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Each panel glides on a sequence of 2” diameter stainless-steel wheels every 6”.Each wheel has a Certified Swiss bearing, making the |s| the smoothest rolling door on the global market.
Archetype Blade Latch:
To achieve a zero-EDGE at each wall, the locking hardware is mortised within the panel Fin. The Archetype Blade hardware is made of marine grade stainless-steel and operates in a simple up and down path.
When the Archetype Blade is lowered into the locked position, the tapered tip slips into a stainless-steel Case, which is buried flush in the finished floor.
Because the lead vertical is flush with the wall, the Fin-Pull allows easy retrieval. This luxury hardware is comprised of stainless-steel and complements the design of the Archetype Blade.
With its unique Arche-Duct drain system, the EDGE |s| far exceeds residential water performance needs and does so with a narrow 5/8” Keel Slot and 3/16″ Slot Drain.
The EDGE |s| perimeter frame is fitted with thermal barriers to maximize thermal performance. Depending on the glass chosen, a U-Factor as low as .31 can be achieved.
Though only 1” wide, the Keep/Keep pairing was engineered for exceptional strength. At 10’ tall, this slim combination withstands a Design Pressure 15. When adding one Fin-Keep, it improves to 20. For those interested in maximum wind performance, we insert aluminum stiffeners into a pair of Fin-Keeps to achieve a Design Pressure 75.
Though minimal, the EDGE |s| is a robust defender against wind-driven deflection. The strength comes from the continuous engagement of the stainless-steel Archetype Keel with the A4-E Sheaves.
In typical bi-parting systems, the middle sightline is doubled. In contrast, the EDGE |s| maintains the sleek 1″ sightline because of the unique Reverse Keep design.
The EDGE |s| comes standard with staggered sills, jamb, and head tracks to allow the home finishes to dominate the space.
Not only is the |s| the best manually rolling door in its class but it also offers owners more leverage on the lead panel. Most other systems provide a thin platform to pull or push the panel. In contrast, when the Fin Lead-Stile is selected, clients have a sturdy platform which is 100% hidden when closed.
Shallow Fin Depth:
The Fin-Keep depth of the EDGE |s| is not as deep as others because the extrusion walls are thicker. Because most views are angled, deeper verticals restrict views.
EDGE |f| Combination:
The |s| offers clients the choice of bottom rail symmetry or asymmetry. For example, in an OXXXXO style door, the fixed panels (“O”) can be made with the |s| bottom rail for a continuous bottom rail sightline OR made with the |f| to achieve a zero-EDGE at the floor line.
The Reverse Keep ingenuity used for bi-parting doors is also used for a 90-degree NO POST corner door, giving the |s| the top spot in this feature category.
The Glass Key design offers clients a small lip for fingertip operation when a Fin is not desired.
The EDGE |s| is the only thin line sliding door that gives clients the option to automate instead of forcing them to automate. This is only possible by means of the unique Sheave design, which positions a 2” diameter wheel under every 6” of each sliding panel.
The only sightlines are the bottom rail (1-3/8”) and the sleek verticals (1”). The remaining extrusions disappear into the surrounding finishes, regardless of the chosen configuration.
Bottom Rail Design:
The |s| bottom rail is pure Archetype genius. Its strength is achieved via the cast stainless-steel Keel and integral Glass Keys. As with a yacht, the Keel guides and stabilizes the panel.
5/8” Keel Slot:
The |s| Keel Slot is slightly wider than similar designs BUT with practical purpose. Most systems require floor removal to perform basic cleaning whereas the |s| does not.
The Sheaves slip into an extruded slot, which is below the finished floor.
REAL Lifetime Guarantee:
The product warranty goes with the house, regardless of ownership. Others offer a limited warranty to the ‘original purchaser’ who is the builder in most cases.
Local Glass Replacement:
The |s| comes with a maintenance kit that includes a proprietary Glass Key, allowing for future field glazing if needed. Competing designs require replacement glass to be sourced from the factory, some of which are in Europe, adding to the time and cost of glass replacement.
Each Sheave can be easily extracted without removing the panel or the finished floor, allowing for a quick roller and sill cleaning. Similar systems involve flooring damage or extensive maintenance.
Limited Dealer Access:
EDGE Collection products are only available through the top 20% of our Authorized Dealer family, so you can buy the very best from the very best!
Slot Caps are inserted into all sliding tracks for shipping and installation, in place of the Sheaves. This feature limits the weight during installation and reduces potential damage to the Sheaves. When the sliding panels are installed, builders can utilize the extra Slot Caps to cover the installed Sheaves until ready for full operation.
Construction Cost Savings:
The shallow 2 ½” Arche-Duct costs less to install than typical door styles, especially in upper floors. Most other systems require at least 6” of depth and have complicated pedestals to hold the finished floor.
Protection During Construction:
The Slot Cap is a sacrificial aluminum extrusion to prevent debris from filling the Slot during construction. It also provides the floor contractor with a linear guide during setting.
Builders can choose from side drains or bottom drains and the factory will locate each drain where desired.
Fewer Installation Costs:
The EDGE |s| saves labor through smart design. Competing systems require extensive field labor to complete panel assembly. By distinction, the |s| is factory assembled and glazed.
The |s| is the only door in its class offered with factory glazing. The panels arrive fully assembled, helping to ensure the design integrity of the door. The lifetime warranty is the best in the global industry. Transferable Lifetime Warranty
Colors & Finishes:
The |s| frame is stocked in Clear Anodized (Class 1) and Black Anodized (Class 1) finishes, both of which come with a 20-year warranty. Custom paint colors and two custom anodized colors are also available and come with an industry-leading 12-year warranty REGARDLESS of location.
The EDGE Collection was designed for homes with an elite view. Fleetwood, therefore, recommends using a low-iron glass because of its superior clarity and energy performance. This is especially important when glass lites are thicker than 1/4″ (6mm). Be aware, some “low-iron” glass from Europe may not possess the same clarity as low-iron glass from North America and the VLT (Visible Light Transmission) rating should be studied.
Max Panel Width: 120″
Max Panel Height: 180″
EDGE |s| & EDGE |f| Combinations
EDGE families are representative models for 3D projects and may not render all frame variants. Confirm final layouts with the Fleetwood Dealer before ordering.
II. Additional Glass Testing
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