The Best Tilt-and-Turn Windows

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The Best Tilt-and-Turn Windows
Tilt-and-turn windows are a more functional alternative to traditional windows. (window image by anna karwowska from Fotolia.com)

Tilt-and-turn windows are unique in the ability to function as three separate windows at once. The position of the handle determines If the window is a more traditional "fixed window," an "in-swing casement window," or a "hopper window" that tilts from the top. Great for cleaning and maintenance, security, and ventilation, these windows are long lasting. Popular in Europe since the 1960s, tilt-and-turn windows are now making a market in the United States.

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Veka EuroView 70

Primarily targeting commercial customers in the United States, Veka's global headquarters is in Germany, with factories and sales offices across the world, including Russia, China, the Eastern and Western United States, and Canada.

The EuroView 70, a commercial model window, offers a depth of 70mm and a wall thickness of 3mm. With recessed and semi-recessed versions available, the steel-enforced frames are structurally sound and long-lasting. In addition to the overall quality of the windows, ensured through a complex sealing and glazing system, the windows also meet thermal insulation, Energy Star, and sound control standards.

REHAU NA System 4500

Founded in Western Europe in 1948, REHAU is a developer and manufacturer of polymer-based products. REHAU's tilt-turn System 4500 windows are an addition to their long list of accomplishments. With commercial and residential possibilities, the windows' specifications are impressive. With a dual weather sealed compression seal sash, these windows are suitable for a variety of climates. The multi-point locking functions allow for easy use, and awning and hopper styles are available.

Like Veka, REHAU promises exceptional energy efficiency, ventilation, security, and sound abatement qualities. Available in white or beige, there is a variety of glass thickness possibilities including 3/4", 7/8", 1" and 1 1/8".

Tiltco E70 Tilt and Turn

Based in North America, Tiltco offers a variety of commercial and residential window and door systems. The E70 Tilt and Turn window system is available with a white core PVC or in solid and wood-grain laminates, so it is tough enough to meet building standards while fitting the interior decor of the building. The hardware allows for inward-swinging and top-venting positions with ease, while locking points throughout stop the flow of water and air through the seals.

A five-chambered design with steel reinforcements means that the windows are not only strong but also energy efficient. Glass thickness varies between 1/4" and 1 3/8". An interior glaze on the glass also ensures added security and easy replacement if the glass is broken.

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