8 Reasons to Choose European Tilt Turn Windows & Doors


European homes impart a touch of beauty and splendor while balancing functionality, practicality, and efficiency. Europeans certainly have an eye for style and quality, and they expect a lot from their appliances, furniture, and windows and doors.  For this reason, European homes often feature Tilt and Turn windows and Tilt and Turn doors.

Tilt and turn windows, which were first adopted in Germany, have made their way to North America. This innovative window system is becoming the replacement window of choice for many homeowners looking for an upgrade in beauty, functionality, and energy efficiency. These windows open in two ways directions, depending on the position of the handle, and can provide numerous advantages beyond conventional windows.

Choose European Tilt Turn Windows & Doors

When it comes to windows and doors, Tilt and Turn is the standard across Europe; this style delivers first-rate performance when it comes to durability, energy efficiency, ease of use, temperature and sound control, and security. Below are 7 reasons why Tilt and Turn Windows & Doors style could be right for your home:

1. Stylishness and Elegance

With traces of the grand style and history of the Old World, today’s European homes blend the original designs of our ancestors with the elegance and efficiency of modern-day living. Inside a European home, you will find a delicate balance of scale and spatial flow, accentuated by timeless sophistication, and appliances and accents of the best in quality, durability, and energy efficiency.

In North America, windows and doors often go unnoticed when it comes to design, but they play an important role in the harmony of interior decoration. Tilt and Turn windows and Tilt and Turn doors provide many practical benefits while adding a touch of elegance to your home. If your style is fresh, yet classic with a hint of refined luxury, Tilt and Turn may be the right choice for your home.


Why everyone is talking about tilt and turn windows


With tilt and turn windows, you can have a much larger uninterrupted glass window, which means you can take advantage of more scenic viewing space and natural light. As you can open the window in two ways, this allows you to control the amount of ventilation and fresh air in the space. The natural light and ventilation capabilities promote health and well-being and increase the overall appearance and comfort of the space.

These windows also come in a variety of customizable features to suit any style and decorative expectations. Tilt and turn windows are available in more than 40 colour options, including embossed wood grain, metallic brushed surfaces, or smooth plain colours. For hardware, you have a choice between white PVC, champagne, or titanium to match or enhance your existing décor.

2. Durability

When renovating your home, you undoubtedly expect your new windows and doors to stand the test of time (without compromising your budget). European style Tilt and Turn windows and doors are engineered to provide long-lasting performance; from steel reinforced framing to a compression seal sash with two weather seals, they provide lasting style, function, and peace of mind, without breaking the bank.

 3. Energy Efficiency

Who wouldn’t like a lower energy bill? And while you’re saving money, why not lessen your environmental footprint? The majority of Tilt and Turn style windows and doors utilize materials and production methods that better regulate indoor temperature, improving energy efficiency and minimizing the damaging environmental effects that contribute to climate change; due to an ability to regulate indoor temperature, these clever windows and doors contribute to lower heating and cooling costs, with energy savings upwards of 30% for an average home.

Two-stage and three-stage sealing systems ensure an airtight seal around the window. The seal ensures you will receive the benefit of reduced heating and cooling costs, and overall improvements to the energy efficiency of your home. When you save up to 30% on energy costs, these windows practically pay for themselves!

4. Ease of Use

Cleaning windows and doors is a task that we all dread, but the Tilt and Turn style simplifies cleaning; exterior and interior surfaces can be effortlessly cleaned from inside of the room. There’s no need to hire professionals to clean your exterior window panes, and there is certainly no need to climb a ladder to an upper-story window to complete this task yourself.

 5. Temperature Control

Opening windows on a hot summer day instead of cranking the AC is a gallant gesture, but not necessarily an efficient one this creates airflow but not air exchange. Alternatively, turning up the heat on a chilly Ontario fall or winter day won’t solve your temperature woes; this will only contribute to ever-increasing heating costs and environmental damage. Tilt and Turn windows and doors contain a thick, durable air chamber built into the frame. This feature prevents cold air from being transferred to the middle air chamber and inhibits warm air from escaping the resulting ‘air lock’ keeping your home comfortably cool in the summer, and cozy and warm in the winter.

6. Sound Reduction

Noise pollution can be a serious problem, especially in urban areas with heavy traffic. Even in quieter residential areas, you and your family could easily be awoken by a sound in the night, such as the neighbor’s dog barking or a baby crying. Tilt and Turn style windows and doors provide substantial noise reduction, and lead to less noise in rooms where they are installed; the rubber seal and multi-point locking mechanism creates an airtight seal which improves insulation and limits noise impact, providing you and your family with some much-needed peace and quiet.

Sometimes it’s nice to open the window to the world outside. That gentle spring breeze, the soothing sounds of nature, and the rhythmic ambiance of city living. Other times, you want to shut the whole world off. High-quality tilt and turn windows reduce noise levels up to 45dB, ensuring you only hear what you want to hear when the windows are closed. Special active insulating glazing provides sound insulation like no other replacement window.

7. Increased Safety & Security

The safety of your home and family is of utmost importance, and you should ensure that your windows and doors have appropriate security features. While the average North American window and door has one, maybe two, locking points, European-style Tilt and Turn models utilize multipoint locking hardware for added security. The sash at the top of the window or door can be tilted inward for secure ventilation and/or exit, should an emergency arise.

As an added safety feature, the durable hinges and internal steel reinforcement make it nearly impossible to pry the window or door away from its locks or hinges when in the closed position. These windows and doors can not be fully opened from the outside when in the tilt position, allowing you to ventilate your home without compromising its security.

Equipped with multi-point locking mechanisms, fully lockable handles, heavy-duty hinging mechanisms, and specialty glass, the windows provide an extra layer of security and safety to your home. With the window open at the top for ventilation, you get to enjoy fresh air flow without worrying about the safety of children or pets. Tilt and turn windows can open all the way vertically, satisfying emergency egress requirements and making it a quick exit in a fire or other emergency.

8. Low Maintenance Cost

When looking for low-maintenance windows, look no further than these. Cleaning becomes as simple as pivoting the window all the way horizontally and cleaning both sides from the same position. No more ladders or having to get outside to clean them. The windows are also incredibly durable and include thermal resistance, wind loading, and water penetration, all things to ensure you will have a long-lasting product on your hands.

Choose Your Model of European Tilt Turn Windows & Doors

Eco Choice Windows and Doors is proud to supply three different European tilt and turn window systems. InnoNova 70 features a lean profile (just 70 mm deep) with a large glass surface. Best of all, this window system is Energy Star® certified for its exceptional thermal insulation values. AluClip is a hybrid window system, with aluminum cladding on the exterior and PVC-U components on the interior to maximize thermal insulation. Finally, we have Trocal 88+, it has a building depth of 88 mm, slender sight lines, and is also Energy Star® certified. Book your consultation to discuss which replacement window is the right solution for your home.

Contact Eco Choice Windows and Doors at 1-855-273-3261 or https://ecochoicewindows.ca for a complimentary consultation to determine if Tilt and Turn windows and doors are the right choices for your home.

About Eco Choice Windows & Doors

Eco Choice Windows and Doors is one of Ontario’s leading providers of quality, energy-efficient windows and doors. Our products include replacement vinyl windows, European Tilt and Turn windows, fiberglass doors, French doors, entrance doors, sliding vinyl patio doors, and steel front entry doors. Professional installation is quick and easy. Eco Choice is an Energy Star Canada Certified Partner and offers only Energy Star certified windows and doors for optimal efficiency and performance.