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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 Glass

  1. Triple pane insulating glass unit
  2. LoE²-270
  3. Argon gas
  4. Thermo-Edge, stainless steel spacer bars
  5. LoE-180

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. 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 - 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 for crank-out casements and awnings; crank-out XL awnings; Sterling and XL Sterling double hungs; as well as studio/picture, transom and direct set units that match.

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.

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 - Impact Resistant Glass

Impact glass helps withstand harsh environmental conditions, especially in coastal regions. Combined with K-Force® impact product upgrades, this product offers a high level of protection against property damage.

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.

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. Reeded (horizontal)
  7. Reeded (vertical)

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).

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.


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