Helping simplify the process of choosing windows and doors that contribute to quiet, comfortable interiors, Kolbe has more than doubled the number of its products tested for Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) ratings.
“At Kolbe, we understand the growing importance of blocking undesirable noise to provide the quiet, peaceful space we want in our homes. In commercial buildings, optimizing acoustic performance has proven benefits to students’ learning, patients’ recovery and workers’ productivity. These same qualities also benefit residents,” said Cindy Bremer, Kolbe’s vice president of marketing.
“Kolbe offers acoustic-rated windows and doors that are both high-performance and beautifully designed. We have the options to meet the solutions architects, builders and homeowners seek for nearly every location, style preference or project specification,” added Bremer.
The wide array of Kolbe products tested for sound transmission includes VistaLuxe® Collection, Ultra Series, Heritage Series, Latitude® Series and Windquest® Series windows and doors. Many Kolbe products meet or exceed various testing requirements, such as ANSI/AAMA/NWWDA 101/I.S.2-97, 101/I.S.2/NAFS-02, Canadian CSA 440-00, AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-05, ASTM E1886 and E 1996.
What began in 1946 as a two-brother team has grown into an internationally respected manufacturing company. Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of windows and doors for residential and commercial markets. After more than 65 years, Kolbe products are best known for superior quality, custom craftsmanship, attention to detail, as well as innovative and unique designs.
Kolbe products’ STC and OITC ratings, glass options and downloadable reports are summarized in a comprehensive “Acoustic Data” page on its website. To learn more, please visit kolbe-kolbe.com and find the Acoustic Data page under the online Architect Library. kolbe-kolbe.com