For 40 years, Magic has provided Toronto and the GTA with some of the most advanced residential windows in the world. Our innovative replacement windows, patio doors and Window Wall 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 residential windows in the GTA.
Make a statement with your window & door installations
While design comes into play with all replacement window installations, there are certain projects that provide homeowners with unique opportunities to create centrepiece-worthy aesthetic statements. Whether it’s for the home or the cottage, large patio door or Window Wall installations can entirely change the way homeowners view and interact with these spaces. That said, it’s also essential that these units exceed expectations of safety, performance and energy efficiency. Read on to learn more about our Patio Doors and Window Wall and how they deliver on style, functionality and efficiency.
The Window Wall
A Design Meant to Embrace the Outdoors
In an increasingly built-up world that isolates us from the outdoors in a number of ways, architectural design elements like the Window Wall represent a move in the opposite direction. Instead of relying on rigidly-defined boundaries between inside and outside, the Window Wall allows homeowners to embrace the outdoors like never before.
The Window Wall Was Made for Life in Canada
The Window Wall is specifically designed to perform according to different seasons. It’s the first product of its kind that’s specifically designed for Canada’s extreme climate. It’s free of any hinges or other mechanisms that could malfunction due to extreme temperature. When the Window Wall closes, its panels interlock into one another creating an airtight compression seal, making it durable and energy-efficient no matter whether it’s a summer heatwave or a nasty winter cold snap.
More than a functional window and door system, a patio door can also be a beautiful aesthetic addition to the home and cottage. The key with these installations is understanding the configurations that will work with the opening size available. This will allow for patio door installations that maximize views and natural light, rather than ones that simply focus on creating functional doorways. We offer patio door installations in 2-panel, 3-panel, and 4-panel configurations to ensure that homeowners get exactly what they want from their new doors.
Too often, older patio doors become far too much of a chore to open and close. Over time, wear and tear, dirt, grime and rust can degrade inferior patio hardware, making them a true hassle to operate. To remedy this, we use a patented hardware system that consists of eight stainless steel wheels that glide along an elevated stainless-steel track. This allows our door to maintain its incredibly smooth gliding motion even when food, dust, or other debris accumulate in the track.
Performance Features that Set Our Window Wall & Patio Doors Apart
While the Window Wall and the Patio Door are unique products that suit different contexts, they both feature the same performance features we build into all of our replacement window units.
In order to ensure the highest standard of energy efficiency, our engineers made a critical decision to bring the glass production in-house. This gives us the ability to incorporate the most advanced technology in the industry, from the best performing warm-edge spacer and glass to the longest-lasting insulating gas fills.
All of this ensures that you get maximum energy efficiency and longevity out of your thermal units. The customization of our glass allows us to maximize performance in accordance with your specific preferences, climate, and home’s construction.
All of our windows are certified energy efficient by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). This certification means that our window units can help improve a home’s energy efficiency by over 40% when compared to inefficient, outdated units.
Long-Lasting, Steel & Aluminum Reinforced Frames
We began as a manufacturer of aluminum windows. As a result, we have an appreciation for the superior strength and durability of these frames. However, while aluminum is a stronger frame material, it’s notoriously inefficient. It’s a material with high thermal conductivity, which leads to poor insulation.
Conversely, vinyl PVC — a very popular window frame material — is touted for its insulating properties. It also happens to be a weak material prone to damage, as well as expansion and contraction when temperatures fluctuate.
In designing our Hybrid Fusion Frames, we opted to create a frame that utilized the best of both worlds. We combined the superior strength and durability of aluminum and galvanized steel, with the energy-efficiency and welded corners of vinyl frames. In doing so, we opted for more strength, more durability and security as well as more energy efficiency.
These frames are available on all of our windows, patio doors and Window Walls.
Our award-winning Parallex® hardware system eliminates the need for any cranks, eases operation and improves durability, performance and functionality. Without the need for cranks or hinges of any kind, mechanical failures are a non-factor. Parallex® technology also improves energy efficiency through tighter seals and creates a wider opening for better views and improved ventilation.
Retractable Screens and Blinds
Retractable Insect Screens: Fixed insect screens can block up to 50% of the natural light and accumulate dirt, dust and other allergens over time. In contrast, fully retractable screens give you complete control over when, where and to what extent your screens are in use.
Retractable Sun Screens: These translucent screens can lead to more comfortable interior conditions. They’ll block the brunt of the sun’s heat during warmer months, and allow you to capitalize on more of the sun’s heat during the winter.
Retractable Blackout Blinds: Retractable blackout thermal blinds bring light penetration down to zero for times when you want complete blackout conditions and/or privacy. When engaged, these optional blind systems can also double the insulating value of your windows.
Sleep easy knowing that our sliding doors and Window Walls have attained the highest level of security for residential doors in North America. Our patented dual-point locking system contributes to a grade 40 security rating – the highest attainable security rating for these types of products.
High-end Installation and a 40-Year Warranty
All of our experienced installers and technicians are trained, certified and equipped to handle any and every job that comes their way. We install all year round: summer or winter, cold or hot, mild or humid.
We also stand by our industry-leading 40-year warranty. Not only does it reaffirm our belief in the quality of our products and installation practices, but it also embodies our commitment to provide homeowners with honest, direct information that they can put a number on. Our overall aim is to provide the best product and service care to all of our customers looking to install patio doors or Window Walls.
Transform Your Most Cherished Space Today! Contact Us for an In-Home or Virtual Consultation
If you’re looking to reimagine or upgrade the family cottage, or the family home, contact Magic today. We are happy to offer in-home or virtual consultations to help you understand the window replacement and installation process for our patio doors and window walls.