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Beware the False Prophets – And Bad Advice Such as This..

I received a phone call yesterday from a police officer who provides security assessments for a city in the Houston area. What he told me was shocking. It involved a competitor deliberating lying to customers.

He said that one of our competitors actually published an article for homeowners that stated: “You do NOT have to use frame bonding on tempered glass.”

What is “frame bonding” and why should you care?

Here is why. The next photo shows you what happens when it is not done on a TEMPERED window:

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The competitor company did an installation on a tempered glass door of a house for people who specially asked for security film, not just cheap solar film. When the home owner returned one day, he found that the glass from his back door was lying on the sofa — the burglars had hit the glass and when it disengaged from the frame–as it WILL do when struck and there is no bonding holding it to the frame–they carried it over to the sofa and put it there.  Then they stepped through the empty frame and helped themselves. The company that did this should be liable for their loss. It was more than gross negligence.

Here is a photo showing what frame bonding looks like as it is being applied and how it looks once set — keep in mind that it comes in different colors and we put white bonding on white frames, black bonding on black frames, etc.

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Without frame bonding applied to a tempered window that our security film has been installed, the glass WILL fall out!  This was unprofessional advice. It’s one thing if they are just too lazy to do it right. But its a whole another thing to deliberately give false advice to potential customers. That’s fraud!

On PLATE glass no such frame bonding is required. But on tempered glass is it ALWAYS needed to provide the protection sought. The following photo what happens if it is impacted WITH BONDING (it breaks but STAYS IN THE FRAME, blocking the bad guy and the hurricane force winds):

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I advise that you check with the Better Business Bureau about a company before retaining them. And if they tell you that frame bonding is NOT required on tempered glass, tell them to not let the screen door hit them on the butt on the way out the door.

More details on this important professional detail is in the free ebook on our website entitled “Houses of Straw.”  Read it and you will know more than most of the film people you talk to.  After all, when NASA wanted the job done right, they insisted on Armor Glass, not Brand X like these guys who left a homeowner with a loss.

 

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Why Burglars Hate Armor Glass While it keeps Hurricane force Winds Blowing Off Your Roof

Today’s Podcast on KPRC 950 AM “Home Cents” on what Armor Glass is and how it protects your biggest asset from breach by humans and Mother Nature while saving energy as it blocks solar heat and harmful UV…
 
Armor Glass discussion starts a minute or so into the tape.
 
http://kprcradio.iheart.com/media/play/27266350/
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Why Buy Armor Glass security film to protect your home & Business – in 60 seconds

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Another Tropical Wave to be Atlantic Hurricane – Several Others Right Behind It

NEW Tropical wave forming in Atlantic – 90% it will become a hurricane. The GOOD News: It appears heading for mid-Atlantic (storm for fish). The BAD News: There are several waves right behind it that all pose a risk of forming into Atlantic hurricanes.
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Get prepared NOW! It is too late to call when its a named storm.
www.ArmorGlass.com

 

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How Armor Glass Beats the HEAT While Armoring Your Weakest Link – in 1 minute

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How Armor Glass Beats the HEAT While Armoring Your Weakest Link – 1 minute

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It May FEEL Like VENUS: How to Beat the Record Heat and Weather Stronger Storms

Do you feel like your are melting into the pavement when its 99 like it is today, and will be tomorrow and the day after?  It could be worse, on our neighbor planet Venus its 864 degrees its thanks to runaway greenhouse effect.  It’s even hotter than the planet Mercury which is closer to the sun. It’s because its atmosphere is nothing but carbon dioxide (CO2).

NASA just released a report stating that 2016 is our “hottest year on record” and its not even over yet! Already a city in Iran reported a temperature of 169 degrees! That is a temperature in which human survival is at its limits. You can’t drink enough water at that point to keep from dehydrating.  In a way we are like the proverbial frog in the pot of water as it slowly heats up, not noticing we are cooked until its too late!

So, what’s the solution?  Amazingly enough, companies still make windows that leak HEAT like a sieve – 40% of your energy goes out the windows. That means that windows do nothing to reduce that shirt-staining solar heat coming into your building along with dangerous UV  that not only fades furnishing but is the No. 1 cause of skin cancer on humans.

The solution is to put a special film on ALL the glass to cut that heat and UV. You can do that with cheap solar film. But then you have another problem — security, or lack thereof.

All solar film does is cut heat but provides zero security on the weakest link of every building — its glass.

When glass breaks in a hurricane force wind event, its impact impact is uplift on the roof. Goodbye house. Thieves love it. Go ahead, hurl a brick into your window tonight and see for yourself. YEP. Your spouse will be mad as hell and you will have an empty frame and a big mess  (aside from possible divorce court when everyone gets the splinters out of the kids’ feet and the dog).   A burglar loves taking your paver and heaving it through it for the same reason. He’ll only be there a couple minutes anyway.

Why not solve BOTH problems at the same time? That’s what Armor Glass does – cuts that vicious sun in half while built to resist a brick hurled at your glass wall.

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As the air heats up, as you can see in the NASA photo above, the molecules hold more water, so the winds are bigger and the rains are heavier. That is that much more force against your home or office building. The first thing that goes is the glass. Then all hell breaks out.

The good news is that by cutting the heat in half (or more), you cut your energy use and cost – enough to pay for itself over time, while protecting your family. What’s that worth? We wont be able to stop the heat (but we do need to take action to reduce CO2 to avoid becoming another Venus), but we can reduce the heat and armor our weakest link from threats by mother nature and human intrusion.  Armor Glass films are carbon negative – meaning our technology saves more energy than it takes to make it!

We have put it on everything from mobile trailers to million dollar homes, from NASA to homes of astronauts and retired teachers.

Check us our at www.ArmorGlass.com and read “Houses of Straw” to see why that’s what most of us live in, until you add Armor Glass to your windows. Don’t leave home without it!

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Heads up! Tropical Storm EARL could form today…

Heads up!  Weather reports are that Tropical Storm EARL could form as early as TODAY!

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It is moving towards the USA and could become a hurricane threat to the East and Gulf coasts. Watch here for updates.

In the meantime, READ “HOUSES OF STRAW” at our website on how hurricane tear apart homes and buildings, and how to protect them by protecting the weakest link.

Once windborne debris breaks a window, its’ game over’ for your house. The wind pressure will uplift the roof. Heavy plywood is a suicide mission to install and shutters are 10x more expensive than Armor Glass security film.