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Transom Configurations

Transoms are stationary windows that can be stacked and mulled with other units.

  • Transoms refer to rectangular units, but radius units can be stacked over other units like transoms; for more information see our Radius page
  • Transoms are built with a profile to match casement windows, but can be mulled with other units; see 2D Section Detail drawings for mull and stack details

Mull configurations for IP & HP units with reinforced, structural spread mulls are limited to:

  • Horizontal mull (single unit with a single transom above)
  • Vertical mull (two units side-by-side)
  • T-Mull (two units side-by-side with one tranom extending over both units)
  • Double T-Mull (two units side-by-side with a tranom over each unit)

The configurations and grille patterns shown above are just an overview of what's available. Talk to your Kolbe dealer for more information.

Mullling Information

  • IP units - To meet impact certification requirements, IP units must be mulled with reinforced, structural spread mulls. They must be mulled in the field (i.e., on the job site).*
  • HP units - To meet design pressure ratings, HP units must be mulled with reinforced, structural spread mulls. They may be mulled in the factory or in the field (i.e. on the job site).*
  • EP units - EP units are mulled using flush mulls. They may be mulled in the factory or in the field (i.e. on the job site).

*Mull configurations for IP & HP units with reinforced, structural spread mulls are limited to:

  • Horizontal mull (single unit with a single transom above)
  • Vertical mull (two units side-by-side)
  • T-Mull (two units side-by-side with one tranom extending over both units)
  • Double T-Mull (two units side-by-side with a tranom over each unit)

Construction

Construction

  • Both sash & frame have fusion-welded corners for strong corner seals
  • Mulitple chambers within the uPVC extrusions provide strength & create a thermal barrier for superior insulating value; they also help reduce outside noise
  • Quality construction makes required maintenance minimal

  

Applications

For New Construction

  • 3-1/4" overall frame depth; 1-1/8" nailing fin setback; 2-1/8" interior jamb
  • Integral 1-1/8" nailing fin provides easier installation and helps seal the window opening

For Replacement

  • 3-1/4" overall frame depth; no nailing fin

Cross Section Details

NOTE: The cross section details shown above have 3-1/4" jambs and no brickmould. More detail drawings are available by clicking the "Sizes, 2D..." tab above. 2D CAD symbols, 3D models & PDF files are available for download there. Sizes are included with the 2D elevations.

Drawings not to scale.

Glass

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Glass Terminology, Features & Benefits (expand for details -->)
Glass for High Performance (HP) Units

  1. Double pane insulating glass unit
  2. LoE²-270 or substitute a different LoE coating
  3. Argon gas
  4. Thermo-Edge, stainless steel spacer bars

NOTE: For more technical information, go to 'Glass Terminology, Features & Benefits' above and click the plus sign [ + ]

 Watch a video about LoE coatings

Glass for Impact Performance (IP) Units

  1. Double pane insulating glass unit
  2. LoE²-270 on surface #3 or substitute a different LoE coating
  3. Argon gas
  4. Thermo-Edge stainless steel spacer bars
  5.  Impact Laminated Glass - two pieces of glass fused together with a plastic interlayer
  • Adds protection in severe weather
  • Helps prevent broken glass from causing injury
  • Helps to protect against intruders
  • Greater UV blockage prevents furniture and fabrics from fading
  • Reduces sound transmission
  • NOTE: For more technical information, go to 'Glass Terminology, Features & Benefits' above and click the plus sign [ + ]

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Glass for Energy Performance (EP) Units

  1. Triple pane insulating glass unit
  2. LoE²-270 on surface #2 or substitute a different LoE coating
  3. Argon gas
  4. Thermo-Edge stainless steel spacer bars
  5. LoE²-180 on surface #5
  6. Insulating value nearly twice that of current ENERGY STAR® requirements

NOTE: For more technical information, go to 'Glass Terminology, Features & Benefits' above and click the plus sign [ + ]

 Watch a video about LoE coatings

Glass Option - Neat Glass

You may request Neat® glass on any product with double or triple pane glass and LoE coating(s)*. Here are the benefits:

  1. Rain sheets off more efficiently, so water spotting is reduced
  2. Dirt washes away in the rain more readily, so you spend less time cleaning
  3. Allows more daylight in than comparable competitive products

How does it work?

A titanium dioxide layer is applied, which reacts chemically with the sun's UV rays and causes organic materials to decompose. When it rains, the dirt rinses away. Plus smoother glass is cleaner glass. The sputter coating process makes the glass ultra smooth, so the water "sheets off" more readily than it would on uncoated glass, and it allows more visible light transmittance than any comparable competitive product.

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*Except units with specialty glass on surface #1 or #2

Glass Option - Preserve Protective Film

  • Recommended for all windows & doors to protect the glass during shipping & installation
  • Film applied to the interior and exterior of insulating glass as they are assembled
  • After installation simply peel the film off the glass, and along goes job site dirt and debris, as well as paint or stain spatters. What's left is clean and clear – beautiful windows and doors.

