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Kolbe introduces Ultra EP casement windows with triple pane glass


October 19, 2010
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kolbeultraepforwebOct. 19, 2010 – Kolbe has announced the addition of Ultra EP (Energy Performance) casement windows to its Ultra Series product family of  aluminum-clad wood windows. The new Ultra EP windows feature triple pane glass to meet the ENERGY STAR criteria for all Canadian climate zones, which went into effect Oct. 1, 2010.

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Oct. 19, 2010 – Kolbe has announced the addition of Ultra EP (Energy Performance) casement windows to its Ultra Series product family of  aluminum-clad wood windows. The new Ultra EP windows feature triple pane glass to meet the ENERGY STAR criteria for all Canadian climate zones, which went into effect Oct. 1, 2010.

Internationally, ENERGY STAR-qualified windows are tested and certified by an independent, accredited agency. Window products can qualify for ENERGY STAR based on their U-factor. U-factors for the four Canadian climate zones range from 0.21 to 0.32, expressed in metric units as 1.20-1.80.

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Kolbe’s Ultra EP casement and awning windows come standard with 1-3/8-inch (2.54-cm) insulating glass and LoE coatings designed to achieve U-factors as low as 0.19 (approximately 1.00 in metric). Lower U-factor numbers indicate a slower transfer of heat from a warm area to a cold area.

Ultra EP wood windows’ exteriors are clad in durable aluminum. The aluminum is finished with a protective, fluoropolymer coating that carries up to a 30-year warranty, or with an optional, anodize that enhances the metallic appearance. On the interior, pine is the standard, but many wood species are available including those certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. A broad palette of paints or water-based stains can be specified, along with hardware and accessory choices, to match nearly any décor.

Kolbe’s Ultra EP windows’ 3.25-inch (8.255-cm) jamb depth fits most standard applications. Sloped sills direct water away from the structure and carefully coped corners on the sash. On the Ultra EP window, a 2.25-inch (5.715-cm) thick sash, multi-point keeper and engineered hinges accommodate the thicker, heavier triple pane glass, while ensuring nearly effortless operation for the homeowner.

For more information, please visit www.kolbe-kolbe.com .


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