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Old 06-06-2014, 09:01 PM   #1
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Ugly but effective Hail protection!

Always wondered why I kept old tires off our cars and trucks..... Well after having every vent and skylight smashed by hail 2 years ago I decided to hurry up and throw these together after I heard golf to baseball size hail was headed our way the other night! What we ended up getting was about small ping pong ball size but I'm happy to say I have nothing broken this time and they stayed put with 80 mph straight line winds! Like I said, ugly but affective!!!.... The air conditioner had to fend for itself but it held up fine.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:02 PM   #2
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Always wondered why I kept old tires off our cars and trucks..... Well after having every vent and skylight smashed by hail 2 years ago I decided to hurry up and throw these together after I heard golf to baseball size hail was headed our way the other night! What we ended up getting was about small ping pong ball size but I'm happy to say I have nothing broken this time and they stayed put with 80 mph straight line winds! Like I said, ugly but affective!!!.... The air conditioner had to fend for itself but it held up fine.
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:29 PM   #3
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That's quite clever! I get scared every time the weather alarm goes off. If you had enough tires, perhaps you build an earth ship style rv garage.
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Must've been fun getting them up there though.
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Ugly but effective Hail protection!

I trek up ladders everyday so it was actually pretty simple. One in each hand, only took 5 minutes to put them on and take them off.

I used an extension ladder so I didn't have to climb straight up and down.
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Im trying to figure out some type of long term addon for the skylight over the shower. I have vent covers over the others so not as concerned with those. Looks like you found a working solution for you and no real out of pocket cost.
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Very neat idea!
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Im trying to figure out some type of long term addon for the skylight over the shower. I have vent covers over the others so not as concerned with those. Looks like you found a working solution for you and no real out of pocket cost.
Oldcoot should be on soon. He has the solution for the shower. I am planning on tackling it in the next few months.
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Oldcoot should be on soon. He has the solution for the shower. I am planning on tackling it in the next few months.
I am copying Oldcoot's solution. Below is link to his thread.

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I like OC's solution. Just wish i was more handy at making something like that. How well is it holding up OC with just the tape holding it to the roof.
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