Provides protection during:

  • Glazing and assembly of the windows and doors
  • Packaging, loading and shipping processes
  • Unloading, carried onto the job site, exposure to daily construction
  • Installation

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NOTE: Not available on single-glazed units, units with true divided lites or other small insulating glass units, or some types of decorative glass. Contact your local Kolbe dealer for more information.

Divided Lites

Performance Divided Lites (PDL)

Performance divided lites offer the appearance of true divided lites without using separate lites of glass. This achieves energy efficiency along with historical beauty. When PDL bars are requested:

  1. High-profile, beveled bars are adhered to the interior & exterior of a single insulating glass unit; bar widths include 7/8", 1-1/8", 1-3/4" and 2-1/4"
  2. Optionally, low-profile, beveled bars are adhered to the interior of a single insulating glass unit*, while high profile bars are adhered to the exterior; bar widths include 7/8" and 1-1/8"
  • The bars are finished to match the exterior or interior of the product
  • Champagne-colored spacer bars are positioned within the glass unit to align with the interior & exterior bars, further simulating the appearance of true divided lites
  • The spacer bars allow "air flow" throughout the unit, creating a large, unobstructed thermal break

*The optional low-profile interior bars match the standard low-profile interior PDL bars for active double hungs, single hungs & single sliders.

Grilles-in-the-Airspace (GIA) for Vinyl Products

  • Achieves a style similar to true divided lites
  • Aluminum bars are sealed within the "airspace" of insulating glass units*
  • Easy to clean, with no obstruction on the interior or exterior of the glass unit
  • The bars allow air-flow throughout the insulating glass unit, creating an unobstructed thermal break, maintaining an energy efficiency not possible with true divided lites
  1. Contoured, aluminum bars (finishes below)
  2. Flat, aluminum bars (finishes below)
  3. "Pencil-shaped" brass bars
  4. "Pencil-shaped" pewter bars

 

Finish Options on Contoured & Flat Bars (contoured bars shown)

  • White
  • Beige
  • Sand
  • Rustic
  • Hartford Green
  • Chutney
  • Wheat
  • Sunset Oak
  • Cherry

GIA for Vinyl

NOTES: Ask your dealer about other options. Some units are available with:

  • Flat brass bars
  • Two-tones, i.e. one color or wood appearance option on the interior and a different one on the exterior
  • Custom patterns & bar "shapes" (limitations apply due to bending capabilities)
  • Diamond patterns are not available

*For triple pane units, the bars are held within the exterior airspace.GIA are not available on Latitude Series units with triple pane glass or Windquest EP doors.

**The wood "finishes" are wood appearance options and not real wood.

Glazing Bead

Standard Glazing Bead

  • Interior glazed with a snap-in, friction fit bead to secure the glass
  • Beveled-type profile like traditional wood windows


Exterior Finish/Colors

uPVC Vinyl with Integral Colors

  • The white & beige colors are integral to the vinyl, so they will never need refinishing
  • For Windquest IP units to meet Miami-Dade NOA, they must be white vinyl; IP units that are beige vinyl or color-coated can quality for IPD4 and HVHZ, but DO NOT qualify for Miami-Dade NOA

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    White
  •  
    Beige

NOTES:  Actual colors may vary from on-screen images.  Please make selections using color samples from your local dealer.

Finish Option - Polyurethane

  • High-performance, heat-reflective polyurethane exterior color coatings made specifically for vinyl
  • Meets performance requirements of AAMA 615-05 voluntary testing procedures for organic coatings on plastic profiles
  • 10-year warranty extended directly to the homeowner (view Warranties)
  • Warranty is transferable to subsequent homeowners
  • Over 25 vibrant colors to choose from
  • Custom colors are available; simply provide a sample to your dealer

Polyurethane Finish Colors

These are specialty colors which will incur an added charge and possible longer lead times.  Talk to your Kolbe dealer for more information.

  •  
    Abalone
  •  
    Natural Cotton
  •  
    Alabaster
  •  
    Camel
  •  
    Spiced Vinegar
  •  
    Sand
  •  
    Mudpie
  •  
    Gingersnap
  •  
    Rustic
  •  
    Truffle
  •  
    Frosted Jade
  •  
    Kiwi
  •  
    Bayleaf
  •  
    Manchester
  •  
    Green Tea Leaf
  •  
    Mystic Ivy
  •  
    Basil
  •  
    Hartford Green
  •  
    Butterscotch
  •  
    Pumpkin Spice
  •  
    Chutney
  •  
    Merlot
  •  
    Cape Cod
  •  
    Waterford
  •  
    Timberwolf
  •  
    Slate
  •  
    Coal Black

NOTE:  Actual finish colors may vary from on-screen images.  Please make selections using color samples from your local dealer.

Exterior Trim

Accessories Option - Exterior Trim for Windquest Series

To ease installation and provide a professional finish, many accessories and trim options are offered for Windquest Series windows and doors. 

  • Available in either white or beige
  • Applied by snapping into the exterior accessory grove that is an integral part of the window or door frame. 

