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Heritage Series Tilt-Turns

Tilt-turns put a modern twist on a classic European window. These units have special hardware that allows them to operate as a top-venting hopper window or an inswing casement, for the ultimate in versatility.

Heritage Series

  • Wood interior & exterior
  • Primer or K-Kron II exterior finish
  • 30+ exterior color options
  • 10-year limited exterior finish warranty

FSC-COC certified wood available

Heritage Series Tilt-Turns

  • European-style with flexible operation
  • Inswing or hopper operation; simply turn the handle
  • Solid brass handle set operates multi-point locks
  • Matching stationary sash set & direct set units available


Glass Terminology (expand for details -->)
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


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.

Impact Resistant Glass

K-Force impact resistant Kolbe products

Impact glass helps withstand harsh environmental conditions, especially in coastal regions. Combined with an impact product, such as K-Force®, this product offers the highest level of security.

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Finely Crafted Glass

Finely crafted glass is a decorative glass option that can include a variety of caming options, as well as colored glass, patterned glass and more.

NOTE: Not available with LoE coatings, argon gas or Thermo-Edge spacer bars

Tinted, Colored or Patterned Glass

Tints, color and/or patterns on glass can provide shading, privacy or visual interest.

Variety of attractive patterns:

  • Pattern 62
  • Glue Chip
  • Rain
  • Frosted Matte
  • Aquatex
  • Industrex
  • Reeded (vertical)
  • Reeded (horizontal)

NOTES: Other patterns may be available by special order. Rain is not available with PDL bars on the obscure glass surface. Ratings for products with obscured or wired glass and/or stained glass shall be deemed to be equivalent to the ratings for clear glass (NFRC 200 Section 4.5.G).

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 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.

True Divided Lites for Heritage Series Products

True divided lites (TDL) gives each unit authentic traditional divided panes often found in historical projects. It is available only on Heritage Series products.

Construction & Benefits

  • 1-1/8" wide wood muntin bars in between individual 5/8" insulating glass*
  • Horizontal and vertical bars interlock for strength and security
  • Profile shadow lines enhance the warm, rich look
  • Wood Species: Pine (standard), other wood species (option)
  • Custom bar widths and profiles available

Factory Finishes

  • Unfinished on interior, primed on exterior as standard
  • Prefinishing available to match exterior and interior finish (option)

NOTE: Units with traditional sash have 1/2" insulating glass.

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

  • 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

Standard Glazing Bead - Ovolo

Ovolo glazing beads create a more unique profile.

Glazing Bead Option - Beveled

  • Beveled glazing beads help create the traditional look of wood windows

Square Glazing Beads

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



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.

Hardware - Handles

Solid brass handle set:

  1. Bright Brass (standard)
  2. Antique Brass (option)

Aluminum alloy handle set (options):

  1. White (shown with optional keyed handle)

  2. Bronze-color


Custom finishes may be available upon request.

Operating Hardware

Special hardware permits this unit to operate multiple ways:

  1. Inswing casement, side venting
  2. Top-venting hopper unit


Aluminum-Framed Insect Screens (Standard)

  • Full screen
  • Aluminum frame
  • Corner keys for stability (some exceptions may apply)
  • Frame colors complement window unit exterior finish colors 
  • BetterVue screen mesh (see details & screen mesh options below)

*Cost may vary depending on color selected

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

Wood Species

Wood Species

  • Pine, standard
  • Other species may be available upon request

  • 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.

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.

Wood Option - FSC Certified

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 many of its 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.

Exterior Finish/Colors

Standard Finish - Primer

Most Heritage Series products are coated on the exterior with latex primer, ready for your choice of topcoat.

K-Kron II Exterior Finish

K-Kron II colors are available for most Heritage Series wood products and the panels of Fiberglass doors. It is a three-step process: 1) Wood pieces are immersed in a treatment for protection from water, insects and fungus, 2) A high performance urethane primer is applied to help seal the wood and provide a tough bonding surface, 3) the topcoat finish is applied using an airless, control-spray system that ensures complete, consistent coverage. (Learn more). Kolbe offers an extensive array of colors, as well as custom colors.

  • Highest quality warranted finish for exterior wood substrates in the industry
  • Resists ultraviolet deterioration and chalking, chemical attack, as well as damage from salt, wind, sleet and snow
  • 10-year film integrity warranty extended directly to the homeowner (view Warranties)

    Ultra Pure White
    Spiced Vinegar
    Natural Cotton
    Frosted Jade
    Pumpkin Spice
    Hartford Green
    Mystic Ivy
    Green Tea Leaf
    Antique Red
    Patriotic Blue
    Cape Cod

NOTE: Please make color selections using actual samples from your local dealer. For custom colors, please provide a sample to your dealer.

Finish Option - Wire Brush

  • Wire brushing creates a rugged texture and adds character to wood units
  • The perfect option to complement any rustic-style home

NOTE:  Due to the nature of wire brushing certain limitations apply.  Talk to your Kolbe dealer for more information.

Exterior Trim

Exterior Wood Trim

Accentuate the beauty of your windows with exterior brickmould, casing, and/or sill nosing:

  1. 1-15/16" profiled brickmould and sill nosing (standard)
  2. 3-1/2" profiled brickmould (shown with 2-3/4" sill nosing)
  3. 3-1/2" flat casing (shown with 2" sill nosing)
  4. 3-1/2" profiled brickmould with backband (shown with 2-3/4" sill nosing)
  5. 3-1/2" flat casing with backband (shown with historic sill nosing)

NOTE:  Custom trim is available, contact your local Kolbe dealer for more information.  

Wood Exterior Decorative Accessories

For extraordinary accent, consider the following accessories:

  1. Pediment head
  2. Keystones
  3. Rosettes
  4. Corner Blocks
  • Dentil moulding
  • Other custom wood moulding or trim

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.

