Tilt and Turn vs Casement Windows: Which One is Right for Your Home?

When it comes to choosing the right windows for your home, there are several factors to consider. Two popular window styles are tilt and turn and casement windows. In this blog post, we will compare these two window types, discussing their advantages and disadvantages, and help you determine which one is the best fit for your home.

Understanding Tilt and Turn Windows

Tilt and turn windows are a European design that is becoming increasingly popular in North America. These windows have a unique dual-functioning mechanism that allows them to tilt inwards from the top or swing inwards like a door.

Advantages of Tilt and Turn Windows

1. Versatility: The dual-functioning mechanism of tilt and turn windows offers excellent versatility. You can choose to tilt the window inwards for ventilation or open it fully like a door for easy cleaning and emergency exits.

2. Energy Efficiency: Tilt and turn windows are known for their energy efficiency due to their tight seal when closed. This helps reduce heat loss in the winter and keeps your home cooler in the summer.

3. Security: The multi-point locking system in tilt and turn windows provides added security for your home. These windows are difficult to force open from the outside, making them an excellent choice for safety-conscious homeowners.

4. Noise Reduction: The tight seal of tilt and turn windows also helps reduce outside noise, making them ideal for homes located near busy streets or noisy neighborhoods.

Understanding Casement Windows

Casement windows are a traditional window style that features a single or double sash hinged on one side. These windows open outwards and are operated using a crank handle.

Advantages of Casement Windows

1. Unobstructed Views: Casement windows offer an unobstructed view of the outdoors due to their large glass area and lack of a central vertical bar. This makes them perfect for homeowners who want to maximize their view and let in plenty of natural light.

2. Excellent Ventilation: Casement windows can be opened fully, allowing for maximum airflow and ventilation. This is particularly beneficial in rooms that require good ventilation, such as kitchens and bathrooms.

3. Easy Operation: The crank handle mechanism in casement windows makes them easy to open and close, even for individuals with limited mobility.

4. Energy Efficiency: Like tilt and turn windows, casement windows also offer excellent energy efficiency due to their tight seal when closed.

Comparing Tilt and Turn and Casement Windows

Now that we've discussed the advantages of both tilt and turn and casement windows, let's compare them side by side to help you make an informed decision.

1. Aesthetics: Both window styles offer a modern and sleek appearance. However, tilt and turn windows may have a more contemporary look due to their European origin, while casement windows have a more traditional design.

2. Maintenance: Both window types are relatively low-maintenance. However, tilt and turn windows may be easier to clean due to their ability to swing inward, allowing you to clean the exterior glass from inside your home.

3. Cost: Tilt and turn windows tend to be more expensive than casement windows due to their more complex mechanism and higher manufacturing costs. However, the energy savings and increased security may offset the higher initial cost over time.

4. Space Considerations: Casement windows require more space to open fully, as they swing outwards. This may be a concern for homes with limited exterior space or those with outdoor furniture or landscaping near the windows. Tilt and turn windows, on the other hand, open inwards and require less space.

Ultimately, the choice between tilt and turn and casement windows will depend on your personal preferences, budget, and specific needs. Both window styles have their unique advantages and can enhance the appearance, energy efficiency, and security of your home. Take the time to consider the factors discussed in this blog post and consult with a professional window installer to determine the best option for your home.

Casement Window


Casement windows are the most common style of window. They feature hinged panels that swing open and closed. Casement windows are available in single panels or multiple panels. The direction a door swings, either to the right or the left, is called the handing. In addition to handing, window are identified as either inswing or outswing depending on whether they open into the house or towards the outside.


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This newly built private house is in Sydney, Australia. The area occupied by the fenestration system in our scheduled design drawings was up to more than 110 square meters. A wide range of design details made the perfect mix of modern aesthetics and traditional sophistication, the simulated vertical hung windows with tilt & turn opening systems in this home are absolutely breathtaking. SDLS (Simulated Divided Lites with Spacer Bar) brings some historical vintage feeling to the whole building without losing any energy saving performance. Long narrow fixed windows creating larger-than-life expenses, coupled with German high-end systems made this project stand out from the rest.

Simulated Hung Window with Tilt & Turn Openings

The client's idea was to maintain a certain vintage feel, and our aim was to meet the energy efficiency needs and standards of modern houses as much as possible while maintaining a retro design. Doorwin’s 61S simulated hung windows with tilt & turn openings is a respectful modernization of a classic architectural masterwork.

Why choose the tilt and turn opening method?

Because it generally has better air seals than sliding, single hung, or double hung window frames. Tilt and turn windows form a complete seal when fully closed, this means they are less prone to water leakage, and cold draughts and you’ll keep more of your heating indoors where it belongs. They can be opened in the upper tilt way to ventilate at a minimum opening status and are easy to clean outside of the glass; when there’s a good day, they can be opened as normal inward casement windows.

Large Energy Efficient Fixed Windows

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Huge, fixed glass walls up to seven meters long and two meters high bring great lighting and open views, making it really refreshing to the mind. Five meters high long narrow windows give the whole building a contemporary aesthetic.

Every window’s placement and shape not only add to the uniqueness of this home but also provide a more energy-saving ability for the owners.

Doorwin energy-efficient integrated glazing units feature double-pane glass, warm-edge spacers, argon gas fill, Low-E coatings, and fully tempered glass, they can not only create a comfortable and natural indoor environment but also save electricity bills and heating bills of more than 100 USD for the owner, it’s a real bargain compared to choosing a regular glazing set.

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In this project, we use SDLS (simulated divided lites with spacer bars), these bars permanently adhere to both sides of the glass, and spacer bars are installed between the glass, this is the most energy-efficient way to create the look of classical décor grilles. The windows in the bathroom bedroom and study have an Arch Transom Design, making these rooms, which are often used by the owner, have some traditional aesthetics.

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For windows and doors, hardware is as important as the engine is to the car. The continuous technological innovation of the European hardware industry has strongly promoted the performance improvement and functional innovation of windows and doors. In this project, Doorwin uses Hoppe™ multi-point locks, hinges, and handles from Germany.

Multi-point lock systems provide not only the burglar-resistance but also a tighter compression seam, making the window keeps good energy-efficient performance. Together with Technoform Bautec’s insulation edge bond and sealant strips, these make up our products' top insulation and energy-saving performance.

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With our own expertise, we provided the no-cost design development and contract documentation with CAD & BIM drawings, including elevation, details about the project, and installation help.

Before production, we will provide accurate sample drawings, which will clearly show the cross-sectional pattern, size, opening method and direction, pattern of the warm spacer, and the installation nodes. We will not go into production until you have signed off on the drawing to ensure that you receive a final product that meets the exact requirements of your project.

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