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Is a Tilt and Turn Door Right For You?

The arrival of spring usually signals a need to revamp areas around the home. Planting flowers, planning renovations, and storing away winter gear are top of mind as the warm weather approaches and the sun begins to shine much more frequently.


With many of us spending much of our time at home these days, naturally we look to upgrades and improvements we can make to our home. Whether you’re looking at possibly selling your home or for a fresh new look, an area that is often overlooked is your door. In the past, we’ve talked about the importance of first impressions and how your front door is the first thing seen by visitors when approaching your home. If you’re considering updating your door and looking at options, we thought we’d highlight one of our popular types of doors: tilt and turn doors. If you’re confused about tilt and turn doors or wondering if this door choice is right for you, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog, we’ll take a look at tilt and turn doors to help you determine if it is the right style for you.


What is a Tilt and Turn Door Anyways?

Generally, tilt and turn doors are primarily composed of glass. These doors are capable of opening sideways like a traditional door and tilting vertically, allowing the top of the door to swing inward for ventilation. Tilt and turn windows and doors are common throughout Europe and have recently begun to increase in popularity here in North America.


But how do you know if a tilt and turn door is suitable for your home?


You should choose a tilt and turn door if…


You Enjoy a European Je Ne Sais Quoi

As mentioned, tilt and turn windows and doors have long been popular in homes and apartments across Europe. European homes generally incorporate a sense of beauty and style intermixed with functionality. Tilt and turn doors are stylish, versatile, and functional. They offer a touch of elegance while adding many practical benefits.


You Want Quality Products That Are Energy Efficient

Tilt and turn windows are designed to be energy efficient. Instead of cranking the AC in the summer, you can open the top to allow for cool air to pass through. With an ability to regulate temperature, these doors reduce heating and cooling costs in your home.


You Want Stylish and Secure Functionality

Tilt and turn doors offer many practical benefits. Firstly, these doors allow you to ventilate a room without worrying about security. With a traditional door, you have to leave the door open to allow for fresh air, leaving your home vulnerable to unwanted guests like mice or other critters. Tilt and turn doors open at the top, allowing you to enjoy some fresh air without minimizing security. As an added security feature, these doors are designed such that they cannot be pried open from the outside.


Looking for Tilt and Turn Doors? Choose Kempenfelt

If you’ve decided tilt and turn doors are right for you, choose Kempenfelt Windows and Doors. We offer a variety of hardware and glass options so that you can find the best-suited door for you.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to our team at 1-800-841-7469 or send us a message online.

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