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.
It does not take a professional to realize the hidden engineering in each Fleetwood system. The aluminum wall thickness greatly exceeds most, if not all other windows. Any user will immediately experience its sturdiness and palpable luxury.
Steel Window Look:
The Series 3800-T is offered with a simulated divided lite which resembles a classic steel window beveled design. This allows the “Steel Look” without the inherent complications and limitations of steel products.
Fleetwood’s Series 3800-T offers a 1-7/16” perimeter sightline, compared to a typical 2” frame for commercial storefront systems.
Aluminum is thermally stable in that it does not swell or shrink when the temperature or humidity levels change. Very little energy is lost through the frame material but in the case of wood and vinyl, energy is lost through the frame and vent seams after years of expansion and contraction.
A unique quality of the Series 3800-T is the option for operable window inserts. While, field-fabricated storefront can surface mount vents, creating a larger sightline and visible caulk joint. Fleetwood’s inserts are designed to dive into the frame, which reduces lines and metal.
To assist builders with a waterproof installation we offer an integral nail-on fin as part of the frame. Other window manufacturers attach a separate add-on fin. This short cut can cause water leak issues years down the road.
While every lifestyle product requires upkeep, Fleetwood products are resilient in even the extreme environments and come with a Lifetime Warranty.