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VistaLuxe Collection Geometrics

VistaLuxe Series crank-out awning and geometric windows with extruded aluminum exterior in a Coal Black fluoropolymer finish.

VistaLuxe® Collection

  • Flush Style - frame & sash on same plane, glass on same plane across products; double or triple pane glass available
  • Accent Style - sash recessed from frame, glass on same plane across products; double pane glass
  • Accent Plus Style - looks like Accent; triple pane glass

FSC-COC certified wood available
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VistaLuxe Collection Geometrics

  • Daylight opening: 87.4% on 3' x 6' unit
  • Consistent profiles & precise horizontal & vertical alignment
  • Frame corners are mitered for consistency across product types
  • Square profile interior sticking
  • Wood interior provides warmth
  • NOTE: There are no standard sizes for Geometrics. All are considered custom orders.

Construction

  • Frame side, head jamb & sill thickness: 7/8"
  • Basic jamb width: 2-13/16"
  • Overall jamb with extensions applied: up to 8" (4-9/16" standard)
  • Integral accessory grooves
  • Galvanized steel installation clips, steel stiffeners & matching mull covers available
  • Flat casing & stucco return kits available
  • Frame to daylight opening: 1-9/16"

Glass

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Double Pane Insulating Glass with LoE²-270

  • Standard in most Kolbe windows and doors
  • Achieves energy efficiency across the various climate zones in the U.S.
  1. Double pane insulating glass
  2. LoE²-270 (other LoE coatings avaialble)
  3. Argon gas (for exceptions, see Glass Terminology)
  4. Thermo-Edge, stainless steel spacer bars

Triple Pane Insulating Glass with LoE Coatings

Triple pane glass is an option on many Kolbe windows and doors. It provides a greater energy performing window that keeps indoor air warm and comfortable, prevents heat loss and lowers heating bills. It is available with a variety of LoE coatings that best suit your needs.

  1. Triple pane insulating glass
  2. LoE²-270 (other LoE coatings avaialble)
  3. Argon gas (for exceptions, see Glass Terminology)
  4. Thermo-Edge, stainless steel spacer bars
  5. LoE-180

Helps meet or exceed ENERGY STAR criteria for climate zones in both the U.S. & Canada.

NOTE: Size limitations apply. Not available with laminated glass panes. The only obscure glass patterns available are Pattern 62 and Glue Chip.

ThermaPlus

ThermaPlus is an optional, additional interior coating applied to help meet the strictest energy requirements and provide protection against heat loss and UV damage.

  1. Double pane insulating glass
  2. LoE²-270 (other LoE coatings available)
  3. Argon gas (for exceptions, see Glass Terminology)
  4. ThermaPlus coating on indoor surface of the glass
  1. Thermo-Edge, stainless steel spacer bars

Laminated Glass

The benefits of choosing laminated glass include safety, security, sound control and the ultimate in UV blockage.

  1. Double pane insulating glass
  2. LoE coating options
  3. Argon gas (for exceptions, see Glass Terminology)
  4. Thermo-Edge, stainless steel spacer bars
  5. Laminated glass - two pieces of glass fused together with a plastic interlayer

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.

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass is standard in doors for safety and available in windows to meet specific building codes. If broken, tempered glass shatters into small fragments rather than large, sharp shards.

Neat Glass

You may request Neat® glass, which harnesses the sun’s UV rays to loosen dirt so water can rinse it away, leaving windows virtually spotless. A special sputter-coating process makes the exterior glass surface ultra smooth, so the water "sheets off" more readily than it would on uncoated glass, allowing you to spend less time cleaning.

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

Preserve Protective Film

Preserve is an optional, protective film that protects the glass from scratches during transit and construction, as well as reducing the time involved in job site clean-up.

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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

The PDL System for VistaLuxe Collection Products

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

  1. Square-profile bars are adhered to the interior and exterior of the insulating glass unit
  2. Exterior & interior bars are finished to match the exterior or interior of the window or door unit.
  3. Bar widths include 7/8" and 1-1/8"
  4. Champagne-colored bars are held within the insulating glass unit

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.

