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Ultra Series Folding Windows Recognized for Product Innovation

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Kolbe unique folding windows

Kolbe® has received a Product Innovation Award (PIA) from Architectural Products Magazine for its Ultra Series Folding Windows. The PIA recognizes products, materials and systems innovations that lead commercial and institutional design to new heights.

Products and systems are evaluated by a panel of 50 independent industry professionals. Manufacturers are awarded based on attributes, qualities, functionality and/or performance beyond industry standards.

Kolbe's innovative folding windows were designed in response to desires for expansive openings that can serve as pass-through openings. These highly customizable, made-to-order units are available with openings as large as 52 feet, yet operate smoothly. They are available with four basic operation types in a wide variety of configurations. Options include various stile & rail widths, glass types, as well as interior and exterior colors and finish options.

Kolbe® was featured in the November 2012 issue of Architectural Products Magazine.

Ultra Series Folding Window Highlights:

  • Massive sizes – openings up to 52-feet wide
  • Up to 8 panels per side
  • Four basic operation types:
    1. Panels being folded all to one side
    2. Split & then folded on 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
  • Pleated, folding screens available
  • Available as Ultra Series units with wood on the interior and extruded aluminum cladding on the exterior*
  • A wide array of options including energy efficient triple pane glass, interior finish options, and over 30 exterior finish options including anodized finish

Construction Business Media, headquartered in Chicago, IL is publisher of Architectural Products, Illuminate and Architectural SSL magazines. The company also operates the ArchLED Conference, markets and partners in educational platform, and maintains websites and electronic extensions of its print publications.  

*NOTE: Although the PIA Award recognizes the Ultra Series Folding Windows, Kolbe also offers this product in its Heritage Series of wood windows with a wood exterior that may be ordered unfinished, primed, or with one of over 30 K-Kron II exterior colors; learn more about Heritage Series Folding Windows



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