Series 3070-T Exterior Rated Multi-slide & Pocket Door System
Made Of Recycled Metal: Every aluminum window and door is made up of components (rollers, latches, weather-stripping...) as well as extrusions and glass. These extrusions are comprised of virgin aluminum and, on average, 40% - 50% of post consumer recycled content to provide the world with products whose supply is nearly unlimited.
Sustainably Harvested: Wood windows and doors are prevalent in luxury homes but the harvesting of their materials has a dire affect on forested regions. On the other hand, aluminum is an abundant 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.
Inert Coatings & Finishes: 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 how much toxic waste would be prevented if everyone chose aluminum? See the inside cover of our brochure for more information regarding painting and anodizing.