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August 2014: Extreme Height Sliding Doors

How is Fleetwood able to provide 18' sliding doors in the Series 3070 and 12' sliding doors in the Series 3070-T? Aside from the unique tracking system and rollers (Swiss Bearings) these doors come equipped with High Performance (HP) verticals that do not widen the sight-lines but provide exceptional rigidity. HP 3070 HP 3070-T...

June 2014: Slimmer Hinged Door

The newest addition to the Fleetwood product family is the Series 3200-T hinged door. The Tahoe is a slimmer version of the Series 3900-T yet offers tremendous strength and the quality that comes with all Fleetwood products....

May 2014: Stainless Steel Butt Hinge

The standard butt hinge for Series' 250-T and 2000 casement windows are made of aluminum. Fleetwood just released an optionally, even stronger hinge. Though 25% smaller than the standard hinge, the new design is considerably stronger, making it the right choice for larger vents. Moreover, since it is constructed of #316 alloy stainless, it is a better choice near salt spray. Each hinge is available in a painted black finish or an electro-polished brushed stainless....

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....