Fleetwood’s design focus is the opposite of mass production. A prime example is the sharp edges and crisp lines created by a balance of hand tooling, automation, and dedicated machining.
Fleetwood hinged doors come standard with FSB stainless steel levers for an uncompromising, sleek design. A self-latching lock (5-PT) is complimented by a thumb turn deadbolt with an optional keyed cylinder.
Steel Door Look:
Fleetwood offers a simulated divided lite which resembles a classic beveled design of a steel door, allowing the beauty of steel without the immense cost or limitations of steel.
Many hinged doors on the market come standard with glazing stops on the interior and exterior, which adds more seams to draw the eye. The Series 3900-T comes with one stop only.
Commercial storefront doors are not intended to resist weather. As such, water and air infiltration is expected by design. Each Fleetwood hinged door has been tested for air infiltration, water infiltration and structural wind loads.
Storefront doors come with typical commercial hardware which is cumbersome to operate. The locking nob spins more than 720 degrees making it hard to tell if the door is locked or unlocked. Fleetwood doors operate with one handle that actuates the locking system (5-PT) and an attractive thumb turn that throws a heavy dead bolt.
Storefront doors have deep, hollow rails. Aside from the obvious weakness, this is a hidden disadvantage that rears its head when it rain fills these huge cavities with water. Fleetwood hinged products are web designed for strength and evacuate water immediately.
Luxury Home Hinges:
Fleetwood hinges (AHS) were designed for luxury homes and come equipped with adjustment points that any “do it yourselfer” can do with simple household tools. Storefront doors offer crude methods of adjusting e.g. “jack screw” and typically require a technician to come to your home.
Modern glazing from Fleetwood coupled with increasingly efficient insulation techniques allows a minimalist design with huge glass that does not compromise energy consumption.
Fleetwood offers hundreds of modern glass options. Hinged door products are designed to accept high-performance, 1” or 1-1/2” insulated glass.
Thermal Break Technology:
Fleetwood products with a “T” in the series number are manufactured with thermally broken aluminum for condensation control and energy efficiency. For over 30 years, Fleetwood has designed products around this now sweeping practice and does so with extensive testing and engineering so the product maintains the look for the ultimate minimalist.
The Series 3900-T was designed to fit an 80 square foot opening with only two panels. In addition to the robust extrusions and corner design, the 3-way adjustable hinges (AHS) make possible openings up to 12’ tall.
In order to align with modern architecture, frames are butt joined instead of mitered. In order to achieve this feature and maintain strength, we needed an exceptional corner key. The wall thickness exceeds 5/16″ in most locations and penetrates 4-1/4″.
Aluminum is thermally stable in that it does not swell or shrink when the temperature or humidity levels change. Very little energy is lost through the frame material but in the case of wood and vinyl, energy is lost through the frame and vent seams after years of expansion and contraction.
Modern Thermal Design:
For over 10 years, Fleetwood has incorporated polyamide thermal struts on all new products, resulting in a more attractive design and innovative shapes.
4-1/2″ Deep Nail-on Frame
Stainless Steel Assembly Screws
Welded Butt Joined Corners with Bolster Key
1-1/2″ Height Threshold
Aluminum Sill Pan (Non-Thermal)
Savio Adjustable Hinges (4) (AHS)
TRUTH Stainless Steel 5-Point Multi-point Locking Hardware (5-PT)
FSB Stainless Steel Escutcheon Plate and Lever
Lever Height 37-1/4″
Exterior Snap-in Glazing (Square Profile)
Exterior Keyed Lock
Finish: 70% Kynar Paint and 50% if Black or Dark Bronze, Class 1 Custom Anodize (Light Bronze & Medium Bronze)
Glazing: 9/16″, 1-1/4″, 1-1/2″
4-1/2″ Deep Equal Leg (Block) Frame
Mechanically Secured Corners (Shipped KD)
1/2″ Height Threshold (Minimal Weather Performance)
Steel Look SDL
Interior Swing (Minimal Weather Performance)
Side Lites & Transoms (Pending)
HOPPE Electronic Multi-Point Lock
Custom FSB Levers
Max Frame Height: 144″
(Max width & height are not necessarily available in combination)
II. Additional Glass Testing:
Simulated Performance Alternative Reports are available upon request.
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All testing was performed in a laboratory environment to determine results. These reports are provided to allow Engineers, Architects, and Design professionals reasonable expectations of products and may not illustrate every option, condition, or configuration available. These are for illustration and comparative analysis only.
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Current Test Reports:
033115+AAMA_CSA-SI+Non-Impact+3900T_OXXO_201x120_ 01991316: (PDF)
101515+86-96+Impact+3900T_OXXO_201x120 _55-65psf_01991438: (PDF)
Archived Test Reports: