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Explore Kolbe window costs and prices from past homeowners and consumers who have used their Latitude, Classic, Heritage, Ultra and VistaLuxe series. Kolbe is known mainly as a wood window manufacturer, perhaps also for their aluminum clad window options. The company makes six series, two are vinyl and the rest wood or aluminum clad wood windows. The company is headquartered in Wisconsin, although they also run Pointe Five Windows (Colorado), which has allowed them a wider presence in the western half of the United States.
Kolbe has a reputation for high quality windows and doors, although I haven't heard much about their vinyl windows, such as the Latitude series. Their most popular window model has to be the Heritage wood window, which is a mid range offering. Kolbe windows are expensive, on par with Marvin and Andersen. I'm not the biggest fan of wood windows so it's difficult to recommend these windows -- however, if I was going to go with wood windows, I think Kolbe would be one of the manufacturers that I'd get a bid from.
Dan K. - Site Editor
Kolbe Pricing By Model: Classic Series
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Kolbe Classic Windows Costs
Kolbe Classic Window Pricing
We are considering the Kolbe classic series?wood windows with an aluminum cladding. we have 54 windows and the bid came in at $88k. Seems too expensive to me.
Ran - August, 2018
Site Editor's Response
Ran, $1625 per window sounds high to me, but not crazy for a high quality wood clad window. I'm assuming I'm doing that right, $88K. Wood clad windows are an expensive endeavor and one not to be taken lightly considering the high costs and maintenance required to keep them for a long time.
Dan K. - August, 2018
Kolbe Classics vs Andersen 400
I have 12 DHs and 2 basement slider windows that I'd like to replace and plan on being in the house for quite a long time to come.
We are going with replacement inserts and live in Minnesota where the winters are pretty brutal.
We got bids on Andersen 400 series, but they are $715 for the windows themselves (not including installation).
The Kolbe Classic was $800 a piece (not including installation).
The Kolbe Heritage was $890 a piece (not including installation).
Sunrise Window was $550 per, completely installed.
Kolbe Latitude (their vinyl window) was $355 per, completely installed.
Kelly - Homeowner - from 2016
Site Editor's Response
Kelly, you have some interesting bids, I think the first question you have to answer is whether you want to go with wood or vinyl. Personally, with cold brutal winters, I'd stick with a good quality vinyl window. Performance wise, they are going to be much better than an organic wood and the wood windows simply aren't going to last as long. Finally, wood windows require maintenance in order to preserve the life of them and they don't carry the same warranty -- mainly because the manufacturers know they don't last as long as a good vinyl window :)
Assuming I've made my case for vinyl, the Sunrise Window is an excellent choice. $550 per window installed is a good price (I have no idea how large or small your windows but still...). Kolbe makes a nice wood window, but I'm not sure about their vinyl windows. I wouldn't take the chance on a company that doesn't specialize in the type of window I wanted.
I'd go with the Sunrise Windows and leave the rest behind.
Kolbe And Kolbe Windows
I stumbled across your website. I am not the homeowner, but I am an insurance adjuster handling a window claim (as I often do) involving Kolbe & Kolbe where the contractors are seemingly greatly inflating the cost of the window itself. They are providing Kolbe dealer quote for the actual windows that are so much higher than they used to be or what our estimating system allows. Is there anything your website can do to help me get accurate / reasonable costs for Kolbe / Kolbe windows in a particular area (Inverness, IL)?
Mark - Homeowner - from 2018
Site Editor's Response
Mark, there is nothing officially we can do, there isn't a cost grid that exists. Dealers and contractors are legally allowed to charge whatever they want/can to consumers. It doesn't surprise me that they are trying to pad the prices and hope that the insurance company pays it without question. Can you get a comparable bid from another wood window company? Are they wood windows or vinyl? Are you stuck with Kolbe And Kolbe windows?
Dan K. August, 2018