For 40 years, Magic Window Innovations has provided the GTA with some of the most advanced residential windows in the world. Our innovative, Energy Star certified 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.
Though it may not always seem like it, home ownership is an active, dynamic process. Homeowners may often feel like hesitating when re-investment opportunities arise, because they feel that there is ample time in the future in which to act. And while it’s important to never simply jump into a home renovation project without properly planning beforehand, thinking about ways to add home value should be a constant priority. After all, life is unpredictable; you may think you’ll be staying in your home for decades, but you also can’t definitively say those plans won’t change.
Investing in practical, high return projects is always an excellent option to consider. To that end, installing premium replacement windows to add home value is a practical, aesthetically-minded choice that can pay off now, as well as later.
Energy-Efficient Windows Can Add Home Value
Efficient energy usage is without a doubt one of the most pressing issues facing Canadian homes and businesses. Homes that use less energy will fare well as the demand for more responsible energy use grows. Plus, a more efficient home is a more cost effective home.
Embracing energy conservation can have a very positive impact on home value, especially in locations where temperature fluctuations throughout the year are common. In these variable climates, the primary reason windows fail is the expansion and contraction of the frame due to extremes in cold and heat, allowing external elements to penetrate the window. At Magic Window Innovations, we developed our Hybrid Fusion Frame® to address this issue. We construct these frames from vinyl and reinforce them with galvanized steel and anodized aluminum. These materials provide a high degree of structural integrity so that the window cant expand and contract due to changes in the weather.
If done correctly, window replacement has one of the highest ROI’s of all home renovation projects. By investing in efficient replacement windows, you can recoup between 70 and 80% on your initial investment.¹ It’s important to understand that very few large-scale home renovations ever recoup 100% of the money invested.
Energy-Efficient Windows are an Investment in the Future
Another reliable way to improve your home’s energy efficiency, and therefore it’s value, is to invest in replacement windows that exceed the standards of programs like Energy Star and the even higher standards of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). Windows that meet these design and performance standards are highly efficient. The criteria for certification include factors like heat transfer, heat gain and air leakage. To learn more about the importance of energy-efficient windows, consult our blog post 3 Ways Energy Star Windows Create Efficient Homes.
On average, windows that adhere to the Energy Star program can save homeowners 8% on their energy bills. That said, it can get even better. At Magic Window Innovations, we design our windows to be as energy efficient as possible. Our windows exceed the standards of the Energy Star program and the NFRC, which means that our windows can improve a home’s efficiency by 40% or more. That number doesn’t even take into account the efficiencies generated by our Integrated Blind Systems and Energy Blind Technology.
Stylish Replacement Windows Add Home Value & Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is an undeniable factor in generating home appeal and demand. 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. However, investing in curb appeal is not simply whimsical or speculative. Home improvement projects that address aesthetics and curb appeal can boost perceived home value by 5% to 11% in some cases.2 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.
Magic-Series Replacement Windows Are Stylish, Modern and Efficient
Over 40 years of operation, Magic Window Innovations has developed over 40 patents that deal directly with making replacement windows perform better, for longer. We have taken performance and aesthetics into consideration in our aim to make homes both look and perform better.
In designing our Magic-Series windows, we created Parallex® hardware, an award-winning system that eliminates mechanically-flawed crank hardware, easing operation and improving the window’s durability, performance and functionality.
With Parallex® hardware, a large galvanized steel rod runs through the internal part of the sash, connecting to two extremely durable nylon/brass shoes that sit in parallel tracks at the top and bottom of the frame. By securely fastening the sash to these tracks, Parallex® technology forces the top and bottom of the sash to move in tandem. This equal distribution of torque and movement is what allows our casement windows to operate without any risk of warping, sagging, or distortion.
Hybrid Fusion Frame Technology
Our Hybrid Fusion Frame design uses a skeleton of steel and aluminum wrapped in vinyl (U-PVC). This frame provides the best of both worlds: the strength and durability of steel and aluminum with the efficiency of high-performing U-PVC. Our frames adapt to weather fluctuations, keeping the home better insulated year-round. We’ve also improved on traditional frames with our ultra-slim design, which reduces the frame’s size and maximizes the glass surface to create a more contemporary look.
We formulate our own glass units to meet specific solar and energy-control needs of different regions and climates. There are a variety of customizable options including glass types, gas fills, glazings and coatings (which you can read more about here). By bringing glass production in-house to ensure quality control, we are able to incorporate the most advanced technology in the industry. As a result, we ensure that you get maximum energy efficiency and longevity out of your replacement windows.
Custom Aesthetics Can Add Home Value
We are committed to providing our customers with the aesthetic flexibility they need to either match an existing style or make a bold statement with their replacement windows. These custom style choices include custom textures (such as wood-laminate), custom colours and custom grill patterns. Magic Window Innovations is the perfect choice for trend-forward windows that will give any home that essential “wow-factor”.
Add Home Value With Magic Window Innovations
It’s never a bad time to think about increasing the value of your home. Replacement windows are both a sound investment for the future and a beautiful, practical addition to your home in the short term. If you’re ready to discuss the logistics of replacing your windows, book a free, no hassle consultation with us today. Our trained staff will walk you through every aspect of the window replacement process, helping you to understand the configurations and customizations that will best suit your home. So if you’re ready to transform your home and boost its value, contact us today!