For years, a hallmark of the Fleetwood brand has been their sliding doors. They maintain a reputation for having the best rolling doors on the market through constant improvements of their in-house development and fabrication processes. Custom designed 3" diameter wheels, stainless steel carriages and authentic Swiss bearings combine to form an end product requiring only 1-3 pounds of force to move a 300 pound sliding panel. Testing concludes a Fleetwood sliding door opened and closed an average of 10 times a day will function for 160 years.
It is the small details that set Fleetwood apart. Fleetwood's glazing system relies on a compression fit, for example, avoiding the use of glazing tapes and sealants that can discolor or breakdown over time. The corners of the Westwood series are hydraulically crimped and then welded. The result is superior sizing capabilites. Whereas many aluminum window manufacturers offer one series of products, Fleetwood manufacturers numerous different systems, each a better fit to different configurations, different operability, different sizes with better or worse thermal performance.
Visit our Portland showroom at 1229 SE Grand to see samples of Fleetwood windows and doors and learn more about their incredible capabilities. Much more information can be found at www.fleetwoodusa.com including CAD details and testing results.