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what to look for when buying a lift and slide door

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what to look for when buying a lift and slide door

When choosing a Lift and Slide door consider the following areas so to best fit your property and requirements.

SECURITY
Our homes are precious, they hold inside the things most dear to us. Don’t compromise security – Look for an ENV 1627 or ENV 1630 test rating.
The VueSlide 130LS is complete with a Siegenia 4 point locking system making it secure and burglar resistant. Tested to RC2 (EN1627-1630) standard

WEATHER PROOF
Wind load is the amount of force a structure can take from the impact of the wind. Watertightness is the measure of how much water can penetrate an object. Airtightness is the measure of how much air can penetrate through an object.
The VueSlide 130LS has been wind load tested to 1200pa has an Airtightness of 600pa (to EN12207)and a Watertightness of up to 750 pa (to EN12208)

U- VALUE
A U value is a measure of heat loss. It is expressed in W/m2k, and shows the amount of heat lost in watts (W) per square metre of glass. The lower the U value, the better the insulation provided by the material. U value will vary depending on size of panel and glazing options.
With U values from as low as 1.38 W/m2k these units are highly efficient. Fibreglass reinforced polyamide breaks for enhanced thermal performance – UF value of 2.35 w/m2k.

10 YR GUARANTEE
Investing in a set of high-end doors is probably a once in a lifetime decision. VueLite is an impressive high performance door. We are so confident of this; we offer impressive guarantees on all VueLite doors.

PROTECTION
The level of protection or determination of paint can be related to the value of thickness of the paint that is applied to a door. This value is referred to in microns. The higher the micron value is one indication of the life that the paint will give you.
All VueLite products have a Polyester powder coated textured paint available in any RAL colour to a standard 60 microns finish. However this can be further enhanced to marine grade for harsh environments or a Coatex textured finished add for 60% enhanced scratch resistance.

VUEGLIDE
The VueGlide sliding system means that you will be able to open and close the doors with little effort. With stainless steel rollers and lift and slide operation the mechanisms are reliable, durable and easy to use.

PERFORMANCE & AESTHETICS
Consider the threshold levels when looking at Lift and Slide doors. Vue Lite Floor level thresholds available; low, standard & enhanced. With the addition of meeting stile options – 98mm & 68mm.

MAXIMUM SIZE
The thickness of the glazing will influence the overall maximum size of panel the VueSlide can accommodate sealed units up to 42 mm. The benefit of larger glass units means that yours doors are reduced of consistent unsightly vertical dividing sections, enabling you to have a larger uninterrupted view to the outside. On the VueSlide 130LS the maximum height per panel 2700mm, width variable on other options. The maximum glass weight 300kg per panel. However we can offer larger and heavier panels, on other systems.