Grilles-in-the-Airspace (GIA) for VistaLuxe Collection Products

 

  • Achieves a style similar to true divided lites
  • Easy to clean, with no obstruction on the interior or exterior of the glass unit
  • Flat, 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

 

Finish Options

  • White
     
  • Beige
     
  • Sand
     
  • Rustic
     
  • Light
    Wood
  • Dark
    Wood

 

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

  • 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
  • The wood "finishes" are wood appearance options and not real wood

*For triple pane units, the bars are held within the exterior airspace


Exterior Material

Extruded Aluminum Cladding - Sash

  • Durable .050" thick cladding of 6063 extruded aluminum alloy
  • Press-fit onto the exterior wood sash

Extruded Aluminum Cladding - Frame

  • Durable .050" thick cladding of 6063 extruded aluminum alloy
  • Press-fit onto the exterior wood frame

Exterior Finish/Colors

Fluoropolymer Exterior Finish

  • 70% PVDF fluoropolymer exterior finish
  • Meets performance requirements of AAMA 2605-13 – the most stringent testing procedures for organic coatings on aluminum extrusions
  • Resists chemicals, abrasion, corrosion, chalking and erosion
  • Maintains film integrity, retains the color and gloss
  • 30-year warranty extended directly to the homeowner (view Warranties)
  • Custom colors available

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

NOTES: Actual finish colors may vary from on-screen images. Please make selections using color samples from your local dealer. For custom colors, please provide a sample to your dealer.

Mica Exterior Finish

Mica finishes are available on extruded aluminum clad products. They are fluoropolymer, but with mica flakes within the coating. This catches the light and results in vibrant, dimensional colors. 

  • 70% PVDF fluoropolymer exterior finish with mica flakes
  • Meets performance requirements of AAMA 2605-13 – the most stringent testing procedures for organic coatings on aluminum extrusions
  • Resists chemicals, abrasion, corrosion, chalking and erosion
  • Maintains film integrity, retains the color and gloss
  • 30-year warranty extended directly to the homeowner (view Warranties)

  • Cashmere Pearl
  • Driftwood
  • Espresso
  • Hazelnut
  • Autumn Spice
  • Golden Harvest
  • Pesto
  • Pearlescent White
  • Galaxy Silver
  • Silverstorm
  • Cosmic Gray
  • Night Sky
  • Café Noir

NOTES: These are specialty colors which will incur an added charge and possible longer lead times. Actual finish colors may vary from on-screen images. Please make selections using color samples from your local dealer. For custom colors, please provide a sample to your dealer.

Anodized Exterior Finish

Anodized finishes are created using an electrolyte process with oxide film to coat the aluminum cladding. This results in a reflective, metallic sheen.

  • Clear
  • Champagne
  • Light Bronze
  • Medium Bronze
  • Dark Bronze
  • Black
  • Auburn

NOTES: An acceptable light to dark color range is up to 5 Delta E’s, per AAMA 611-98 specifications, Section 8.3. This is due to variables which include (but are not limited to) part shapes, alloy variations and time in the anodizing process. This means that a sash part could appear slightly different in color than a frame part. This is considered acceptable. Samples of the color range are available upon request; even samples provided may vary from the final product due to these variables.

These are specialty colors which will incur an added charge and possible longer lead times. Actual finish colors may vary from on-screen images. Please make selections using color samples from your local dealer. For custom colors, please provide a sample to your dealer.

Exterior Trim

VistaLuxe Accessories

 

VistaLuxe products are available with accessories that are sold as kits to be applied in the field after installation.

  • 1-1/8" flat casing
  • 1-1/8" stucco return


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.

FSC Certified Wood

Kolbe's wood products are constructed of pine as standard, for a stable product that will accept many beautiful finishes. Other wood species are available, as shown above.

Kolbe offers FSC COC certified wood for its VistaLuxe Collection, Ultra Series & Heritage Series products. This means it is harvested from well-managed forests and each entity that handles the wood complies with the social, economic and ecological values defined by the FSC. Learn more about FSC Certification and Kolbe's other Green & Sustainability initiatives.

