Hardware distributor Window Ware is making a difference to its customers’ patio door offering with its Glide Hardware range.
The advanced premium sliding solutions have been fully tested and approved by KÖMMERLING to work with their PremiLine system and are suitable for a number of other profiles too. Using Glide Hardware can help door manufacturers balance the form and the function of their super-sized patio doors, ensuring they work effortlessly, dependably, and safely.
The highlight of the Glide Hardware range is the advanced 3- and 5-wheel rollers which rely on their unique self-levelling mechanism to evenly distribute the weight of even large, heavy sliding doors for smoother running, improved tolerances, and ultimately longer-term, consistent performance.
Innovative design, precision high-quality bearings and superior construction from engineered polymer all add up to quieter running, increased durability and 60% greater load capacity of up to 220kg for the 5-wheel roller (based on 2 sets per door panel).
One Window Ware customer that has been hugely impressed with the range is North West window and door fabricator Express Trade Frames.
Scott Law, Managing Director of Express Trade Frames, commented: “I couldn’t believe the massive difference Glide Hardware rollers have made to the operation of our patio doors.
“The self-levelling polymer wheels beat traditional steel wheels hands down, to give a smoother-than-smooth sliding action and a premium feel that takes our finished product to a whole new level.
“They are, quite simply, the best patio wheels we’ve ever used!”
Window Ware’s Business Development Manager Karl Williamson is delighted that the Glide Hardware range is proving a success with customers.
“Customers want bigger sliding doors but what they don’t want is a workout every time they try to open them. The trouble is, the bigger the patio doors, the heavier they are, and that weight not only increases the force needed to push the doors along the track, but it also puts extra strain on the sliding hardware that supports the moving panels, resulting in more wear and tear.
“The challenge for fabricators today is to deliver PVCu sliding patio doors on the grand scale customers want without compromising on the ease of operation or the lifespan of the final door assembly. Glide Hardware delivers on both.
“With 34 years’ experience of successfully serving the window and door industry with leading brand hardware, you can rely on Window Ware for highly-specified hardware. It’s great to hear that Glide Hardware has made a huge difference for Express Trade Frames.”