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Tilt In Windows

Tilt in windows offer some very nice options when it comes to home window style. The tilt in is more of a European stlye window, although it has found a home in the United States from some of the higher end manufacturers.


Tilt In Basics

Tilt turn windows can be used with single hung, double hung and even casement window styles. In almost every case, the tilt in feature means the window is tilting inward towards the house, thereby allowing afternoon breezes in and an easier cleaning experience. Some manufacturers offer the tilt feature only, but don't allow the window turn on it's axis point.

Tilt in windows typically have a handle on one side of the unit that has three postions; the first of which is locked, whereby the window cannot be opened. The second is a halfway turn, which allows the window to be tilted in. Often times, tilt ins only allow the window to be tilted several inches. The final position is a full turn, which allows the window to be opened in the standard way, depending on whether it is a casement or a hung window.


Casement Options

Tilt ins can be nearly identical to casement windows which open out from hinges on one side of the frame. The only difference with the tilt in option is the second handle position that allows the window to tilt in a few inches.


Single And Hung Hungs

Some manufacturers opt for the tilt in feature on either their single or double hung windows. This often allows the window to have much more of an inward tilt. The tilt in feature is usually offered on the lower sash, although in some cases both the upper and lower sashes are able to tilt inward.


Tilt In Window Costs

Tilt in window costs will typically be a bit more expensive than the normal cost of a casement or hung window. For instance, casement window prices run roughly $400 to $1,100 fully installed. The cost of a tilt in will typically be in the higher end because most manufacturers that offer this European style option are the higher end or premium manufacturers.

-- Price Range: $400 to $1,100 fully installed --


Manufacturers

Kolbe Heritage Series

Jeld Wen Custom Wood Tilt and Turn Window

Andersen 400 Tilt In Double Hung

Marvin Ultimate Wood Window









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