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.

Dealing With Hurricane Season | Safety Window Film

Once again we are at the beginning of “hurricane season;” and by all accounts, it seems that the weather forcasters feel it could be a fairly rough one ahead – with several storms expected to make landfall in the continental U.S. That means now is the time to prepare – stock some dried or canned food, batteries, bottled water, and think about how to best secure your home. For some, that means shutters, storm panels, or plywood. Many others think about installing Safety and Security window film – and that’s when they call Solar-X of Sarasota . . .

Solar-X sells Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Film; a highly impact-resistant window film product of extraordinary quality. It can provide an elevated level of protection for your home by holding glass fragments in place after being struck by windborne debris; keeping wind and rain out, and minimizing interior damage. And because it is permanently installed, it requires no preparation before the storm. That’s why many people who live “out of state” prefer it to other storm protection products – especially in communities where they are not allowed to shutter their windows and go away for the whole summer. People who are not physically capable of installing exterior protection also take comfort in knowing that Armorcoat™ is “on the job.” And because Armorcoat™ is available in both “clear” and “sun control” versions, it can do “double duty” by reducing heat, glare, and fading in your home.

If you are considering the purchase of Safety and Security window film, however, consider this. Once installed, Safety and Security film is a “component” product – a part of your existing glazing system. If your windows are  old, poorly installed, or low quality – an application of Safety film will not suddenly put them on a par with today’s impact-resistant “hurricane glass.”  Ask questions, and make sure that the performance of a product such as Armorcoat™ meets your expectations and fits your lifestyle.

Contact Solar-X of Sarasota today for a no-obligation consultation. Our nearly forty years of industry experience enables us to help our clients in Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice make practical, responsible purchasing decisions based on realistic performance expectations. That is why we continue to be the area’s premier window tinting contractor, since 1973.

Remembering Oklahoma City | Safety and Security Window Films

murrah building oklahhomaIt’s hard to believe that it has been sixteen years since a massive bomb ripped through the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City; killing 168 people – 19 of whom were children under the age of six in the daycare center. Injuries totaled almost seven hundred.

It was later discovered that one of the reasons that the bomber chose the Murrah Building was because of its large glass front; and in fact, 5% of the death toll, and 69% of the injuries were caused by lethal shards of glass hurtling through the air as a result of the explosive force of the bomb.

Many Federal buildings are built today with this in mind. Many existing buildings have been retrofitted with Armorcoat™ Safety and Security window film. Armorcoat™ protects military installations, embassies, and one of  greatest symbols of our national heritage – the Nation’s Capitol. Armorcoat™ is a tough, tested and proven, impact-resistant film that holds glass together when broken by even significant forces such as explosions, earthquakes, and high winds. Installed by factory-trained professionals like those at Solar-X of Sarasota, with the proper materials and techniques, Armorcoat™ can provide you, your family, or your business with an uncommon feeling of safety.

Both homeowners and building managers can take advantage of the hurricane-window-film-protection-sarasotaadditonal comfort and energy savings provided by Armorcoat™ “sun control” safety films. They can stop up to 79% of the heat and 99% of the harmful ultraviolet light that enters through your windows and overloads your air conditioning; making you uncomfortable and causing your electric bill to skyrocket. Armorcoat™ is affordable, installs quickly, and you can start saving on your electric bill from the moment it goes on your windows. Contact Solar-X today for a no-obligation consultation and estimate.

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