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Coronavirus Update – It won’t stop Threats from burglars and hurricane-force winds

Our past crazy week.

Things are popping here at Armor Glass despite the coronavirus. In the past WEEK, we:

  • adopted an updated New logo that you can’t miss – makes it clear we sell a film that armors glass, not glass.
  • We acquired a New automated software program for handling our inquiries, work orders, scheduling – it lets us create and send work orders while tracking how well sales reps are doing and what taxes we owe. It does everything but make coffee, so thankfully it won’t take that job from me! All of it automatically goes to Quickbooks.  The paperwork burden was just cut 80% or more.   We STARTED training on it today.

Last Tuesday I was sent an email about a large project in another city – they had already done the walkthrough and perhaps they weren’t impressed with who turned up. They must have found us online because they sent us an email invitation to bid, with the bid date extended to give us only a few days to meet it (one week).

With the uncertainty about coronavirus possibly impacting our business, I did not want to pass it up.  Besides, we are one of the few companies certified by the manufacturer to install security film and one of fewer still who do it 100% of the time.  Not having us bid is almost negligence on their part! Lol.

So I drove for 8 hours Thursday on a beautiful day and got to the project city. Then in the night, the skies opened up as if we are under a nonstop waterfall. It continued all day Friday while I reviewed the project, trying not to get sick for obvious reasons as I had to duck in and out of buildings and get to the open parking lot without drowning.

Visual inspection of the building revealed that it has far more windows than the architect and documents say. Oops.  We spent one last night under pounding rain with thunder, lighting and a non-stop assault of cold rain on the RV, with the heater going full blast. We woke up to a chilly wet 41 degrees.

So I drive back 8 hours Saturday after taking dogs for a break in the rain. They were not excited about it but did their business like good little boys, jumped back in the RV, got under their blankets and we rolled back to home base. By the time we hit Texas, the rain had gone and the air was getting warmer and more comfortable. It felt great!

Compiled project size numbers on Sunday.  On Monday, double-checked the numbers and completed all paperwork — but could not get a bid bond in time due to coronavirus slowdown; their agents were home and could not access the office system, so I had to send the quote to meet the deadline with a cashiers check for 5% as a guarantee that we can perform (that was first time in 12 years anyone even asked for a bond).

Today it is sunny in Houston and we are working online and the phone as always. Since our crew always works isolated, that isn’t a problem.

Our sales rep team is also self-isolating as recommended, but meeting with potential clients is still OK since it is less than 10 people and no one will be shaking hands. I like the idea of doing the hands folded Namaste greeting for a while. Lol.

Standby for updates. One of our delayed projects is a school, which may remain empty for a month, or more. The world has gone upside down.

But viruses won’t stop burglars and the next round of hurricane-force winds from jeopardizing peoples’ security. Don’t stay home or leave it without Armor Glass protection.

FYI. Our new logo..

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Tornado Tears Apart Apartment in Houston – How Armor Glass Could Have Protected It

In Houston over the weekend of violent storms, an apartment building was hit by a tornado, tearing it apart.  Armor Glass could have avoided that damage. 

Here’s how and why.  The photo below, taken from our ebook “Houses of Straw” shows what happens when wind-borne debris breaks through a glass window….

 

Breaching a window results in UPLIFT on the roof. That leads to Structural collapse. 

Engineers and architects will tell you that buildings are designed to resist EXTERNAL winds. But once a window breaks from debris hurled by high speed winds, then the wind goes inside and seeks a way out. That it what produces UPLIFT on the roof and blows walls out and roofs OFF.  One engineer told me that a break can equal 50,000 lbs. of UPLIFT on the roof!

Bottom Line: Avoid the breach of the buildings weakest link, avoid losing your roof!

ARMOR GLASS basically armors your existing glass.  When impacted it will look like the photo below:

And what does Armor Glass LOOK like? This:


Get more details on how Armor Glass protects your biggest asset from storms, burglars, solar heat, UV, etc. by reading our FREE EBook “Houses of Straw” available at our Armor Glass website. You will see what to do, and what NOT to do to get the best protection.

“Houses of Straw” refers to what all of us are living in – that is, until you armor your glass.

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Protecting Your Weakest Link – 60 second clip on Armor Glass vs Plywood and Impact Glass. Saving energy

How Armor Glass protects your weakest link from human intrusion and hurricane-force winds, and how it also pays for itself in energy savings…

 

 

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What JP Pritchard Says About Armor Glass in 60 seconds

What JP Pritchard Says About Armor Glass in 60 seconds.

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What Armor Glass does – in a Few Photos…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Unbelievable Huge HAIL Hits Australia – Taste of what’s to come when Its Our Turn?

Australia entered its first day of fall (which is our first day of spring in the northern hemisphere) and was hit by a massive hailstorm with baseball size hail that locals say is “unprecedented.”  They had never witnessed anything like it. could this be a harbinger of what we will be facing when fall comes to the U.S.A.? 

Check out the wind damages:


Hurricane season is rapidly approaching. Burglars operate 247. Armor your weakest link from human intrusion and Mother Nature with Armor Glass security film.  Read our free Ebook “Houses of Straw” to learn more about it.

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Anatomy of a Burglary

This video was taken by a home security system of a break in on July 14, 2014 in Houston.  We have edited it down to less than 2 minutes…

Notice that having cameras viewing burglar suspects does NOT keep them from breaking in – they don’t even open the door they broke to avoid setting off an alarm!

Only Armor Glass security film on those glass doors would have made a difference. And covering only a few windows won’t cut it – you can’t predict which glass entry they will choose.

Check us out today, at www.ArmorGlass.com