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Heritage Series

The Heritage Series are the real thing — traditional wood windows and doors with architecturally-detailed wood trim and accessories. Many product types, models, and options make Heritage Series products ideal for both commercial and residential projects, whether new construction or renovation. Craftsmanship, functionality, and energy efficiency are built into each premium quality Heritage Series window and door.

Interior

  • Pine or other wood species
  • 10+ finish options

More about FSC-COC certified woodFSC-COC certified
wood available

Exterior

  • Pine or other wood species
  • Primer or K-Kron II
  • 30+ exterior colors
  • 10-year exterior finish warranty

Glass

  • Double or triple pane glass
  • LoE coating + argon gas
  • Options to meet specific energy needs

Heritage Series Windows

Casements

Casements swing open at the side and can be stacked and mulled with other casements, awnings, stationary picture windows, direct sets and/or doors in various configurations

Awnings

Awning windows open at the bottom and can be stacked and mulled with other awnings, casements, stationary picture windows, direct sets and/or doors in various configurations

Double Hungs

Double hungs have two sash, one above the other — both operate by sliding up and down. Cottage-style double hungs have a bottom sash that is taller than the top sash. NOTE: Triple hungs may be custom-ordered and have similar features and options as double hungs.

Sliders

Sliders have two or three sash aligned horizontally with side-to-side sliding operation in one or two of the sash; picture sliders have a sliding sash on either side of a usually wider stationary sash

Radius

Standard radius window shapes include full-circles, half-circles, quarter-circles, ellipticals and ovals; they may be installed as stand-alone units or are stacked over other windows or doors; custom radius shapes may be requested (Note that operational casements, double hungs & doors are available with radius-tops, but are included with those products)

Geometric

Geometric window shapes may be custom-ordered; triangles, trapezoids, octagons & pentagons and other shapes may be installed as stand-alone units or stacked over other windows or doors

Tilt-Turns

Tilt-turn windows are popular in Europe and use multi-functional hardware to vent by swinging in at the side like an inswing casement or tilting in at the top, like a hopper

Folding

Folding windows offer expansive pass-through systems with sash that fold to one side, split and fold to either side (bi-parting), or float; an optional swinging sash is available for easy access

Accessories

Kolbe windows & doors are available with brickmould trim, sill nosing, mull covers, j-channels & more in various sizes and profiles.

Heritage Series Doors

Sliding Patio

Side-to-side sliding operation; single- or double-wide opening; includes matching transoms & stationary panels

Swinging Patio

Inswing or outswing operation; single- or double-wide opening, includes matching transoms and stationary panels

Folding

Panels can be folded to one side, split and folded to either side, or floating. A swinging access door panel is available.

Entrance

Entrance doors can swing either to the exterior or interior to create a single- or double-wide opening; matching transoms and sidelites are available

Commercial

Prehung in a frame with single- or double-wide opening, frame options, outswing operation, commercial hinges, ADA-compliant sill

Exterior

Exterior Wood Species

Standard

  • Pine
  • Wood parts exposed to the exterior are preservative-treated

Option

  • Other wood species may be available upon request; those shown are a small example of what may be available

  • Pine
  • 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.


Option - 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)

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

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

Option - 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.  Talk to your Kolbe dealer for more information.

Option - 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.  

Option - Accessories

For extraordinary accent, consider the following wood decorative accessories:

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

Option - FSC Certified Wood

More about FSC-COC certified wood

For information about FSC-COC certified wood, please see the green tab above: PERFORMANCE & ENERGY DATA, GREEN tab above, then FSC Certification.

Primer

Standard

Most Heritage Series windows, patio door and wood door frames are coated on the exterior with latex primer as standard, ready for your choice of topcoat.

Option

Heritage Series wood swinging door panels are unfinished as standard, but can be primed on the exterior.

Interior

Wood Species

Pine is standard, however, other wood species may be available upon request. Those shown are a small example of what may be available.

