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Quick hoop snow load damage

snow damage to the quick hoops

Our two quick hoops took some serious damage this Winter.

It was twice the damage compared to the 2012 snow load.

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I've seen some pics of people using quick hoops and they attach them on the top with wood so the plastic stays taut when snow, rain or wind comes along. I'm wondering if that would help mitigate snow damage, although I realize that this year's heavy snowfall might collapse the hoops no matter what you do. Also, do you use those plastic PVC clamps that go onto the hoops?
Comment by Na Yan Sun Mar 1 16:51:12 2015
Oh bummer...sorry.... looks like you will be having to order more cloth, or plastic, whatever you had covering them. Thats discouraging. you have had unprecedented snowfall... hopefully not a trend,just a fluke.
Comment by deb Sun Mar 1 22:01:53 2015

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