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Windquest Series Single Hungs

Watch a video demonstration of the Windquest Series Single Hung an impact performance certified 4 product. This single hung has optimal design, energy performance, and fantastic design pressure ratings.

Windquest® Series

  • Vinyl interior & exterior
  • 20+ exterior color options
  • 10-year limited exterior finish warranty

 Tutorials: SketchUp Models

Windquest Series Single Hungs

Impact Performance Units

  • Meet Category 4 Hurricane requirements of Zones 3 & 4
  • Withstand "missile D" impact
  • Can meet HVHZ requirement for Zone 4
  • White products meet Miami-Dade NOA
  • Laminated interlayer holds broken glass

High Performance Units

  • Withstand high design pressures
  • Meet Performance Grade 85 (PG85)

Styles/Designs

Single Hung Shapes

 

  • The top sash is stationary
  • The bottom sash slides up & down to operate

*Cottage-style and reverse cottage-style single hungs are custom units.

Mull Configurations

Rectangular single hungs can be mulled:

  • Two-, three-, or four-units wide
  • Two- or three-units high
  • Up to a maximum of 10-feet wide by 8-feet high
  • With studio units to create picture window combinations; for more about studio units & picture combinations, see Double Hungs > Studio/Picture
  • With transoms; for more information about transoms, see Double Hungs > Transom

Segment head single hungs can be mulled:

  • Two-wide

Whether mulled side-by-side or stacked vertically, the total rough opening width or height of the mulled unit is equal to the rough opening width or height of each individual unit added together.

*IP & HP units are limited to these mull configurations.

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).

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 [ + ]

 Watch a video about:

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.

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. Low-profile, beveled bars are adhered to the interior of the insulating glass unit
  2. High-profile, beveled bars are adhered to the exterior of the insulating glass unit
  • Bar widths include 7/8" and 1-1/8"
  • 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 bars are finished to match the exterior or interior of the product

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

Hardware

Hardware Finishes

  • White
  • Beige

White & Beige

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. 

Hardware - Lock & Tilt Latch

Sash lock (1)

  • Designed for optimal impact performance
  • Easy operation, with automatic locking action when the sash closes
  • Streamlined, attractive low profile
  • Impact certified for this window type

Tilt Latch (2)

  • Tilt latches lock into the jamb
  • Helps prevent the sash from opening during high velocity winds

Hardware - Sash Lift

A sash lift is applied to one sash as standard and may be requested on the other sash as well

Hardware Option - Fall Protection Devices

  • Provides security while the sash is open for venting
  • Meets applicable codes for child fall protection
  • Shipped loose for application on the job site

Screens

Half Insect Screen (Standard)

  • Aluminum frames
  • Plunger assembly assures tight fit
  • Baked on acrylic coating
  • Finished to match exterior frame color
  • 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


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

  •  
    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


Drawing Files - 3D Models for Windquest Series Single Hungs

Download: All files below

  SketchUp
Active Units
   Single Hungs
Options
   Windquest Colors

Drawing Files - Misc for Windquest Series Single Hungs

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  Word PDF
Accessories
   Stucco Fin, J Channel & Nailing Fin  
CSI Specifications
   Single Hungs, Double Hungs & Single Sliders
Formulas & Charts
   Clear & Daylight Opening Charts  

Drawing Files - Sizes / Elevations for Windquest Series Single Hungs

Download: All files below

  DWG DXF PDF
Single Hungs
   Single Active Units
   Single & Twin Active Segment Head Units    

Drawing Files - Section Details for Windquest Series Single Hungs

Download: All files below

  DWG DXF PDF
High Perf Units
   Active Single Hung - Horiz
   Active Single Hung - Vert
   Active Single Hung w/2'' Brickmould - Horiz
   Active Single Hung w/2'' Brickmould - Vert
   Active Single Hung w/J Channel - Horiz
   Active Single Hung w/J Channel - Vert
   Active Single Hung to Active Single Hung w/Standard Mull - Horiz
   Active Single Hung to Active Single Hung w/Standard Mull - Vert
   Active Single Hung to Fixed Unit w/Standard Mull - Horiz
   Active Single Hung to Fixed Unit w/Standard Mull - Vert
Impact Perf Units
   Active Single Hung - Horiz
   Active Single Hung - Vert
   Active Single Hung w/2'' Brickmould - Horiz
   Active Single Hung w/2'' Brickmould - Vert
   Active Single Hung w/J Channel - Horiz
   Active Single Hung w/J Channel - Vert
   Active Single Hung to Active Single Hung w/Standard Mull - Horiz
   Active Single Hung to Active Single Hung w/Standard Mull - Vert
   Active Single Hung to Fixed Unit w/Standard Mull - Horiz
   Active Single Hung to Fixed Unit w/Standard Mull - Vert

Drawing Files - Divided Lites for Windquest Series Single Hungs

Download: All files below

  DWG DXF PDF
PDL - Impact Perf Units
   Active Single Hungs - 7/8'' Wide Bars (low profile interior)
   Active Single Hungs - 1-1/8'' Wide Bars (low profile interior)
PDL - High Perf Units
   Active Single Hungs - 7/8'' Wide Bars (low profile interior)
   Active Single Hungs - 1-1/8'' Wide Bars (low profile interior)

Drawing Files - Installation Details for Windquest Series Single Hungs

Download: All files below

  DWG DXF PDF
High Perf Units
   Single Hungs
Impact Perf Units
   Accessories    
   Reinforced Mulls for Double Hungs, Single Hungs & Sliders
   Single Hungs    

Drawing Files - All Files for Windquest Series Single Hungs

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

DWG files

DXF files

SketchUp 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

Note:

Energy ratings for Windquest Series Single Hung Studio & Transom Units, Double Hung Studio & Transom Units, Radius Units, and Geometric Units are the same as for Windquest Series Casement Picture Units.

Energy ratings for combination units depend upon the windows used to create the whole unit. Example: Double hung picture window combination with operating flankers & a center stationary studio/picture unit:

  • Find the energy data for the double hungs
  • 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 all mulled units


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 Sept. 1, 2014)
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

Vinyl Windows in New Construction

Oct 02, 2005 - SKU# 950020 - 149kb

Installing vinyl windows in new construction situations.

Windquest Series - Mulled Units

Sep 28, 2007 - SKU# 5113420 - 5732kb

General instructions for installing Windquest Series mulls and vinyl windows. Includes the items required, preliminary & rough opening preparation, discusses mull options, sealant and installation of the mull and Windquest Series windows. Installation with a nailing fin or stucco fin. Insulation, maintenance tips, cleaning, and checking hardware are also included.

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 Single Hungs

Sep 22, 2011 - 1738kb

Instructions for installing Windquest Series vinyl windows. Includes items required, preliminary & rough opening preparation, sealant and flashing. Installation includes flush or screw, nail fin or clip installation.

Double Hung Crank Handle for Easier Accessibility

- 145kb [NEW ADDITION]

Crank handle allows double hungs to be operated with one hand.  Universal design option!



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