Smooth entry

Window Ware now offers its Glide Hardware range for patio doors.

The products have been fully tested and approved by Kömmerling to work with its PremiLine system and are also suitable for a number of other profiles.

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 company said.

The three- and five-wheel rollers rely on their unique self-levelling mechanism to evenly distribute the weight of even large, heavy sliding doors for smoother running, improved tolerances, and consistent performance.

Scott Law, managing director of Express Trade Frames, said: “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.”

Window Ware’s business development Manager Karl Williamson said: “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.”