Kolbe Windows & Doors
Kolbe - We're for people who are passionate about design, who care about the big picture and the smallest detail. We're for people who aren't satisfied with mediocrity. They push the limits of what's possible with the options, innovations and custom solutions that can only be found in Kolbe windows and doors.
The chronicle of Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork, is more than a business success story, it begins with the family. Brothers Herb and Ervin built the business with the strong work ethic and family values with which they grew up on their family's dairy farm. These humble beginnings, along with Herb and Ervin's dedication to producing premium quality windows and doors, served as the foundation for what we now proudly call the Kolbe® brand.
The Rating Organizations: Measuring Kolbe Quality
Several organizations exist in the window & door industry to establish standard rating methods for energy efficiency and overall product performance. Most widely known is ENERGY STAR®, which qualifies products based on NFRC ratings. The WDMA focuses on the overall quality and structural performance of windows and doors, and has established a Hallmark Certification program to recognize products that meet certain quality requirements.
In hurricane and high wind zones, building codes require very specific structural performance levels for windows and doors so that they are considered safe for possible weather extremes in a given region. Projects may require impact certified windows and doors and/or specific DP (design pressure) ratings. To meet these rigorous standards, Kolbe identifies several of its products as K-Force approved.