My name is Darla Johnson and I am the creator of this new invention called The Hail Veil. Its specially designed to reduce hail damage for your vehicle. I first came up with the idea about 8 years ago when living in Austin, Texas. I was watching the weather on the news (it was one of the first storms of the season) and they were saying Hail in the forecast. We had just moved into our new house in the hill country so my car and alot of boxes were still in the garage. Problem was my two daughters were living with me and both of their cars were in the driveway. I remember thinking to myself why isn't there a product available that I can put over the car to reduce damage caused from the hail. Needless to say after much research there really wasn't anything out there that was affordable and easy to use. So I ventured out to figure out a way to make something light enough, small enough and affordable enough that everyone can use. It has been a journey but we are finally ready to introduce to the world, The Hail Veil!! Keep in mind there is nothing else out there on the market like this product!
We are a new startup company and I am looking to raise money to help with the startup business costs. The money will be used to help with advertising and website costs. We will also use the money for startup inventory and Car Trade Shows. We can promote awareness of this new product by setting up at car shows and talking to people about it.
Our mission is to help people not only save time but save money by offering a product with a proactive approach to hail damage. So it would mean the world to me to be able to make this product available to the public. Especially with the most recent storms and the hail is getting worse and worse. I really feel people need this product.
Any donations will help!! Please consider these following facts about Hail:
-Most deductibles for comprehensive auto coverage average between $500 to $1,000. The Hail Veil costs considerably less than a single insurance deductible.
-Every year approximately 250,000 vehicles are damaged by hail in the United States alone, but if they owned The Hail Veil product there wouldn’t have to be!
-As confirmed by the Hail Reporter, damaging hail occurs each year in every one of the 48 contiguous United States, and while the most hail falls in the spring and summer, every month of the year is likely to see some hail. The average state has about 120 hail reports each year for hail of 1″ or greater in size.
-According to the Highway Loss Data Institute,The average cost of hail damage repair is over $3,100 per vehicle, but our Hail Veil product can help prevent that damage, for under $100.00.
Risks and challenges
Moving forward with the project once we are funded, we would like to buy enough inventory to be able to sell The Hail Veil to local emergency first responders around the country. In the event of a major storm with large hail and tornadoes, these emergency first responders need their vehicles in tact to be able to help others affected by the storm. I feel The Hail Veil is something that they can easily use to protect major parts of the vehicles to prevent broken windows. We have already been talking to a storm team who specializes in research and development. They are very excited about the project and have already been talking to their local law enforcement agencies. The main challenge here would be really getting out there and getting into contact with other agencies. How we would overcome that would be to get the word out. That can be done through having enough funds to advertise or send out product samples to different agencies in the country.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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