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Classic Series

Classic Series products emphasize simplicity with a streamlined appearance. The exterior is protected by low maintenance aluminum cladding with a durable polyester finish. They are perfect for new construction, yet offer replacement kits as well. Vinyl nailing fins aid installation on most Classic Series products.

Interior

  • Pine or Other Wood Species
  • 10+ Finish Options

Exterior

  • Roll-Formed Aluminum Clad
  • Four Classic Exterior Colors
  • 20-Yr Exterior Finish Warranty

Glass

  • Double Pane Glass
  • LoE Coating + Argon Gas
  • Options Available

Classic 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 over the other; both sash operate by sliding up and down; cottage-style double hungs have a bottom sash that is taller than the top sash (note that 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

Classic Series Doors

Sliding Patio Doors

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

Swinging Patio Doors

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

Entrance Doors

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

Exterior

Options Overview

The options shown below are just an overview of what's available. Please review the product pages to learn what options are available for each model. Limitations may apply.

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. 

Polyester Finish

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

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    White
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    Beige
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    Sand
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    Rustic

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

Finish Option - Copper Cladding

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

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

Interior

Options Overview

The options shown below are just an overview of what's available. Please review the product pages to learn what options are available for each model. Limitations may apply.

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. 

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.

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.

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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.

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

Glass

Options Overview

The options shown below are just an overview of what's available. Please review the product pages to learn what options are available for each model. Limitations may apply.

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. 

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

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

ThermaPlus (option)

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

Glass Option - For Safety, Security & Quiet

  1. Double Pane Insulating Glass
  2. LoE Coating Options
  3. Argon Gas
  4. Thermo-Edge, Stainless Steel Spacer Bars
  5. Laminated Glass - two pieces of glass fused together with a plastic interlayer
  • Helps prevent broken glass from causing injury
  • Helps to protect against intruders
  • Greater UV blockage prevents furniture and fabrics from fading
  • Reduces sound transmission

NOTE: Either one or both pane(s) may be laminated. If products must meet specific impact or design pressure ratings, they may or may not incorporate laminated glass, and may require construction and structural modifications as well.

Glass Option - Neat Glass

You may request Neat® glass on any product with double or triple pane glass and LoE coating(s)*. Here are the benefits:

  1. Rain sheets off more efficiently, so water spotting is reduced
  2. Dirt washes away in the rain more readily, so you spend less time cleaning
  3. Allows more daylight in than comparable competitive products

How does it work?

A titanium dioxide layer is applied, which reacts chemically with the sun's UV rays and causes organic materials to decompose. When it rains, the dirt rinses away. Plus smoother glass is cleaner glass. The sputter coating process makes the glass ultra smooth, so the water "sheets off" more readily than it would on uncoated glass, and it allows more visible light transmittance than any comparable competitive product.

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*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

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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.

Glass Option - Privacy

Pattern 62 Glass

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

Divided Lites

Options Overview

The options shown below are just an overview of what's available. Please review the product pages to learn what options are available for each model. Limitations may apply.

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. 

The PDL System for Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series Products

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

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

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

PDL bars

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

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

Interior Removable Grilles for Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series Products

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

Construction & Benefits

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

Bar Profiles & Widths

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

Factory Finishes

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

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

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

  • Achieves a style similar to true divided lites
  • Easy to clean, with no obstruction on the interior or exterior of the glass unit
  • Aluminum bars are sealed within the "airspace" of insulating glass units*
  • The bars allow air-flow throughout the insulating glass unit, creating an unobstructed thermal break, maintaining an energy efficiency not possible with true divided lites
  1. Contoured, aluminum bars (finishes below)
  2. Flat, aluminum bars (finishes below)
  3. "Pencil-shaped" brass bars
  4. "Pencil-shaped" pewter bars

 

Finish Options on Contoured & Flat Bars (contoured bars shown)

  • White
  • Beige
  • Sand
  • Rustic
  • Hartford Green
  • Chutney
  • Lt Wood
  • Dk Wood

GIA for Wood

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

  • Flat brass bars
  • Two-tones, i.e. one color or wood appearance option on the interior and a different one on the exterior
  • Custom patterns & bar "shapes" (limitations apply due to bending capabilities)
  • Diamond patterns are not available

*For triple pane units, the bars are held within the exterior airspace. GIA are not available on Ultra or Heritage Series Sterling Double Hungs, Studio Units, or Sliding Patio Doors with triple pane glass.

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

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 Jan. 1, 2012)
Latex Primer, Five (5) Years | K-Kron, Ten (10) Years
Vinyl Finishes & Interior Wood-Appearance Lamination, Ten (10) Years
Polyester/Alum. Clad, Twenty (20) Years | Fluoropolymer/Clad, Thirty (30) Years
Limitations Apply

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

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

Heritage & Classic 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.(NOTE: Although the title of this document refers to the Heritage Series, it also covers Classic Series inswing doors. Inswing patio & entrance doors were previously referred to as "Classique" & "Premier" doors, respectively.)

Ultra, Heritage & Classic 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 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.

Ultra, Heritage & Classic Series French Casements

Feb 03, 2012 - SKU# 5141780 - 617kb

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 & Classic Series Garden-Aire Sliding Patio Doors - 4-Wide

Jan 31, 2009 - SKU# 5143410 - 919kb

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

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

Jan 31, 2009 - SKU# 5142660 - 597kb

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


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