  • Structural Spread Mulls shipped loose for mulling & stacking on the jobsite - required to meet certification (not shown)

NOTE: More information & photos may be found on the Windquest Accessories page.


Interior Finish/Colors

uPVC Extrusions for Vinyl Units

  • The white & beige colors are integral to the vinyl, so they will never need refinishing
  • For Windquest IP units to meet Miami-Dade NOA, they must be white vinyl; IP units that are beige vinyl or color-coated can qualify for IPD4 and HVHZ, but DO NOT qualify for Miami-Dade NOA

  •  
    White
  •  
    Beige

NOTES:  Actual colors may vary from on-screen images.  Please make selections using color samples from your local dealer.

Interior Trim

Accessories Option - Interior Trim for Windquest Series

  • Frame expander accessory
  • Available in either white or beige
  • Applied by snapping into the interior accessory grove that is an integral part of the window or door frame

Extension Jambs

Factory-Applied Extension Jambs

Windquest® EP casement, awning, studio, transom, radius, geometric, and factory-mulled units are available with factory-applied extension jambs.


Sizes, Drawings, Clear Opening Charts, Specifications

Sizes, Architectural Data & Drawings

This information is not available at this time. If you require the information, you may be able to obtain it by special request through your local Kolbe dealer or Regional Manager. To find this information go to Where to Buy. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Performance Data

Product Performance Data

  • Air, Water & Structural Test Reports Manual - Includes test data for both wood & vinyl windows and doors. Includes DP ratings; air and water infiltration test results (psf), and structural test results (psf), Hallmark certification numbers, TDI approval information, FL approval information, HVHZ approval information, and Dade County Notice of Acceptance. Products approved for impact performance are noted with the zone of approval.
  • Acoustic Performance Data - Test data for sound transmission loss for wood and vinyl products.

Energy Data

Energy testing for these products is currently pending

Casement Energy Notes:

Energy data for French casements is the same as for casements of the same operation/model type.

Energy ratings for combination units depend upon the windows used to create the whole unit. Example: Casement picture window combination with two crank-out flankers & one matching center stationary studio/picture unit:

  • Find the energy data for the crank-out casements
  • Find the energy data for the center stationary unit
  • With those noted, the "worst-case scenario" data would be considered representative of the entire picture window combination
  • This applies to casement bays, bows, and other mulled units as well. Note that bow & bay flankers are only available with crank-out operation.

Energy data for transoms to match Ultra & Heritage Series push-out casements is not available at this time. Therefore, transom data results will only include transoms to match other casement types.

Energy data for picture units to match Heritage Series inswing casements is not available at this time. Therefore, picture unit data results will only include picture units to match other casement types.

Energy data for Latitude Series casement transoms is the same as for picture/studio units.

Energy data for Windquest Series casement transoms is the same as for picture/studio units.

(This is a general note applicable to casements of all series, and does not imply that every series includes every operation/model type mentioned.)

Note:

Energy ratings provided here only include single, stationary windows. Please see the related operation/model page for energy statistics on venting units.


Warranties

Warranties

For information relating to warranties, please contact your local Kolbe dealer.

Wood and Vinyl Window & Door Products (Effective Jan. 1, 2012)
Wood, Ten (10) Years, Limitations Apply | Vinyl, Limited Lifetime

Insulating Glass (Effective Jan. 1, 2012)
Products with Stainless Steel Spacers: Twenty (20) Years
Products with Aluminum Spacers: Ten (10) Years
Limitations Apply

Factory Finishes (Effective Jan. 1, 2012)
Latex Primer, Five (5) Years | K-Kron, Ten (10) Years
Vinyl Finishes & Interior Wood-Appearance Lamination, Ten (10) Years
Polyester/Alum. Clad, Twenty (20) Years | Fluoropolymer/Clad, Thirty (30) Years
Limitations Apply

International - Wood & Vinyl Window & Door Products (Effective Jan. 1, 2012)
Five (5) Years, Limitations Apply

Install/Maintain

Vinyl Windows in New Construction

Oct 02, 2005 - SKU# 950020 - 149kb

Installing vinyl windows in new construction situations.

Canada ENERGY STAR® Website Reference Document

Jan 29, 2008 - 883kb

This document explains how the search for Kolbe window & door product ratings on the Canadian ENERGY STAR® website.

Windquest Series - Brickmould Application

May 29, 2008 - 53kb

General Instructions for applying brickmold and sillnosing. Includes brickmold and sillnosing preperation for proper application to the unit.

Latitude & Windquest Series - Vinyl Extension Jambs

Apr 06, 2009 - 170kb

General Instructions for applying extension jambs. Includes jamb clip and extension jamb preperation for proper application to the unit.

Windquest Series - J-Channel & Stucco Application

Apr 06, 2009 - 139kb

General Instructions for applying J-Channel and Stucco. Includes J-Channel and Stucco preperation for proper application to the unit.

Windquest Series Casements, Awnings & Studio Windows - Flush Mulls

Aug 17, 2009 - 268kb

New or Updated Product Option Flush Mull System Casement, Awning & Studio Windows Windquest Series



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