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Classic Series Casement Bows

Classic Series Crank-Out Casement Bow Window with seven lites and custom PDL bar in center

Classic Series

  • Wood interior
  • Roll-formed aluminum clad exterior
  • Four classic exterior color options
  • 20-year ltd ext finish warranty

Classic Series Casement Bows

  • Crank-out casements & stationary units in a bow frame
  • Unique, narrow mullions
  • 3- to 7-wide units available
  • Pine-veneered head & seat boards
  • Cable support system

Construction

Casement Bow Configurations

NOTES:

  • The shapes and configurations shown are considered standard units.
  • Operation may be reversed from that shown above. 
  • The configurations shown are a fractiton of what is possible; Kolbe welcomes custom orders. Custom units may incur additional charges and/or longer lead times.

Glass

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Glass Terminology, Features & Benefits (expand for details -->)
Standard Double Pane Insulating Glass for Energy Efficiency across U.S. Climate Zones

  1. Double Pane Insulating Glass (standard)
  2. LoE²-270 or request a different LoE coating such as LoE²-240 or LoE³-366
  3. Argon Gas (standard)
  4. Thermo-Edge, Stainless Steel Spacer Bars (standard)

ThermaPlus (option)

  1. Double Pane Insulating Glass
  2. LoE²-270 (or substitute a different LoE coating, such as LoE³-366 or LoE²-240)
  3. Argon Gas
  4. ThermaPlus Coating on indoor surface of the glass
  • Specially-designed, heat-activated coating augments the energy efficiency
  • Designed to meet increasingly stringent energy requirements for tax credit eligibility
  1. Thermo-Edge, Stainless Steel Spacer Bars

Glass Option - For Safety, Security & Quiet

  1. Double Pane Insulating Glass
  2. LoE Coating Options
  3. Argon Gas
  4. Thermo-Edge, Stainless Steel Spacer Bars
  5. Laminated Glass - two pieces of glass fused together with a plastic interlayer
  • 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: Either one or both pane(s) may be laminated. If products must meet specific impact or design pressure ratings, they may or may not incorporate laminated glass, and may require construction and structural modifications as well.

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.

 Watch a video

*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

Watch a video

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.

Glass Option - Privacy

Pattern 62 Glass

  • Obscures visibility for increased privacy
  • Pattern is within the insulating glass unit to make cleaning easy

Divided Lites

The PDL System for Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series Products

The Performance Divided Lite (PDL) system uses a single insulating glass unit, which offers much better U-factors than true divided lite units. This is due to the large, unobstructed thermal break created by airflow within the insulating glass unit.

  1. Wood bars are adhered to the interior of the insulating glass unit*
  2. Aluminum, beveled-profile bars are adhered to the exterior*
  3. Champagne-colored bars are held within the insulating glass unit

*Some intricate designs and coastal applications may require a composite material for the exterior PDL bars and are not coated with fluoropolymer finish.

PDL bars

  • Exterior & interior bars are finished to match the exterior or interior of the window or door unit
  • Optional bar widths: 5/8", 7/8", 1-1/8", 1-3/4", 2-1/4", 4-1/2" and custom
  • Interior bar profiles: beveled (standard), ovolo, and square

NOTE: Double pane insulating glass have one bar within the insulating glass unit, as shown above. Triple pane insulating glass have two bars, one in each airspace. Limitations may apply, especially to curved bars.

Interior Removable Grilles for Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series Products

Interior removable wood grilles offer aesthetic flexibility, as well as easy cleaning. They are available only on wood products.

Construction & Benefits

  • Built with full surround frame and bars that interlock at the joints for stability
  • Applied to interior of window using exclusive hidden clip system
  • Offer the ability to change styles by removing the grilles
  • Can easily be removed to clean the glass
  • Species: pine (standard), other wood species (option)

Bar Profiles & Widths

  • Detailed grooves on exterior view for subtle depth and richness
  • Interior bar profiles: beveled (standard), and ovolo (option)
  • Optional bar widths: 7/8", 1-1/8", and custom

Factory Finishes

  • Prefinishing available to match interior finish of entire unit (option)
     

NOTE: If ovolo bar profile is chosen, glazing beads will be ovolo to match. If a finish is requested, it will be applied to both sides of the grille; i.e., the sides seen from the interior and exterior will be finished the same. Primer is not available on grilles.

