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Hail Protection for Auto Dealerships

Hail and Shade Structures Designed for Auto Dealerships

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VPS designs, manufactures, and installs hail protection systems and shade structures for auto dealerships in hail-prone regions of the world. If you're looking for trusted protection for valuable assets on your commercial property, our car canopies for hail can help keep your vehicles secure. Explore how our car dealership canopies can help prevent damage to your inventory if you encounter a storm.

As VPS has expanded and refined our product line to include car dealership canopies and shade structures, our primary goal remains the same: protecting auto dealerships’ fleets from catastrophic losses due to hail events. As a stronger, more appealing alternative to hail nets for auto dealers, we provide a completely modular and permanent system: one that's designed and engineered to the local building code, that’s fully customizable to each dealership’s location and layout.

Auto hail protection is a big concern for auto dealers located in hail-prone regions across North America. A sudden storm can produce catastrophic results, wiping out millions of dollars in inventory and assets in minutes. Don't let that happen to your inventory; ensure it's well-protected.

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The Benefits of Car Dealership Hail Canopies 

Hail can significantly damage cars in dealer lots, and investing in a car canopy for hail can save your business thousands over time. With our sturdy, reliable car dealership canopies, you can provide enhanced security for your inventory and help keep inventory in top condition for potential buyers.

Car dealership hail canopies can:

  • Minimize the risk of inclement weather impacting operations: When you invest in auto hail protection, you can help reduce risk and liability while moving forward with day-to-day operations regardless of the weather.
  • Protect inventory: Car dealership canopies may offer increased security for inventory, helping you have peace of mind that your cars on the lot have more shielding.
  • Keep customers comfortable in shaded areas: While shopping for cars in summer months, customers can stay cool and comfortable with the shade from your lot canopy.
  • Keep cars cool: As they shade your inventory from the sun, auto canopies can help prevent cars from getting too hot and make them more accessible for potential buyers during test drives and inspections.

Whatever your requirements and property size, you can work with our expert team at VPS to design and install custom canopies to fit your requirements. We customize our auto hail protection offerings for your unique property and applications to give you the most value for your investment. 

Want to learn more about car dealership hail canopies? Contact our experts today for more information and to get a custom site assessment.

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Hail Protection Structure Options for Auto Dealerships 

Auto dealership hail protection is one of the most vital features for protecting cars on the lot. VPS creates high-quality solutions designed to withstand hail even in the most intense weather regions of the United States.

Covered Walkways

Covered walkways provide a comfortable viewing experience for customers in various weather conditions. The covering is also helpful for preventing slipping hazards since the pavement receives less exposure to rain, hail, and snow and encourages customers to walk around and view the dealership's selection.

Cantilevers

cantilever is a unique auto dealership hail protection solution because it saves on parking and maneuvering space. The cantilever is free standing so customers and cars can move about more freely — there are no obstructive supportive bracing, columns, or posts common in other structures. This feature also allows dealerships to store more vehicles in the lot.

Mass Coverage

Mass coverage is an option for auto dealerships that need mid- to large-scale hail protection for storage or an oversized parking area. The modular design of the VPS mass coverage structure allows auto dealerships to set the width and length of the structure to match their unique situation. There are also shape options, including the Diamond Protector and Panama Protector to suit any auto dealership layout.  

Solid Membrane

VPS can also fit many of our structures with several types of customizable solid membrane fabrics, including HDPE scrim, PTFE, and PVC. Our team uses a fabric patterning, welding, and attachment process to attach the material. There are also several color options, although PTFE only has a white option.

Solar Hail Protection

VPS combines the hail protection of shading structure with solar panel technology to create a multi-purpose solution for auto dealerships. These shade structures allow dealerships to promote renewable energy and help to keep their merchandise safe from hail. 

Ways to Protect Your Car Dealership from Hail

If you're looking for hail nets for auto dealers, VPS permanent hail structures can be a perfect alternative, as they're durable, maintenance-free, and aesthetically pleasing. Our car dealership canopies can be designed to cover thousands of vehicles, so no matter how large your dealership is, we've got you covered with our commercial hail protection for cars.

Many of the largest dealer groups and regional dealers across the Hail Belt trust us to protect their inventory. All ranges of car dealers, from mid-range to luxury auto dealers, turn to VPS when they need to protect inventory at their auto dealerships. We offer custom hail protection structures for cars that have these distinct advantages:

  • Fully customizable hail protection for car dealerships, meaning your business gets the precise solution based on your needs.
  • No project is too big or small; VPS auto hail protection structures are modular and can be joined or custom-designed for the space.
  • Our range of color options allow you to complement your dealership branding and enhance the exterior.
  • Low maintenance permanent structures.
  • Some light penetration; solid, permanent coverings need lighting underneath to see during the day and at night, but our strong fabrics allow enough light to pass through to see during the day.
  • The ability to add accessories such as lighting, surveillance, post pads, signage, and logos.

VPS has the widest selection of structural design options available for hail protection systems for car dealerships. Whether you want a protection system over part of your lot or leading right to your door, we can help. Our structures are engineered to withstand up to a certain wind and snow load in addition to providing UV and hail protection.

Get your auto dealership equipped with commercial shade structures today by contacting one of our expert representatives! 

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Work with VPS for Car Dealership Hail Protection

VPS hail protection structures not only protect your assets, but they also ensure customers, visitors and employees get the best experience possible at your dealership location. Our experts help your business minimize operational disruptions and delays with our products.

If your auto dealership is serious about protecting inventory, contact VPS to talk about what auto hail protection solutions would work best for you.

As the pioneer, innovator, and leader in the vehicle protection market, VPS offers many advantages for auto dealerships of any size, including:

  • Proven and effective hail, heat, and UV protection
  • Eliminates operational disruptions caused by hail
  • Customized design for each individual location
  • Widest selection of structural design options

 

Our products are currently protecting vast vehicle inventories at dealerships offering the following brands:

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Proven and effective hail, heat, and UV protection

Proven and effective hail, heat, and UV protection

Eliminates operational disruptions caused by hail

Eliminates operational disruptions caused by hail

Customized design for each individual location

Customized design for each individual location

Widest selection of structural design options

Widest selection of structural design options

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