Operating from a central pivot point on the top or side of the window, rotating windows provide great ventilation. Another plus – they’re easy to clean. Many homeowners also like them for their circular or oval shape, beautiful natural wood frame and rating as a top energy efficient window. Read on to learn more.
Costs of rotating windows depend largely on the manufacturer. Most are available in custom sizes to fit your specifications, plus all varieties of glass panes and energy efficient technology. Ask a licensed window contractor about installation prices in your area — he or she will know how to get the most out of federal tax rebates and incentives as well.
Since it’s easy to reach both sides of a rotating window, cleaning is nice and simple. Wipe down both sides of the glass with a soft cloth (or squeegee) and non-abrasive household cleaner.
Rotating windows are offered in circle or oval styles. Circle windows are best suited for smaller rooms that need light or ventilation, e.g. an upstairs bathroom or guest room. Oval windows are a little bigger than the circle style. The larger oval design allows for better ventilation and visibility—a perfect fit for loft or dining spaces.
Rotating windows come equipped with a thin layer of reflective glass coating. In the summer, this can be used to deflect the heat from the sun. In the winter, the window can be turned so the glass coating helps reflect the sun.
The style of the rotating window is reminiscent of old Europe. It fits nicely with any traditional American home or as a new window renovation project.
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