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Old 01-19-14, 09:43 PM   #21
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The 2013 hail storm did $6,000 worth of damage to my truck:




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Old 01-19-14, 09:45 PM   #22
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Then there was an Ice storm of 2013:









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Old 01-19-14, 09:49 PM   #23
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And the Tornado that finished off the tree, at least our house was spared. Some of the neighbours weren't as lucky...

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Old 01-19-14, 09:51 PM   #24
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Think I'm risking solar panels or a windmill that would have to be there for 10-20yrs in order to pay for themselves? I think not...
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Old 01-20-14, 12:00 AM   #25
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Your little tree had a hard short life, rest in pieces tree.
I suspect your in a mobile home awaiting lift off ?
Get the hell out that place lol
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Old 01-20-14, 07:04 AM   #26
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Your little tree had a hard short life, rest in pieces tree.
I suspect your in a mobile home awaiting lift off ?
Get the hell out that place lol
There were a few brick houses just like mine that DID achieve lift off!! Mobiles homes didn't stand a chance. That's what storm shelters are for. The cost of living here is one of the lowest in the nation.
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Here's what the hail storm of 2010 did in our neighbourhood, there were several holes in my roof the size of that in the 1st photo. That would be one tough solar panel not to have broken in that storm !!
I took a look at the picture of the roof. First, shingles have no resistance to moving objects so it's up to underlayment, how thick is that OSB? It looks very thin, that's a very poorly constructed roof. In the North East we have a 40# sq./ft code. The garage built in 2006 runs 16" on center with 5/8 exterior plywood underlayment. That hail would very likely not penetrated my roof.
What's your roof code? Did other people in your neighborhood have that kind of roof damage?

Also I recommended tilting the modules when weather centers predict storms. That's not to say that hail wouldn't damage modules but there are measures and I'm sure there are people in your state with PV systems.

How often do you get storms like that? It seems to me that roof codes would not permit your roof if that was the normal condition.

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The cost of living here is one of the lowest in the nation.
No it's not!
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Wow that is some big hail. Did your plastic slide survive? It looked good in the picture.
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...The cost of living here is one of the lowest in the nation.
The "cost of living" may be low, but the cost of coping with the hazards of living there is very high, not only monetarily, either.

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