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Insect Screens

Options Overview

The options shown below are just an overview of what's available. Please review the product pages to learn what options are available for each model. Limitations may apply.

On-screen images of finishes and colors may vary slightly from actual colors. Selections should be made based on actual color samples. Prices may vary depending on the color or finish chosen. 

Aluminum-Framed Insect Screens for most products

Most Kolbe products are available with durable, aluminum-framed insect screens. See specific product pages for availability, details, and limitations.

  • Corner keys for stability on most screen frames
  • Frame colors vary by product type
  • BetterVue screen mesh (see details & screen mesh options below)

The screen frames shown are for most crank-out casements and awnings. 1-3 show the colors Clay, White and Beige, with corner keys for stability. 4-5 show the colors Dark Bronze and Clear Anodized with mitered corners.

StormGuard Combination Storm/Insect Screens for Double Hungs & Sliders

StormGuard Combination storm/insect screen units are available for many Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series double hungs & sliders.* See specific product pages for availability. 

The benefit of combination storm/screen units is that they do not have to be installed for storm seasons or removed for ventilation. The glass storm panels can be closed over the screens for extra protection from harsh weather, but conveniently opened for fresh air. 

  • Glass and screen inserts are removable from the interior for cleaning
  • Weatherstripping around the inserts ensures a tight fit
  • Weep holes prevent sill damage
  • Extruded aluminum frames are a light-weight alloy
  • Frame colors:  Beige, White, Sand, Rustic, Hartford Green, Chutney, Ultra Pure White, and Coal Black
  • Sight lines blend with window
  • BetterVue screen mesh (see details & screen mesh options below)

*The unit on the left is for sliders, the one on the right is for double hungs

Not available for radius-top windows

Wood-Wrapped Insect Screens for Crank-Out Casements & Awnings

Wood-wrapped frames for insect screens are available for many Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series crank-out casements & awnings (including EP & XL). This option offers the ability to more closely match the interior decor with a desired wood species, thereby providing a more refined aesthetic than the standard aluminum frames. Please check specific product pages for availability.

  • Aluminum frames with mitered corners
  • Wrapped with wood veneer on three sides
  • BetterVue screen mesh (see details & screen mesh options below)

*Cost may vary depending on wood species selected

Inswing Insect Screens for Push-Out Casements & Awnings

Inswing insect screens are available for most Ultra & Heritage Series push-out casements and awnings and provide very simple pull-in operation and easy removal for cleaning. See specific product pages for availability. 

  • Faced with pine or other wood species
  • Durable mortise & tenon corners
  • Latch & strike system secures the screen
  • Latch & strike match window handles and enhance the traditional appearance
  • BetterVue screen mesh (see details & screen mesh options below)

The inswing screen shown is for push-out casements

Retractable Insect Screens for Casements & Sterling Double Hungs

Retractable insect screens are available for most Ultra Series crank-out casements & awnings (including EP and XL), Ultra & Heritage Series push-out casements & awnings, as well as Ultra & Heritage Series Sterling double hungs.* See specific product pages for availability, details, and limitations for each product. 

The benefit of retractable screens is undisputed in that they protect the indoors from insects when a window is open and the screen is down. BetterVue screen mesh is visually less noticeable than many screen types on the market. And, when not needed, a simple touch to the center of the "pull bar" sends the screen rolling up smoothly, for an unobstructed view.

  • Available factory-installed for most products
  • Available as a kit for installation in the field
  • Faced with pine or other wood species
  • Screen pulls down smoothly
  • To retract, gently press center of pull bar
  • Unobstructed view when retracted
  • BetterVue screen mesh (see details below)
  • No other screen mesh options available
  • Not available on radius-top windows

*The screen shown is for push-out casements; designs vary slightly depending on the product

Not available on radius-top windows

BetterVue® Screen Mesh (standard for most products)

  • Fine fiberglass mesh provides improved visibility
  • Tighter weave keeps smaller bugs out
  • Flame retardant
  • Light-weight & flexible
  • Doesn't corrode, stain, rust, crease or dent
  • GreenGuard® Certified

UltraVue® Screen Mesh (Option)

Fiberglass mesh with qualities similar to BetterVue®, plus:

  • Enhanced visibility offers the ultimate in visibility
  • Exceeds other fiberglass insect screen mesh on the market

Aluminum Screen Mesh (Option)

  • Strong and durable
  • Prevents damage from fiberglass screen-eating insects
  • Available in aluminum or charcoal-colored aluminum mesh

Safety Option - Fall Protection Device for Casements

Fall protection devices are an innovative solution that help prevent children from falling through open windows. They:

  • Allow casement windows* to be secured in an open position of less than four inches
  • Are easily unlatched to allow full opening
  • Automatically re-latch when closed
  • Are available in a kit for application on the job site

 View video, installation instructions & technical details.

NOTE: This device meets the stringent safety requirement of ASTM F2090-10 if applied per recommendations.

*Not available on French casements.

Safety Option - Sash Limiter Kit

  • Limits the opening of the bottom double hung sash to address safety concerns, especially regarding children
  • Kit available for job-site application only
  • Available in white


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