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05/20/2011

Kolbe Introduces New Profile for Direct Set Windows

Beveled Direct Set is Big on Views and Options

Wausau, Wis. (May 2011) – Kolbe presents Ultra Series Beveled Direct Set windows to complement contemporary design projects. These durable, aluminum clad 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.

"We are pleased to expand our Direct Set offering with this contemporary styling, while providing the expected performance and a complementary aesthetic to match our other Ultra Series products," says Kolbe’s product and market analyst, Lance Premeau, LEED® Green Associate.

Emphasizing energy performance, the windows include LoE-270 insulating glass with argon gas. Glass also may be specified with other LoE coatings for improved thermal performance, laminated glass for impact resistance, patterned or obscure glass for privacy, or finely-crafted glass for visual interest.

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-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 System™. 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.

Learn more about Kolbe’s Direct Set window 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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