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TORNADO Warning…How They Destroy

Those of us in Harris county are under a TORNADO warning. It is times like this that I am so glad that I have Armor Glass protection on my windows – debris thrown by tornadoes breaks glass and blows off roofs.

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This is a good time to read how we are living in “Houses of Straw” and how to protect you biggest asset from future storms, which are guaranteed to come.
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Tornadoes Touching Down in Houston

HURRICANE Patricia died over two thousands miles ago, but its remnants are causing TORNADOES to flare up – we have had 4 of them so far TODAY.

Tornadoes are like hurricanes in that they destroy buildings by hurling DEBRIS into GLASS, causing it to blow in. The internal wind forces the Roof UP and destroys the building. At the minimum it causes immense internal damages.

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If you want to know how to “armor” your building from hurricanes and tornadoes, and still have it pay for itself in solar heat reduction and energy savings, read’ Houses of Straw at our website. It’s Free.

In the meantime STAY OUT of HIGH Water, unless you have pontoons or floaties.

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The CAT 7 Hurricane That Just Broke The CAT 5 Scale…

Hurricane Patricia is a warning – it just broke our hurricane scale. It won’t be the last!

Don’t take my word for it. The Weather Channel just reported that Hurricane Patricia is the strongest storm ever recorded in the western hemisphere – top speeds were recorded of 235 miles per hour! Luckily its speeds dropped to CAT 5 before it hit land.

Another anomaly with this storm– it went from an insignificant “tropical storm” to roaring CAT 5 winds in just 6 hours!  The super-charged hot waters of the Pacific acted like jet fuel to feed this beast.  (“Houses of Straw” shows how these “24-hour” hurricanes making ‘boarding up’ almost impossible; they do not give people time to prepare to save their homes by covering their windows, moving to high ground, etc.)

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It fact, Patricia was a such a mean machine that for the first time in recorded human history it broke our standard Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale — which tops out at CAT 5 and 157 miles per hour “and above.”At that speed, toss an airplane in the air and it will fly without even turning on the engine!

One expert said that if the hurricane scale was adjusted to reflect this hurricanes actual power, Patricia would have been a CAT 7! (Notice that the scale jumps a category every 20 miles per hour–so winds of 177 would be CAT 6 and winds of 198 would be CAT 7.)

Patricia is not alone – just last August Super-Typhoon Soudelor hit land as a CAT 4, just one of a string of CAT 5 storms in the hot-as-hell Pacific Ocean this year. At one point, we had an unprecedented TWO CAT 5 hurricanes at the same time, both near Hawaii! (photo below)

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For the U.S. Patricia will no become a major RAIN event, producing up to 12 inch of rain and flooding. But it is also a warning that the U.S. coasts are vulnerable to bigger storms as the Atlantic Ocean also continues to heat up, providing more jet fuel for future storms.

We are simply not prepared –our structures need to be hardened, especially their weakest link, the window glass — and some need higher elevations to deal with this continued threat from Mother Nature.

Our (free) book “Houses of Straw” explains how most of us are living in ‘houses of straw.’ It has photos showing the forces that tear apart buildings in hurricanes and tornadoes. It shows how to “armor” them to avoid destruction. This would be a good time for citizens and public leaders to read it – and begin preparing for the days ahead when we too will face these Super-Storms that are blowing off the lid of our hurricane scales.

Get prepared. As Patricia and the other Pacific storms this record year shows, this is the new “normal” for weather.  We are not prepared!

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Possible Hurricane Off Mexico…

Weather.com says that we could see yet another hurricane in the Pacific – this one next to Mexico which could dump heavy winds and rain into Texas in next few days.

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Hurricanes tear apart houses by breaking windows. See “Houses of Straw” for more information–because that is what we are living in until we upgrade the weakest link.

Prepare now since next year, and every year, we face yet another hurricane threat.

Our security film will also cut solar heat (50% and more) and 99% of UV. So it pays for itself in more ways than saving energy.

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2015 RECORD CAT 4, 5 Hurricane season – Beware our turn…

Weather.com just released an article stating that 2015 has set a new RECORD for CAT 4 and CAT 5 storms – 20 in the Pacific versus the old record of 18.

Reason? Record HEAT in the Pacific. The one Atlantic hurrican, Joaquin, also hit CAT 4.  Reading the tea leaves tells me that when the Atlantic is as HOT as the Pacific Ocean, then “Katy-bar-the-door” because all hell will break loose on the east coast and gulf coasts.

Soudelor Super Typhoon August 2015

Above photo is looking into the eye wall of a Super Typhoon.

As “Houses of Straw” documents, hurricane-force winds destroy building by blowing out the weakest link- the windows-allowing winds to enter the building and uplift the roof. Protect the glass and you protect your biggest asset from blowing away.

But don’t wait for the storm to be approaching to act. It’s too late at that point for anyone to act. Get a free quote from us today…

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Radio host who learned a Hard Lesson – Never Leave Home Without Armor Glass!

A radio personality in Houston spent the summer talking about Armor Glass. Now he wishes he had taken his own advice and had it installed BEFORE his house was broken into.

Here is JP Pritchard, in his own words (60 seconds):

After the break-in, JP asked for a quote and was surprised how reasonable it was. We had it installed in no time. He later said: “We didn’t leave the house for a week after the break-in, not until we have Armor Glass installed. Only then did we feel comfortable going away with no one home.”

Contact us today for a FREE quote. Don’t wait to lose your valuables before calling.  JP and his wife will not recover a lot of property worth more than what Armor Glass cost to install, not to mention those sentimental valuables.

 

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Video of burglary Not As Good As Keeping Them OUT

Last week, Houston radio personality JP Pritchard was in Brenham when he got noticed that his home alarm system had gone off, but it was already too late. When he and his wife got home, the thieves were long gone along with their loot.

JP called us and this week we installed Armor Glass security film throughout his house. It reinforces the weakest link – their glass. That is how they broke in. In fact here is a photo of the window they broke to get in – its one I would not have assumed they would break:

Burglars broke 13 inch wide window
Burglars broke 13 inch wide window

Moral: VIDEO cameras don’t keep the bad guys OUT. ARMOR GLASS DOES. Call for a FREE quote today. JP is endorsing us.

The irony is that is cost a fraction of what he thought it would – and far less than what was lost.

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Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin Could Still Hit U.S.

            Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin Could Still Hit U.S.

Hurricane Joaquin, now a dangerous category 4 storm, is still causing problems for the Bahamas and poses a threat to the eastern U.S. seaboard.  It may or may not be like Hurricane Sandy that hit 3 years ago.

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Forgetting how bizarre it is that HURRICANES are becoming common on the upper east coast (all the way to Maine), Joaquin could cause more damage from high winds and heavy rain.

We were getting calls today from as far up as New Jersey but frankly, if anyone has not already had Armor Glass installed its too late now – it takes time to travel, do measurements and install. People have a best a few days to prepare for Joaquin.

On top of that we have had another horrible school shooting – this one in Oregon, over 12 killed. Armor Glass has been protecting schools with our security film, but today we are in shock and mourning as much as everyone else.

Yesterday we finished installing our security film on the home of a radio host whose house was burglarized while he and his wife were out of town. They had a video system that captured the incident but then they realized that watching someone on video after they have broken in is not security.

So they had us put Armor Glass film on their windows since they said they felt insecure until we sent a crew. Get your free quote for Armor Glass BEFORE the hurricane or break-in happens, not after….

Burglars broke 13 inch wide window
Burglars broke 13 inch wide window