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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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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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Let the Light Shine Thru

Let the Light Shine Thru

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Don’t you hate it when the sun is shining thru outside and all you can concentrate on are the stains on your windows.  As spring cleaning is taking a full swing in households across the world we have come up with tips on how to clean your windows effectively.  Get started by having the correct tools.  All you need is a squeegee, microfiber cloth, bucket, dish washing liquid, water, and vinegar.  Simple right… Continue reading

Keeping Cool: Selecting & Replacing Energy-Efficient Windows

Keeping Cool: Selecting & Replacing Energy-Efficient Windows

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Recently, our phones have been ringing off the hook, and we have received many emails from Los Angeles area residents, asking us what changes they can do to their windows and doors to keep their homes cooler, especially during recent heat waves hitting Southern California. Homeowners want to know how and when they can start replacing their current windows with new, energy-efficient models. Continue reading

Its Better to Be Safe Than Sorry

Its Better to Be Safe Than Sorry

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So we have said before how important proper window installation is when it comes to rain, and you may have thought to yourself, “Eh, it barely ever rains, I’ll be fine”.  Well, now what do you think?  Are you having to switch out the towel under the door every few hours?  How about that clever little funnel system you created by the small gap in your window?

Forget about all these attempts at quick fixes, because the damage that is caused in a few short days, or even hours, can have long lasting effects.  Mold can begin to grow, which causes potential health hazards and thousands in repair costs.  Wood can also begin to rot from the moisture, which will also cost thousands of dollars and potentially dangerous living conditions as well. If you had a leak in the side of your car door or your windshield, the damage would be immediately evident and cause for concern.  Nobody wants to have a water-damaged vehicle, let alone all the other issues that are caused aesthetically.  Therefore, the best option would be to fix the problems with professional help. This is where we here at Fusion Windows and Doors step in.  We not only carry the best quality of windows and doors, along with a large variety of styles to choose from, but we also do professional custom installations.

We believe that each and every one of our customers should be able to have a customized experience so that their needs are taken care of.  Professional and courteous service coupled with knowledge and understanding of the craft make us the best option in Southern California, and we plan on staying at the top for years to come.

El Niño Is Unforgiving

El Niño Is Unforgiving

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According to the NOAA, El Niño has an eighty percent chance of lasting into late Spring of 2016.  If you have any windows or doors that need replacing, it is better to do it now rather than later.  Small cracks or gaps in the housing of doors or windows can cause excess moisture to not only leak in, but become trapped, which causes mold and other problems down the line.

By giving the experts here at Fusion Windows and Doors a call, you can save yourself all the hassle later on by taking on the problem head on.  We have many options from the best brands, so that anything you need or want can be installed professionally and properly for you.  Give us a call or stop on by to see how we can help with your window and door needs.