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VistaLuxe Complementary Folding Doors

Folding doors in both the kitchen and great room complement the VistaLuxe casements throughout this house. Photo courtesy of Caskey & Caskey of Shorewood Realtors.

VistaLuxe Complementary Folding Doors

  • Wood interior
  • Extruded aluminum clad exterior
  • Fluoropolymer exterior finish
  • 35+ exterior color options
  • 30-year limited exterior finish warranty
  • Square sticking profiles to complement VistaLuxe products
  • 1-3/4" or 2-1/4" thick panels*
  • 3" or 5" wide stiles & top rail
  • 5" or 10" high bottom rails

*2-1/4 panels required with triple pane glass, or 3" stiles and panel over 96" high
 FSC-COC certified wood available

Size Limitations

There are no standard sizes for folding doors.

Download  Sizes, Limitations & Clear Opening Charts for All VistaLuxe products

Size Limitations

Minimum Maximum
Folding Doors
Panel Width 23-3/4" 39-3/8"
Panel Height 72" 120"
Basic Jamb 6-9/16"*  
# Panels per Side   8 panels
Unobstructed Views   45'

*Option for 8-9/16" and other jamb depths

Custom sizes may be available within the size limitations shown. Other limitations may apply as well. Custom products may incur additional costs and/or longer lead times.

For technical construction details, see CSI Specifications.

Additional information is available at:

Configurations

  1. Panels folded all to one side
  2. Split and then folded to either side of the opening
  3. Floating configuration, allows panels to be put on either side of the opening
  4. Access panel configuration to allow easy access; a swing sash panel will be hinged off of one of the sides of the frame or another panel, depending on the configuration chosen

Configurations can be reversed.

NOTE: The configurations shown above are just an overview of what's available. Talk to your Kolbe dealer for more information.

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
  3. Argon gas
  4. Thermo-Edge, stainless steel spacer bars

Double pane glass is standard for most Kolbe products. Size and other limitations may apply. Door glass is always tempered for safety.  Window glass may be tempered, and may be required for large glass sizes and/or to meet local building codes. For information about optional LoE coatings, tempered glass with LoE coatings, or exceptions to argon gas, please expand Glass Terminology above.

Option - Triple Pane Insulating 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

*Triple pane glass is only available for doors that are 2-1/4" thick. In doors, all panes are tempered for safety. 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
  3. Argon gas
  4. ThermaPlus coating on indoor surface
  1. Thermo-Edge, stainless steel spacer bars

Door glass is always tempered for safety. Window glass may be tempered, and may be required for large glass sizes and/or to meet local building codes. For information about optional LoE coatings, tempered glass with LoE coatings, or exceptions to argon gas, please expand Glass Terminology above.

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
  3. Argon gas
  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. For information about LoE coatings, tempered glass with or without LoE coatings, or exceptions to argon gas, please expand Glass Terminology above.

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.

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.

Glazing Bead

Square Profile Glazing Beads & Stops

Square glazing beads and stops create the crisp, clean appearance so popular in contemporary design projects.

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", 1-1/8", 1-3/8" and 2-1/4"
  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

Hardware

NOTE:

On-screen images of finishes and colors may vary slightly from actual colors. Selections should be made based on actual color samples from your local dealer. Prices may vary depending on the color or finish chosen.

Hardware for Folding Door Panels

  • Hinge Handles - Standard on most panels that fold to the exterior
  • Finger Pulls - Option if the final folding panel does not have a hinge handle to pull in the panel
  • Finishes include:
    • Matte Black
    • Satin Nickel (shown)
    • Bright Brass
    • Chrome

Locking Hardware for Folding Door Panels (option)

  • Top and bottom flush bolts (Matte Black shown, also available in Satin Nickel, Bright Brass and Chrome)
  • Concealed shoot bolts with Aria or Uno handle
  • Aria handle available in Matte Black (shown), Dull/Brushed Chrome (shown), Bright Brass and Chrome
  • Uno handle available in Matte Black or Dull/Brushed Chrome (shown)

Magnetic Latches (option)

When folding window & door panels are open, some movement can occur due to wind or other factors. These magnetic latches prevent movement, keeping the panels in a fully-open position. Kits are available for installation on the job site and include two magnetic latches and installation instructions.

Panel Stays for Swinging Panels of Folding Doors (option)

When folding windows & doors with swinging panels are open, the loose swinging panels may move a bit due to wind or other factors. Panel stays consist of two parts – the main unit and a T-unit. The main unit attaches to the swinging panel, while the T-unit attaches to the adjacent folding panel. When open, the swinging panel folds back on the adjacent panel, and the two parts of the stay snap together, thereby preventing movement. Panel stays help keep the doors in a fully-open position.