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.


Drawing Files - Section Details - Accent Plus Units for VistaLuxe Collection Geometrics

Download: All files below

  DWG DXF PDF
Double Pane Glass
   Geometric Unit - Horiz
   Geometric Unit - Vert
Triple Pane Glass
   Geometric Unit - Horiz
   Geometric Unit - Vert

Drawing Files - Section Details - Accent Units for VistaLuxe Collection Geometrics

Download: All files below

  DWG DXF PDF
Double Pane Glass
   Geometric Unit with Casement Nosing - Horiz
   Geometric Unit with Casement Nosing - Vert
   Geometric Unit with Door Nosing - Horiz
   Geometric Unit with Door Nosing - Vert

Drawing Files - Section Details - Flush Units for VistaLuxe Collection Geometrics

Download: All files below

  DWG DXF PDF
Double Pane Glass
   Geometric Unit - Horiz
   Geometric Unit - Horiz
Triple Pane Glass
   Geometric Unit - Horiz
   Geometric Unit - Horiz

Drawing Files - Misc - Specs, Opgs, Assembly for VistaLuxe Collection Geometrics

Download: All files below

  Word PDF
CSI Specifications
   Accent, Flush & Accent Plus Style Geometric Windows

Drawing Files - Divided Lites for VistaLuxe Collection Geometrics

Download: All files below

  DWG DXF PDF
Performance Divided Lites with Square Bars
   7/8'' wide bars
   1-1/8'' wide bars

Drawing Files - All Files for VistaLuxe Collection Geometrics

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

Energy Data

Energy testing for these products is currently pending.

FSC Certification

Kolbe® has been granted Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody Certification, as have many of our distributors.

The FSC is an international organization dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world's forests. FSC certification ensures that the wood in products come from well-managed forests which meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. Chain-of-Custody is the path taken from the forest to the consumer – including each stage of transformation, manufacturing, storage and transport involving a change of ownership of the material or product.

Independent certification bodies assess chain of custody operations against FSC standards, review a company's qualifications, and award FSC certificates when operations are in full compliance. Certificates are valid for five years; however, according to FSC policy, the third party certification body must verify continued compliance. Kolbe has been awarded certification through Scientific Certification Systems, Inc. (SCS), which will conduct surveillance audits to reconfirm Kolbe's compliance on an annual basis.

Kolbe Products Available with FSC Certified Wood

FSC certified wood is an option on many Kolbe window and door products. Wood species available include alder, cherry, fir, mahogany, maple, oak, pine, walnut and other wood species. These products will be constructed using solid or edge-glued material, except for radius units. Note that some FSC-certified product may contain less than 1% non-FSC-certified wood components.

Standard and impact performance Kolbe products available with this option include:

  • VistaLuxe Collection windows and doors (wood interior / extruded aluminum exterior; contemporary design)
  • Ultra Series windows and doors (wood interior / extruded aluminum exterior)
  • Heritage Series windows and doors (wood interior and exterior, includes Craftsman doors and Old World Classic double hungs)

FSC certified products can contribute points toward certification for LEED, Green Globes, and other green building programs. Kolbe will be happy to help architects and builders demonstrate their commitment to the environment by offering FSC-certified wood. By relying on certified architects and builders, homeowners can ensure that their project is built true to green initiatives.


Warranties

Warranties

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

Wood 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)
Fluoropolymer/Clad, Thirty (30) Years
Limitations Apply

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

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.

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.

Installation Clips

Apr 01, 2008 - SKU# 5010350 - 136kb

Instructions for determining how many clips to attach and how to attach installation clips to windows and doors.

VistaLuxe Casement, Awning & Picture Window Installation Instructions

Dec 01, 2013 - SKU# 5155530 - 662kb

Methods for installing VistaLuxe Casement, Awning & Picture Windows. Preparing the rough opening & unit, sealant, insulation, finishing, maintenance, cleaning & more.



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