Armorcoat Safety and Security Film – Needed More Than Ever!

murrah building oklahhomaIt’s hard to believe that 17 years have passed since the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City; the most destructive act of terrorism in America until the September 11th attacks six years later. Carried out by home-grown terrorists, the bombing damaged or destroyed over 300 nearby buildings, wounded almost 700 people, and took the lives of 168. Many of the wounds sustained were caused by devastating – even lethal – flying glass shards. It has also been said that the building was specifically targeted because of its expansive glass facade. One result of this horrific event is that most private office space leased by the government today is required to have some form of security-oriented glazing.

It is a well known fact that flying glass can cause monstrous cutting and piercing injuries. And it certainly can be “the weakest link” in maintaining the security of any building – either home or office. For that reason, many homeowners and facility managers are taking action to strengthen their glass; either through the purchase of laminated safety glass, impact-resistant glass, or the installation of a quality Safety and Security Window Film such as SolarGard® Armorcoat™. Properly installed; with “edge attachments,” Armorcoat™ can help deter “smash and grab” burglaries and home invasions. Armorcoat™ can help protect building occupants from the devastating effects of glass shattered by severe weather such as high winds and hail.  Armorcoat™ is also a tested and proven blast mitigation product that is often used by the U.S. government in Federal offices, embassies, and military bases. Available in both “clear” and “sun control” versions, Armorcoat™ is a surprisingly affordable “upgrade” for those who want to add an elevated level of protection to their home or office window film installations. Combining its protective capabilities with an ability to reflect up to 79% of the sun’s heat and glare – as well as 99% of the harmful ultraviolet light – makes Armorcoat a most impressive energy saving and security product.

Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s leading Armorcoat™ dealer. Experience and unwaivering attention to detail is what counts in achieving a quality Safety and Security Film installation; and the factory-trained professionals at Solar-X know how to get the job done right! Contact Solar-X today for a free no-obligation estimate. From Ellenton to Englewood; Lakewood Ranch to Longboat Key – or for statewide commercial contracting – count on our nearly four decades of industry experience to ensure your satisfaction. That’s why we’ve been the area’s leading window film contractor since 1973. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Safety and Security Window Films, and Glass Retention

Office Building Hurricane DamageSeveral times this week, while reporting on the progress of Hurricane Irene as it advances up the east coast and toward New York, reporters have commented that a huge worry in the city would be all the flying glass. They wouldn’t say that if they knew how effective high-quality Safety and Security Window Films such as SolarGard® “Armorcoat™” are in keeping broken glass together. Winds howling between high-rise buildings can create a “tunnel” effect, accelerating the wind speed and literally sucking the windows out of a building. But Armorcoat; with its aggressive adhesive – along with a properly installed “edge attachment” system – can help to hold the film and glass combination in the window frame. The proven glass fragment retention properties of this product have been known about for years. That’s why Armorcoat has been installed on many government buildings and offices; including our nation’s Capitol. In fact, a standard clause in many government leases today includes a provision for the installation of Safety and Security window film as blast protection before the department or agency even moves into its new space.

The fragment retention properties of Armorcoat make it ideal for holding glass together and minimizing the danger of cutting and piercing injuries after impact and breaking. That means when Irene has finished with New York and moved on, many high-rise windows that would otherwise be sucked out of their frames, might still be in place – even if broken.

 Solar-X of Sarasota is the leading installer of Armorcoat Safety and Security Film in the Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice area; helping people protect their homes and businesses from burglary, vandalism – even errant golf balls! – keeping their glass together after impact. Our experienced installation crew knows how to provide for any protection level; from accidental human contact to blast mitigation. And since Armorcoat comes in both “clear” and “tinted” versions, you can use it to save energy and reduce heat, glare, and fading inside your home or office. Contact Solar-X today for a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your safety and security needs.

Protect Yourself With Armorcoat Safety and Security Films | Window Film and Tinting

SolarGard® “Armorcoat™” Films. We stand behind them. So can you!

murrah building oklahoma citySafety and Security Films were originally developed for use in parts of the world where terrorism was a constant threat to life. SolarGard® “Armorcoat™” Safety and Security Film will not only add a level of protection against a terrorist bomb; it also can protect against natural disasters, burglary, accidents, and fire.  In addition, Armorcoat™ solar safety films and tints can filter out up to 79% of the sun’s energy, and 99% of the damaging UV rays.

Hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes can also send flying glass through a home or workplace. Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Films have been proven to withstand these dangerous elements. Because Armorcoat™ holds glass in place, it can protect against the water damage that is common as a result of violent weather. In addition, Armorcoat™ provides a deterrent to looters, and can eliminate the cost of boarding up broken windows until they can be reglazed.

Shards of flying glass are one of the most dangerous threats to the human body, as they can cause serious or even fatal injuries. As a matter of fact, flying glass can be so lethal, it has been said that if glass were invented today, it probably would be banned because it would not meet current consumer safety standards!hurricane-window-film-protection-sarasota

Armorcoat™ Safety films are backed by a written lifetime residential warranty and twelve year commercial warranty. In addition, Armorcoat™ films come with a three year seal failure; and five year glass breakage warranty on approved film-to-glass applications.

Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s most active Armorcoat™ Safety and Security film dealer; established in 1973. Thirty eight years of window film experience allows us to bring an unrivaled level of knowledge and craftsmanship to our clients in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, and the surrounding area. Experience the “Solar-X Difference” today.

Keeping Our Guard Up | Safety and Security Window Films | Solar-X of Sarasota

The recent discovery of explosives on board flights into the United States from Yemen should serve as a stark reminder that the world is a dangerous place, and acts of violence can occur anywhere; at any time. The idea of a terrorist act in our community is appalling – as it undoubtedly was to the people of Oklahoma City. But people with bad intentions come in all stripes – stalkers, predators, vandals, burglars – and many times when they do enter our lives it is through our windows…

The leading cause of death in the Oklahoma City bombing was from flying glass. Vandals shoot out storefronts with pellet guns in the middle of the night; leaving those businesses vulnerable to looting, and requiring expensive “board ups” and glass replacement. And these days it seems everybody knows someone whose home was broken into while they were at work, or away on vacation. How did the thieves get in? Probably through a window that they kicked in or broke in some fashion.

An affordable application of Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Window Film can protect your home or office with a significant level of impact-resistance. A pellet gun can shatter a window; but Armorcoat can hold the broken glass in place – many times eliminating the need for board ups while waiting for replacement glass. “Smash and grab” artists looking for quick entry are routinely deterred because of the effort required to penetrate the window, or the noise they make while trying.  Armorcoat can protect you and your family from injury due to accidental breakage. And yes; Armorcoat is commonly used on government offices (including our nation’s Capitol) and large street level windows in urban areas as a tested and proven blast mitigation product.  Also available in “sun control” versions; Armorcoat can reduce heat input through your windows and reduce your electric bill; all while making your home or office more comfortable!

broken glass protectionIf you are a business owner or homeowner in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, or North Port who would like to better secure your windows for any reason; including violent weather or high winds, contact the professionals at Solar-X. We’ll show you the best way to protect your windows, and our prompt, experienced installers will have you feeling safer in no time. The bad guys are always out there. But you don’t have to be their next victim. Protect yourself today…

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