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DORIAN – Could Enter Gulf of Mexico after Hitting Florida

DORIAN UPDATE.

Latest forecasts and European model show DORIAN crossing Florida…AND ENTERING THE GULF OF MEXICO!

If that happens, we are potential target on the northern gulf coast.

Standby!

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Here Comes Dorian – Aiming at Florida where we just finished project…

Just this month Armor Glass put our hurricane-rated security film on several stores for a client of ours who has locations in Florida including Jacksonville.
 
Today it appears that computer models show Jacksonville is in the red zone of Tropical storm Dorian which has the potential of becoming a hurricane before landfall.
 
The good news is that our security film is already working! No need to “board up” if it does hit. The film has passed the Miami Dade hurricane test and large missile impact tests in an independent lab.
 
We anchored the film to the frames with a structural sealant that looks like caulking but is far superior in that it not only seals from leaks, it is actually holding the film to the glass when wind-borne debris breaks the glass.
 
Normally when that happens all the glass breaks into small pieces and falls to the fall, leaving a gaping opening in which wind and rain rush. The wind tries to get out by pushing up on the roof. The rain makes mold and months of reconstruction necessary.
 
ALL of this is avoided with Armor Glass security film. Even if broken, the film provides a seal from the wind and rain. No uplift on the roof. No rain penetrating during a storm so no reconstruction required. Replace the broken glass, put on new Armor Glass security film and you are good to go again – safer and more secure because of Armor Glass.
 
We have seen how our competitors offer cheap film that tears apart and easily pulls off the glass. Not so with Armor Glass film – our 8 mil pulls off only after much struggle, and in one piece. It is the “Mercedes” of film, but comes at a price even Ford people can afford.
 
Check us out. If your job is too small and far away for us, we will try to help you find someone in your area to help, but that is never easy. Few people know about the technology and fewer still know how to properly install security film so it works properly.
 
For example, failure to apply frame bonding on a tempered glass will result in the glass falling out of the frame after impact, because it wasn’t anchored. Plate glass however does not require frame bonding.
 
Armor Glass is a registered U.S. trademark. Our security films (clear and tint versions) have prevented injuries and loss from hurricane-force storms, burglars and even children running into glass and breaking it –avoiding blood, screams, stitches and trips to the ER.
 
And when the storms like Dorian come, you don’t have to “board up” to prepare. You already are…
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We are entering Peak Hurricane Season – and its brewing

September is peak Hurricane month. It is too late to call when a named storm is bearing down on us so get prepared in advance.
 
Hurricanes kill buildings by blowing out the weakest link, the glass. That is when the winds lift up the roof. With Armor Glass security film, you are prepared 24/7/365.
We now have tropical storm Dorian.
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Schools Beware of Cheap Substitutes…

Armor Glass just finished installing our security film on a small rural school. Why?

Because even they are worried about a shooter blowing out the glass and entering their school to kill. Frankly, the town was so small I had not heard of it until they contacted us and I used to live within 50 miles of it.

Aside from shooters, our film will protect them from tornadoes throwing debris through the glass as much as a shooter. They have “armored the glass” the weakest link of every building.

We aren’t advertising the names of the schools we have installed film on but we did learn something from our work this summer.

On one school we were asked to put another company’s film on the school. It was supposed to be “equivalent” to Armor Glass film. We discovered that it wasn’t even close.

When asked to change out one of the films they had put on windows, our installers discovered that their film tore literally in half when pulled off, whereas our film comes off in one piece!

The installers were also surprised how easy the other film came off despite being on the glass for a couple days. This doesn’t happen with our film – it takes huge effort to pull it off because the adhesive is so good.

Our warning to school districts is this – don’t go for the lowest price because other contractors are selling junk film that won’t stand up well if and when they sustain a shooter attack. They are cheaper because the product is cheap. Unless they are selling the identical film that Armor Glass sells, you can bet its inferior product.

They won’t even know its crap film until disaster hits. Don’t take chances.

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Armor Glass Protection From SHOOTERS…

The Armor Glass crew and I just returned from putting our security film on a school in the Texas Panhandle. We aren’t advertising which one out of safety concerns because we don’t put any marker on the glass to indicate its there. (The 8 Mil Clear version is invisible on the glass, and the frame bonding looks much like a regular black gasket, but is anchoring the film to the frame).
 
Our security film is being installed on schools and glass everywhere to stop shooters and burglars (it doesn’t stop the bullet, but stops the shooter).
 
Armor Glass security film and the anchor bonding holds glass in place after being shot, when normally the glass blows out and the shooter walks through an empty glass frame in one or two seconds.
 
Armor Glass buys TIME. It delays the shooter at the entrance for precious time, giving people inside time to flee, grab a gun or lock down — and police time to confront the shooter who is still at the entrance trying to breach the barrier instead of inside killing people and hiding in some corner or hallway.
 
Of course, it doesn’t help if the shooter is already inside, as happened at the Walmart in El Paso. That is why the film should be used with automatic door locks to create a “man trap” in which the shooter cannot go inside the glass without first spending time making a hole big enough for him to crawl through.
 
Seconds count in these situations. The shooter in Dayton Ohio was killed by police in 40 seconds! Imagine if Armor Glass film provided even 40 seconds of protection to those inside a glass entrance?
If you want to “armor your glass” from shooters or hurricane-force winds, contact us today.