Get in touch

Get in touch

Get in touch

Thanks for getting in touch.
We'll get back to you shortly.

Need an urgent response?

The distinctions between sash and tilt-turn windows

The distinctions between sash and tilt-turn windows
The distinctions between sash and tilt-turn windows
Thu May 11

When it comes to choosing windows for your home, you are going to want to know as much as possible about your options, allowing you to think about which one is going to be right for you and your needs.

Two of the most common window choices that you can make are either sash windows or tilt-and-turn windows. To help you to make this decision, we have put together some of the key differences between them, which are ideal for helping you to decide which one is going to be right for you.

What makes sash windows and tilt-turn windows different?

Sash windows are split into two window panes; each of the window panes is then framed by a sash, hence the name. The sashes can then open and close, either one of them or both of them.
With sash windows, the window is only able to open with an up-and-down motion. They do not swing open and out.

In comparison, as the name suggests, tilt and turn windows will open by swinging out. They are made from one pan that is framed by the main window structure. They can be anchored on the bottom of the window or the top, and they can also be anchored on the side too.

The benefits of each

In order to help you to decide which style of window is going to be right for your home, let’s take a look at the key benefits of each style of window.

With tilt-turn windows, the entire surface of the window will open; this helps you to bring in as much air as possible to your home. They also seal tighter than sash windows might, and in the case of heavy winds and adverse weather, these windows may actually close tighter than they normally would.

It is this seal that means that your window will be perfectly insulated, helping you to keep your energy bills down.

Sash windows are usually chosen because they look great. They are a traditional style of window, but they still fit in really well with modern homes and can look great.

Another key benefit to sash windows is that they are incredibly easy to clean. This is thanks to the fact that you can open the halves separately, which means that you easily reach where you need to clean.

Sash windows are also energy efficient, and this can be improved by adding in certain weather additions that are designed to improve the insulation of the windows and keep your home at just the right temperature.

The main thing to remember when it comes to choosing a window is to think about what it is that you are looking for and what is going to be right for you. If you need advice and guidance on what to choose, speak to a professional window installation company and ask them what is going to work best and what will give you exactly what you are looking for.


Fill in form to download