Tilt and Turn Window Furnishings

plantation shutters

Tilt and turn windows can be suitable for cold environments, provided they are properly insulated and installed correctly. Taylor and Stirling offer a number of window furnishings for tilt and turn windows and have just released tilt and turn Plantation shutter. We manufacture the tilt and turn windows under the perfect fit label, which dont require any screws so you wont voliate your warratny. Here are some factors to consider when using tilt and turn windows in colder climates:

  1. Insulation: Ensure that the windows are well-insulated to prevent heat loss. Look for models with multiple panes of glass (double or triple glazing) with low-emissivity (low-E) coatings. These features help to improve thermal efficiency and reduce heat transfer.
  2. Seals and Gaskets: Check that the seals and gaskets around the windows are in good condition to prevent drafts. Proper sealing is essential for maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature and reducing energy costs.
  3. Frame Material: The material of the window frame can impact its thermal performance. Materials like uPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) and fiberglass are known for their insulation properties and resistance to temperature changes. Timber frames can also provide good insulation but may require more maintenance.
  4. Installation: Proper installation is critical for the performance of tilt and turn windows, especially in cold climates. Ensure that the windows are installed according to manufacturer guidelines and by experienced professionals to minimize air leakage and ensure a tight seal.
  5. Ventilation: Tilt and turn windows offer versatile ventilation options, allowing you to control airflow while maintaining security. Proper ventilation is essential in colder climates to regulate indoor humidity levels and prevent condensation, which can lead to mold and mildew growth.
  6. Hardware Quality: Invest in high-quality hardware for your tilt and turn windows, including robust locking mechanisms and handles designed to withstand cold temperatures. This ensures smooth operation and security, even in freezing conditions.
  7. Maintenance: Regular maintenance is important to keep tilt and turn windows functioning optimally in cold environments. Clean the frames and seals regularly, check for any signs of wear or damage, and lubricate moving parts as needed to prevent freezing or stiffness.

By considering these factors and choosing suitable tilt and turn windows designed for cold climates, you can enjoy energy-efficient and comfortable living spaces even in harsh winter conditions.