Tilt Turn Windows and Doors
Tilt Turn windows and doors can be combined in numerous configurations with casement, awning, and fixed windows as they utilize the same profile system. The seamless integration of windows provides a uniform appearance and customization beyond compare.
Tilt turn windows are a very unique and functional European window, applicable in endless applications. These windows are quickly gaining popularity in the United States. These windows have been manufactured for almost a hundred years, starting out in Europe in the early 1900′s. The beauty of a tilt turn window is its dual action. The window will open like a casement window and will tilt in at the top. Each window is customized to your exact specifications. Tilt turn doors are also available; the window is capable of being manufactured to fit large openings.
Glancing at the window, one cannot tell that the window has two functions. The window will swing inward when opened like a casement, with a screen on the window’s exterior. The window can then be hinged at the bottom and open inward at the top. Both actions are activated by the turn of a lever, which controls all the mechanics within the frame.
There are great benefits to these operations. Ample fresh air can pass into the room when opened like a casement. When the window is open at the top, it functions as a safety precaution. Small children cannot climb up the window and fall through it as in a traditional double hung window. The same function prevents intruders from entering a room. There is simply no way to climb up the window and fit through the small opening; but ventilation is still possible.
A tilt and turn window can be used in both residential and commercial applications. The window can be utilized in almost any room within a residential home. A home’s exterior is a great place for the windows as are sunrooms and pool enclosures. Commercial applications include restaurants, office buildings, and high rise apartments. A condominium on the thirtieth floor cannot typically be cleaned, except by a professional cleaning service; tilt turn windows open inward and allow for complete cleaning of the window units with out calling costly professionals.
Tilt Turn windows and doors are constructed from a thermally-broken aluminum frame, which allows them to withstand and perform in greater temperature fluctuations when compared to a standard vinyl window. Each tilt turn window is created out of durable aluminum which will not rust, rot, warp, or require constant finish maintenance as traditional wood windows. There are eight standard frame finishes available along with any custom color you may require. Fixed windows, transoms, and side lights can all be constructed from the tilt turn frame which allows for seamless sightlines.
A practical glazing choice for tilt and turn windows is a low-e. This type of glass minimizes the amount of UV rays which penetrate a room. There are two main benefits to this capability, temperature and fading. The reduction in UV rays helps to achieve a comfortable temperature and when reached, maintain the temperature easier. UV rays assist in fading objects within a room over time. By using a low-e glass fading to items such as furniture and window treatments is reduced.
All windows and tilt turn doors can be customized with decorative options. The most common decorative elements are grids. There are several available patterns including gothic, English grid and radiused. The grids can be interior muntins where the grids are only between the two pieces of glass or interior and exterior SDL’s. The grids can be the same color as the frame finish or a different color to add visual interest to the unit. Another popular decorative piece are base panels. These units are raised base panels which can be manufactured to various sizes.
Solar Innovations, Inc. is in the process of testing its Tilt Turn products for Impact Certification to reach a minimum design pressure rating of ± 60 psf.