How can your home benefit from tilt and turn windows?
You may have heard of tilt and turn windows. They utilise an innovative window design that first appeared in German homes in the 1960s. Fast forward to today and they are still improving the comfort of living spaces – but did you know that they can also improve your quality of life? Here’s how.
Enhanced safety – ideal for families
If you have got young children, you’ll be familiar with the hassle of enjoying a breeze whilst simultaneously worrying about small hands getting stuck in windows, or even falling out of the entrances.
Tilt and turn windows and their dual opening facility offer a solution. If your home is a bit stuffy and you want to leave windows open, you can use the top tilting facility. Rather than leaving the window wide open, which poses a threat to toddlers especially, you can just leave the top slanted open. Children won’t be able to reach the top, and so you can even leave rooms unattended.
No more need for wobbly ladders
Do you dread when the time comes to clean your windows? It’s such an upheaval having to balance on ladders, especially if your house is two or more storeys high. Luckily, tilt and turn windows offer a unique innovation that removes any need for ladder use.
Tilt and turn windows can be cleaned from the inside. The turn facility allows you to fully open the window, and for the exterior window to be swung inward. This enables you to clean the glass without leaving the comfort of your home – great news for any homeowner who hates using ladders, struggles reaching high points, or for anyone who is fed up with maintenance hassle.
A suitable fire escape route
Tilt and turn windows can often be used where a fire escape is required. The large opening option allows the window to be opened fully inwards, enabling an exit route in case of an emergency.
This is especially important for windows that are above the ground floor – it is particularly necessary to have a fire escape route on the first floor of your home if the ground floor is inflamed and the only route out is through an upstairs window.
Homes prone to condensation and damp are in need of as much ventilation as possible. This can be tricky if you want to leave rooms unattended, or sleep without worrying about intruders. Fortunately, tilt and turn windows provide an answer.
Using the top opening facility offers much needed ventilation, whilst only leaving a small opening. This means that you can keep any tilt and turn windows open in your home without worrying about security, regardless of whether you are in the same room or not. Even if you are sleeping, you can keep your bedroom window open without worrying about large apertures being left wide open.
These are just four benefits that installing tilt and turn windows will bring for you and your family. In addition to enhanced safety, ventilation and maintenance ease, tilt and turn windows are also seriously energy efficient, secure and stylish.
And the best thing of all? If you live in Somerset, Majestic’s teams of experts can install them for you.