Patented, USA-Made Hardware:
In 2005, Fleetwood began a two-year design project to create a better door latching system. The hardware market choices failed to meet Fleetwood’s quality level so we designed our own. The net result is the Archetype latching systems.
Fit & Finish:
We have gone to great lengths to make the appearance of our doors exceptional. Fleetwood includes cosmetic items that other manufacturers do not in order to cut costs, such as: Pocket Closers, Head Closers, and Sill Closers. These come standard on every custom sliding door by Fleetwood.
Sealed Bearing Roller:
Unlike all other Fleetwood doors, the Series 1000 has a rolling system similar to other sliding doors on the market. Our competitors market their rollers as “precision” as a buzzword, but we disclose the Series 1000 rollers as “sealed bearings” because they are not Swiss in origin and are from the overseas roller industry. Fleetwood still puts a Lifetime Warranty on this roller that most are only comfortable giving a 1-5 year warranty.
Stainless Track Inserts:
Fleetwood’s track is a solid aluminum base that receives a heavy gauge stainless steel insert that can be easily replaced. Cheaper designs offer a metal cap applied to an aluminum runner or plastic strut.