Interior design trends come and go, but a home with ample natural lighting will never get out of style. If you want a renovation that will boost your mood, design aesthetic and resale value, it’s time to upgrade your windows. Luckily for today’s homeowners, window technology has come a long way in recent years. Here are the must-know window technology features for an energy-efficient abode.
Crankless Window Hardware
Save your bicep workout for the gym. Opening and closing your windows should be easy! When shopping for new windows, it’s important to keep functionality top of mind. Advancements in window technology mean you don’t need to deal with pesky cranks anymore. Innovative push-out hardware, such as Parallex keeps the top and bottom of the window sash perfectly aligned, giving you an air-tight seal every time you close it. Homeowners will also enjoy a 90-degree opening for maximum ventilation and better functionality, and ease of use.
Retractable Bug Screens
Canada is famous for its gorgeous summer months, and if you’re anything like most Canadians, you want to spend as much time outside as possible. Although we love bringing natural outdoor elements into our living spaces, bugs and other pests aren’t welcomed into our homes. Thankfully, homeowners can add retractable bug screens to their window frames so we can enjoy their windows all year round. With this feature, you can enjoy increased natural light and better views of the outdoors. Additionally, you have all the benefits of a protective bug screen but can easily tuck it out of sight when not in use. Hiding the frame away keeps the screen free from dirt and allergens and the Retractable Slide ‘N’ Hide Insect Screen improves the window’s overall efficiency by 40 percent or more. What a game-changer!
Four Season Rated Bi-Folding Window Walls
If you spend a lot of time in your home’s outdoor space, it’s time to upgrade to easy glide patio doors. The Magic Window Wall lets homeowners maximize light, views and ventilation in their homes by reducing the barrier between the indoors and outdoors. Plus, they’re free of hinges or unnecessary mechanisms that malfunction in the winter due to Canadas extreme climate. You’ll enjoy unparalleled functionality and energy efficiency along with the ability to add on more groundbreaking technology features like retractable bug screens, sunshades and thermal blinds.
Let Light In With Revolutionary Hybrid Fusion Frames
If your home has a beautiful view, why not enjoy it as much as possible? Window walls are a folding door system that maximizes the most of natural light and creates a lovely, sleek and modern touch to any home. Magic has a revolutionary Hybrid Fusion Frame that maximizes the glass surface and creates a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience.
Retractable Black Out Blinds
A good night’s rest is priceless. If the sunlight streaming into your bedroom wakes you up before your alarm, opt for new windows with Slide’ N’ Hide Technology. This innovative feature will black out the room for a good night’s sleep and retract into the window frames when not in use. And as a bonus, it also increases efficiency and provides cleaner, more modern interior decor. You can have the best of both worlds: seamless, unobstructed views and the ability to control your preferred amount of natural light.
High-Performance Drainage Technology with Hi-Flo Drainage System
Living by the water is a luxury, but waterfront home maintenance isn’t a day at the beach. Choosing windows with a high-performance water drainage system, similar to Magic’s patented Hi-Flo drainage system, is a foolproof choice for waterfront living. Thanks to an upgraded gravity-triggered weeper, water won’t build up within the window frame. Weeper holes keep the system safe from swelling and cracking. It also drains unwanted fragments and other debris from the tracks, making them easier to maintain. Together this results in increased durability and longevity, qualities every homeowner wants in a window drainage system.
Clear As Day With Parallex Hardware
Washing exterior windows are one of the most dangerous chores a homeowner can do. Instead of climbing up a ladder to clean your home’s second or third-storey windows, opt for a brand of windows with sashes opening out to a 90-degree angle.
This time-saving (and potentially life-saving) feature means you can rotate and tilt the exterior glass of every window. With Magic’s Parallex hardware, you can stay safely and comfortably indoors to clean the exterior of your windows. How great is that?
Integrated Sun Shades
As much as we adore natural light, it’s not always practical. Retractable sunshades make it easier to protect yourself and your furniture from harmful UV rays and reduce glare on your TVs or laptop. Meanwhile, retractable sunshades help to create a more private and energy-efficient home. Magic’s Solar Screen allows homeowners to control the amount of heat and natural light that enters through your windows, which ultimately helps save on your heating and cooling bills. Plus, it gives any space a more modern and cleaner look.
Ultra Slim Frames
Are your windows overdue for an upgrade? Say goodbye to oversized bulky replacement frames and bring your home into 2022 with Magic Window’s Ultra Slim Profile. You’ll be pleasantly surprised about how much slimmer and stronger window frames have become in recent years. Skinnier window frames maximize natural light and make your home look more modern, increasing your home’s curb appeal. Of course, when windows have more glass and less framing, you’ll enjoy more natural light and better outdoor views.
Energy Efficient Glass
Changing your windows is one of the most sustainable renovation ideas a homeowner can make in 2022. However, windows aren’t a one-size-fits-all type of renovation. Look for a window company that can customize your window performance with your home’s specific climate, construction and lifestyle preference. Magic offers energy-efficient glass with an IGU depth of one inch, compared to other brands that typically have ¾ inch depth. This means you’ll get more insulation and noise reduction.