Tilt and Slide Doors
One Door, Two Opening Options
High quality construction, thermal integrity and ease of use are all standard characteristics of our tilt and slide doors. At first glance, they are visually similar to regular patio doors. However, they bring the functionality of tilt and turn windows to patio doors. Advanced German made frames offer strength, durability and low maintenance. Custom built to whatever sizes your project calls for, these doors become signatures in every home. With the turn of a simple ergonomic handle, you can choose between sliding the door horizontally or tilting it inwards for ventilation. Neuffer tilt and slide doors are a premium solution for those wanting space saving doors with modern functionality.
Advantages of Tilt and Slide Doors
Tilt and slide doors are unique, combining a new sliding style with the tilt and turn functionality of European windows. The sash slides free of the frame on rails, making it much easier than traditional sliders which require effort to move back and forth. This makes sliding easier and improves sealing.
A turn of the handle will tilt the sash inwards for ventilation and provide continuous fresh air while preventing children and pets from getting in or out. This distinct combination of useful features makes tilt and slide doors the ideal alternative to standard sliding doors. Their advantages include:
- Space saving with no swinging leaf
- Simple operation with a single ergonomic handle
- Effortless sliding
- Robust design and weather resistant
- Available in four material options
- Excellent insulation values
- Double and triple glazing available
- Custom configurations in up to four sections
Tilt & Slide vs. other Patio Doors
Standard sliding doors move along tracks on the floor and provide little mechanical assistance. That means pushing the full weight of the door along the track, wearing out the seals. Over time, traditional sliding doors leak air due to damaged seals and can allow moisture in. This leads to wasted energy, cold spots inside and eventual repairs.
The tilt and slide mechanism is different. The sash slides up and outwards horizontally, not along the floor. This makes it easier to operate and eliminates wear on the seals. Similar to windows, with the sash in place, you can rotate the handle 180 degrees and tilt the door inwards, allowing ventilation without unintentionally letting insects in, and keeping pets or people in or out.