Panel stays can be ordered as kits for field-application.

  • Black
  • White
  • Brushed Chrome
Locking Hardware for Swinging Panels of Folding Doors

  • Multi-point locking hardware with weather-resistant, stainless steel operator parts and hardware channels
  • Keyed handle sets
  • Single-point locking hardware (option)
  • Handle set options shown below

Standard - Dallas Handle Sets for Swinging Panels

Dallas handle sets are applied as standard to VistaLuxe swinging doors and the access panels of folding doors and windows.

  • Matte Black
  • Satin Nickel PVD

*PVD finish is an application over the color that helps protect the hardware against tarnishing, peeling and cracking.

Sills

  1. Bronze or Clear Anodized weep sill for exterior applications
  2. Recessed floor track option (weep sill option available for exterior applications; not shown)

Screens

Retractable Insect Screen Option

  • Pleated, weather-resistant polyester mesh
  • Slim design
  • Dark Brown or White frame
  • Multiple precision bearings provide smooth operation
  • Mounts on inside jamb face of the finished opening
  • Double bi-parting screen configurations available
  • Pocketing configurations available for installation on the job site
  • The screens will be sent in a kit for field installation, and will need to be cut down and trimmed to fit
Screen Size Limitations
  Minimum Maximum
Single Screen Width 36" 192"
Double Bi-Parting Screen Width 71" 384"
Height 24" 125"

*Exceptions apply within these guidelines; i.e., the Minimum Width is not available with the Maximum Height. Please work with your dealer to determine whether the size you need is available.

Manufacturer Note: Windy conditions may affect the performance of pleated screens. Be sure to retract the screen in windy circumstances, during inclement weather, and when not needed to support immediate ventilation or prolong periods of time when not being used.


Exterior Material

Sash - Extruded Aluminum Cladding

  • Sash exterior is covered with .063" thick, 6063 extruded aluminum alloy
  • Press-fit onto the exterior wood sash

Frame - Extruded Aluminum Cladding

  • Durable .050" thick cladding of 6063 extruded aluminum alloy
  • Press-fit onto the exterior wood frame
  • Accessory grooves are integral to the frame for easy addition of extruded trims and sill nosings

Exterior Finish/Colors

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)

  •  
    Ultra Pure White
  •  
    White
  •  
    Abalone
  •  
    Alabaster
  •  
    Rustic
  •  
    Sand
  •  
    Mudpie
  •  
    Beige
  •  
    Spiced Vinegar
  •  
    Camel
  •  
    Natural Cotton
  •  
    Gingersnap
  •  
    Truffle
  •  
    Coal Black
  •  
    Slate
  •  
    Frosted Jade
  •  
    Kiwi
  •  
    Bay Leaf
  •  
    Pumpkin Spice
  •  
    Butterscotch
  •  
    Hartford Green
  •  
    Mystic Ivy
  •  
    Green Tea Leaf
  •  
    Basil
  •  
    Manchester
  •  
    Chutney
  •  
    Antique Red
  •  
    Merlot
  •  
    Patriotic Blue
  •  
    Cape Cod
  •  
    Waterford
  •  
    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 - 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.

Exterior Trim

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


Interior Wood Species

Wood Species

Standard

  • Pine sash and interior stops

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

NOTES: 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.


Option - FSC Certified Wood

More about FSC-COC certified wood

For information about FSC-COC certified wood, please see the green tab above: PERFORMANCE & ENERGY DATA, GREEN tab above, then FSC Certification.

Interior Finish/Colors

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.

Note that it is possible to obtain paint through any Sherwin-Williams retail store in the United States and Canada that is color-matched to Kolbe's interior colors. Just mention the name of the Kolbe interior paint finish, and they will have the color formula on file.

Custom interior colors may be requested by supplying a paint sample.

  •  
    Ultra Pure White
  •  
    Bright White
  •  
    Abalone
  •  
    Silk
  •  
    Ivory Tusk
  •  
    Natural Cotton
  •  
    Misty Gray
  •  
    Graystone
  •  
    Coal Black

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.


