Series 250-HS: Horizontal Sliding
Series 250-SH: Single Hung
Landfills Impacted: 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. Consider the wasted energy on redundant manufacturing of short-lived wood and vinyl windows and doors.
Remnants Recycled: Manufacturing produces waste destined for the world’s landfills. 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.Sustainable Design: Aluminum is a fantastic building product for those concerned about sustainability. It is naturally plentiful and perpetually surviving (recyclability). Moreover, aluminum rates very high in Life Cycle Assessment and leaves a small ecological footprint.
Sensible Coatings: We offer two types of finishes on our aluminum windows and doors: paint and anodizing. Both processes result in environmentally safe products that do not require refinishing. Because Fleetwood products are factory finished for life, you need only keep them clean. Can you imagine the reduction of VOCs if everyone chose aluminum over products requiring refinishing? See the inside cover of our brochure for more information regarding painting and anodizing.
Environmentally Preferred: Because aluminum is a relatively lightweight building product, we can ship our windows and doors all over the world with little logistical waste. Even better, our windows and doors are created in such a way that far reaching markets can purchase glass locally and avoid the glass transit costs.