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Latitude Series

Latitude® Series offer classic elegance similar to wood windows and doors, as well as the modern convenience and energy efficiency of uPVC windows and doors. With impressive finish options, they are perfect for new construction or renovation, with replacement units to match.

  • uPVC extrusions
  • Limited lifetime product warranty
  • Interior wood appearance options
  • 20+ exterior colors
  • 10-year limited finish warranty

Glass

  • Double pane glass
  • Triple pane glass on select units
  • LoE coating + argon gas
  • Options to meet specific energy needs

Latitude 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.

Single Hungs

Like double hungs, single hungs have two sash, one above the other, but the top sash is stationary; nearly any double hung can be custom-made into a single hung, however these models were designed specifically to have one sash operate as standard.

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

Latitude 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

Exterior

Standard - uPVC Vinyl with Integral Colors

  • White and Beige are integral to the vinyl, so they will never need refinishing

  •  
    White
  •  
    Beige

NOTES:  Actual colors may vary from on-screen images.  Please make selections using color samples from your local dealer.

Option - Polyurethane Finish

  • High-performance, heat-reflective polyurethane exterior color coatings made specifically for vinyl
  • Meets performance requirements of AAMA 615-05 voluntary testing procedures for organic coatings on plastic profiles
  • 10-year warranty extended directly to the homeowner (view Warranties)
  • Warranty is transferable to subsequent homeowners
  • Over 25 vibrant colors to choose from
  • Custom colors are available; simply provide a sample to your dealer

Option - Polyurethane Finish

These are specialty colors which will incur an added charge and possible longer lead times.  Talk to your Kolbe dealer for more information.

  •  
    Abalone
  •  
    Natural Cotton
  •  
    Alabaster
  •  
    Camel
  •  
    Spiced Vinegar
  •  
    Sand
  •  
    Mudpie
  •  
    Gingersnap
  •  
    Rustic
  •  
    Truffle
  •  
    Frosted Jade
  •  
    Kiwi
  •  
    Bayleaf
  •  
    Manchester
  •  
    Green Tea Leaf
  •  
    Mystic Ivy
  •  
    Basil
  •  
    Hartford Green
  •  
    Butterscotch
  •  
    Pumpkin Spice
  •  
    Chutney
  •  
    Merlot
  •  
    Cape Cod
  •  
    Waterford
  •  
    Timberwolf
  •  
    Slate
  •  
    Coal Black

NOTE:  Actual finish colors may vary from on-screen images.  Please make selections using color samples from your local dealer.

Option - Latitude Serie Accessories

To ease installation and provide a professional finish, many accessories and trim options are offered for Latitude Series windows and doors. 

  • Available in either white or beige
  • Applied by snapping into the exterior accessory grove that is an integral part of the window or door frame

NOTE:  Please contact your Kolbe dealer about the availability of any accessories not listed here.  Trim is not available on bow or bay units.

Interior

Standard - uPVC Extrusions for Vinyl Units

  • White and Beige are integral to the vinyl, so they will never need refinishing
  • For Windquest IP units to meet Miami-Dade NOA, they must be white vinyl; IP units that are beige vinyl or color-coated can qualify for IPD4 and HVHZ, but DO NOT qualify for Miami-Dade NOA

  •  
    White
  •  
    Beige

NOTES:  Actual colors may vary from on-screen images. Please make selections using color samples from your local dealer.

Option - Wood Appearance for uPVC

Complement your interior decor by selecting one of our wood-look laminates for vinyl units:

  • Dark Oak
  • Natural Cherry
  • Natural Oak
  • White Ash

NOTE:  Interior wood-look laminates are not available for single hungs, single sliders, or picture slider windows.

Option - Latitude Series Interior Accessories

To ease installation and provide a professional finish, several accessories are offered for Latitude Series windows and doors. 

  • Available in either white or beige
  • Applied by snapping into the interior accessory grove that is an integral part of the window or door frame

NOTE:  Please contact your Kolbe dealer about the availability of any accessories not listed here.  Trim is not available on bow or bay units.