  • Pine
  • 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.

Option - FSC Certified Wood

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.

Standard - Unfinished

Unfinished on the interior unless requested otherwise.

Option - 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.

Option - 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.

  • 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.

Option - Factory-Applied Paint

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

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    Bright White
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    Ultra Pure White
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    Abalone
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    Silk
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    Ivory Tusk
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    Natural Cotton
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    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.

Option - 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.

Option - Interior Trim

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

 

Option - Corner Blocks

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

  • Corner blocks
  • Rosettes
  • Available in pine or oak

Glass

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Glass Terminology
Standard - Double Pane Glass

Double pane glass* achieves energy efficiency across various climate zones

  1. Double pane insulating glass unit
  2. LoE²-270 (for optional LoE coatings, see Glass Terminology)
  3. Argon gas (for exceptions, see Glass Terminology)
  4. Thermo-Edge, stainless steel spacer bars

*Double pane glass is standard for most Kolbe products. Size and other limitations may apply. In doors, both panes are tempered for safety. Windows may be ordered tempered as well, which may be required due to the glass size and/or to meet local building codes.

Option - ThermaPlus Coating

ThermaPlus is an optional interior coating that can be applied to help meet the strictest energy requirements, helping provide protection against heat loss and UV damage

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

Option - Laminated Glass

Laminated glass* in one or all panes adds safety, security, sound control, and the ultimate in UV blockage

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

*Limitations for using laminated glass may apply if products must meet specific impact or design pressure ratings; construction and structural modifications may be required to meet building codes.

Option - Impact Resistant Glass

Impact glass helps withstand harsh environmental conditions, especially in coastal regions. Combined with K-Force® impact product upgrades, this product offers a high level of protection against property damage.

Option - Neat Glass

Neat® glass goes through a special sputter-coating process to make the exterior surface ultra smooth. Water "sheets off" more readily than it would on uncoated glass, helping rinse away dirt, and therefore requiring less cleaning time (view video).

NOTE: Not available on units with specialty glass on surface #1 or 2.

Option - Preserve Protective Film

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

Option - 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.

Examples include:

  1. Water glass
  2. Beveled glass
  3. Color glass in a custom design
  4. V-grooves
  5. Pink water glass
  6. Zinc caming
  7. Clear water glass
  8. Beveled glass
  9. Brass caming
  10. Baroque glass

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

Option - Tinted, Colored or Patterned Glass

Tints, colors and/or patterns in glass can provide shade, privacy or visual interest.

Kolbe offers a variety of attractive patterns:

  1. Pattern 62
  2. Glue Chip
  3. Rain
  4. Frosted Matte
  5. Aquatex
  6. Industrex
  7. Reeded (vertical)
  8. Reeded (horizontal)

NOTES: Other patterns may be available by special order. Rain glass is not available with PDL bars on the obscure glass surface. Ratings for products with obscure 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).

Divided Lites

Option - 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.

Option - 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.

Option - 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.

Option - Grilles-in-the-Airspace 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.

Install, Maintain & Warranty

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.

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.

Heritage Series Crank-Out Casement Bows & Bays

Dec 01, 2006 - SKU# 5007120 - 323kb

Methods for installing Heritage Series casement bow and bay windows. Preparing the rough opening & unit, sealant, support platforms & brackets, cable support system, insulation, finishing, maintenance, cleaning & more.

Heritage Series Traditional Double Hungs, Sliders & Studio Units

Aug 01, 2004 - SKU# 5085410 - 229kb

Methods for installing Heritage Series double hungs, sliders & matching studio units. Items required for installation, preparing the rough opening & unit, sealant & flashing, insulation, finishing, maintenance, cleaning & more.

Ultra & Heritage Series Garden-Aire Sliding Patio Doors - Locks

Apr 01, 2003 - 193kb

Includes instructions & a template provided by the vendor.

