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I had the privilege of attending an earthquake preparedness seminar today at the University of Memphis. I learned many things about earthquakes and their causes my biggest take away was this. On top of all the destruction a major earthquake would create is the unbelievable amount of business interruption that such an event will produce. Some numbers that were given to today are  staggering for what we will experience when a major seismic event occurs. These statistics  show the effect on small and mid size businesses. Immediate effect after a major earthquake 40% of small businesses  won’t reopen, one year later 25% more small businesses will close and after 3 years 75% of businesses without a business continuity plan will fail. The average daily loss of a small business that closes due to disaster $3,000.00 medium sized business $23,000.00. Why is this important you may ask well consider these numbers small businesses account for 99% of all companies and employ 50% of all private sector employees. There are steps that can be taken to protect employees and property as well as equipment and inventory to help business continue. I will not even attempt to cover what you could do for your business contingency plan. But there are groups you can join that will help you with this process one of these is the Association of Contingency Planners. Also, October 20th is “Shakeout Day”  that can be of help follow the link below to learn more. I will tell you that there are many disasters that can befall your business earthquakes, wind events and man-made events to name some. In all these events one of the major sources of injuries and damage is flying glass. This is something we can help you with and we look forward to the opportunity of meeting with you and discussing the best option for your company to protect people and property by making your glass safer.

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She is safe because security film was applied.

You only get one chance!

Yes that is right when replacing the windows in your home you only get one opportunity to get it right. Due to the cost and the time involved you better make the right choice. There are many questions to be answered. To start with can your windows be repaired instead of replaced? This is not always an easy question to answer because there are many considerations for example how long will the repair last before the windows need repairing again and there are other things that go into the decision of repair rather than replace. Another thing to consider is what type of material do you want your window to be made of? Wood, clad wood, fiberglass, vinyl or aluminum? Again there are considerations when deciding the material. For example does the neighborhood HOA have a convenient on the window material type. Consider the appearance you desire for your windows. There are many more questions to be answered when deciding on your new windows. But the most important question is who is going to install your new windows that you expect to last many, many years. That is the question you need to answer and feel great about your decision. You want the installer that has the knowledge and the equipment and support to get the job done properly and on time. In order for the windows to work correctly and not be drafty or leak the installation must be done right. Call or email us today and let us help you find the answers to all the questions that need to be asked when deciding on replacement windows. Consider this if you do not have the money to do it right the first time how will you pay for correcting the wrong choice?



Winter is Coming

Homeowners it is fall which is great. The best IMG00242-20110305-1402weather, football, playoff baseball it is an all around fantastic time of year. But winter is coming so check your windows. If you have old drafty or rotting windows call today and let’s get them replaced.