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FSC certified wood for LEED projects
Selecting suppliers with FSC® Chain of Custody may help projects seeking U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® Green Building Rating System™ earn Materials and Resources credits for certified wood. Also, it may contribute to LEED credits and other green design goals. Kolbe has achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification. Learn more.
Latitude Series Spread Mulls
Reinforcement mull kits are available for Latitude Series windows that are mulled in the factory or on the job site. Choose from 1-1/2", 3" or 6" spread mulls. Read about a townhouse project using spread mulls.
Shown: 3" insulated spread mull between double hungs.
See the screen? No? That's because it's an UltraVue® screen mesh – available on most Kolbe products.
Subtle Style with Glazing Beads
Subtle options can help define a project's architectural style. Glazing beads, for example, are beveled profile as standard. Consider square profiles for a more streamlined look. Or, ovolo profile glazing beads (shown) complement rustic decor. (Vinyl products do not have true glazing beads, but mimic the look of beveled.)
Nailing fin security
When installing Kolbe units windows with a nailing fin, always confirm that the corner gussets are in place and secure. If you've misplaced those that were shipped with the windows, installation instructions are available online.