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Expert Opinions | We're for the Visionaries | Product Demos 2013

Product Demos 2012| 3D Tutorials | Other

Trade Shows

Kolbe's Booth at the 2014 International Builders' Show (02/2014)

Kolbe was a success at the 2014 International Builders' Show! It was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Kolbe had a prime location just inside the Central Hall from the Grand Lobby, which accessed both the IBS & Kitchen & Bath Industry Shows. Learn more

Expert Opinions

Interview with EJ Meade, Architect (10/2013)

EJ Meade, architect, discusses the aesthetics of VistaLuxe™ Collection windows & doors: "The sight lines are great. That was probably the most impressive thing. We've used Kolbe products for years but that's something we've always looked for – how do we narrow that sight line and keep our alignment. Yeah, we're impressed to see how minimalistic it gets."

We're for the Visionaries


Kolbe Craftsmanship (09/2013)

"You can really do whatever you want with a Kolbe product. You can be the visionary. You can create the style." - Jeff De Lonay, President of Kolbe



Kolbe Customization (09/2013)

The best thing I think about being an architect is the satisfaction of starting with a client, taking an idea that begins as a vision in your head or in the client's head and then actually helping it become reality. One of the things we've always appreciated about working with Kolbe windows is their willingness to adapt to custom designs." - Kenneth Etten of McCormak + Etten Architects, LLP

Product Demos 2013

VistaLuxe Collection (09/2013)

Create an opening that complements your design with the VistaLuxe™ Collection from Kolbe. Collaboratively developed with architects for contemporary designs that utilize clean lines and multiple units to create large expanses of glass, the VistaLuxe Collection allows you to create an opening as unique as your project. 



PRODUCT DEMO: Ultra Series 90-Degree TerraSpan Lift & Slide Door (01/24/13)

This corner lift & slide door unit includes stacking door panels on one side and pocketing panels on the other. Operation is nearly effortless, creating a massive expanse.



PRODUCT DEMO: Ultra Series Multi-Slide Doors (01/29/13)

Ultra Series multi-slide door panels can stack open or push into a pocket in the wall. Track fillers are incorporated into the sill for smooth, sliding operation.

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PRODUCT DEMO: Ultra Series Folding Door (01/24/13)

This folding door unit includes folding panels and two swinging panels that open like a French door. Narrow stiles and top rail allow a massive daylight opening.



PRODUCT DEMO: Windquest Impact Performance Slider (01/29/13)

This single slider meets Performance Grade 60 and has Miami-Dade NOA. It features an automatic locking system and sash that are removable for cleaning.



PRODUCT DEMO: Heritage Series Entrance Door (01/29/13)

Kolbe doors can be customized for traditional or contemporary styles. This traditional door features a 2-1/4" thick door panel built of Alder, with high profile, custom moulding, sidelites with glass and more.



PRODUCT DEMO: Latitude Crank-Out Casement (01/29/13)

Latitude Series two-wide casement unit with Beige vinyl exterior, PDL bars, Baltimore brickmould coated in a Rustic color, and interior white laminate with Satin Nickel hardware.


PRODUCT DEMO: Heritage Push-Out Casement (01/29/13)

  • Saepele wood interior
  • One opening has multi-point locking system & retractable screen
  • Other opening has single-point locks & inswing screen
  • Prairie-style PDL bars
  • 2" brickmould
  • Basil exterior finish
Product Demos 2012

PRODUCT DEMO: Custom Contemporary Door with Operating Sidelite (02/12)

  • Inswing operation
  • Coal Black frame & 2" flat casing
  • Custom Red door panel
  • Frosted matte glass
  • White Oak interior with custom Ebony stain
  • Custom handle set in Brushed Chrome

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PRODUCT DEMO: Ultra Series Folding Window (02/12)

  • 4 folding panels
  • Exterior finish color: Gingersnap
  • Ogee casing
  • Vertical grain fir on interior with Chestnut stain
  • Pleated screen

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PRODUCT DEMO: Ultra Series XL Awning (02/12)

  • Coal Black exterior, custom black interior finish
  • 1-3/4" wide PDL bars
  • Satin Nickel heavy duty hardware

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PRODUCT DEMO: 90-Degree Custom Mulled Window Unit (02/2012)

  • Beveled direct sets & awnings mulled with a 90° corner post
  • Clear anodized exterior finish 
  • Maple interior with clear coat finish
  • Awnings have motorized operators
  • Glazing beads are a square profile

PRODUCT DEMO: Retractable Screens (11/05/2012)

  • Available factory-applied
  • Kits available for installation in the field, including on previously-installed windows
  • BetterVue screen mesh
  • Rustic-colored hardware cartridge
  • Frame Width: Min. 20", Max. 75"
  • Frame Height: Min. 16", Max. 96"

PRODUCT DEMO: Custom Radius-Top Sterling Double Hungs (02/12)

  • Extruded aluminum clad exterior
  • Fluoropolymer exterior finish with 30-year limited warranty
  • Performance Divided Lites with 5/8" wide bars for historical appearance
  • 2-1/8" projected sill nosing

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PRODUCT DEMO: Sterling Double Hung (02/12)

  • Cottage-style (bottom sash taller than top)
  • 3-1/2" flat casing
  • Ultra Pure White exterior finish
  • 5/8" wide PDL bars in top sash
  • Antique Nickel sash lift handles

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Product Demos 2011 & Before


PRODUCT DEMO: TerraSpan® Lift & Slide Doors (10/2011)

