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International Builders Show 2015

Enjoy an overview of Kolbe's booth at this year's International Builders' Show. For a closer look at the displays, browse through the photos below as well as those in our Photo Gallery.

Plus, check out our social media pages for more candid shots.

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Kolbe Exhibits Excellence

At left are a number of awards Kolbe has received in recent years. For example, we were ranked #1 in quality for wood/wood clad windows by BUILDER magazine in its 2014 Builder Brand Use Study. Window & Door magazine recognized Kolbe in 2014 with two Crystal Achievement Awards for Most Innovative Window and Most Innovative Marketing Program for the VistaLuxe® Collection launch and distributer tools. Plus, Kolbe won three Crystal Achievement Awards in 2013.











Turning a Corner in 2015

Kolbe was proud to display the newest member of the VistaLuxe Collection – a direct set corner window. The large middle unit is a direct set 90° corner with a post. Above it is an awning with Marvel electronic operator mulled to a butt-glazed, corner unit with no post. Finally, at the bottom are direct sets mulled at a right angle and a sash set stationary casement window. These Flush style units have a fluoropolymer exterior finish in Night Sky. The addition of mica to the finish results in a vibrant, dimensional color.

Custom Entrance Door

Kolbe showcased this custom inswing entrance door. The Hickory plank door panel has horizontal v-grooves and a clear coat finish, which lends itself to either rustic or modern design. While the solid door provides privacy, transparency is achieved with a direct set sidelite affixed with a 1/4" vertical spread mull. To punctuate the wood door, the extruded aluminum clad frame is coated with a Coal Black fluoropolymer finish. An electronic operator allows the door to be unlocked using a keypad or fingerprint scanner.

Ultra Series Sterling Triple Hung


This custom Ultra Series Sterling triple hung has a box size of approximately 48" x 118." It features 5/8" wide PDL bars and fluoropolymer exterior finish in Truffle. Although not shown here, a Sterling lock was applied to the middle sash and a spoon lock to the bottom sash.



The Sterling triple hung attracted show-goers due to its impressive size.

VistaLuxe Collection


















A three-sided wall display exhibited various VistaLuxe Collection products.

One wall included Accent Style direct sets, picture units, casements & awnings. Standing alone above is a huge geometric window. The mica exterior finish is a Driftwood color.

The interior features Beech wood finished with a clear coat. Wood-wrapped screens blend with the interior aesthetic. Satin Nickel folding handles nest, for a low profile that will not interfere with blinds.

This VistaLuxe Collection Flush style wall (right) includes direct sets, picture units, casements and awnings. A direct set geometric soars above. The interior is painted Bright White and includes Satin Nickel hardware.

Latitude Series


These Latitude® Series displays demonstrate interior wood appearance options for Kolbe's vinyl windows.

The two-wide double hung with transoms stacked above, with 5/8" PDL bars in the top sash and transoms. The finish is a Natural Oak laminate and handles are a Clay color.

The two-wide casement features interior laminate in Natural Cherry. Horizontal, 7/8" wide PDL bars form a 1w3h pattern in each sash. The handles and locks are a Rustic Umber color.

Point Five Windows & Doors



Point Five® Windows & Doors showcased a Mahogany sliding door with custom fabricated stainless steel draining sill. The hardware is a Doors in Motion Series 200 motor assembly with Sun Valley Bronze flush pull, FFI interlock, and G-U carriages.

Two operating hopper windows over the door include Bronze Craft stainless steel storm hinges & a UCS Vega AC electric chain actuator with remote control.

The interior is finished with Sikkens stain in Dark Oak and features Mahogany casing.

Point Five also featured a pivot door with bars to align with the mulled direct set and inswing hopper windows. The luxurious Walnut features a Sikkens clear finish.








The pivot door pulled people into the Kolbe booth to see this door in operation.

Products Recognized for Energy Efficiency & Passive House Design

Several VistaLuxe Collection and Ultra Series products with specific options have been verified for use in passive house projects in certain climate zones. (Press Release)



Plus, several windows have been designated as among the Most Efficient ENERGY STAR® certified products for 2015. (Press Release)



At right, an Ultra Series tilt-turn is stacked above a hopper window. The unit is exterior finished with fluoropolymer finish in Merlot. The unit features 2" mitered flat casing with standard sill nosing. This product has been PHIUS-verified for use in passive house projects. It has also been designated as among ENERGY STAR's Most Efficient for 2015.

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