The Quickslide team’s Legacy vertical sliding window has aced recent weather performance tests, the manufacturing business’ representative has reported. The product was tested for air permeability, water tightness and resistance to wind.
Quickslide’s Legacy vertical slider was successfully tested against wind speeds of up to 120mph to achieve a 1200 rating. For water tightness it withstood being sprayed with eight litres of water per minute for 40 minutes with zero leakage. This earnt the Legacy vertical slider product a Class 6A classification.
Air permeability testing is designed to assess a window’s loss or gain of air. During this test, the Legacy vertical slider achieved the highest-performing level, Class 4. This is far better than the Class 2 window requirement for the UK, which is great news for homeowners looking for superior energy efficiency to reduce their monthly bills, Quickslide’s representative has argued.
Features of the Legacy vertical sliding window that contribute to its weather performance include multi-chambered frames and sashes, and an overall WER of ‘A’ as standard. The product is marketed as having an aesthetically pleasing weatherbar and integral window cill. Its internal upstand is designed to provide additional levels of defence against external elements.
“We’re delighted to receive our latest weather performance testing results for Legacy,” said Ben Weber, Quickslide’s managing director. “They provide clear proof of the year-round weather performance, durability and strength of our windows.”
“Homeowners can have confidence our windows perform whatever the weather throws at them. And what homeowner wouldn’t want to reduce their energy bills while simultaneously increasing their home’s comfort and property’s value? They can also maintain that all-important authentic timber-look styling, especially with our new enhanced Legacy about to hit the market, with its new slim mid rail and refined run-through sash horns.”