Grilles-in-the-Airspace (GIA) for Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series Products

  • Achieves a style similar to true divided lites
  • Easy to clean, with no obstruction on the interior or exterior of the glass unit
  • Aluminum bars are sealed within the "airspace" of insulating glass units*
  • 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
  • Lt Wood
  • Dk Wood

GIA for Wood

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 Ultra or Heritage Series Sterling Double Hungs, Studio Units, or Sliding Patio Doors with triple pane glass.

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

Glazing Bead

Beveled Glazing Beads

Beveled glazing beads help create the traditional look of wood windows

Ovolo Glazing Beads

Ovolo glazing beads create a more unique profile.

Square Glazing Beads

Square glazing beads provide a crisp, clean appearance often seen in Craftsman or contemporary design.

Hardware

NOTE:

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

Crank-Out Casement & Awning Handles, Locks & Operators

  • Folding handles
  • Multi-point locking system

  • Handle & Lock Colors:
    1. Clay
    2. White
    3. Beige
    4. Matte Black
    5. Rustic Umber
    6. Bright Brass
    7. Antique Brass
    8. Satin Nickel
    9. Antique Nickel
  • Stainless steel operating arms with roto gear operators & concealed hinges with support arms

  • Oil-rubbed finish is available upon request (oil-rubbed is a living finish which will change appearance over time)

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.

Screens

Retractable Insect Screens (Option)

  • Available factory-installed
  • Available as kits for installation in the field, including on previously-installed windows
  • Frame Size Limitations:
    • Frame Width: Min. 20", Max. 75"
    • Frame Height: Min. 16", Max. 95" 
  • 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

 Watch a video!

Insect Screens with Wood-Wrapped Frames (Option)

  • Aluminum frames with mitered corners
  • Maximum width is 48"
  • Wrapped with wood veneer on three sides
  • Exterior surface is Sand color; not visible from interior
  • Frame species:*
    1. Pine
    2. Maple
    3. Alder
    4. Fir
    5. Oak (n/a with aluminum screen mesh)
    6. Mahogany
  • BetterVue screen mesh (see details & screen mesh options below)
  • Not available for S-width casements or radius-top windows

*Cost may vary depending on wood species selected

Aluminum-Framed Insect Screens (Standard)

  • Corner keys for stability on most screen frames (1-3)
  • Mitered corners on screens with anodized finish (4-5)
  • Frame colors (cost may vary depending on color selected):
    1. Clay
    2. White
    3. Beige
    4. Dark Bronze Anodized
    5. Clear Anodized
  • BetterVue screen mesh (see details & screen mesh options below)

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

Other Options

Head & Seat Boards

  • Pine-veneered head and seat boards, factory applied (standard)
  • Oak-veneered head and seat boards, factory applied (option)

Additional Support

  • Cable Support System (standard)
  • Insulated Platforms & Support Brackets (option)


Exterior Finish/Colors

Polyester Finish

  • Aluminum cladding coated with a polyester finish, then baked continuously to cure and harden
  • Resists marring and fading, while increasing weatherability
  • Low maintenance, durable finish
  • 20-year warranty extended directly to the homeowner (view Warranties)
  • Warranty is transferable to subsequent homeowners
  • Available in 4 standard colors

  •  
    White
  •  
    Beige
  •  
    Sand
  •  
    Rustic

NOTE:  On-screen images of exterior finishes may vary slightly from actual colors.  Selections should be made based on actual color samples.

Finish Option - Copper Cladding

  • Enhance the aesthetic appeal with copper cladding
  • Develops a natural and unique patina over time
  • Available on most Classic Series units

NOTE:  On-screen images of exterior finishes may vary slightly from actual colors.  Selections should be made based on actual color samples.


