Chances are the tornado would level anything in its path but tornadoes also skip around and throw debris. It’s the flying debris that breaks windows — allowing air to rush in and blow off the roof. Keeping out the air, and keeping glass from flying around as shrapnel if there is a breach, is critical.
I measured a house in Friendswood that was hit by a freak tornado a few years ago. The wife was trying to open a door but the pressure held it shut. When they finally got it open, glass shards were embedded in the door and walls! If she had opened the door she would have been killed by flying glass.
In that case our security window film would have prevented “death by a thousand glass shards.” Even if the window is blown out, the glass would be held as one piece by the film — instead of flying around like thousands of knives.
It’s certainly better than nothing on dangerous, plain glass!
Yesterday, with some help, we finished the Atrium ceiling for our Armor Glass pro bono project of the year – for a lady with MS who had an atrium so hot that it threatened her birds in her aviary – yet it cost $1,000 to air condition it.
Watch the BTU meter change from the solar heat reading from clear, plain glass (100 BTU) to that same glass covered with our Silver 20 security film (11 BTU) – reflecting back over 80% of the solar heat and keeping the heat off the glass. And consider that this heat is mid-April heat, not July-August heat! Yet it still dropped the solar heat over 80%! The video is proof.
The old film was not security film and actually held the heat on the glass, making the room even hotter.
With our security solar, the owner is protected from both a breach of the glass by hurricane-force winds or solar heat beating down.
Last week a car bomb was used against the US Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Our security film is GSA 3a/3b blast-rated. So it not only protects from burglars and hurricanes, it can keep you safe during an explosion (such as a plant blowing up or a bomb being thrown).
Armor Glass Security Film – “Don’t leave home without it.”
Scientists rolled out their latest hurricane prediction for 2010. The bad news? El Nino –which kept the lid on our hurricane season last year — is fading away and ocean temperatures are running hotter than normal.
The scientists say that “Precursor factors to this year have a number of similarities to early April conditions that preceded the hurricane years of 1958, 1966, 1969, 1998 and 2005. All five of these seasons had above-average activity…”
Do you remember 2005? That was the year we had Katrina, then Rita, both major killer storms.
We were lucky last year but that luck won’t protect you this year – but Armor Glass security film can. Better get prepared now because it is too late to call when one of these is spinning our way.