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01/18/2010

Kolbe Launches Latitude Series

High Performance, High Style & Customization

Wausau, Wis. (January 1, 2010) -- Expanding and enhancing its window and door product offering, while simplifying the purchasing process, Kolbe has streamlined three of its product lines into one. What once was known as Inspiration® Series, Foundation® Series and Resolution® Series is now unified as Kolbe's new Latitude™ Series.

The Latitude Series provides a full line of premium quality, vinyl windows and patio doors for both new construction and renovation applications. These include casements, awnings, single hungs, double hungs, sliders, and geometric windows, as well as sliding and swinging patio doors.

"As its name suggests, 'Latitude' offers freedom from narrow restrictions. These products mirror the creative potential and exceptional performance, style and extensive options available in our wood products. This presents customers with a low-maintenance, alternative material of equivalent quality and dependable construction," says Mark Harger, general manager of Kolbe's facility operations in Manawa, Wis.

He emphasizes, "These are not cookie-cutter windows and doors, these are as customizable as any of Kolbe's products - from the high-performance glass and the UltraVue™ screens, to the historically-styled performance divided lites (PDLs). Exterior colors and trims extend the design flexibility needed to complement nearly any architecture or décor."

Specified with PDLs, Latitude windows mimic the look of true divided lites. Earning approval by the Department of Interiors for historic preservation projects, these windows combine traditional aesthetics with an ENERGY STAR® rating. Kolbe's Latitude Series products rely on high-performance LoE glass as standard to deliver energy-efficiency, helping homeowners save money on heating and cooling bills.

The standard, BetterVue® screens' charcoal-colored fiberglass mesh enhances the sense of openness, while increasing light transmission and insect protection. Rust- and corrosion-resistant, it is certified by GREENGUARD® for superior indoor air quality performance.

Kolbe's Latitude Series improves upon the previous three product lines with quieter, smoother-operating balance systems, and greater air and water resistance. These products may be further enhanced with UltraVue screens and ThermaPlus™ LoE insulating glass options. Installers also will note the choice of jamb sizes, brickmould and replacement options, easily accommodating both new construction and renovation projects.

To learn more about Kolbe’s Latitude series windows and doors, please call 800-955-8177 or visit www.kolbe-kolbe.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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