Drawing Files - Misc - CSI Specs & Clear Opgs for VistaLuxe Complementary Folding Doors

Emergency Escape & Rescue Opening Definitions

Multiple Assembly Information

Download: All files below

  Word PDF
CSI Specifications
   VistaLuxe Complementary Folding Doors
Formulas & Charts
   Sizes Chart, Size Limitations & Clear Opening Charts for VistaLuxe products  

Drawing Files - Sizes / Elevations for VistaLuxe Complementary Folding Doors

Rough Opening Statement

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  PDF
Formulas & Charts
   Elevation drawings are not available for VistaLuxe products; download Sizes Chart, Size Limitations & Clear Opening Charts

Drawing Files - Divided Lites for VistaLuxe Complementary Folding Doors

Download: All files below

  DWG DXF PDF
Performance Divided Lites
   7/8'' wide bars
   1-1/8'' wide bars

Drawing Files - Section Details with Double Pane Glass for VistaLuxe Complementary Folding Doors

Download: All files below

  DWG DXF PDF
Sash Detail
   1-3/4'' Panel & 3'' Stiles - Horiz
   2-1/4'' Panel & 3'' Stiles - Horiz
6-9/16" Jamb, 1-3/4" Panel
   3'' Stiles - 2-Wide Active, Folding Left - Horiz
   3'' Top, 5'' Bottom Rail - Active with Weep Sill - Vert
8-9/16" Jamb, 1-3/4" Panel
   3'' Stiles - 2-Wide Active, Folding Left - Horiz
   3'' Top, 5'' Bottom Rail - Active with Weep Sill - Vert
6-9/16" Jamb, 2-1/4" Panel
   3'' Stiles - 2-Wide Active, Folding Left- Horiz
   3'' Top, 5'' Bottom Rail - Active with Weep Sill - Vert
8-9/16" Jamb, 2-1/4" Panel
   3'' Stiles - 2-Wide Active, Folding Left - Horiz
   3'' Top, 5'' Bottom Rail - Active Unit with Weep Sill - Vert

Drawing Files - 3D Models for VistaLuxe Complementary Folding Doors

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  Revit
Download as ZIP files
   Complementary Folding Door

Drawing Files - All Files for VistaLuxe Complementary Folding Doors

Download files for this product: (does not include related product models)

Download: DWG files

Download: DXF files

Download: Revit files

Download: Word files

Download: PDF files

All of the above


Use links at left to view detailed descriptions of individual files. Each page
includes a downloadable zip file of drawings in that category.


Performance Data

Test Data and Reports:

 

Air, water & structural test reports are not currently available for this product. View reports for other VistaLuxe Collection products.

 

Acoustic performance data is not currently available for this product. View reports for other VistaLuxe Collection products.

Energy Data

Energy testing for these products is currently pending.

FSC Certification

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.

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.


Warranties

Warranties

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

Wood 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)
Fluoropolymer/Clad, Thirty (30) Years
Limitations Apply

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

Install/Maintain

Kolbe Flashing Information

Apr 10, 2012 - SKU# 5085340 - 3163kb

Guidelines for sealing Kolbe windows and doors during installation. Discusses the primary surface for shedding water. Includes various methods for appying flashing before and after unit installation.

Kolbe Sealant Information

May 31, 2008 - SKU# 5141500 - 192kb

General information about sealant types and sealant joint designs, such as lap joints, fillet joints and wide-butt joints. Includes comments regarding sealant performance on various building surfaces.

Maintenance Guide

Apr 02, 2008 - SKU# 5062530 - 604kb

Includes definitions and illustrations of various window and/or door components, operating & maintenance procedures for Kolbe products, cleaning products, reinstallation of removable sash, and care of hardware. Also includes frequently-asked questions about windows and/or doors, as well as information about condensation in relation to windows and 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.

Finishing Your Kolbe Windows & Doors

Apr 02, 2008 - SKU# 5139130 - 62kb

Includes finishing recommendations for your Kolbe windows & doors, exterior finishing of products, and interior finishing of products.

Installation Clips

Apr 01, 2008 - SKU# 5010350 - 136kb

Instructions for determining how many clips to attach and how to attach installation clips to windows and doors.

Ultra & Heritage Series Folding Window & Doors

Dec 30, 2014 - SKU# 5146920 - 1048kb

Instructions for installing Ultra & Heritage Series Folding Door Systems into rough opening. Contents: 1) Items provided by Kolbe, 2) Introduction, 3) Items required by installer, 4) Preliminary preparation, 5) Frame assembly, sealant & flashing, 6) Installation using installation clips or screw through the frame, 7) Additional anchoring, 8) Securing the sill, 9) Recessed sill installation, 10) Completing the exterior, 11) Hardware installation, adjustments, insulation, finishing, maintenance, cleaning & more.

Ultra & Heritage Series Folding Windows & Doors - Magnetic Latches

Feb 13, 2013 - SKU# 5152400 - 112kb

Instructions for installing a Magnetic Latch on panels of Folding Doors and Windows.



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