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Universal Design Options

Longer casement and awning handles with larger knobs make gripping and operation easier. They are available in Clay/Rustic (shown), White, and Rustic Umber on Ultra & Heritage Series wood crank-out casements.

  • Longer casement and awning handles with larger knobs make gripping and operation easier. They are available in Clay/Rustic (shown), White, and Rustic Umber on Ultra & Heritage Series wood crank-out casements.
  • Larger lock levers ease the process of securing multi-point casements. They are available in Clay/Rustic (shown), White, and Rustic Umber on Ultra & Heritage Series wood crank-out casements with multi-point locks.
  • Crank handle kits for Ultra & Heritage Series wood double hungs allow the bottom sash to be operated with minimal effort of one hand.
  • Motorized operators help with casement windows that are installed too high or set back and hard to reach. Operator covers are available in Clay/Rustic or White on Ultra & Heritage Series wood crank-out casements.
  • Marvel™ electric operators for awning windows are concealed, so they do not interfere with the window aesthetic. Multiple units can be operated from one manual control switch. An optional rain sensor is available.
  • Motorized operators are available for casements & awnings. View a <a href=http://www.kolbe-kolbe.com/gallery/index.cfm?pcID=5&pID=33#electcsmt>video</a> here.
  • Levers for swinging doors are so much easier to handle than round door knobs, and are available  in a variety of beautiful styles and finishes. Lever handles are standard on inswing patio doors and available for entrance doors.
  • Aluminum sill ramp kits for Ultra & Heritage Series wood Garden-Aire sliding patio doors allow a smooth transition into the great outdoors and back.
  • Wider door sizes provide additional space for those who use mobility aids.
  • ADA-compliant sills for Ultra & Heritage Series wood swinging doors create a flush surface for easy access. They are available with or without thermal breaks.
  • Options such as taller bottom rails on Ultra & Heritage Series wood doors are available to meet ADA standards.
  • This Chairs & Cares Model Accessible Home features universal design methods with accessible space usage and Kolbe products. <a href=http://www.kolbe-kolbe.com/gallery/index.cfm?pcID=5&pID=31&projectCategoryID=6&pI=32>Learn more</a> about this project.

Kolbe Offers Universal Design Options:

Universal design is the concept of making products and spaces accessible for people with various physical ability levels. It promotes freedom for the disabled. It allows the elderly to live independently longer. Kolbe's options can help.

Sill ramps improve entrances for people with mobility aids. Motorized operators open windows at the touch of a button. Lever handles on doors are easier to grasp. ADA-compliant sills and other universal design options are available for new construction, renovation, residential and non-residential projects.

Ultra & Heritage Series wood windows and doors are available with these and other universal design options – learn more by clicking the photos above. Many of these options meet standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Certain product limitations and modifications may apply.


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