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Kolbe adds Sketch-Up models to include Ultra Folding Door

Kolbe recently added Ultra Series Folding Doors to its growing collection of more than 2,000 window and door Google™ SketchUp models.

Kolbe's Folding Doors can accommodate up to eight panels on each side, which fold back against each other to create expansive openings that span up to 45 feet. The doors are offered in numerous panel configurations, a broad palette of finishes and interior wood species, and other accessories to coordinate with nearly any décor.

"The Folding Door SketchUp model helps design professionals explore the possibilities of bringing the surrounding environment into the home. These doors make an ordinary room into an extraordinary space capturing the views, natural light, fresh air and outdoor experience," says Laura Smith, Kolbe's architectural CAD coordinator.

Assisting with the design exploration, the SketchUp model's Component Options dialog box allows users to automatically reconfigure the dynamic Folding Door component, without needing to manually resize each door. "They can customize the doors' width, height, and the number of panels, as well as the exterior and interior materials, including more than 30 exterior color options," explains Smith.

The new models for Ultra Series Folding Doors are located in:
* Kolbe's website
* Google 3-D Warehouse
* RevitCity
* Autodesk Seek

In addition to BIM tools, visitors to Kolbe's online Architect Library can access Revit® 3-D models and 2-D drawings; warranties, installation and maintenance information; and online videos to demonstrate Ultra Folding Doors' product operation and performance testing. Kolbe's website also contains air, water, structural and thermal reports, as well as a database for thousands of Kolbe's ENERGY STAR® qualified products.

Further supporting energy and environmental goals, Kolbe's Ultra Series products have exteriors clad in low-maintenance extruded aluminum containing recycled content. The outer metal surfaces may be finished in durable coatings using a broad palette of colors.

For the doors' interior, a range of sustainably harvested wood species can be selected, such as those certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC® license code FSC-C019541). Kolbe products' environmental attributes also support projects pursuing green goals including U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® Rating System™, Green Globes™ and ENERGY STAR.

Learn more about Kolbe's Folding Door products and models at www.kolbe-kolbe.com.

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