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01/05/2011

Kolbe Doors Lift, Slide, Fold and Operate at the Push of a Button

Kolbe Displays Elegant, Functional Doors at IBS 2011

Wausau, Wis. (Jan. 2011) – During the 2011 International Builders' Show (IBS), Kolbe will showcase the flexibility and functionality of its Ultra TerraSpan® Lift and Slide doors, new Folding doors, and Point Five's electronically-operating sliding doors.

Kolbe's sliding and folding doors are offered in numerous panel configurations, a broad palette of finishes and interior wood species, and other accessories to coordinate with nearly any décor. Promoting a visual and physical connection with the surrounding environment, these door products are ideally suited to capture the views, natural light, fresh air and outdoor experience for hotel guests, restaurant patrons, storefront shoppers and homeowners.

Kolbe's Folding Door Systems' panels fold back against each other to create an expansive opening. The new model on display at IBS positions sliding panels on right side and a matching access door on the left. Both the access and folding door panels showcase a uniform, optional 4-5/8-inch bottom rail to maximize the views even when the doors are closed, and to accommodate a larger size of high performance LoE²-270 glass. A specially-designed, thermal weep sill enhances the door's energy-efficiency, while optional, concealed hardware, architecturally-correct mortised hinges and other design details accentuate its traditional aesthetic.

For dramatically large openings, Ultra TerraSpan Lift and Slide doors can incorporate up to 10 panels per unit with a 12-foot maximum panel height. Matching the Folding Door Systems' sightlines, TerraSpan Lift and Slide doors maximize the viewing area with 4-5/8-inch-wide stiles and rails. TerraSpan units feature architecturally-correct coped corners where stiles meet rails, ADA-compliant bottom panel rails, energy efficient glass and sill options, and a choice of screens, hardware, finishes, exterior colors and interior wood species. The door's panels can pocket into a wall or stack together, and can be arranged in more than 900 operational configurations.

Specialty, sliding doors with electronic operations also are available through Kolbe's subsidiary, Point Five® Windows. Point Five custom designs and fabricates products for ultra-luxury homes and commercial projects. At IBS, Point Five presents a motorized, sliding Mahogany door unit with a stainless steel draining sill and a matching, motorized hopper windows.

Balancing daylighting and energy efficiency, these doors are available in climate-appropriate, high performance glass options. Kolbe's broad palette of environmentally-friendly finishes protect the exterior cladding, which includes recycled aluminum. A range of sustainably-harvested wood species can be chosen for the interior trim such as those certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Kolbe's doors' environmental attributes also support projects pursuing green goals including ENERGY STAR®, Green Globes™, and the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® Rating System™.

Learn more about Kolbe's door products at 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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