You don’t see tilt and turn windows all that often, so it can be hard to know what window treatments work best for them. If you’re considering tilt and turn windows, read on to learn more about what the best window treatments are for them are, like motorized shades, so your home will look great and function well.
Tilt and turn windows (or tilt-in windows) are double hung windows that can open in two ways: tilting vertically for airflow or swinging horizontally to open completely. They are quite similar to casement windows, however, tilt and turn windows open in multiple directions. The hardest part about finding window blinds for tilt and turn windows if finding an option that allows the window to move freely while still offering the privacy and style you want from a window treatment. That’s why there are two kinds of window blinds that are ideal for use on a tilt and turn window: shutters and motorized shades.
You can easily order custom shutters that work splendidly with tilt and turn windows. They can be built to fit outside the window opening, giving your window the freedom to move in any direction you need it to. Shutters also allow you to keep the slats down even when the window is titled open, so you can get airflow and privacy all at the same time. Shutters are also ideal for tilt and turn windows because they can be installed where many other kinds of window blinds cannot. Many tilt-in windows are flush with the wall and ceiling, making blinds or drapes unacceptable options, as they would cover a bigger portion of the window. You can install shutters inside the window jamb or around the window opening with frames, allowing you to maximize the view out of the window and the functionality of the window.
Another great option for tilt and turn windows are motorized shades. Like shutters, most window shades be installed within the window jamb, giving you full access to the window. They can also be rolled up completely into the header, allowing you to fully utilize the opening mechanism of the tilt and turn window. Shades are also very stylish, and come in many different kinds of colors, patterns and materials to suit your preference and match the rest of your home. You should go with top-down or bottom-up opening motorized shades, depending on your window shape and preference.
The best way to find out which kind works best for your windows is to have an in-home consultation with a window treatment expert like McNeill Palm. We offer premium motorized shades and can easily advise you on how best to dress your tilt and turn windows. Take control over your home’s light, privacy, and airflow with tilt and turn window coverings from our collection. To see options in person, please stop by and visit us. You can also give us a call to learn more about what we can do for you and your windows.