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 Toronto casement windows.
If you’re in the market for a new set of replacement windows in Toronto, chances are you will be replacing at least a few casement windows during the process. These designs have been manufactured for years and they’ve become quite common in homes everywhere. Because these designs are so commonplace, it’s imperative for homeowners to know that they are investing in quality, innovative products that don’t simply rely on traditional mechanics or design. At Magic, we have revolutionized the casement window and created something totally unique. Read on to learn more about our premium Toronto casement windows and how our designs have set us apart from the competition.
What is a Casement Window?
Before getting into the design, it’s worth asking: what is a casement window? A casement window is an example of an operable window. They provide airflow and ventilation, as well as an alternative means of escape from the home in case of an emergency. Traditionally, casement style windows swing outward like a door. They are attached to the window frame by one or more hinges on the side and can have upwards of five to six sashes in some cases.
Traditional designs open and shut by means of a crank located at the bottom of the frame. When closed, locking mechanisms on the frame pull the sash up against the frame and lock it into position. These windows can be hinged to open outward or inward and are excellent for natural ventilation. If you live in a hot climate, casement windows are an ideal option to encourage airflow.
Revolutionary Parallex® Hardware Improves the Casement Window
While cranks have been a staple of window design for years, these mechanisms present major potential issues. Because cranks only work by moving the sash from the bottom, the top of the sash only ever reacts to this movement. Over time, this type of uneven motion will cause the sash to warp, sag and bow within the frame. Crank mechanisms also stand a greater chance to strip, break and loosen over time.
In designing our Magic-Series windows, we decided to innovate rather than falling back on the same old crank mechanism. Parallex® hardware is an award-winning system that eliminates the crank, easing operation and improving the window’s durability, performance and functionality. By installing large galvanized steel rod through the internal part of the sash that securely connects to two parallel tracks on the top and bottom of the frame, Parallex® technology forces the top and bottom of the sash to move in complete tandem.
Without the need for cranks or hinges of any kind, mechanical failures are a non-factor with Magic-Series casement windows. Parallex® technology also improves energy efficiency through tighter seals, and creates a wider opening for better views, improved ventilation and a much more accessible route of escape in case of emergency.
Our Toronto Casement Windows Come Standard With Strong, Stylish Frames
Magic design modified casement vinyl windows. Our Hybrid Fusion Frame design uses a skeleton of steel and aluminum wrapped in vinyl (U-PVC). In this way, we provide 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.
Control Light & Heat With Retractable Casement Window Blinds and Screens
Retractable Insect Window Screens
Outdated insect screens block light, obstruct views and can become clogged with dirt and allergens. With our patented Retractable Slide ‘N’ Hide® technology, we’ve given homeowners complete control over when and how they utilize their window screens.
Built-in Solar Window Screens & Thermal Blinds
Our Solar Screens also utilize Retractable Slide ‘N’ Hide® technology. They allow for unprecedented control over how much solar light and heat enters through a window.
Similarly, our retractable Thermal Blinds can double the insulating value of a window. They reduce utility bills by preventing comfortable internal air from escaping the home. These blinds can also completely block out light penetration, providing increased privacy and security.
Customized Casement Windows Made for Life in Toronto
We have serviced Toronto and the GTA for over 40 years. In that time, we’ve come to understand the unique seasonal and environmental circumstances that Toronto homeowners have to contend with. That’s why we’ve taken our glass formulation in-house. There are a variety of customizable options to consider, including glass types, gas fills, glazings, and coatings. The customization of our glass units allows us to maximize every window’s performance in accordance to specific preferences, climate, and home’s construction. Learn more about each of these performance-enhancing windows features here: Toronto Window Replacement: This is Everything You Need to Know
Casement Windows that Fit Your Home’s Style and Aesthetics
One of the most striking aspects of Toronto is seeing the wide range of home designs and styles. With so many different eras and architectural styles on display, Magic gives homeowners in Toronto the aesthetic flexibility they need to either match an existing style or make a bold statement with their casement windows.
Wood window frames can be stunning but they are notoriously high-maintenance. If you’re looking to maintain the classic look of wood, but would rather not deal with things like rotting, denting, peeling and termites, we offer wood-laminated textures.
Windows don’t have to be black and white. Instead, you can shop an array of colours that suit the interior and exterior of your home. Even the frames and hardware on your windows can be painted to your liking.
Window grills are often used to achieve a more traditional look. The range of options is infinite, and the designs are fully customizable.
Find Premium Toronto Casement Windows. Book a Free Consultation Today
We understand that every homeowner has unique needs when it comes to replacing and improving their windows. That’s why we offer free, no hassle consultations to provide homeowners with the information they need.
One of our certified project managers will help to explain the innovative design features that set our casement windows apart. They will also run you through how they can be customized to suit your home. So don’t wait! Contact us today and see first-hand why Magic produces the world’s most advanced replacement windows.
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