Product FAQs / CHARTS
1. Why do you use acrylic instead of glass?
Acrylic has much better insulation properties than glass so gives an excellent solution for thermal insulation and soundproofing. In fact, Magnetite’s acrylic panels only let through 1/6 the heat of glass. Acrylic is stronger and safer than glass and it blocks out the sun’s harmful UV rays. We also offer secondary glass windows through our Soundtite range.
2. What if I prefer a glass panel?
Not a problem. Our Soundtite, secondary aluminium window system is fabricated with laminated glass. The system can be designed to slide horizontally or vertically to match your existing window function and design. All window panels can slide for ease of cleaning and operation.
3. Can I still use my window?
Yes. All our windows are fully operational and easy to use. They can either slide or be removed for ease of access for fresh air. It uses magnets, similar to those used in a fridge door, to create an air tight seal when closed. While, Soundtite can be designed to slide horizontally or vertically to match the existing aluminium window function and design. Click here to see how Magnetite works
4. Can you tint my windows?
Yes. We can tint your existing windows. Solartite offers three ranges of high performance window films to cater for any combination of building style, orientation, privacy and appearance.
5. What does Magnetite look like after installation?
All our systems are designed to cause minimal impact on the visual aspects of your home. Magnetite’s slim line framing and colour range means that it blends into your existing window. Aside from the savings and comfort you will not even notice Magnetite windows are installed. Because the look of your existing window is maintained, Magnetite is approved by most body corporate and strata developments. Browse our Media Gallery for pictures from our previous installations.
6. Will Magnetite work with my window?
Yes. Our solutions are customised to suit your specific needs and requirements. This means that our systems can fit any shape or style of window. Please go to Media Gallery to see some examples.
7. Is the acrylic safe to use?
Yes. Acrylic is 18 times stronger than glass and it will not shatter. Magnetite acrylic panels have a UV inhibitor built into them. This will stop the harmful UV rays from fading curtains or furniture and keep you safe.
8. Does your acrylic yellow or craze?
No. Magnetite uses only optical grade acrylic. This means that there is no styrene, which causes low cost plastic sheeting to change colour in the sun. What you see through your window now is what you will see with your Magnetite window installed.
9. How do I clean my Magnetite windows?
Cleaning is simple. Using a soft cloth or chamois the Magnetite panels can be easily cleaned with an acrylic cleaner or a mild detergent (3% in lukewarm water). You do not need to struggle to clean between the window panels. All your Magnetite panels are completely removable making cleaning easy. Looking after your Magnetite windows will give you years of savings and comfort.
10. How long will the magnetic seal last?
We use rubberized magnets similar to the magnets in your refrigerator door. With over 90% iron oxide it is able to withstand bangs and extreme temperature. In short, the magnet will last for the life of your home and its durability is supported by our 10 year warranty.