01.20.10 Client News

Beyond shapes and sizes, Kolbe’s custom window and door designs create spaces as imaginative and individual as the people inside

During the International Builders’ Show (IBS), Kolbe showcases truly custom creations. Beyond unusual shapes and exaggerated sizes, customers can choose performance and aesthetic combinations including glass in elegant to whimsical patterns, exterior cladding in attention-getting metals, finishes in any color, and wood trim in any species.

exterior cladding in attention-getting metals

“Whether choosing all-wood, aluminum-clad or vinyl units, Kolbe brings a breadth and depth of customization that no other manufacturer can offer,” says Cindy Bremer, Kolbe’s director of marketing.

Spotlighting a few of the custom designs displayed in Kolbe’s IBS booth #N2645, Bremer points to “a copper-clad inswing casement with oxidized silver patina exterior finish and Alder wood interior with Coffee Bean stain. The window’s narrow performance divided lites are arranged in custom pattern and coupled with Verona style hardware in an oil-rubbed finish to convey classic elegance.”

Continuing to highlight style, performance and functionality, Bremer demonstrates “a tilt-turn window with beautiful, vertical grain Douglas fir interior and durable, fluoropolymer-finished, aluminum-clad exterior. The solid construction and energy-efficient, triple-insulating glass helps this unit achieves the R-5 insulating value (0.19 U-Value/0.16 SHGC). This not only meets the requirements for home renovation projects’ stimulus-funded tax incentives, it’s worthy of an ENERGY STAR rating for almost any residential project.”

Kolbe’s windows’ energy-efficient performance can be complemented with wood species certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Combining FSC-certified options with energy-efficient glass choices further supports environmentally sensitive projects such as those pursuing recognition by ENERGY STAR®, Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes™, National Association of Home Builders’ Model Green Home Building Guidelines, and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating System for Homes™.

High-resolution photos and a Word document of the full news release are available in Kolbe’s online press room.


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