There are some classic window openings that almost all houses in Dublin feature. But there are many other opening functions that may slip your mind when shopping for windows and in this article we’ll talk about what can you opt for and what are the advantages of each.
Tilt and turn windows can be opened in two ways. Tilted, they provide a narrow opening for ventilation. The turn function means the window opens normally, like a door.
Fixed light is, as a matter of fact, a window that does not open. It is used as a picture window and as fixed panel for swing or sliding doors. You could choose this type of window if your house has a beautiful scenery in front of it and you want to be able to see it from the inside. Or maybe just to let more light get into a dark house.
Topguided windows are perfect if you don’t have enough space to open them normally inside of the room. They open by pushing the bottom of the window outwards and securing it in different positions according to how much air you want to let in.
Sidehung windows are your typical windows that are provided with a handle controlled friction brake which allows the window to be fixed in any open position. Only 478mm wide windows come with a break, smaller ones don’t.
Topswing windows, as opposed to topguided ones, fully rotate when they are pushed outwards, so that the glass pane that’s on the exterior will be on the inside after a full rotation. Easier to clean.
Sideguided windows are similar to topswing windows in that they also rotate until the exterior pane is on the inside, but the movement, the sliding actually, is done horizontally, not vertically like in the case of topswing windows.
When selecting your windows we are available to consult with you on what will best suit your requirements, Rationel can help you make the right decision. Our consultants will work closely with you and on your windows to ensure they meet both your technical requirements and your taste.