Window FAQ

Window FAQ

What is a tilt & turn window?

The tilt and turn window style is a dual functioning European standard that complements any architectural design style. The ability to both tilt and swing in makes them a perfect window solution when ventilation and access are desired in a space. The tilt function hinges at the bottom and rotates the window sash into the room allowing for natural air flow and protection from rain. The turn position is a complete in-swing option allowing full range of the window to open. The tilt and turn windows are engineered for smooth operation and excellent thermal performance, and offer a multitude of color and accessory options.

pros and cons of aluminum windows, tilt turn, tilt and turn windows, tilt and turn, tilt turn windows, tilt-turn, tilt-turn windows, european hardware, aluminum windows, glo, windows, modern windows, swing windows, inward opening windows, inward opening, glo european windows,

What is a lift & slide door?

A lift and slide door works similar to a traditional sliding door with the exception that when the operating door panel is engaged it is raised up onto ball bearing rollers from the locked position in order to slide with ease. Essentially, the door is either lowered into a locked position or lifted up into a sliding position with the turn of a handle. The feature prevents the door from sliding until the handle is turned. The lift and slide door’s unique hardware system allows for easy, smooth operation and creates a better air seal allowing for increased energy efficiency. Our lift and slide doors are available with multiple operable panels, heights up to 10 feet and widths up to 40 feet in width.

seattle, lift and slide door, sliding door, modern sliding door, modern lift and slide door, european lift and slide door, modern lift and slide door, glo, glo window, glo european window, glo door, modern door, wood sliding door, wood modern door, aluminum sliding door, modern aluminum sliding door, aluminum european slider, aluminum european sliding door, aluminum european lift and slide door,

Are concealed hinges available?

Yes, our aluminum and wood aluminum windows have a concealed hinge option.  We have multiple window design options for your project, including a concealed sash.

What are my color choices?

We have 300+ RAL color choices for aluminum windows and aluminum cladding and multiple stain choices for our wood products.  To find out more please see our color options available on all product pages.

modern aluminum windows, glo european windows, tilt and turn windows, lift and slide doors, aluminum doors, tilt turn windows, folding doors

What is a Passive House?

Passive house is a building standard that is 90% more efficient than typical construction.   To find out more please see our Passive house page.

How long does it take to ship from the Factory to my Jobsite?

Shipping times depend on your location in the United States.  We have seen shipping times as little as 4 weeks and up to 10 weeks.  Based on typical manufacturing times we recommend estimating lead times of 12 weeks to 14 weeks from time of order.  Since transport times vary throughout the year, we provide an estimate at the time of contract signing.

What are the maximum dimensions for windows and doors?

Maximum dimensions for windows and doors depend on operability style and type. Refer to list below.  Please note that these variable maximum dimensions are based on window and door height vs. width for single panel units. We can arrange for windows to be mulled together for even larger configurations and additionally offer curtain wall systems for expansive glazing options.  Please contact us for additional sizes beyond what is listed here.

  • Fixed Windows: 8’-0” W x 10’-0” H
  • Tilt & Turn Windows: 4’-0” W x 8’-0” H
  • European Awning Windows: 3’-0” W x 8’-0” H
  • Lift & Slide Doors: 40’-0” W (8′-0″ maximum panel width)
  • Swing Doors: 4’-0” W x 9’-10” H

How do I get a quote?

Email us your floor plans, elevations, and a window and door schedule for your project or provide us with an itemized list of windows and doors with dimensions and operability requirements and we will provide a quote to you for the products you specify.  Requests for one-off doors can be processed per door.  For a quote for our D1 Modern Entry Doors please provide us with a model number and any custom accessory requests.

Feel free to call us with any questions at 406.721.2741.

If our list of window FAQ doesn’t answer your specific question, please give us a call at 406.721.2741 and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.