Interior Species

Wood Species

  • Pine (standard)
  • Alder
  • Fir
  • Maple
  • Cherry
  • Oak
  • Walnut
  • Mahogany
  • Bamboo*

NOTE: Because wood varies by nature, the actual wood used in our products may vary in grain and color from that shown here.

Other wood species may be available upon request.

NOTE: Because wood varies by nature, the actual wood used in our products may vary in grain and color from that shown here. Selections should be made based on actual samples.

*Bamboo is sourced from companies such as Lamboo, Inc.

Interior Finish/Colors

Unfinished

Unfinished on the interior unless requested otherwise.

Factory-Applied Primer

  • The interior of wood windows & doors may be ordered factory-primed
  • Primer prepares your windows and doors for a beautiful, painted finish to be completed on the job site

NOTE: Limitations may apply; contact your local Kolbe dealer for more information.

Factory-Applied Clear Coat or Stain

Double Clear Coat

Let the natural beauty of the wood show with a durable clear finish. Note that when a double clear coat is requested without stain, a durable, solvent-based finish will be used.

Stain

Water-based stain is applied, then two coats of clear, water-based satin finish are applied to help protect the stain. The wood is lightly sanded between the coats. Custom stain colors may be requested.

  • Double Coat Clear
  • Wheat
  • Red Wheat
  • Light Oak 998
  • Spiced Walnut
  • Sunset Oak
  • Chestnut
  • Cherry
  • Library Red
  • Coffee Bean
  • Ebony

NOTE: On-screen images of interior finishes may vary from actual colors. Stain colors shown on pine. Selections should be made based on actual color samples. Limitations may apply; contact your local Kolbe dealer for more information.

Factory-Applied Paint

After being factory-primed, a topcoat of water-based, acrylic type latex paint is applied. Custom colors may be requested.

  •  
    Bright White
  •  
    Ultra Pure White
  •  
    Abalone
  •  
    Silk
  •  
    Ivory Tusk
  •  
    Natural Cotton
  •  
    Beige

NOTE:  On-screen images of interior finishes may vary from actual colors.  Selections should be made based on actual color samples.  Limitations may apply; contact your local Kolbe dealer for more information.

Interior Trim

Interior Trim Options

Accent the interior of windows and doors with interior casing.

  • 2-1/8" wide ranch casing (1) or 2-1/4" wide colonial casing (2) in pine or oak
  • Radius casing
  • Specialty mouldings are available in pine, oak and other wood species
  • Shipped loose for field application

 

Corner Block Options

Giving windows and doors a signature look has never been easier. Complement the interior with:

  • Corner blocks
  • Rosettes
  • Available in pine or oak


Drawing Files - Misc - Specs, Opgs, Assembly for Classic Series Casement Bows

Download: All files below

  Word PDF
CSI Specifications
   Crank-Out Casement, Bow, Bay & Transom Windows
Formulas & Charts
   Dimension Calculations, Size Limitations & Formulas  
   Clear & Daylight Opening Charts / Emergency Escape (Egress)  

Drawing Files - Sizes / Elevations for Classic Series Casement Bows

Download: All files below

  DWG DXF PDF
N Series - Single Width 1' 8-1/2"
   RO widths 4' 11-3/8'' to 8' 0-1/4''; RO Hts up to 5' 0-1/2''
   RO widths 4' 11-3/8'' to 8' 0-1/4''; RO Hts 5' 6-1/2'' & up
   RO widths 9' 5-9/16'' to 10' 10''; RO Hts up to 5' 0-1/2''
   RO widths 9' 5-9/16'' to 10' 10''; RO Hts 5' 6-1/2'' & up
W Series - Single Width 2' 0-1/2"
   RO widths 5' 11-1/4'' to 9' 7-5/8''; RO Hts up to 4' 6-1/2''
   RO widths 5' 11-1/4'' to 9' 7-5/8''; RO Hts 5' 0-1/2 & up
   RO widths 11' 4-1/2'' to13' 0-5/16''; RO Hts up to 4' 6-1/2''
   RO widths 11' 4-1/2'' to13' 0-5/16''; RO Hts 5' 0-1/2 & up
Rough Opening Statement
   This information is essential for accurate planning.    

