Most components used in Kolbe products are sourced from within 500 miles of our factory, proving we
are committed to maintaining ecological sustainability. The species available for our wood products are
renewable resources sourced from managed forests, while our aluminum cladding contains 50-75% recycled
content and our standard glass contains 25-30% recycled content. In addition, we have achieved FSCChain-
of-Custody certification and can provide FSC-certified wood for many of our window and door products.
Double pane insulating glass units with LoE coating and argon gas are standard on most of our products.
This helps them meet or exceed ENERGY STAR
guidelines in most U.S. climate zones while reducing
energy costs for home and business owners. For even higher performance, we offer units with triple pane
glass to help meet or exceed the insulating values required by ENERGY STAR’s climate zones in the U.S.
K-Force impact modifications are available on a number of Kolbe windows and doors. K-Force products
are specially designed with the strength and durability to withstand hurricane force winds and flying debris,
and are tested extensively to meet or exceed strict building codes in coastal regions. There are no unsightly
rods or extra locks to fasten, so Kolbe’s impact-certified products offer the same beautiful appearance as non-
Universal design is the concept of creating products and spaces that are accessible and comfortable for
individuals of diverse physical ability levels. Kolbe offers options for a variety of windows and doors that
are not only designed to make independent living possible, but to do it with quality, style and flexibility.
Kolbe’s options such as sill ramps, motorized operators, larger cranks and lever door handles can help make
independent living easier and can meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
For over 65 years, Kolbe products have been all about customization. We offer many options for our windows
and doors, including different wood species, custom divided light patterns, tailor-made shapes, and many
interior and exterior finishes to perfectly complement the design aesthetic of any project. We’re known
worldwide for our custom capabilities and have worked with many architects to build distinctive windows
and doors – we can help bring your most innovative ideas to life.
Photo courtesy of Benjamin Benschneider Photography and Janof Hald Architecture