Today our biggest assets are vulnerable to destruction because of our reliance on a 5,000 year-old technology that remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years until Armor Glass® ‘Green+Security’ film was created.
Studies have shown how hurricane-force winds (even without the hurricane) hurl wind-borne debris that breaches glass allowing winds to rush in that uplift the roof and force the walls out causing structural failure. One engineer estimated a breach in window glass could yield 50,000 lbs. or more of uplift on a roof.
By protecting the glass from breach, you protect the building from collapse. It’s that simple, yet few people — even in the architectural community — are aware of this vital, property and-life- saving knowledge. As CEO of Armor Glass and AIA course-certified lecturer on “Green +Security,” I asked a survey question in one program with 30 architects. Only 4 of them knew about security film despite living in Houston, which was hit by Hurricane IKE in 2008!
Tornadoes operate the same way. They are condensed hurricanes that destroy by hurling debris through the glass, sending thousands of glass shards flying and instantly pressurizing the building and blowing walls outward, causing chaos inside as the building collapses. Study photos of blown off roofs and you will find a broken window near it every time.
Burglars love glass as an easy entry point. Our videos show how one hit with a brick and they are IN! Glass is so fragile that children can break it, and do every year, causing serious injuries and even death.
School shooters love glass because it’s no challenge. It takes less than two seconds for a shooter to blast into a thousand pieces a tempered glass window or door and enter the building, as the shooter did at Sandy Hook. Armor Glass would have stopped him!
Find out more by reading “Houses of Straw” at our website and ask for a free quote to protect your biggest asset.