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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 and 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 the direct set corner unit being the latest product addition. Casements, awnings, geometrics, and doors are available to match. Complementary products include folding windows & doors, as well as multi-slide doors.

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Contemporary, Efficient

  • Industry-leading frame-to-daylight opening ratio due to narrow frames and sash
  • Precise horizontal & vertical alignment
  • Profiles & mitered frame corners consistent across products
  • Square profile sticking creates sleek lines
  • Wood interior provides warm aesthetic & energy efficiency

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

Exterior

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

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

Windows that cannot open because the glass is set into the frame without a sash These are specially-designed direct sets. Direct sets that match other products are grouped that product.

Direct Set Corners

Direct set stationary windows that form a corner of various degrees that may or may not have a corner post

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

VistaLuxe Collection Doors

Multi-Slide

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

Folding

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

VistaLuxe Entrance

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

Exterior

Standard - 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)

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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. Custom color are also available. For custom colors, please provide a sample to your dealer.

Option - 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

Option - 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.

Option - 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.

Interior

Wood Species

Standard

  • Pine

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 - 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.

Glass

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Glass Terminology
Double Pane Insulating Glass

  1. Double pane insulating glass (standard on Flush & 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; see Glass Terminology for exceptions)
  4. Thermo-edge, stainless steel spacer bars (standard)

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 (standard; see Glass Terminology for exceptions)
  4. Thermo-edge, stainless steel spacer bars
  5. LoE-180
  • Meets or exceeds ENERGY STAR criteria for USA & Canadian climate zones

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

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 - 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.

Divided Lites

Option - 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.

Option - 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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