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Vertical sliders have remained a popular window choice for many people within the UK, but what are they, and how do they work? What makes them so popular, and are they the right choice for you?
At Quickslide, we’ve answered all these questions and more. Plus, as manufacturers of highly efficient and authentic-looking vertical sliders, you can get a price for your own vertical sliders here on our website.
Also known as vertical sliding sash windows, vertical sliders have existed in the UK since the 17th century. They are distinguished by their dual sashes, which slide vertically against each other to open rather than inwards or outwards like casement windows. There are a variety of styles available for vertical sliders, including Edwardian, Georgian, and Victorian.
Each style has a unique number of glass panes for its top and bottom ash separated via astragal bars, but they all can grant a property that classic look and feel. To learn more about the different styles of vertical sliders, click here.
All kinds of vertical sliders have remained persistent for hundreds of years within the UK, even after the creation of more modern alternatives. This is because this timeless window style can be appropriate for all sorts of property types, from large scale manors to quaint cottages.
Traditionally, vertical sliders used to be made using timber, but as modern advancements have come, many other materials are also used. Quickslide creates its vertical sliders using robust uPVC, which is capable of resisting cracking, warping, or splitting. This contemporary material has many advantages other than just its long lasting durability, such as its lightweight, heat retention, and colour options.
Why Choose Quickslide for Vertical Sliders?
Quickslide has been a supplier of quality vertical sliders for almost 20 years. Vertical sliders have undergone many innovations and changes since their inception and adoption within the UK. Our vertical sliders can come with a blend of modern improvements while maintaining the authentic appearance of classic vertical sliders.
We are pleased to offer a PAS 24 upgrade package, which can increase the safety and security of our vertical sliders to the PAS 24 certification level. This package includes a series of additional features to make the windows much more secure, and compliant with the regulations for new build homes. Plus, all of our vertical sliding windows come with a manufacturing guarantee of up to 10 years.
Additionally, while our vertical sliders look the part of authentic period-style windows, they come with highly energy efficient double glazing that contains a specialised argon gas that traps heat better than regular air. By replacing a property’s old vertical sliders with our new ones, the home can remain at a comfortable temperature for longer without needing to rely on utilities such as gas or electricity. The majority of homeowners these days are interested in saving on their energy bills, and Quickslide’s vertical sliders reach an impressive ‘A’ energy rating, with U-values as low as 1.4 W/m2K.
Unlike older timber windows, which need to be sanded, varnished, or repainted every few years due to degradation from harsh weather conditions, our colour bonding service can provide windows that can be nearly any conceivable shade or hue. Whether it is classics such as Chartwell Green or black ash or something completely unique, we can even offer your windows with dual colourways for a different interior and exterior aesthetic.
uPVC windows won’t splinter, and they are incredibly low maintenance. We recommend warm, soapy water and a sponge to keep the frames free from grime and dust. Other than the occasional simple cleaning, our vertical sliding windows can last for decades without needing to be heavily maintained or repaired. Even after years of exposure to intense heat or heavy rains, our colours can resist fading or splitting.
Find Out More
Discover more about how our vertical sliders and Quickslide as a whole can help your business here on our website. Our trade partner programme offers a host of benefits like aftercare and dedicated account managers that can make choosing us as your supplier of vertical sliders an excellent choice for your business and customers.
Vertical Slider Prices
Contact Quickslide today at 03332 412 240 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our vertical sliders. Request a price here, or if you’re not a trade partner yet, sign up now on our website and enjoy extensive marketing support.
Please note, our news articles are relevant and accurate at the time of release, but as technical developments dictate, and times goes by the information in this article may no longer be applicable. If you have questions, please contact us using our online contact form or call us on 03332 412 240.