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Here are the four major styles of tilt & turn window, all of which can be customized to your needs. Browse our image gallery of earlier projects to see how the look fits into various architectural styles.
Gaulhofer is your number one choice in North America for European Tilt and Turn Windows. The inward swinging window is operated with only one handle for an easy-to-use 3-position operation: locking, opening and tilting.
In the closed position, several locking points ensure safety as well as an airtight fit of the triple weather strip system, keeping unwanted insect guests – and the weather – outside where they belong.
For daytime ventilation the window can be tilted. In this position it allows gentle air movement but still provides security against intruders.
In the turn position (inward opening) you can gain large amounts of ventilation quickly. It is now also easy to clean the exterior surface of the glass.
With our double sash tilt and turn window the first operating sash functions the same as a single tilt and turn window. A single handle operates all 3 functions; the multiple locking points for safety, the tilt function for gentle air movement and the turn option for maximum ventilation.
When the first – primary sash – is opened, the second opener can now be operated with a simple lift of a single lever. This lever, much like the handle, releases multiple locking points. When both windows are open, there is no centre divider remaining that would obstruct the view.
With this style of double tilt and turn window we can reach a size of 204 mm (8’) high and 2000 mm (6’6”) wide. At that size we can even offer a triple pane glass to provide comfort for those chilling nights of January or the blistering desert heat of a day in mid summer.
Gaulhofer is the top German window manufacturer of these European style windows – meaning we can guarantee that these superb multi-functioning windows will always perform exceptionally.
A height of 2700 mm (9’) may be possible depending on sash weight.
Gaulhofer is your number one choice in Canada for European Tilt and Turn Patio Doors. The inward swinging tilt and turn patio door, not only functions the same as our tilt and turn window, but is also built with the same concern for B and E security, ventilation and ease of operation.
A single handle operates all 3 functions; the multiple locking points for safety, the tilt function for gentle air movement and the turn option for maximum ventilation.
With our tilt and turn patio door utilizing the tilt position it is now possible for cross ventilation with out compromising security.
Our hinging mechanism provides enough carrying capability to hold the weight of a healthy individual of 130 kg or 290 lbs, while it still tilts and turns like a window.
Because the tilt and turn patio doors and windows have the same construction you can have a uniform look between the two in the design of your home.
The double sash french door operates much like our single tilt and turn door, keeping security, ventilation and functionality in mind. There is one handle on the first opening sash which controls tilting and turning operation.
In the tilt position this french door can be used for gentle ventilation.
Once the first opening sash is in the turn position a single lever on the second sash can be lifted making the opening of second sash possible.
Since the construction is the same as our double sash tilt and turn window we can reach a size of 2400 mm (8’) high and 2000 mm (6’6”) wide. A height of 2700 mm (9’) may be possible depending on sash weight.
This door works beautifully as a French patio door. With a wheel chair accessible threshold, sidelights and other options, it makes for a popular and stunning entrance to your home.
Note: You’re welcome to log into our Design Centre for detailed product specifications and to view architectural drawings of the various product options.