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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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Double Pane Insulating Glass with LoE²-270

  • Standard in most Kolbe windows and doors
  • Achieves energy efficiency across the various climate zones in the U.S.
  1. Double pane insulating glass
  2. LoE²-270 (other LoE coatings avaialble)
  3. Argon gas (for exceptions, see Glass Terminology)
  4. Thermo-Edge, stainless steel spacer bars

Triple Pane Insulating Glass with LoE Coatings

Triple pane glass is an option on many Kolbe windows and doors. It provides a greater energy performing window that keeps indoor air warm and comfortable, prevents heat loss and lowers heating bills. It is available with a variety of LoE coatings that best suit your needs.

  1. Triple pane insulating glass
  2. LoE²-270 (other LoE coatings avaialble)
  3. Argon gas (for exceptions, see Glass Terminology)
  4. Thermo-Edge, stainless steel spacer bars
  5. LoE-180

Helps meet or exceed ENERGY STAR criteria for climate zones in both the U.S. & Canada.

NOTE: Size limitations apply. Not available with laminated glass panes. The only obscure glass patterns available are Pattern 62 and Glue Chip.

Mountain Air Energy Package

Kolbe's Mountain Air Energy Package is an option specifically designed to meet a U-factor of 0.30 without argon gas. It consists of a specially-constructed frame, second-generation ThermaPlus glass with LoE³-366 and a capillary/breather tube within the insulating glass unit. It is available on crank-out casements and awnings, Sterling double hungs, and studio/picture, transom and direct set units to match crank-out casements and Sterling double hungs.

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

Impact Resistant Glass

K-Force impact resistant Kolbe products

Impact glass helps withstand harsh environmental conditions, especially in coastal regions. Combined with an impact product, such as K-Force®, this product offers the highest level of security.

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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.

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.

NOTE: Not available with LoE coatings, argon gas or Thermo-Edge spacer bars
 

Tinted, Colored or Patterned Glass

Tints, color and/or patterns on glass can provide shading, privacy or visual interest.

Variety of attractive patterns:

  • Pattern 62
  • Glue Chip
  • Rain
  • Frosted Matte
  • Aquatex
  • Industrex
  • Reeded (vertical)
  • Reeded (horizontal)

NOTES: Other patterns may be available by special order. Rain is not available with PDL bars on the obscure glass surface. Ratings for products with obscured 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).

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.

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass is standard in doors for safety and available in windows to meet specific building codes. If broken, tempered glass shatters into small fragments rather than large, sharp shards.


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