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Windquest® Series

Windquest Series vinyl windows & patio doors are designed to meet very specific needs. Impact performance units are designed for coastal areas. High performance units are built and tested to offer optimal performance grades. Energy performance units have triple pane glass to meet or exceed strict energy efficiency requirements.

Interior & Exterior: Vinyl

  • 20+ Exterior Colors
  • 10-Yr Exterior Finish Warranty

 
 Impact Performance Products

  • Category 4 Hurricanes, Zones 3 & 4
  • "Missile D" Impact Testing
  • HVHZ Requirement for Zone 4
  • Miami-Dade NOA on Select Units

High Performance Products

  • Optimal PG Ratings
  • Perfect for Commercial Projects

Energy Performance Products

  • R5, PG50 on Most Units
  • Exceptional Air Infiltration Values
  • Triple Pane Glass with LoE coatings

 Tutorials: SketchUp Models

Windquest® 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)

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 the models here 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

Accessories

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

Windquest® Series Doors

Sliding Patio Doors

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

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. 

uPVC Vinyl with Integral Colors

  • The white & beige colors 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 quality for IPD4 and HVHZ, but DO NOT qualify for Miami-Dade NOA

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    White
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    Beige

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

Polyurethane Finish Colors

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

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

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

Accessories Option - Exterior Trim for Windquest Series

To ease installation and provide a professional finish, many accessories and trim options are offered for Windquest 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. 

  • Structural Spread Mulls shipped loose for mulling & stacking on the jobsite - required to meet certification (not shown)

NOTE: More information & photos may be found on the Windquest Accessories page.

Finish Option - Polyurethane

  • 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

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. 

uPVC Extrusions for Vinyl Units

  • The white & beige colors 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.

Accessories Option - Interior Trim for Windquest Series

  • Frame expander accessory
  • 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

Factory-Applied Extension Jambs

Windquest® EP casement, awning, studio, transom, radius, geometric, and factory-mulled units are available with factory-applied extension jambs.

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 -->)
Glass for Impact Performance (IP) Units

  1. Double pane insulating glass unit
  2. LoE²-270 on surface #3 or substitute a different LoE coating
  3. Argon gas
  4. Thermo-Edge stainless steel spacer bars
  5.  Impact Laminated Glass - two pieces of glass fused together with a plastic interlayer
  • Adds protection in severe weather
  • 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: For more technical information, go to 'Glass Terminology, Features & Benefits' above and click the plus sign [ + ]

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Glass for High Performance (HP) Units

  1. Double pane insulating glass unit
  2. LoE²-270 or substitute a different LoE coating
  3. Argon gas
  4. Thermo-Edge, stainless steel spacer bars

NOTE: For more technical information, go to 'Glass Terminology, Features & Benefits' above and click the plus sign [ + ]

 Watch a video about LoE coatings

Glass for Energy Performance (EP) Units

  1. Triple pane insulating glass unit
  2. LoE²-270 on surface #2 or substitute a different LoE coating
  3. Argon gas
  4. Thermo-Edge stainless steel spacer bars
  5. LoE²-180 on surface #5
  6. Insulating value nearly twice that of current ENERGY STAR® requirements

NOTE: For more technical information, go to 'Glass Terminology, Features & Benefits' above and click the plus sign [ + ]

 Watch a video about LoE coatings

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.

 Watch a video

*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

Watch a 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

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. 

Performance Divided Lites (PDL)

Performance divided lites offer the appearance of true divided lites without using separate lites of glass. This achieves energy efficiency along with historical beauty. When PDL bars are requested:

  1. High-profile, beveled bars are adhered to the interior & exterior of a single insulating glass unit; bar widths include 7/8", 1-1/8", 1-3/4" and 2-1/4"
  2. Optionally, low-profile, beveled bars are adhered to the interior of a single insulating glass unit*, while high profile bars are adhered to the exterior; bar widths include 7/8" and 1-1/8"
  • The bars are finished to match the exterior or interior of the product
  • Champagne-colored spacer bars are positioned within the glass unit to align with the interior & exterior bars, further simulating the appearance of true divided lites
  • The spacer bars allow "air flow" throughout the unit, creating a large, unobstructed thermal break

*The optional low-profile interior bars match the standard low-profile interior PDL bars for active double hungs, single hungs & single sliders.

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
  • Wheat
  • Sunset Oak
  • 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.

Vinyl Windows in New Construction

Oct 02, 2005 - SKU# 950020 - 149kb

Installing vinyl windows in new construction situations.

Windquest Series Awnings

Sep 28, 2007 - SKU# 5113420 - 1772kb

Instructions for installing Windquest Series vinyl windows. Includes items required, preliminary & rough opening preparation, sealant and flashing. Installation includes flush or screw, nail fin or clip installation.

Windquest Series Sliding Patio Doors

Sep 28, 2007 - SKU# 5113420 - 1979kb

General instructions for assembling and installing Windquest Series vinyl sliding patio doors. Includes items required, preliminary door preparation, frame assembly and accessory installation. Discusses installation clips, 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.

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.

Windquest Series - Brickmould Application

May 29, 2008 - 53kb

General Instructions for applying brickmold and sillnosing. Includes brickmold and sillnosing preperation for proper application to the unit.

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.

Windquest Series - J-Channel & Stucco Application

Apr 06, 2009 - 139kb

General Instructions for applying J-Channel and Stucco. Includes J-Channel and Stucco preperation for proper application to the unit.

Windquest Series Casements, Awnings & Studio Windows - Flush Mulls

Aug 17, 2009 - 268kb

New or Updated Product Option Flush Mull System Casement, Awning & Studio Windows Windquest Series

Windquest Series Casements & Awnings

Sep 22, 2011 - 1713kb

Instructions for installing Windquest Series vinyl windows. Includes items required, preliminary & rough opening preparation, sealant and flashing. Installation includes flush or screw, nail fin or clip installation.

Windquest Series Double Hungs

Sep 22, 2011 - 1208kb

Instructions for installing Windquest Series vinyl windows. Includes items required, preliminary & rough opening preparation, sealant and flashing. Installation includes flush or screw, nail fin or clip installation.

Windquest Series Single Hungs

Sep 22, 2011 - 1738kb

Instructions for installing Windquest Series vinyl windows. Includes items required, preliminary & rough opening preparation, sealant and flashing. Installation includes flush or screw, nail fin or clip installation.

Windquest Series Single Sliders

Sep 22, 2011 - 1759kb

Instructions for installing Windquest Series vinyl windows. Includes items required, preliminary & rough opening preparation, sealant and flashing. Installation includes flush or screw, nail fin or clip installation.


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