Tuesday, 22 November 2011 17:58
One of the many benefits of being the Millwork Manager at a company like Kuiken Brothers is that we have the resources to carry the best products in the industry. Many millwork retailers carry one or two lines, but we constantly have new manufacturers asking us to carry their products so we get to be a little choosy when selecting which products we want to deal with.
Which brings me to the next product in our series about replacement windows...Kolbe Ultra Pocket Double Hung Window.
Kolbe has taken their time and gotten the details right. Kolbe starts with a clad exterior for years of worry-free maintenance of your window. Kolbe constructs their pocket replacement window with sash that are a full 1 ¾" thick so they look and feel substantial. The exterior of Kolbe's window can be finished in one of 14 standard colors or if more choice is needed, Kolbe offers 18 specialty colors so that you can achieve any exterior look you are trying to achieve.
On the interior, Kolbe offers a standard pine interior, but many historic homes utilized different wood species to add appeal to the interior. Kolbe offers different interior species so that if you have the kitchen painted white, a living room in oak and the library in walnut, you would be able to receive matching interiors all while staying with this great window from Kolbe.
Kolbe offers many different grille options and patterns to let you customize the look and feel of your windows. In addition to the standard 7/8" and 1 1/8" grille dimensions, Kolbe offers an historically accurate 5/8" grille profile to mimic the old "putty glazed" look many of us are so familiar with. Many historic review boards require this look in order to maintain the historic nature of building and neighborhoods.
Another nice touch on the interior of Kolbe's Ultra replacement window is that the jamb liners are wrapped in wood to hide the "vinyl" surfaces that are so visible on other windows. The innovative locking system offered by Kolbe has dual positioning for locking and tilting the sash. The lock system also helps to improve the unit's energy performance.
Of course, Kolbe Windows Glass offering is wide, providing you with all of the glass options to let you customize the energy performance that you require. In addition Kolbe has many hardware and screen options available so you can truly make this window your own.
Kolbe's Ultra Pocket Double Hung window is a well built, quality product. If your customer has discriminating taste, if the details are important and your reputation matters, you can feel confident installing this great product from Kolbe and Kuiken Brothers.
If you would like to see this or any other Kolbe Window, feel free to contact me, Dan Hughes at
or at my direct line at 201-705-5352.