updated 9/25/2010 9:45:14 PM ET 2010-09-26T01:45:14

WAUSAU, Wis., Sept. 24, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recognized as having exceptional value in today's competitive marketplace, Kolbe's Latitude Series received a Consumers Digest Best Buy rating for premium, vinyl replacement windows. According to the publication's research, the premium designation is awarded to the products that "offer all the features a top-of-the-line buyer would want" for the greatest value.

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Kolbe's Latitude Series provides a full line of premium quality, vinyl windows and patio doors for both commercial and residential new construction and renovation applications. Combining traditional aesthetics with an ENERGY STAR® rating, these products rely on high-performance LoE glass as standard to deliver energy-efficiency, helping save money on heating and cooling bills. These units offer 0.30 U-Factor and 0.28 solar heat gain coefficient, qualifying for national home improvement tax credits.

Featured in Consumers Digest's September/October issue, among the attributes highlighted on Kolbe's Latitude Series windows, the article states: "What sets this series apart from other models is that these windows have the best overall aesthetics and open, close and tilt better than all other vinyl models.... No other model's interior surface has more seamless joint construction or does a better job of replicating the look of a wood-grain finish than this series does."

On average, a Consumers Digest Best Buy rating is awarded to less than three percent of competing models in any given product category. Selected products are nationally available and manufactured by a reputable company with a national dealer and support service network. Kolbe's website offers an easy, ZIP code search tool to find the nearest dealer and suppliers.

To learn more about Kolbe's Latitude Series and replacement windows, please call 888-831-5589 or visit www.kolbe-kolbe.com. For more information on Consumers Digest Best Buys, please visit www.consumersdigest.com.

What began in 1946 as a two-brother team has grown into an internationally respected manufacturing company. Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co, Inc. remains a privately held, community-oriented business located in Wausau, Wis. Covering nearly one million-square-feet, its state-of-the-art facilities feature high-tech machinery and a design center to present the creative possibilities offered by Kolbe windows and doors.

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