Magnetite Window Solutions
Have you been considering replacing the windows in your home or commercial building? It’s one of the best ways possible to save energy and money. However, window replacement can also be a major undertaking. It’s expensive, time-consuming, and, if your building has historical significance, it can decrease the value of the building.
What is Magnetite?
That’s where Magnetite comes in. This unique product is an acrylic window panel that magnetically attaches to your existing windows with an airtight seal.
You might be curious why Magnetite window panes are made of acrylic instead of glass. Acrylic is an impressive material, which is lighter and more flexible than glass. That means it’s cheaper to transport, and less likely to break under pressure. It is also seven times as efficient as glass is when it comes to reducing temperature changes – meaning that your heating and cooling bills will be lower.
Windows and Insulation
The expense of heating and cooling a home or commercial building is often the main contributing factor to window replacement. When your windows are old, they may not have the same ability to insulate. That means that it costs more to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. In addition to being a significant addition to your monthly expenses, it also means more energy is being expended, causing harm to the environment.
Those expenses can be a huge deal for commercial properties. According to the Department of Energy, about forty percent of business energy costs go toward offsetting the inefficiencies of windows. That means that your energy bills could be cut almost in half by making your windows more efficient – making your business more profitable and either allowing you to reinvest that money into your company, pay your employees more, or take a larger salary for yourself.
Historic buildings are more likely than any other to have insulation difficulties, and often the most effective ways to solve the problem of a drafty old house is to replace the windows. However, replacing the windows in a historic home can also mean removing a lot of that amazing character that makes it the home you love. Not to mention, new windows can actually decrease the value of a truly historic home, making it harder to sell it for a high price if you ever decide to move out. When you add Magnetite to your windows, you get to keep that beautiful historic character, while also getting the energy-efficient benefits of brand-new windows, all for about half the price of actually replacing the windows.
How Magnetite Can Help
Replacing your windows can solve many homeowner problems, but it can also be very expensive. It requires specialized tools and abilities. When you add Magnetite to your windows, you end up spending only 40-60% of what it would cost to replace your windows entirely. Plus, adding Magnetite means that you do not need to factor in the downtime that it would take to replace the windows entirely in your home or business.
When you choose Magnetite, you get the best of both worlds – the improved insulation of brand new windows, with the beauty of your historic windows, all at a low price. Plus, since Magnetite uses magnets, they can be put in quickly, without disrupting either your daily life or your day at work.
Installing Magnetite, while not as big of an undertaking as completely replacing all the windows in your home of office, is still a massive project. So, many people like to dive into the technical details of what Magnetite can do for them before making the time investment.
The most important measure of a window’s efficiency is the R-value. The R-value is a measurement of how well something resists temperature change. Generally, a wall has an R-value of R-13 to R-20, and a ceiling of R-38 to R-49. Windows, on the other hand, have an R-value of about R-1 to R-3. Magnetite, however, is closer to R-8. That is a vast improvement over standard windows and means that your windows will be about four times as good at insulating your home.
There are some other numbers you might want to keep in mind when considering Magnetite. For example, acrylic windows are about 17 times stronger than a pane of glass – so you there’s no need to worry about your windows shattering. They are also superior at reducing noise – they will reduce it by about 70 percent. Magnetite can also cut down on ultraviolet light rays, UV rays can be dangerous, and can even lead to cancer, and by installing Magnetite you can reduce them by up to 99.1%.
So, if you have been considering replacing your windows due to a high energy bill, but putting it off due to expense and inconvenience, Magnetite could well be the right choice for you and your home. To learn more about Magnetite Windows, and find out if they are a good fit for your home, give us a call today at 1 (888) 433-2686. We look forward to hearing from you.