Tilt and turn windows come with several benefits over double hung windows. The first thing that you’ll notice is a major positive impact to your energy bill as these windows score high on energy efficiency. They are also easier to open, clean, and maintain. They can open completely or tilt open to let in some fresh air.
Although tilt and turn windows support great ventilation, they also have air seals and gaskets which allow your building to maintain the right temperatures, negate drafts, and minimize the cold that comes from being close to a window in the winter months. You will save money on energy and experience superior soundproofing that will give your building a special sense of peace.
Tilt and turn windows can fill the entire opening with no dividers blocking your view. For buildings in Landmark districts or where an historic appearance is desired, there are now tilt and turn windows available that look like double hung windows but operate differently.
REPLACING WINDOWS MAY NOT BE THE SOLUTION FOR YOU
While we are on the topic of replacing windows, it’s important to realize that not all older windows must be replaced. It is a common trend to knock out the old windows in a newly acquired building and insert new ones. However, it is sometimes better to salvage these old windows, restore them, and reinstall them. While many people are convinced that newer is better, several elements of older windows make them superior to new ones.
Original windows can have superior longevity, contribute to the character of the building, and tend to be made from materials that are beneficial for painting, staining, and milling. While they might not be as energy-efficient, sometimes there is a net loss to the environment for replacing them.
There are options available for window restoration such as vacuum insulated glass, special coatings and gasketing that can drastically improve the performance of historic windows.
The best window option for your building can be determined through a window study which takes all the factors of an individual building into account and will help you take the proper course of action to meet your needs. We can provide proper details for a watertight and airtight installation which is critical for window performance.
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