Kolbe's website features a fresh design with more project photos, an updated navigation system with more direct connections to the most-popular sections, and an expanded gallery and architect library for the latest resources.
"The site is more inviting, simple to use and easy to find the latest news, products, contacts and inspiration," says Cindy Bremer, Kolbe's vice president of marketing.
The new menu highlights links to information that appeals to all audiences including architects, builders and homeowners. For its debut, the website's Gallery includes an IBS Slideshow in addition to project photos, success stories and videos. The What's New section also highlights many of the products on display at IBS, such as triple pane glass options, the Ultra TerraSpan® Lift and Slide door, and Folding doors.
For deeper information, visitors can explore Kolbe-Kolbe.com's Capabilities page. This section presents in-depth content addressing residential and non-residential projects' universal design, historic, renovation, impact resistant, energy-efficient and sustainable design goals. Each topic offers more connections to tips, tools, online resources, project profiles and Kolbe products.
The Product Info page shares a wealth of material on Ultra Series aluminum-clad wood products; Heritage Series all-wood products, Classic Series roll-formed aluminum-clad wood products; and vinyl products from the Latitude® Series and Windquest® Series. Visitors can select either a product line or by the product type, and learn more about products' options, warranties, installation and maintenance instructions.
The Architect Library contains Kolbe's database of products' sizes, 2-D and 3-D drawings and specifications; energy and performance data and interactive tools; green and sustainability attributes; online calculation tools and other project support services. Visitors also can sign-up to access tutorials, webinars, e-newsletters and continuing education courses approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA/CES).
At the top of every page and in the Contact Us section, visitors can enter their ZIP code and search where to buy Kolbe's products. Other Kolbe dealers, regional managers and offices also are noted.
At the bottom of each page, Kolbe's site encourages social media users to click-through to its Facebook Fan Page to "like," "favorite," share, comment and contribute their own stories and experiences with Kolbe's products. To learn more about Kolbe's physical locations, history as a family business, upcoming trade shows and industry affiliations, visit the Our Company section.