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.

Getting Down To Business | Safety and Security Window Film

Secuirty Window Film Sarasota FloridaAccording to all sources, we seem to be off to a pretty “normal” 2010 Hurricane Season, with most respected storm analysts still standing by their predictions of “above average” storm activity as we move into the peak part of the season. If you own a business, and you don’t have a  plan in place  for storm protection, now is the time to initiate one. Setting a budget, requesting proposals, purchasing decisions, and installation all takes time; so why not use the “lull before the storm” to be proactive?

Think about what you are trying to accomplish, and the most practical means by which to do it. Obviously, you want to protect your business from storm damage. If you are a retailer, that means protecting your inventory. A professional firm will want to protect computers, phone systems, office furnishings – infrastructure. No matter what your business, the goal of protection is to be able to quickly resume operations after a storm has passed.

How about practicality? If your office is on the 4th floor, shutters aren’t going to be a very good solution when you have no outside access to the windows. And a retailer on the ground floor may not want to spend large amounts of money protecting a space that he or she is renting – even if they do want to protect their inventory.

One possible solution to both situations is Armorcoat® Safety and Security Window Film. Properly applied with “edge attachments”; Armorcoat can provide a significantly elevated level of protection against flying debris and the damage incurred by shattered windows – without busting your budget. Its tough multi-layered construction may also deter looters after the storm. See our “manufacturer’s statement” regarding safety film and protection.

The protection that Armorcoat provides is more than just storm-related. The retailer using “clear” Armorcoat on his display windows will reduce the fading associated with ultraviolet light, and protect his merchandise. The professional office may choose “tinted” Armorcoat to reduce heat glare, fading – and save money on their utility bills. The office space will be more comfortable, and their installation may qualify for a rebate from their utility provider as well – offsetting some of the original installation costs.

Why not call Solar-X of Sarasota today, and schedule a free consultation? You’ll find  Armorcoat to be a cost-effective, sensible solution for your protection needs, and our nearly four decades of industry experience will ensure the highest quality, most professional service available.

Phone: (941)-366-4364
Toll-free: (866)-343-4567

Hurricane Season Is Here | Be Prepared!

Protect Your Building Envelope!!

Today is the official start of the 2010 Hurricane Season, and our thoughts, hopefully, turn to implementing a protection plan for our homes, families, pets, etc. Hurricanes are not a “minor inconvenience;” their damage can be devasting, and long-lasting. If you are a business owner, you could lose more than just your home, you could lose your entire source of income! So it makes sense to protect your home or office windows from the destruction caused by windborne debris.

Armorcoat® Safety and Security Window Film Can Help

Safety and Security Window Film is a well respected product that may add a level of protection against debris that would otherwise shatter glass and allow the wind and rain to enter your home or office – not only causing great damage, but possibly lifting the roof off the structure – completely exposing your prized possessions to ruin. Keeping glass in the window openings is vitally important to protecting your home or place of business if it is to remain intact. After the storm, safety film may provide a deterrent against burglary or looting.


Safety and Security film can give you a vastly improved level of protection when properly installed.  However! It must be remembered that, once installed; safety film is a component of your overall glazing system, and as such relies on the structural integrity of that glazing system to give you the level of protection that you may be hoping for. Safety film is a legitimate storm protective product; however, installing it on glazing that is not of adequate quality or structural strength will result in less than adequate protection.

If you are interested in Armorcoat Safety and Security Window Film as a protective product for your home or office, we would encourage you to call us for a professional and knowledgeable consultation. Thirty-seven years in the film industry has endowed us with a level of competence not always found in other window film dealers. Call today.

Phone: (941)-366-4364
Toll-free: (866)-343-4567