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Rotating Windows, a Touch of Easy-to-Clean Beauty

Rotating windows operate from a central pivot point located on the side or top of the window. When they’re open, they provide the home with great ventilation. Another plus – they’re easy to clean.

The style of these windows is reminiscent of old Europe. The wood framing is what really stands out. They fit nicely with any traditional American home or as a new window renovation project. These windows are also energy efficient because they come equipped with a thin layer of reflective glass coating. This allows the homeowner to bounce heat away from the house during the summer or reflect it in during the winter.

Rotating windows are offered in circle or oval styles. Both are crafted in real wood and add a touch of beauty to any room. Circle windows are best suited for smaller rooms that need light or ventilation. This style of window is excellent for an upstairs bathroom or guest room. Another option is to have one custom made to fit any room of the house.

Rotating oval windows are a little bigger than the circle style. The larger oval design allows for better ventilation and vision, a perfect fit for a loft or dining area. Use a window treatment if you like but the beautiful wood craftsmanship of these rotating windows should be on full display.

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

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.

Pros

Considered among the most energy efficient types of window.

Rotating windows are excellent for ventilation.

They rotate on a central pivot, making the outer glass really easy to clean.

Cons

Rotating windows are often framed in wood, so they may not fit every design style.

Maintenance

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.

Common Questions and Answers

What are the various options when it comes to rotating windows?

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

What makes rotating windows an energy efficient replacement option?

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.

History

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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