someone asked me if there were ways to vertically maximize more than two windows using aero snap (snap one window to the left hand side of the screen and a second to the right hand side dragging the windows or using the windows key + left and right arrow keys) and sure enough a taskbar option comes through for this!
right click on a unused area of your taskbar and you can select show windows stacked
up to three windows are maximized horizontally and stacked one after the other
show windows side by side with three windows will vertically maximize and give each a third of the horizontal screen space
if you have four windows, both stacked and side by side arrange the 4 windows the same as shown above.