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April 2014: Custom Angle Corner Doors

Sliding corner doors, other than at 90 degrees, require special fabrication. Fleetwood provides solid aluminum shapes for custom angle corner doors whereas most use brake metal. Because brake metal is an inferior alloy compared to 6063 extruded aluminum, it lacks the strength needed to pass the building codes for locking security. Additionally, the solid aluminum shapes provided by Fleetwood can be anodized to match the rest of the door whereas brake metal aluminum anodizing crazes at the corners, causing many manufacturers to paint this section....

March 2014: The Best Screens

EVERY Fleetwood screen frame is constructed of extruded aluminum. This is especially important for strength and finish compatibility when anodized. Most other manufacturers use roll-formed aluminum, which cannot match anodized extruded aluminum. Additionally, EVERY screen comes standard with UltraVue screen mesh by Phifer. Compare the differences firsthand....

February 2014: Clear Anodizing

Fleetwood is the only known window manufacturer to stock a Class I Clear Anodize finish that includes a proprietary process to drastically reduce cooling lines. The result is an impeccable finish. Compare Fleetwood's finish to any other aluminum product on the market by asking for a large sample of existing stock....

January 2014: Rolex vs. Timex

The sliding door industry boasts that it offers "precision bearings" on rollers it buys from the hardware industry. However, only Fleetwood goes to Switzerland for its authentic and certified Swiss precision bearings and then assembles these in our American made rollers. Rolex vs Timex....

October 2013: Tahoe 3200 Released Next Month

The Snapshot software will be updated in December to include the Series 3200 so quoting can commence. Production lead-times will be long until all tooling has been received and the department is fully trained. The first production items should not be expected to ship until March 2014. Update - February 12, 2014: The Series 3200 will be available for pricing today. Authorized dealers will get the software update March 3, 2014. Orders will be accepted after April 31, 2014....

August 2013: NEW Slim Line Hinged Door

Last year we announced that the Series 3200 hinged door would be released sometime in 2013. We are only a few months away but wanted to provide some cross-section details for early review. The factory is expecting to begin taking orders in November....

July 2013: NEW Thermal Lock-Stile

Designs have been completed on a new style that will accommodate the upcoming Archetype Narrow hardware (Fall 13'). This new style will be a thin line option for the Series 3300 and Series 3070-T doors....