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11/04/2012

Kolbe Displays 90┬░ Corner Wall Unit at IBS 2013

Accessible Windows Fill a Corner with Sleek, Contemporary Style

Wausau, Wis. (Oct. 2012) – During the 2013 International Builders’ Show in booth #C2607, Kolbe will display its Ultra Series 90-degree wall unit comprised of Beveled Direct Set windows and awnings. Each side of the corner spans more than 10-by-10-feet, integrating awnings that conveniently open with motorized operators.

Highlighting the wall unit’s modern aesthetic, the interior is neatly framed in maple and the exterior is clad with aluminum with a clear anodized finish for a sleek appearance. These durable windows are glazed to the interior and direct set in the heavy-duty extruded aluminum frame. The profile is integral to the frame, providing detail and strength.

The 90-degree wall unit also demonstrates energy-efficient, insulating glass choices. One side of the model has glass with LoE2-270 coating, which is standard on most Kolbe products. The other side is LoE3-366, which blocks 95% of UV light to protect furniture, carpets, curtains and wall coverings from fading.  Keeping the interior comfortable, LoE3-366 is also formulated to reject unwanted solar heat, allow natural daylight and maintain outside views.

Due to the glass unit being set directly into the frame without a sash, these windows maximize the view and daylight. Plus, the detailed sticking allows for Kolbe’s performance divided lite (PDL) options, grilles-in-the-airspace, or interior wood removable grilles. On the interior, pine is the standard wood species. A wide range of wood species is available including those certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). 

FSC-certified options can be coupled with energy efficient glass choices to further support environmentally sensitive projects such as those pursuing recognition by ENERGY STAR®, Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes™, and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating Systems. The exterior aluminum clad frames contain recycled content and may be finished with a 70% fluoropolymer coating or a custom anodized metallic finish. A broad palette of distinctive colors aid in achieving eye-catching designs.

Visitors to Kolbe's booth #C2607 will view window and door products in traditional and contemporary styles, versatile functionality, and expansive openings.  The display will also highlight energy-efficient and environmentally responsible choices, customizable options and innovative tools to visualize design possibilities for both new construction and historical renovation.

The International Builders' Show is the largest annual, light construction show in the world. It presents building products and services, hands-on demonstrations and working models in more than 300 building industry categories at the National Association Home Builders’ (NAHB) annual convention.

Learn more about Kolbe’s 90° wall unit and Direct Set window products at www.kolbe-kolbe.com.

 
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