About Magnetite Canada


Magnetite Canada. Magnetite® was developed by Kenneth J. Foster, an energy physicist, in conjunction with the M.I.T. Innovation Center in 1978. He was eventually granted U.S. Patent No. 4473980. Mr. Foster combined the concepts of using an acrylic window, like they use on jet airplanes, and a magnetic seal, which is how your refrigerator door stays both closed and air-tight, to create the most energy-efficient window on the market. More than 37 years later, Magnetite® is still the best alternative!

What sets us apart

Service, Quality, and Price

Retrofit double glazing is the addition of a secondary glazing layer to an existing window. Our technology allows you to receive all the benefits of double glazing without replacing your windows. This allows us to provide a cost effective solution for noise reduction, thermal comfort and energy efficiency in your home or office.

Magnetite Canada Company Information

  • Technology approved by Natural Resources Canada
  • Technology approved by CMHC
  • Member of ASHRAE
  • Member of CaGBC

Magnetite manufactures and installs a retrofit double glazing window system that is designed to reduce noise, increase thermal comfort and create energy efficiency.

Magnetite’s system is an innovative technology that attaches an optical grade acrylic panel to your existing window using magnetic seals.  It was first developed by an energy physicist, Kenneth Foster, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Centre for Innovation in 1981, as an alternative to traditional double glazing.

Our Canadian patent which includes a special patent for the installation technique is listed as (Canadian Patent Application Number 3,004,733)

Proven and Tested

More than 37 years later, Magnetite® is still the best alternative!

Comfort, Style and Efficiency

Our thermal technology allows you to create a comfortable and sustainable environment all year round. Our double glazing services provide noise reduction of up to 70% for a more peaceful home environment. With a range of colours Magnetite Canada’s slim line framing not only provides a contemporary style, but can also match any décor. The Magnetite Canada retrofit double glazing delivers maximum energy efficiency for a low outlay.

Service that you can count on

There is no need to renovate your existing home or office to gain the benefits of double glazing. With over 2000 installers coast to coast our professional installers can work with any existing windows, doors, skylights and glass areas, for a fast and convenient retrofit solution. Magnetite Canada is committed to providing an exceptional level of service to match our exception retrofit double glazing solutions for homes and commercial buildings.

Proven and tested systems

When it comes to your home or work environment, everyone wants to be surround by an environment they can trust. We will make windows better. With over 30 years of research and experience, and accreditation with numerous industry associations. Be assured a safe and lasting result for your home or corporate building. Choose Magnetite.