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01/18/2013

Visionaries push the boundaries, seek innovative products

Audience: Consumer

Wausau, Wis. (Jan. 2013) – Visionaries constantly look for new ways to see the world. Dreaming big frees the creative mind to imagine a home regardless of our physical climate or mobility. Kolbe's innovative products offer solutions for those who strive to invent their own reality –where windows open at the flip of switch regardless of size or height; where glass can block the sun's heat without compromising natural daylight and views.

Universal Design

Supporting homeowners who desire both beauty and accessibility, Kolbe's Ultra and Heritage Series products offer a variety of options. From door sills that create a flush surface for smoother passage between the interior and exterior, to window and door hardware designed to enhance ease of operation, many options make living at home more comfortable.

Hardware options are specially designed for operational ease, regardless of mobility or motor coordination. Longer casement and awning handles with larger knobs make gripping and operating easier. Larger lock levers ease the process of securing multi-point casements. Crank handle kits for double hungs allow the bottom sash to be operated with minimal effort.

Levers for swinging doors are 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 Garden-Aire sliding patio doors improve the transition from indoors to outdoors. Wider exterior door sizes provide additional space for those who use mobility aids. Bronze anodized ADA-compliant sills for swinging doors create an unobtrusive surface for easy access from the inside to the outdoors.

Energy-Efficient Design

Whether keeping out the winter cold or the summer's heat, the proper glass selection can maintain a comfortable year-round interior temperature. For those living in a mountainous region and those on the coast, Kolbe's glass options help meet homeowner's geographic climate zones and seasonal challenges. More than 20,000 Kolbe products meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® qualifications for both the United States and Canada. 

To perform at their best, high-quality windows and doors deserve high-quality installation. Once properly installed, the energy-efficient technology built into Kolbe products will further ensure the benefits of a healthy and comfortable home.

For more information about Kolbe's many beautiful and customizable window and door options visit KolbeWindows.com.

What began in 1946 as a two-brother team has grown into an internationally respected manufacturing company. Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co., Inc. remains a privately held, community-oriented business located in Wausau, Wis. Covering nearly one million-square-feet, its state-of-the-art facilities feature high-tech machinery and a design center to present the creative possibilities offered by Kolbe windows and doors.

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