  • Expansive Openings:
    Panel Ht: Min. 78'', Max. 144''
    Panel Width: Min. 30'', Max. 72''
  • Max. 10 panels per unit
  • Panels can either recess into a wall pocket or stack

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PRODUCT DEMO: TerraSpan® Lift & Slide Doors (10/2011)

  • Over 900 operational configurations, including 90-degree corner units
  • Impact performance upgrades available

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PRODUCT DEMO: TerraSpan® Lift & Slide Doors  (02/15/10)

  • Expansive pocketing or stacking doors; max 10 panels
  • Panel ht min 36", max. 144"; width min 30", for widths greater than 72" contact Kolbe
  • Hardware, finish, screen & sill options

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PRODUCT DEMO: Heritage Tilt-Turn Windows (04/1/11)

  • K-Kron II exterior finish in Manchester 
  • 3-1/2" brickmould with backband
  • 2-1/4" wide PDL  bars
  • Cherry interior with custom stain
  • Multi-point locks

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PRODUCT DEMO: Windquest Energy Performance Casement (03/08/11)

  • Energy performance of R5
  • Triple pane glass unit
  • Folding crank handle operation

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PRODUCT DEMO: Windquest Casement with Transom (03/08/11)

  • Impact-rated products
  • Exterior polyester finish available
  • Folding crank handle
  • Stainless steel hardware

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PRODUCT DEMO: Windquest Single Hung (03/08/11)

  • Constant force balances for easy operation
  • Bottom sash tilts-in & is removable
  • Locks automatically when the sash is pushed down
  • Brickmould & sill nosing on exterior
  • Black polyurethane finish on exterior
  • Meets impact certification of IPD4

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PRODUCT DEMO: Heritage Old World Classic Double Hung (03/08/11)

  • Custom curved glass
  • True divided lites
  • Mahogany construction
  • Ogee lugs on exterior for historic style
  • Brass pully system, brass chains & weights with proportionate balance

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PRODUCT DEMO: Ultra Casement with Motorized Operator (03/08/11)

  • Accessible design
  • Operates at the touch of a button
  • PDL bars widths of 7/8", 1-1/8" and 2-1/4"
  • Custom PDL pattern
  • 3-1/2" brickmould
  • Custom exterior finish
  • Various custom wood species including Sapele, Maple and Walnut with clear coat interior finish; Pine with Wheat interior stain

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PRODUCT DEMO: Awning with Motorized Operator (03/08/11)

  • Transom is an awning with electric operator
  • Push-buttom operation
  • Great for hard-to-reach applications
  • Interior is Lamboo® 
  • Anodized metallic exterior finish
  • Bottom unit is a Sterling Double Hung
  • Dual-action lever allows sash to tilt in

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PRODUCT DEMO: Latitude Spread Mulls (03/04/11)

  • Vinyl interior & exterior
  • 20+ exterior color options
  • 10-year limited exterior finish warranty

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PRODUCT DEMO: Latitude Segment Head Casements (03/01/11)

  • Vinyl interior & exterior
  • 20+ exterior color options
  • 10-year lted exterior finish warranty
  • Stainless steel exterior hardware
  • Profiled sash and interior "sticking"
  • Multi-point locks

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PRODUCT DEMO: Ultra Garden-Aire Patio Door (02/17/11)

  • Smooth, sliding operation
  • ADA-Compliant ramp sill option shown
  • Transom with 3-3/8" wide vertical PDL bar
  • Door lite with 1-3/4" wide horizontal PDL bars

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3D Tutorials


REVIT MODELS: Ultra Folding Doors (02/2012)

  • Flush mount sill
  • Editable width, height, # of panels & wall offset
  • Over 30 exterior colors
  • Many interior wood species
  • Easy-to-use detailed model

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REVIT MODELS: Ultra Series (05/09)

  • Kolbe data and links
  • PDL bars in colonial patterns
  • Exterior trim options
  • Over 30 exterior colors
  • Extensive selection
  • Easy-to-use, detailed models

Running Revit 2012? Revit Clinic

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3D MODELS: Downloading Kolbe Models (05/04/09)

  • 3D Revit & SketchUp models on Kolbe's website
  • 3D SketchUp models on 3D warehouse
  • Exterior trim
  • Over 30 exterior colors
  • Interior wood species & stains
  • SketchUp models for Ultra & Windquest Series
  • Revit models for Ultra Series
  • Detailed and easy to use

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SKETCHUP MODELS: Ultra & Windquest Products (05/09)

  • PDL bars & grilles-in-airspace in colonial patterns
  • Exterior trim
  • Over 30 exterior colors
  • Interior wood species & stains
  • Model available in Ultra and Windquest Series
  • Designer door hardware
  • Detailed and easy to use

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SKETCHUP MODELS: Ultra TerraSpan Lift & Slide Doors (05/04/09)

  • Dynamic & static models
  • Corner, stacking & pocketing units
  • Reconfigure panel height, panel width & # panels
  • Over 30 exterior colors
  • Interior wood species & stains
  • Designer door hardware
  • Detailed and easy to use

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Videos from 2010 and Earlier

Point Five Entrance Door System at IBS 2012 (02/2012)

Majesta® Double Hung Windows (02/15/10)

TerraSpan® Lift & Slide Doors (2010)

Laminated Engineered Bamboo at GreenBuild (2010)

Energy Efficient Windows & Custom Wood Doors (by Kleber Ad at GreenBuild 2009)

Kolbe Windows in Earthquake Test (2007)

Impact Test (2005; WSAW; available at left)

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