A tilt and turn window can open both ways, from the side or from the top, providing two different ventilation options for your home. Because a tilt and turn window opens both ways, they are also much simpler to clean and maintain than standard windows. Homeowners can also be creative in how they include tilt and turn windows in their homes, combining them with other types of windows such as fixed and casement windows.
It's important to be aware of the costs associated with installing a tilt and turn window in your home. Read on to learn more about the prices for a tilt and turn window.
General Prices for a Tilt and Turn Window
A tilt and turn window will generally cost anywhere from $200 to $350 and up. The price will vary by size and materials. If not already included in your window price, the price for your glass will mainly depend on the type of glass/glazing you choose. Expect window glass to start around $6 to $15.
Materials for Your Tilt and Turn Window
For the most part, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and fiberglass are the most popular materials for tilt and turn window frames. Both are energy efficient and can mimic the look of wood (fiberglass can be easily designed to look like wood and PVC can be treated with a finish for a more natural appearance).
Additionally, quality window glass can help boost your home's energy efficiency. For example, gas-filled glass is filled with a colorless, odorless gas that provides your window with additional insulation, helping to cut down energy costs. Gas-filled windows will generally add around $15 per square foot to your window glass price.
Low-e coatings for your glass are another excellent option that will help you save money on energy bills. Low-e coatings generally cost around $14 per square foot.
Tilt and Turn Window Treatments
While sometimes you can choose a tilt and turn window with pre-installed blinds or shutters, there are a few other treatment options. Because tilt and turn windows tend to be larger, panel curtains are considered for this type of window. A panel curtain will cost anywhere from $100 to $300. It’s advised to hang your panel curtain from a rod that is longer than your window and well above the window. This placement will allow you to easily draw the curtains aside so the tilt and turn window can easily open inward.
Bottom Line: An Affordable, Unique Addition
A tilt and turn window is a great way to make your home more beautiful and ventilated. Additionally, there are plenty of options available in terms of materials and treatments. For example, if insulation and privacy are major concerns, a tilt and turn window with gas-filled glass and panel curtains is the perfect choice. And, while a tilt and turn window is generally inexpensive on its own, the mixture of fiberglass/PVC for the frame and the right window glass will further cut down long-term energy costs.