Tilt and turn windows get their name because of their unique opening style. Because of this unique opening style, they also have a very specific way to open/close them.


In the down and locked position, the window is closed. In the closed and locked position, a tilt and turn window is an excellent picture window and provides an unobstructed view of the world outside. The closed and locked position ensures optimal security for your home, because the locking mechanism of tilt and turn windows are resistant to tampering from outside, adding an additional layer of security to your home.


When the window handle is rotated 90 degrees, the window frame swings open into your home from strategically located hinges, like a traditional door. This allows for maximum air flow into the home. This feature also makes cleaning the external face of the window easier from inside your home, reducing maintenance efforts and costs.


When you rotate the handle of a tilt and turn window 180 degrees, the window “tilts” open inward into your home. In this position, the top part of the window tilts inwards from hinges located at the bottom, allowing it to open just a few inches. This tilting option allows breezes to enter the home while preventing rain or the elements from entering. The tilt position not only offers a practical solution for ventilation during bad weather but also enhances security. This versatility is why tilt and turn windows are gaining popularity in homes and commercial settings. The tilt position is another reason to consider tilt and turn window blinds for your space.

How tilt and turn windows move from closed to tilted open to turned open positions.

Ashland Blinds is one of the first companies in the US to offer blinds for tilt and turn window blinds, ensuring that the window’s unique characteristics aren’t impeded. To enable tilt and turn window’s full functionality, our blinds attach to the window frame and move with the window in all of the closed, turned and tilted positions. Contact us today to find out more!

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