Tilt and Turn Window

European Style, Genius Design, Outstanding Performance

The TILT-TURN WINDOW (click here) is the dominant window style in Europe, now gaining popularity among discerning architects, designers and homeowners in North America.

TILT-TURN WINDOW'S hardware allows the sash to tilt inward at the top for secure ventilation or turn inward provid­ing a wide opening for emergency egress.

When closed, this compression-seal window and door design seals tightly to provide outstanding thermal and acoustical performance.


How the Tilt-Turn Windows Work

The window will swing inward when opened in the turn position; alternatively, hinges at the bottom allow it to 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. The turn position allows ample fresh air to pass into the room; it also makes cleaning the window extraordinarily easy. When the window is open at the top, it functions as a safety precaution. Small children cannot climb up the window and fall through. 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.


  • Compression seal sash with two weather seals.
  • Multi-point locking hardware.
  • Superior sound abatement properties.
  • Ability to build awning and hopper styles with natural ventilation while providing security.
  • Increased security and product performance while maintaining a pleasing appearance.
  • Provides a warmer, more comfortable living space by reducing heat loss and noise infiltration.

Optional Features:

  • White or Beige core colors.
  • Woodgrain laminated colors on interior and solid colors on exterior.
  • Glass thickness: 3/4″, 7/8″, 1″, 1-1/8″.
  • Sash and frame accepts steel reinforcement.
  • Brickmolds, jamb-extensions, drywall returns, mullion covers, T-mullions.


Rehau’s tilt-turn design is one of the highest performing windows currently on the market, meeting the most stringent energy codes, impact ratings, “no hazard” blast resistance ratings, sound insulation, structural, air and water standards.

NAFS ’08 CW100
CSA A440 A3, B7, C5/C5
Reaches some of the highest air infiltration, water resistance and structural performance levels in Canada and the U.S.
U-factor 0.22 / R-4.5
Provides excellent thermal performance.
ASTM E1886 & 1996 / TAS 201, 202 & 203;  (DP-65) HVHZPassed hurricane missile impact testing for both the IBC and the Miami-Dade Counties.
ASTM F1642 / GSA TS-01
(4 psi blast load). “No Hazard”
Protects building occupants from explosions with a “no hazard” performance rating.
ASTM E90 Acoustical (STC) 39Maintains a peaceful indoor environment even in a busy city.
Rehau WindowsThis thermal image of the REHAU tilt-turn demonstrates how effectively this design separates warmer air and cooler air in order to achieve optimal energy efficiency.


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