Hail Protector on Invention USA
Hail Protector Season 2 - Episode 2 - 11-28-2012
This rather unique invention called the Hail Protector will be featured on Invention USA on Wednesday November 28, 2012. Co-Founders Steven Krug & Michael Siciliano out of Texas will be featuring their Hail Prevention Product that is sure to turn some eye's. The hail damage reported in the USA reaches in the billions on a yearly basis, and as far as I'm aware, this is the first company to address such a problem, atleast with such an ambitious large cover.
The Hail Protector is basically a large balloon-like product that inflates around your entire vehicle to protect it from the element's, specifically hail and heavy rain. If you have ever been in a severe hail storm you already know the damage your vehicle suffer in a short amount of time. This protector was built to withstand 3 pound cantaloupes that would challenge any size hail storm.
There is a series of video's of this invention on their website and after watching all of them trying to answer a few questions, I was unable to answer any of them. Specifically, how much does it cost? How easy is it to set up? and how does it work during a real hail storm?
As far as the cost goes the site simply asks for your email address and they will notify you when they can even sell them?
All of the video's already are wrapped in the Hail Protector so I have no idea how easy it is to set up or what it even takes to inflate around your car. How long does it take? What about putting it away/ storing it?
Oddly enough, out of 7 or 8 video's I was unable to see even one that shows the Hail Protector during an actual hail storm. They have one where a storm came Thur, but no hail. They also have demonstrations from throwing home made hail and tennis balls on top this invention. But for some reason real hail, along with the wind, is a little hard to reproduce.
A Successful Invention?
By the looks of it, I'm not so sure they got an investment in this invention. It could be a great idea but without knowing the questions above and not actually seeing it in a real storm, I would have a hard time investing in this product.