Choosing the Right Window or Door Opening Option

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Explore the different window and door opening options available and see which one best suits your needs

There are a few different options for window and door openings, each with its own features and advantages. In this article, we give you a complete overview and help you determine which best suits your needs. Whatever window or door configuration you are searching for, AluK Home has it!

Before ordering your new aluminium windows and doors, you should explore how you want them to function. There are a range of opening types to choose from, as illustrated below:

Turn and Tilt Windows

Turn and tilt windows are very popular in Europe and open inwards on two axes:


Tilt mode is most often used for ventilation and is an ideal choice for living rooms and bedrooms. It enables a steady flow of fresh air while preventing cold draughts from disturbing the comfort of the room, and its anti-burglar opening angle means the windows can safely be left open even when you are away from home.

Meanwhile, the sash can open inward for quicker ventilation if necessary, and is much easier and safer to clean with the window inside rather than out.

Outward Opening Windows

Outward opening windows are also quite popular as they occupy no interior space.


For rooms in which windowsills are often used, such as bathrooms or kitchens, outward opening windows enable full use of interior space. Meanwhile, safety is also a concern addressed in the outward opening window design. AluK outward opening windows come with optional child locks for families with kids, allowing the sash opening to be limited to a certain angle and preventing accidents.

Sliding Windows

When thermal performance and acoustic dampening are a primary consideration, we normally choose casement rather than sliding windows, but sliding windows may be ideal under certain circumstances. For example, sliding windows might be the best choice for a kitchen in which the window is very close to the sink; an inward opening window might be blocked by the tap while an outward opening window’s handle might be awkward to reach.


In situations such as these, sliding windows’ sideways opening would offer clear views and substantial ventilation without any fuss.

Casement Doors

Due to their outstanding security and excellent water tightness, casement doors are recommended mostly as entry doors connecting gardens or balconies.


You can select between inward and outward opening casement doors to meet the needs of your available space.

Sliding Doors

With their large panes of glass, sliding doors provide an abundance of natural light. They can be slid open along a mechanism consisting of one or several railings.


Sliding doors also serve as space-saving devices as they don’t require space in front of or behind the door to open.

Lift and Slide Doors

Compared to classic sliders, lift and slide doors offer greater air and water tightness, and with their unique opening mechanism allowing effortless operation, they deliver an amazing experience.


Combining high performance with stunning design, lift and slide doors provide both comfort and luxury.

Folding Doors

Available in a range of styles and designs, folding doors can help you create an open, versatile, modern living space.


Panels can be stacked inside or outside of the room, to the left, right or split to stack on both sides.


The right opening option of your windows or doors depends on the unique elements of your home and the way you desire to make use of them. The ideal choice will vary from one building to the next, but for each one AluK Home offers a wide range of possibilities to meet every requirement.

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