Drawing Files - Section Details for Classic Series Casement Bows

Download: All files below

  DWG DXF PDF
Bows & Bays
   Boy & Bay Stationary Picture Unit - Vert
   Bow - Horiz

Drawing Files - Divided Lites for Classic Series Casement Bows

Download: All files below

  DWG DXF PDF
Double-Pane Glass & Removable Grilles
   Beveled & Ovolo Profiles, 7/8'' & 1-1/8'' wide bars
Double-Pane Glass & Performance Divided Lites
   Beveled, Ovolo & Square Profiles, All Widths

Drawing Files - Installation Details for Classic Series Casement Bows

Download: All files below

  DWG DXF PDF
Installation & Maintenance Information
   Classic Series    
Typical Installations
   Bows & 90-Degree Bays - Vert

Drawing Files - All Files for Classic Series Casement Bows

Download files for this product: (does not include related product models)

DWG files

DXF files

Word files

PDF files

All of the above


Use links at left to view detailed descriptions of individual files. Each page
includes a downloadable zip file of drawings in that category.


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

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.)

Finish Performance

Polyester Finish Performance

  • Aluminum cladding coated with a polyester finish, then baked continuously to cure and harden
  • Resists marring and fading, while increasing weatherability
  • Low maintenance, durable finish
  • 20-year warranty extended directly to the homeowner (view Warranties)
  • Warranty is transferable to subsequent homeowners
  • Available in 4 standard colors
Polyester Coating Details
 

White
02-159-6

Rustic
02-409-6

Beige
02-3BT-3

Sand
02-268-5

Salt Spray

2000 hours pass

2000 hours pass

2000 hours pass

2000 hours pass

Acid Resistance

No effect

No effect

No effect

No effect

Alkali Resistance

No effect

No effect

No effect

No effect

Resistance to Acid Pollutant

Less than 3 Delta E units color change

Less than 3 Delta E units color change

Less than 3 Delta E units color change

Less than 3 Delta E units color change

Weathering Color Retention

Max 5 Delta E units 5 yrs

Max 5 Delta E units 5 yrs

Max 5 Delta E units 5 yrs

Max 5 Delta E units 5 yrs


 


Warranties

Warranties

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

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

Install/Maintain

Kolbe Flashing Information

Apr 10, 2012 - SKU# 5085340 - 3163kb

Guidelines for sealing Kolbe windows and doors during installation. Discusses the primary surface for shedding water. Includes various methods for appying flashing before and after unit installation.

Kolbe Sealant Information

May 31, 2008 - SKU# 5141500 - 192kb

General information about sealant types and sealant joint designs, such as lap joints, fillet joints and wide-butt joints. Includes comments regarding sealant performance on various building surfaces.

Maintenance Guide

Apr 02, 2008 - SKU# 5062530 - 604kb

Includes definitions and illustrations of various window and/or door components, operating & maintenance procedures for Kolbe products, cleaning products, reinstallation of removable sash, and care of hardware. Also includes frequently-asked questions about windows and/or doors, as well as information about condensation in relation to windows and doors.

Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series Crank-Out Casements - Repairing Sash before Installation of 106 Hardware

Jan 01, 2006 - SKU# CSAW-106S - 253kb

In 2006, standard casement & awning handles were changed. These instructions for sash adjustment prior to replacing the old handle to the new one.

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.

Finishing Your Kolbe Windows & Doors

Apr 02, 2008 - SKU# 5139130 - 62kb

Includes finishing recommendations for your Kolbe windows & doors, exterior finishing of products, and interior finishing of products.

Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series Crank-Out Casements & Awnings - Retractable Screens

Oct 01, 2012 - SKU# 5152550 - 318kb

Retractable Screen installation instructions for Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series Crank-Out Casements and Awnings, Crank-Out EP Casement and Awnings, and XL Awnings



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