The |f| was engineered for easy installation and maintenance.
Painless Glass Replacement:
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.
Competing systems require extensive demolition to walls, floors, and ceilings to change glass. In contrast, NO demo is required with the EDGE |f| with at least two lites. With a single lite, only 1” of the drywall needs to be removed from each side to expose the Wedge, keeping the other six surrounding surfaces untouched.
Installation Ease I:
The |f| was engineered for the logistical challenges of setting jumbo glass. Once the frame is anchored to the opening substrates, glass can be installed from the interior or the exterior
Installation Ease II:
The entire frame is assembled before insertion of the glass, allowing quick verification of plumb and square before anchoring. Additionally, the |f| was designed for clean and simple ‘dry-setting’ of the glass. Cheaper systems handle it more like an aquarium, making future glass replacement difficult and messy.
Weather + Energy Performance
Unlike typical buried systems, the |f| offers tested performance.
Labeled Thermal Performance:
Though framing is hidden, thermal conductivity is still an issue. Site-built systems ignore this reality but the |f| comes with thermal barriers and will be tested and NFRC labeled. For even better results, we offer Simulated Performance Alternative factors.
Though buried, the |f| allows minute air particles to move inside the frame, preventing the build-up of condensation in the wall cavity.
The EDGE Fin is both a cosmetic and performance option. Most systems ignore deflection or require field reinforcing. The Fin has a 1” sightline and is the same depth as the EDGE |s|, making opposing wall installations consistent in appearance.
With Fleetwood’s hidden Arche-Duct draining system (SFD-E), the EDGE easily handles high-rise water performance.