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Expand the character of your home or project by adding one of our divided lite options to your windows and doors.
Choose anything from a traditional, colonial-style pattern to a unique, custom design to accentuate the overall
appearance of your project. Windquest units are offered with two types of divided lites: performance divided lites and
grilles-in-the-airspace. Divided lite cross section drawings can be found on page 69.
Kolbe’s performance divided lite (PDL) glazing system gives the appearance
of true divided lites without sacrificing energy efficiency. Bars are adhered to
both the interior and exterior of a single lite of insulating glass. Aesthetically
pleasing spacer bars* are installed within the insulating glass unit. Together,
these bars create the illusion of true divided lites. PDL bars are available in
7/8", 1-1/8", 1-3/4" or 2-1/4" bar widths. The exterior finish of the PDL bars
will match the exterior finish on the unit.
Grilles-in-the-airspace are constructed with aluminum bars sealed between
two panes of insulating glass, offering the look of divided lites while reducing
cleaning time. Choose from standard 3/4" contoured grilles, 5/8" flat grilles
and narrow brass pencil bars. Bi-colored grilles are also available in numerous
interior/exterior color combinations.
r i lles
Shown left to right
: White, Beige, Sand,
Rustic, Hartford Green, Chutney, Wheat,
Sunset Oak and Cherry.
Pencil Bar & Flat Grilles
Shown left to right
: Brass Pencil Bar*, White,
Beige, Sand, Rustic, Hartford Green,
Chutney, Wheat, Sunset Oak and Cherry.
* Triple pane insulating glass has two spacer bars, one in each airspace. Spacer bars are not available for Windquest EP doors.
Grilles-in-the-airspace are not available for Windquest EP doors. Triple pane insulating glass has one bar, in exterior airspace only. Other
limitations may apply, please check with your Kolbe dealer for further information.
* Brass Pencil Bar is not available for Windquest EP units.
Photographs above show divided lites in an insulating clear
glass unit, as used in Windquest HP units.