Ultra & Heritage Series Garden-Aire Sliding Patio Doors - Locking Handle Set with Keyed Cylinder

Jun 01, 2004 - SKU# 2082767 - 94kb

Instructions as provided by Hoppe. Date unknown.

Heritage Series Inswing Patio & Entrance Doors

Jul 10, 2002 - 278kb

Methods for installing Kolbe inswing doors. Includes tools required, preparing the rough opening & unit, sealant & flashing, installing the hardware, insulation, finishing, maintenance & more.

Ultra & Heritage Series Magnum Double Hungs

Jun 01, 2004 - SKU# MDH155070210 - 370kb

Tools & parts needed for installation, optional parts, replacement parts, preparing the rough opening & unit, sealant, installation methods, insulation & casing, finishing, maintenance tips, and sash removal and replacement.

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.

Heritage Series Old World Classic Double Hungs

Jan 01, 2015 - SKU# 5135740 - 663kb

Methods for installing Heritage Series Old World Classic double hung, single hung & triple hung windows. Items required for installation, preparing the rough opening & unit, sealant & flashing, insulation, finishing, maintenance, cleaning & more.

Ultra & Heritage Series Garden-Aires - Retrofitting

Nov 29, 2007 - SKU# 5135630 - 131kb

These instructions are for retrofitting the Extruded Stationary Meeting Stile Cover onto existing Garden-Aire sliding patio doors.

Canada ENERGY STARĀ® 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.

Heritage Series Inswing Doors - Aluminum Sill

Jul 01, 2002 - SKU# 5067910 - 273kb

Methods for installing Traditinal Inswing Doors w/ Aluminum sills. Preparing the rough opening & unit, frame assembly, sealant, securingthe sill, changing the active panel handling, installing stationary jpanels & active panels, maintenance, cleand & more.

Ultra & Heritage Series Garden-Aire Sliding Patio Doors - Handicap Sill Ramps

Mar 01, 2008 - SKU# 5135920 - 240kb

These instructions are for installing a Handicap ramp on a 407 Garden-Aire Sliding Patio Door. Contents: Parts Included, Items Needed by Installer, Preparation and Application of Ramps.

Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series French Casements

Dec 30, 2014 - SKU# 5141780 - 886kb

Methods for installing Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series Crank-Out & Push-Out French Casement windows. Preparing the rough opening & unit, sealant, insulation, finishing, maintenance, cleaning & more.

Ultra & Heritage Series Garden-Aire Sliding Patio Doors - 4-Wide

Dec 30, 2014 - SKU# 5143410 - 1084kb

(407) Methods for installing 4 Wide Ultra & Heritage Series Garden-Aire sliding patio doors. Preparing the rough opening & unit, sealant, securing the sill stop, insulation, finishing, maintenance, cleaning & more.

Ultra & Heritage Series Garden-Aire Sliding Patio Doors - Frame Assembly

Jan 31, 2009 - SKU# 5143480 - 258kb

(407) Methods for frame assembly of Garden-Aire Sliding Patio Doors shipped with the frame knocked down.(Note: the use of either the 2&3 Wide Gardenaire installation instructions or 4 wide Garden-Aire Installation Instructions is required along with these instructions to install the door into the opeining.)

Ultra & Heritage Series Garden-Aire Sliding Patio Doors - 2- & 3-Wide

Dec 30, 2014 - SKU# 5142660 - 894kb

(407) Methods for installing 2 & 3 Wide Ultra & Heritage Series Garden-Aire sliding patio doors. Preparing the rough opening & unit, sealant, securing the sill stop, insulation, finishing, maintenance, cleaning & more.

Heritage Series Replacement Sash Package Installation Instructions

Sep 03, 2014 - SKU# 5010170 - 104kb

Instructions for Double Hung sash replacement

Ultra & Heritage Series Swing Door Hande 360-degree Conversion Instructions

- 150kb

Instructions from Hoppe for converting swing door handles from 90-degree operation to 360-degree operation.


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