows can also be incorporated in both bay and bow style windows too. So, even if you love having a big window in your living room, for example, you can still benefit from everything that this type of window has to offer. 

  • They are adaptable in design 

Nowadays, tilt and turn windows are so adaptable and you have control over many aspects of the design. Not only can you choose the material and the colour of the frame, but you also have a variety of glazing options too, including Georgian Bar, leaded lights and obscure glass. 
  • They are incredibly safe and secure 

Lots of parents choose this type of window because they are much safer than other alternatives when you have little children. When tilting the window, you can get fresh air into your home but you won’t have to worry about your children’s safety when they’re left unattended. 
  • They are brilliant in an emergency situation

It isn’t uncommon for people to install tilt and turn windows due to the fact that when they’re opened fully, you will easily be able to exit through them in the event of an emergency. For example, they are a brilliant choice for fire escape openings.

Replacing the windows at your property 

Hopefully, you will now know a little bit more about tilt and turn windows and, there is no denying that when you’re wanting to replace the windows in your home, they are a brilliant option to consider. It is highly likely that no matter what your home’s style of aesthetic may be, you will easily be able to find a tilt and turn window design that perfectly complements both the interior and exterior of your property.  When wanting to replace your windows, be sure to contact our team here at Brackenwood. For many years now we have been designing, manufacturing and installing an incredibly vast range of high-quality windows and helping homeowners transform their properties. Whether you decide to go for tilt and turn windows or you’d prefer one of the different styles available, you can trust that we will have the perfect windows for your home. Of course, if you have any questions at all about replacement windows, don’t hesitate to get in touch today, we’re always happy to help.