Series 1000 Traditional Sliding Glass Door
Abundant: Aluminum is an abundant and sustainably harvested resource. In fact, about 8% of the earth’s crust consists of aluminum bauxite. This bountiful supply exceeds global demands and because of its recyclable nature, aluminum is the material for the next century. Additionally, 94% of the world’s supply of bauxite is mined in non-forested regions minimizing global environmental impact.
Lasts Longer: All windows and doors eventually must be replaced BUT aluminum windows and doors last decades longer than wood and vinyl. Consider the impact on the world’s landfills with all the wood and vinyl waste. As well, imagine the wasted energy on redundant manufacturing of short-lived wood and vinyl windows and doors.
Stop VOCs: Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemical compounds that outgass from many materials and can pollute the air in your home. Since Fleetwood’s painted finishes are factory cured at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, these compounds are safely removed. Neither wood nor vinyl can provide factory baked coatings.
Remnants Recycled: Manufacturing often produces waste destined for the world’s landfills. In order to combat this inefficient discarding of materials, 100% of our aluminum remnants are collected and melted down to make new windows and doors. This severely reduces energy input because aluminum production from scrap uses 95% less energy and limits the waste stream.