Thermal Frame Traditional Sliding Door Series 3000-T

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The Series 3000-T is designed for the luxury home and high performance market.



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Energy, Noise & Security

High Efficiency Glass:

Modern glazing from Fleetwood coupled with increasingly efficient insulation techniques allows a minimalist design with huge glass that does not compromise energy consumption.

“T” = Thermally Broken:
The “T”, e.g. 3000-T, indicates the frame is constructed of thermally broken aluminum in order to reduce condensation/frost and provide a lower U-Factor. Fleetwood began designing windows and doors in the 1990’s using the ‘pour & de-bridge’ method. In the last decade, Fleetwood added the ‘strut’ method for many newer designs because it offers greater flexibility in certain products, such as sliding doors.

Slip-Strut Technology:
Thermally broken extrusions may bow slightly with prolonged exposure to direct sun. To reduce this temporary effect, Fleetwood uses the latest technological advancement called a ‘slip-strut’ in the 3000-T lock stile. This two-piece strut reduces the bowing without compromising thermal performance. Other brands simply offer a non-thermally broken extrusion, which defeats the entire purpose of a thermal break.

Security Benefits:
Fleetwood endeavors to make products better instead of cheaper, resulting in specialty products that other manufacturers should not attempt. High-security laminated glass (like your car windshield) coupled with robust Fleetwood framing can withstand severe impact.

Noise Control:
Fleetwood chooses to offer a wide range of options instead of limiting features to increase profit and simplify production. Sound dampening upgrades to glass and products are available without affecting the budget or design.

Fire/Heat Resistance:
Steel products are designed and rated to resist fire damage, but these products are limited in function and can be costly. While not rated, Fleetwood aluminum products offer great performance and style and actually help maintain wall integrity during a fire. Typical residential windows (wood or vinyl) add to the flame whereas extruded aluminum retains its form at over 1000 °F.


Superior Characteristics

The Right Product For Your Climate:
Thermally broken aluminum was designed for extreme cold climates to stop frost from conducting to the inside of the house. Stricter building codes have introduced this technology to warmer climates where practical benefits are limited. Fleetwood therefore recommends the Series 3000 for warmer climates. Technical assistance is available through our local dealer to help meet the energy code requirement.

Leak Prevention:
Fleetwood offers a variety of sill options for a wide range of performance and design needs, with a high water sill for hurricane water performance or low profile sill for a minimal transition.

Low Maintenance:
While every lifestyle product requires upkeep, Fleetwood products are resilient in even the extreme environments and come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Seamless Compatibility:
The Series 3000-T was purposefully designed with a 4-1/2” frame, allowing virtually unlimited product combinations. For example, a transom window (Series 3800-T) above a 25’ x 10’ OXXO door. Or a sidelight with an awning window insert.


Enhancing Design

Slim Lines:
Fleetwood’s sliding door interlockers are among the slimmest on the market! Methodical engineering and aluminum thickness allow slender lines without compromising structural integrity.

Crisp, Linear Shapes:
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.

Huge Sizes:
Strength and beauty are demonstrated by Fleetwood’s unique ability to produce doors with massive pieces of glass. For example, it is common for a 30’ x 12’ opening to have just 4 vertical lines.

Robust Screen:
So many other doors are provided with a flimsy screen frame and cheap mesh. Our standard screen is the best sliding screen door made, period! Why? The screen utilizes an extruded frame (vs. a roll formed screen) and the highest quality mesh on the market (Ultra Vue).


The “Little” Things

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 locking system (ALH).

Swiss, Precision Bearings:
The Archetype roller (ARS) comes standard with authentic precision bearings. Many others claim precision as a buzzword, but only Fleetwood partners with a Switzerland based manufacturer that specializes in precision bearings.

Stainless Track Inserts (ATI):
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.







Standard Features

Stock Anodized Finish: Black (Class 1) or Clear (Class 1)
1″ Insulated Glass with Dark Bronze Spacer
6063 T-6 Extruded Aluminum

4-1/2″ Deep Nail-on Frame
Stainless Steel Assembly Screws
1-7/8″ Height Threshold with Stainless Steel Track (ATI)
Head Filler(s)

Authentic Precision Bearing Stainless Steel Tandem Archetype
Rollers (3″ Diameter) (ARS)
Equal Sized Glass
Archetype Stainless Steel Hardware (ALH)
Archetype 2nd Stainless Steel Multi-Point Latch (96″ Height +)
Actuator Height 54″
Adjustable Stainless Steel Strike (ASP)
Stainless Steel Dust Box
Wrap Around Glazing


Optional Features

(See CAD Details for more options)

Finish: 70% Kynar Paint and 50% if Black or Dark Bronze, Class 1
Custom Anodize (Light Bronze & Medium Bronze)
Glazing: 1/4″ & 9/16″

4-1/2″ Deep Equal Leg (Block) Frame
1-1/4″ Height Threshold (Minimal Weather Performance)
3″ Height Threshold (High Weather Performance)
Wide or Archetype Fixed Stile

Unequal Sized Glass (Flush Stack)
High-Performance Interlockers
High-Performance Meeting Stiles
Arche-Duct (Sub Floor Draining System) (SFD-3)
Heavy Duty Screen Door with UltraVue Mesh (
Sightline Extenders: 2.5″ & 3.5″
Black Painted Archetype Hardware
Archetype Actuator Only (ALH)
Archetype Lever (AHL)
Custom FSB Pulls
Exterior or Interior Keyed Lock
Bottom Rail Used as Top Rail
Actuator Height: 48″, 36″ & 24″
Steel Look SDL



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Max Panel Width & Height

Max Panel Width: 76"
Max Frame Height: 144"
(Max width & height are not necessarily available in combination)





Archetype Rolling System (ARS)

Dissatisfaction with overseas hardware and our endless pursuit towards “making it better” led us into a partnership with a Swiss bearing manufacturer. As a result of this union, our sliding doors come with rollers assembled in the USA, equipped with authentic Swiss bearings.

Exception: Fleetwood’s entry-level patio door, the Series 1000, has a rolling system similar to other sliding doors on the market. Our competitors market their rollers as”precision bearings” but we disclose the Series 1000 rollers as “sealed bearings” because they are not Swiss in origin and are from the overseas roller industry. Rolex versus Timex.

Note: This door is equipped with high performance, Swiss bearing rollers. Operate with care to avoid injury to person or damage to property.


Archetype Locking System (ALH)

Frustration with the hardware industry’s “best quality” inspired us to design luxury home quality hardware. The result is our Archetype line of American made locking hardware. (Patent # US 8,186,189 B2)

Archetype Hardware (ALH)

  • USA Manufactured
  • Patented
  • 100% Stainless Steel Electro-Polished or Black Painted Finish
  • Ergonomic Flush Actuator
  • Lock/Unlock Indicator
  • Huge Laminated Hook(s)
  • Dual Latches On Taller Doors

Archetype Narrow Hardware (ALH)

  • USA Manufactured
  • Patented
  • Stainless Steel
  • Ergonomic Flush Actuator
  • Lock/Unlock Indicator
  • Huge Laminated Hook
  • Brushed Stainless or Black Painted Stainless
  • Adjustable, Stainless Steel Strike Assembly

Thermal Extrusions

Our designs have dramatically reduced the transfer of heat and cold through the extrusion by adding an insulator.
Fleetwood uses two methods: Pour/De-bridge and I-Strut. The former process involves pouring polyurethane into an extrusion cavity and removing the underside once the liquid hardens. The I-Strut process involves mechanically joining a polyamide strut to two separate extrusions. Both are proven systems and each offers the Fleetwood Design Team with varying benefits.

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