For 40 years, Magic has provided the GTA with some of the most advanced residential windows in the world. Our innovative replacement windows, patio doors and Window Walls can add style and performance to any home. Welcome to our blog, where we provide consumers with the information and inspiration they need to make informed decisions about replacing their windows.
We’ve all strolled passed one of those houses that possess a quality or feature that makes it desirable or appealing after nothing more than a first impression. This curb appeal is a powerful thing and it shows that the right home improvements can boost home value and have a very strong return on investment.
The value of investing in curb appeal is not just speculative. Certain types of home improvement projects can boost perceived home value by 5% to 11% in some cases.1 The higher the perceived value, the more desirable your home becomes to prospective buyers. While investing in landscaping is typically cited as an example, investing in stylish, striking replacement windows around the home can be a very effective way to boost curb appeal. Read on to learn about four window designs that can improve the aesthetics and the performance of your home, while also making it more attractive to prospective buyers.
1. The Window Wall Adds Curb Appeal
The Window Wall is considered one of the most innovative and dynamic window products in North America. It’s constructed of autonomous panels that operate independently from one another allowing homeowners to completely manipulate and customize the size of the opening. The opening can be as small and practical as a regularly-sized door, or as large and dramatic as a full wall. No matter how homeowners choose to utilize the window wall, it is a stunning, dramatic design feature that connects the home to the outside world in entirely new ways.
Aside from its aesthetic value, the window wall’s performance-enhancing features make it an attractive feature for potential home buyers:
- The patented interlocking hardware creates an airtight seal in all four seasons.
- The retractable screen system that has the ability to stop at any point of the opening.
- Our patented Parallax® hardware rids the system of any moving parts and hinges.
2. Double Casement Windows
When designed correctly, double casement windows can be an incredible, show-stopping addition to the front of any home. The Magic-series double casement window represents the perfect synthesis of style and beauty. What makes the Magic-series double casement so special are the innovative enhancements that fundamentally distinguish its aesthetically-minimalist design from other casements on the market.
The durable, thin frame dramatically increases the size of the glass surface, creating a modern feel. The retractable screens also reduce obstructions, allowing for more light and a cleaner appearance from the exterior. And finally, our patented Parallax® design allows for effortless, crankless operation. The sashes easily swing out along a horizontal axis without the use of bulky, outdated crank hardware. Homeowners can also customize the double casement with a wide-range of textures, colours and grills that have the potential to turn the front of your home into a modern showcase.
3. Bay Windows Boost Curb Appeal
A show-stopping design with timeless appeal, bay windows are ones that project outward from the main walls of the home. The name derives from how the protrusion of the window creates a bay-shaped cavity inside the home. Despite the fact that the basic design for a bay window, known as a canted bay window, has been around for hundreds of years, the versatility and beauty of the concept have allowed it to endure over the centuries. In addition to creating a beautiful architectural feature on home’s exterior, bay windows also increase area, lighting and seating room.
4. Patio Doors
Well-designed patio doors can add incredible aesthetic value to the outside of the home. A marvel of steel, glass and our proprietary Hybrid Fusion Frame technology, the Magic-series sliding patio door comes in three styles: 2-panel, 3-panel and 4-panel. Any of these styles can become a dramatic, view-enhancing feature for your home’s exterior. The thin, durable frame and retractable insect and solar screens allow for a sleek, minimalist design. It truly sets a new benchmark for how a patio door can both look and operate.
Boost Curb Appeal With Magic
Investing in beautiful, innovative, energy-efficient replacement windows does far more than increase curb appeal; it has a very real effect on the true value of your home and a very high return on investment. If done correctly, the ROI can be as high as 80%.2
Replacement windows are both a sound investment for the future and a beautiful addition to your home. Magic-series replacement windows combine style, innovation and an industry-leading 40-year warranty. If you’re ready to boost the value of your home, book a free, no hassle consultation today.