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 - Triple Pane Glass

  1. Triple 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
  5. LoE-180

*Size and other limitations may apply. Window glass may be tempered, as may be required for large glass sizes and/or to meet local building codes. Triple pane glass is not available with laminated glass panes. The only obscure glass patterns available in triple pane glass units are Pattern 62 and Glue Chip.

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.

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 Latitude Series Vinyl 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.

Construction

  • Beveled bars are adhered to the exterior and interior of the insulating glass unit
  • Champagne-colored bars are held within the insulating glass unit

PDL bars

  • Exterior & interior bars are finished to match the exterior or interior of the window or door unit
  • Optional bar widths: 7/8", 1-1/8", 1-3/4" and 2-1/4"

NOTE: PDL is not available for single hungs, single sliders, or picture slider windows. PDL is not available for Latitude Series products with triple pane insulating glass units.

Grilles-in-the-Airspace (GIA) for Vinyl Products

  • Achieves a style similar to true divided lites
  • Aluminum bars are sealed within the "airspace" of insulating glass units*
  • Easy to clean, with no obstruction on the interior or exterior of the glass unit
  • 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
  • Natural Oak
  • Dark Oak
  • Natural Cherry

GIA for Vinyl

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 Latitude Series units with triple pane glass or Windquest EP doors.

**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.

Latitude Series Replacement Windows

Oct 02, 2005 - 306kb

Installation instructions for Latitude Series double hungs, both pocket & replacement installation. Includes sash removal, preparing the opening, measuring, and sealing & fastening. Also includes general Latitude Series installation.

Latitude Series Inswing Patio Doors

Aug 01, 2003 - SKU# 950023 - 88kb

Includes materials & tools required for installing vinyl hinged patio doors, preparing the opening, and fitting the door into place. Includes French doors.

Vinyl Windows in New Construction

Oct 02, 2005 - SKU# 950020 - 809kb

Installing vinyl windows in new construction situations.

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.

Latitude & Windquest Series - Vinyl Extension Jambs

Apr 06, 2009 - 170kb

General Instructions for applying extension jambs. Includes jamb clip and extension jamb preperation for proper application to the unit.

Latitude Series - Brickmould

Apr 06, 2009 - 221kb

General Instructions for applying brickmould and sill nosing. Includes brickmould and sill nosing preperation for proper application to the unit.

Latitude Series Sliding Patio Doors

Apr 06, 2009 - 503kb

General instructions for assembling and installing Latitude Series vinyl sliding patio doors. Includes items required, preliminary door preparation. Discusses installation, preliminary & rough opening preparation, sealant & flashing. Hardware installation for sash handles, screen handles & keepers. Adjustment of the rollers for operation, insulation and glass replacement are also included.

Latitude Series - Standard Mulls

Apr 06, 2009 - 352kb

General instructions for installing Latitude Series mulls and vinyl windows. Includes the items required, preliminary & rough opening preparation, discusses mull options, sealant and installation of the mull. Installation with a nailing fin. Insulation, maintenance tips, cleaning, and checking hardware are also included.

Latitude Series - Spread Mulls

Apr 06, 2009 - 373kb

General instructions for installing spread mulls and vinyl windows. Includes the preliminary & rough opening preparation, discusses mull options, sealant and installation of the mull. Installation with a nailing.

Latitude Series - Structural Mulls

Apr 06, 2009 - 188kb

General instructions for installing structural mulls and vinyl windows. Includes the preliminary & rough opening preparation, discusses mull options, sealant and installation of the mull.

Latitude Series Single & Double Hungs - Sash Installation

Apr 08, 2009 - 135kb

General Instructions for removing the lower and upper sash on a single hung and double hung unit. Also shows how to install the sash into the frame once the sash has been removed.

Latitude Series Sliding Patio Doors - Reverse Operation

Apr 24, 2009 - 304kb

Shows the proper steps for reversing the operation of the vinyl sliding patio door.


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