Let the Light In!

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Sunlight is a huge factor in reducing bacteria found in household dust.

Recently an important new study by a team at the University of Oregon’s Biology and The Built Environment Center was able to determine that sunlight plays a huge factor in reducing bacteria that can be found in common household dust. This discovery has proven that in order for buildings to act as a healthy space for human occupancy, high performing windows should be regarded as a health requirement for building regulations.

Fleetwood 3800 series replacement windows installed in a home.The University of Oregon’s study showed that sunlight filtered through today’s high-performance coated glass results in about 50% less bacteria in household dust, compared to when dust is left under non-illuminated conditions. Ultraviolet light also acts as a sterilizer, reducing bacteria counts.

The bacteria that survived less within the day-lit rooms were linked to the germs that are known to cause human respiratory infections.

In the 1850’s Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, believed that direct sunlight possessed a purifying effect and prescribed it to her hospital patients. By the end of the 19th century, the Journal of the American Medical Association officially referred to sunlight as “nature’s disinfectant”, using it as a way to treat Tuberculosis.

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Historic Home Window Replacement in Glendale Ca


Here at Fusion, we are knowledgeable about working with historic homes and historic building owners who are considering window replacements and the specific concerns that come with the project.  Residents of Glendale, California reside in neighborhoods that are rich with history. The City created their historic districts in order to preserve these remarkable communities and their classic characteristics.

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Window Replacement For Historic Homes in Los Angeles


If you own a historic home or building in Los Angeles and are considering window replacement, you’ve come to the right place. At Fusion, we are very familiar with the opportunities available when working with historic buildings.

South Carthay8. Photo from preservation.lacity.org

If your home is a contributing structure in a designated Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) or a historic cultural monument, The City of Los Angeles can help you rehabilitate, restore, and maintain your building with a financial incentive.  (See a list of all HPOZ zones below). Thanks to The Mills Act Historical Property Contract Program, historical building homeowners are able to receive a potential property tax reduction, allowing them to put that extra money towards the renovations and repairs that the property needs. The Mills Act has been assisting qualified historic property owners with tax relief since 1996, benefiting nearly 900 properties in the City of Los Angeles.

Owners of income-producing properties that are listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places may take advantage of a 20% Federal tax credit.  The credit is 20% of the amount spent on qualifying historic rehab expenditures.

You can learn more about these incentive and others along with additional historic resources at preservation.lacity.org

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Replacement Windows For Apartments and Condos

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Replacing windows for entire apartment buildings or condo units can be an intimidating proposition.  Many building owners wait far too long before taking critical action for apartment buildings that need new windows.  In the meantime, their building is manifesting a poor insulation factor resulting in sagging aesthetics, and perhaps, less than impressed residents.

In addition to raising the overall value of your building, there are several key reasons to contact Fusion Windows sooner rather than later.  Putting this off may seem the easier, less painful way to go.  But usually, a little later, turns into years, turns into lowered building efficiency in key areas, namely higher heating and cooling costs.  The community image also begins to slip, and resident turnover grows a little higher. Attracting new residents becomes a little more challenging.

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Velux Cabrio Balcony Roof Windows Experience Resurgent Popularity

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A skylight balcony or roof window balcony is a specially designed roof window to take advantage of loft spaces and dormers with a roof pitch between 35 and 53 degrees.  Installing a roof window balcony can therefore provide significant practical space gain to otherwise awkward inward sloping rooms in your home’s upper living areas.  If you are an Architect and have limited your building plans to avoid incorporating these types of pitches into your designs, you may well reconsider with the advantages offered with the Velux Cabrio Balcony roof window products.  You may end up being considered quite refined and sophisticated in your approach to your profession!

Velux Skylight Roof Window Balcony
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Help Fusion Windows Make a Difference

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Join Fusion Windows this holiday season in helping children who will not be able to spend the holiday season at home due to illness.  There are many children who will be in a hospital bed this Christmas instead of being home.  We want to do all we can and we invite you to help us!  If enough of us get involved we will be able to make a difference for many children.  We are actively collecting monetary donations along with toys and gifts.  Please visit our GoFund me page or drop by our office to donate.  All donations will go to Children’s Hospital in LA and ill children in Armenia. We will be collecting donations through December 23rd.  You can also bring your donation to Fusion Windows on December 23rd when we will be having our Christmas party.  Come and celebrate the season with us at 479 W. Riverside Dr. in Burbank, California.

New Windows for an Historic Glendale Tudor

New Windows for an Historic Glendale Tudor

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5 Stars For Fusion Windows

Fusion Windows and Doors was thrilled to be able to install new windows on this beautiful 1927 Tudor home in Chevy Chase Canyon and even more thrilled to see the Yelp review we received.  Here is the review straight from Yelp from Dexter B.

Fusion Windows Review“This was a big job, and quite complicated. A 4000sf 1927 Tudor in Chevy Chase Canyon, the victim of a bad, and scrupulously cheap, window replacement project sometime in the 80’s.

We had about 20 some windows to replace, including a couple that were over 10′ x 8′, and the goal was to get all the benefits of modern double paned windows while restoring the look of the house to it’s 1927 splendor.

All the windows had to be configured with number of panes as per window size, window style, and multitude other considerations. We pretty much had ideas of what we wanted, but it was Gor who helped us navigate technical details and tell us what was and wasn’t possible, all the while giving expert guidance so we could achieve the aesthetics we had in mind. So huge shout out to Gor for making a big job go smoothly!

The installation was fast and amazingly all our windows popped right in and were functional same day! The crew was very competent and totally courteous too which I appreciate a lot.

Well now that it’s done the neighbors are all giddy and effusive about how good it looks, seriously they keep ranting about it.

These windows feel and look as solid as the construction on this historic era Glendale Tudor.

Big thumbs up to Gor, his team, and Fusion Windows!”


Glendale Tudor Before Replacement Windows
Glendale Tudor after replacement windows