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Hurricane Prep and a Special Job at NASA

Hurricane IKE damage office buildings

This is how downtown Houston looked after Hurricane IKE hit in 2008. Had Armor Glass Security Film been on those windows, they would not have lost a single one, not even if broken! So get prepared for the next wind event – don’t count on it being a water event like Harvey.

Armor Glass just wrapped a job at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab for NASA in Houston (the first word uttered from the moon._ Got to see astronauts in training for space flights in a weightless environment.

It was a great honor that they sought us out specifically for this project (as they did in 2016 for the Mission Control section).

Turns out that the full-scale ISS is many times bigger than this pool! ISS is 450 feet long – about 1 and a half football fields.

The people were great. This is an area for visitors can come to watch. Check it out. #iss #nasa #NBL #armorglass

And ask us for a FREE quote at www.ArmorGlass.com

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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.

nasa-global- temperatures-map- 2016 hottest year on record so far

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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NASA Called – Requested Armor Glass by name

I just back from finishing our first NASA project. It was an honor to get contacted by NASA–they called me I didn’t call them. I was told they specifically wanted Armor Glass, not brand X.
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I can’t say more than that about our mission, but it did require I get up at 4:30 this morning to get through the safety meetings, badging etc. – we even had an escort all day we were in that sensitive of an area.
Now, a legislative lunch tomorrow to talk about getting home and building owners a discount for putting Armor Glass security film on windows to protect their most valuable asset(s) from breach of its weakest link.
Then on to Mississippi and Louisiana to protect 8 stores for a national chain…Protect your Ass(ets) with Armor Glass!
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Hurricane season starting EARLY in 2015? Low in the Atlantic…

Usually our Hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1 of every year and runs to November 30, and usually nothing ever happens until AUGUST — but not this year.  

We already have a mysterious LOW in the Atlantic that could prove to be our first storm of what is supposed to be a “slow” season. Maybe not!

Here is a photo of the current situation:


It does not look like a problem for the Gulf of Mexico at the moment but the fact that we are seeing low pressure in the Atlantic a month before the official beginning of hurricane season is a reason to be cautious and get prepared for a possible storm that no one expected. It’s been 7 years since Hurricane IKE hit Houston – so we can’t stay “lucky” indefinitely.

My gut says that when they say it will be a “slow” season is to expect the unexpected!
Hurricanes throw wind-borne debris through glass windows, allowing uplift on the roof that destroys a building. Armor Glass security film is designed to avoid a breach by large debris strikes (up to 4.5 lb), saving the interior from wind, rain, mold, flying glass and dangerous uplift.

Get more info from our Free EBook “Houses of Straw” at our website.

Recently we have been called by storefronts that have been broken into multiple times. We put security film on 8 stores for a well known regional restaurant chain and it has already prevented injuries when a motorcycle collided with a store and broke a window. It kept glass from spraying onto customers.

We have been taking care of homeowners with solar heat and security issues. We have put it on homes, churches, schools and private and public buildings.  Retired teachers have it, along with astronauts and engineers. Some of our clients are literally “out of this world” at the moment.

It costs nothing to get a quote.