Kolbe Window has been in the home improvement business for over sixty years, but its commitment to providing North America with beautiful windows with stunning details has never waned.
Started by two brothers named Herb and Ervin in an 80-acre farm in Marathon, Wisconsin, the company’s present millwork locations are in Wausau and Manawa. However, there are dedicated locations within Wisconsin for the gallery, transportation division, and service division. The company is Energy Star certified in both the US and Canada, as well as approved by the National Fenestration Rating Council and the Windows and Doors Manufacturing Association.
Kolbe Windows products are categorized into five series: Ultra Series has all extruded windows made from aluminum and wood; Heritage Series consists of all-wood windows; Classic Series has roll-formed aluminum and wood windows; and Latitude and Windquest Series is for all vinyl-made windows.
These are Kolbe Windows’s window styles according to function:
- Kolbe Casement Windows
- Kolbe Awning Windows
- Kolbe Double Hung Windows
- Kolbe Single Hung Windows
- Kolbe Slider Windows
- Kolbe Radius Windows
- Kolbe Geometric Windows
- Kolbe Tilt and Turn Windows
Kolbe Windows is very particular when it comes to categorizing its windows. Under each window style, there are several other types of windows to be found, so it is unsurprising to discover one style under two different categories. However, all windows are highly efficient and can provide optimum protection and security for the home. These windows received a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of 0.23 and a U-Factor of 0.34. Additionally, they have a visible transmittance rating of 0.41 and a condensation resistance rating of 56. All windows also passed water infiltration tests, structural tests, and sound transmission loss tests.
Kolbe Windows gives excitement to customers because of the several customization options available, no matter what series a window belongs to or style it has. First on the line is the glass used in these windows, which can be a standard double pane insulating glass, a triple pane glass, a ThermaPlus glass, laminated glass, or impact-resistant glass. Homeowners with traditional tastes can opt for the beveled glazing bead, while contemporary homeowners may choose ovolo or square for a more unique profile. Locks, handles, and operators are something to ponder about, since there are various attractive finishes available: clay, white, beige, bright brass, antique brass, satin nickel, rustic umber, antique nickel, and matte black.
The overall look of the windows is surely astounding with fir, alder, pine, oak, cherry, mahogany, maple, and walnut as options for the interiors. Moreover, there are different exterior trims and sill nosings to choose from. Picking the exterior finish of the windows is also enjoyable because of the variety customers are offered. This exterior color can be anodized, or it can be a standard or specialty fluoropolymer finish.
Warranties given by Kolbe Windows to its products vary according to window type, series, or configuration. Wood windows have limited ten years warranty, while vinyl windows have limited lifetime warranty. Twenty years is given for the insulating glass, five for the Latex primer, and ten for the K-Kron finish. All windows internationally sold have five years of limited warranty.