Interior Finish/Colors


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.


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.

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

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
    Ivory Tusk
    Natural Cotton

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.

Factory-Applied Wire Brush Finish

  • Wire brushing creates a rugged texture and adds character to wood units
  • The perfect option to complement any rustic-style home

NOTE: Due to the nature of wire brushing certain limitations 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, Clr Opgs, Assembly for Heritage Series Tilt-Turns

Download: All files below

  Word PDF
CSI Specifications
   Wood Tilt-Turn / Hopper / Inswing Windows

Drawing Files - Sizes / Elevations for Heritage Series Tilt-Turns

Rough Opening Statement

Download: All files below

Sizes are made-to-order, please work with Kolbe dealer
   Minimum & maximum size limitations apply

Drawing Files - Section Details for Heritage Series Tilt-Turns

Download: All files below

Basic Frame
   Mull Detail
Finished Frame
   Mull Detail

Drawing Files - All Files for Heritage Series Tilt-Turns

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

Test Data and Reports:


Air, water & structural test reports are not currently available for this product. View reports for other Heritage Series products.


Acoustic performance data is not currently available for this product. View reports for other Heritage Series products.

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.

Finish Performance

K-Kron II Finish Performance

  • High performance finish
  • Resists ultraviolet deterioration and chalking, chemical attack, as well as damage from salt, wind, sleet and snow
  • 10-year film integrity warranty extended directly to the homeowner (view Warranties)
  • Warranty is transferable to subsequent homeowners
  • Over 30 vibrant colors to choose from (see Exterior tab)
  • Custom colors are available; simply provide a sample to your dealer


Three-steps to applying the K-Kron II exterior finish system
  1. Before assembly, wood pieces of the window or door are immersed in a treatment with both an insecticide and a fungicide -- helping the exterior wood surfaces resist decay. This treatment meets standards set by WDMA I.S.4-2000.
  2. The windows or doors are assembled. Before installing the glass, two coats of a specially-formulated urethane primer by Akzo Nobel is applied -- helping to seal the wood and provide a bonding surface for the final topcoat. The primer is applied using a controlled-spray process which follows WDMA T.M. 11-2000 guidelines.
  3. Finally, a high performance urethane topcoat is applied. An airless, multi-step, controlled-spray system ensures complete, consistent coverage of the exterior wood surfaces. The result? Beautifully protected windows and doors.

The K-Kron II three-step exterior finishing system follows WDMA T.M. 12-2000 guidelines.

Film Characteristics & Properties of K-Kron II

Applies to units of Ponderosa pine, sugar pine, Douglas fir, helmock and other select wood species.

Film Characteristics:           

Two coats high performance urethane exterior primer followed with one coat K-Kron II exterior colored topcoat1

Colors Available:

31 standard colors; custom colors available

@ 60°2 ASTM D 523-89 (1999)

35 +/- 5

Dry Film Thickness:

Average total dry film thickness equals 6.0-7.0 mils (4.0-4.5 mils primer and 2.0-2.5 mils topcoat)

Color Uniformity:
ASTM E 1164-02

Color instrumentally and visually controlled

Dry Film Adhesion (Crosshatch):
ASTM Method D 3359-02 (Method B, 6 cuts) (WDMA T.M. 12-2000, 5.2.1)

2B or better after tape is pulled off

Wet Film Adhesion:
(24 hours @100°F followed by 24 hour dry) (WDMA T.M. 12-2000, 5.2.2)

2B or better after tape is pulled off

Boiling Water Resistance:
(WDMA T.M. 12-2000, 5.2.3)

2B or better after tape is pulled off

Muriatic Acid Resistance:
(WDMA T.M. 12-2000, 5.6)

15 minutes - no effect

Chemical Resistance:
ASTM D 1308-02
(WDMA T.M. 12-2000, 5.3)

Pass - no damaging effect

Freeze/Thaw Cycling:
ASTM D 1211-97
(WDMA T.M. 12-2000, 5.4)

Pass - no damaging effect (33 cycles complete)

Impact Resistance:
ASTM D 2794-93 (2004)

Pass - no paint removal

Mortar Resistance:
(WDMA T.M. 12-2000, 5.7)

Pass - no loss of film, no visual change after water and/or 10% muriatic acid solution clean-up

Blocking Test:
(WDMA T.M 12-2000, 5.8)

Pass - no part-to-part blocking

Weathering Resistance -
Color Retention:
ASTM G155-04a

Max. 5 Delta E Units color change

Outdoor Exposure
WDMA T.M. 3:

Exposed to Southern Florida, Phoenix, Arizona and Wisconsin. (Representing hot humid, dry and industrial climates)

Accelerated Weathering Test:
ASTM G155-04a

Pass - film maintained integrity and also examined for adhesion, checking, cracking, peeling, separation, chalking, dirt retention, mildew and changes in color and gloss

Abrasion Resistance,
Falling Sand
ASTM D 968-93 (2001) Method A

20,000 - 24,000 liters sand/mil of coated film

1 System available to approved applicators only.

2 American Society for Testing & Materials

NOTE: K-Kron II color selectors are available through Kolbe dealers. For an accurate, computerized color match, please take a K-Kron II sample to a local paint supplier.



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.


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 Recommendations for K-Kron II Finished Windows & Doors

Jan 01, 2006 - SKU# 5025160 - 35kb

Describes general maintenance recommendations for Kolbe windows and doors with a K-Kron II exterior finish.

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.

Heritage Series Tilt-Turn Windows

Feb 01, 2001 - 235kb

Cross section drawings, rough opening & unit preparation, structural preparation, installation methods, insulating & casing, finishing, maintenance, replacement & optional parts.

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.

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