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VistaLuxe® Collection

VistaLuxe Collection products were developed in collaboration with architects who specialize in contemporary projects. As a result, it meets the aesthetic of clean lines & multiple units with large expanses of glass, while offering a warm, organic wood interior. The direct set is at the heart of this collection, with casements, awnings, geometrics & doors made to match.

Contemporary, Efficient

  • Industry-leading frame-to-daylight opening ratio due to narrower frames & sash
  • Consistent profiles & precise horizontal & vertical alignment
  • Frame corners are mitered for consistency across products
  • Square profile interior sticking creates sleek lines
  • Wood interior provides warmth & energy efficiency

Multiple Exterior Style Choices

  • 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
  • 2D files | 3D files

 Sizes, Limitations & Clear Openings

FSC-COC certified wood available

VistaLuxe® Collection 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

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

Direct Sets

Glass is "direct set" into window frames without sash when the windows need not operate and the largest daylight opening is desired

VistaLuxe® Collection Doors

Multi-Slide Doors

For large openings, door panels slide smoothly and either stack open or pocket into the wall; wood interior, extruded aluminum clad exterior

Folding Doors

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

VistaLuxe Entrance Doors

Entrance doors can be stacked and mulled with direct set sidelites and transoms, casements, awnings, and/or stationary picture windows in various configurations

 

 

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, colors, patterns & etc. may vary slightly from actual selections. Please base selections on actual samples. Prices may vary depending on the selection chosen.

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

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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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    Coal Black
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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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, colors, patterns & etc. may vary slightly from actual selections. Please base selections on actual samples. Prices may vary depending on the selection 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.

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.

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.

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, colors, patterns & etc. may vary slightly from actual selections. Please base selections on actual samples. Prices may vary depending on the selection chosen.

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Glass Terminology (expand for details -->)
Double Pane Insulating Glass

  1. Double Pane Insulating Glass (standard on Flush and Accent Style products)
  2. LoE²-270 (standard) or substitute a different LoE coating such as LoE²-240 or LoE³-366 (option)
  3. Argon Gas (standard)
  4. Thermo-Edge, Stainless Steel Spacer Bars (standard)

NOTE: Features and definitions are available above by expanding Glass Terminology, Features & Benefits

Triple Pane Insulating Glass

  1. Triple Pane Insulating Glass (standard for Accent Plus Style, optional for Flush Style products)
  2. LoE²-270 (or substitute a different LoE coating, such as LoE³-366 or LoE²-240)

  3. Argon Gas
  4. Thermo-Edge, Stainless Steel Spacer Bars
  5. LoE-180
  • Meets or exceeds ENERGY STAR criteria for U.S. & Canada's climate zones

NOTE: Size limitations apply. Not available with laminated glass panes.

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.

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

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.


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