Tilt & Turn Windows - System 4500

Updated: Mar 31 15
 Created: Mar 21 15

Tilt & Turn window opened at the top to provide ventilation

Long the most popular window type used in Europe, the vinyl
Tilt & Turn is rapidly becoming the window of choice for quality conscious North Americans.

Tilt Open

The sash opens inward at the top for natural ventilation yet stays securely locked.

  • Warm air high in the room can escape and fresh air can enter with minimal draft.
  • The tilted sash can often be left open even when it's raining.  
  • It is impossible to open the window from the outside in this position.

Turn Open

The sash swings inward like a door

  • The fully open sash allows the maximum possible ventilation.
  • The exterior surface can be easily and safely reached for washing, without the need to remove or support the sash.  
  • In this position, the window also allows easy egress from the home, if necessary.


Advantages of Tilt & Turn

Updated: Mar 22 15
 Created: Mar 21 15

Tilt & Turn window opened at the top to provide ventilation
The Tilt & Turn window has the look and performance of a
picture window. A turn of the handle allows it to tilt in
from the top to provide ventilation.

Ease of Operation: a single operating handle effortlessly unlocks the window and moves the sash into either a tilt or a turn mode.

Strength:  multiple locking points around the sash provide strength to withstand strong wind pressures.  The bigger the window, the more locking points it has.

Security: the window is positively locked for tamper resistance.  

Fusion welded: sash and frame corners are miter-cut and welded, eliminating caulking and joints that may loosen and leak.

Multi chambered walls: double-wall construction increases strength, permits thorough water drainage and increases energy efficiency.


Updated: Mar 22 15
 Created: Mar 22 15

Tilt & Turn window swings inward for full ventilation
One more turn and you have an inward-opening casement window that is easy to clean.

Commercial rating: able to withstand heavy use, this window achieves a grade 70 rating (a rating often associated with resisting winds in excess of 130 mph) even when made in the industry-standard 4' x 6' commercial size.  The strength of this system allows for bigger unobstructed openings than any other window system.

Interior glazing: this glazing style presents a seamless sash to the outside elements and the effects of potential tampering.

Glass options: among the options are high-performance and decorative glass.

Longevity of vinyl: literally carefree, our windows resist corrosion from pollutants, never need painting and can be cleaned with soap and water. The sash turns inward for effortless cleaning of the outside glass.


Updated: Mar 22 15
 Created: Jan 01 70

  • Application: new construction, replacement
  • Frame: welded, 3.25" width
  • Sash: welded
  • Weather seals: 2 continuous compression seals around entire sash perimeter
  • Glass thickness: 1" (25 mm); Optional 13/8" (33 mm) triple glazed
  • Glass type: insulated glass with decorative and energy efficient options
  • Glazing stop position: interior
  • Colours: white, beige, clay, oak foil and custom colours available
  • Sizes: custom to suit your needs
  • Hardware:  Siegenia hardware imported from Germany.

Performance Data

Updated: Jul 11 14
 Created: Jan 01 70

Air Leakage
(Solar Heat Gain Coefficient)
(Energy Rating)
Energy Star Zone
Double Glazed
(25 mm OT)
0.04 1.83 0.51 30 ABC
Triple Glazed
(33 mm OT)
0.04 1.3 0.42 36 ABCD
Insulated glass with Low E, Argon filled & Insulated Spacer

System Options

Updated: Jul 10 14
 Created: Jan 01 70

  • Glass options: double glazed (25 mm overall thickness) or triple glazed (33 mm overall thickness)
  • Grills: between the glass or SDL (Simulated Divided Lights)
  • Hardware types: tilt & turn, turn only, various security options
  • Installation accessories: brick molds, J-channels, jamb extensions, drywall returns and mullion covers
  • Reinforcement: steel, where necessary
  • Factory-mulled units: offered for improved sight lines
  • Insect screens: full screen

Test Results

Updated: Jul 10 14
 Created: Jan 01 70

  Product Series
  Possible Rating 400 Single Slider 400 Double Hung 1400 Casement 4500 Tilt & Turn
A1-A3 A3 A3 A3 A3
Water Tightness B1-B7 B2 B2 B7 B7
Wind Load Resistance C1-C5 C4 C3 C4 C5
The higher the number, the better the performance relative to Standard CAN/CSA A440-M90

Updated: Apr 06 15
 Created: Jan 01 70

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