plastic pallet wrap

This may seem like a silly idea but it may help someone during the next hurricane.
It seems to me that plastic stretch wrap commonly used to wrap pallets could be used to wrap a small house, detached garage or vehicle (esp a mobile home or trailer) to protect it from high winds and some water (certainly not a deep water flood). It should be very effective at keeping siding in place and protecting the eves of roofs where wind often gets a hold of the structure and rips stuff off. It could cost less than plywood and be applied fairly quickly. It would prevent wind from entering even broken windows and if employed with sand bagging, may extend the flood line of a structure up several feet or more. You could even apply it selectively to structures to keep fragile trim in place during wind storms.
On the other hand, if applied slopply, you could end up rigging your house with a sail.
Has anyone ever seen anyone try this, or even considered it?
Just my 2 cents for today
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No, but I have to admit, that's an interesting concept. Something tells me there must be a cacth, but I can't think of one that couldn't be overcome. eg loose ends & edges.
: This may seem like a silly idea but it may help someone during the next : hurricane. : : It seems to me that plastic stretch wrap commonly used to wrap pallets could : be used to wrap a small house, detached garage or vehicle (esp a mobile home : or trailer) to protect it from high winds and some water (certainly not a : deep water flood). It should be very effective at keeping siding in place : and protecting the eves of roofs where wind often gets a hold of the : structure and rips stuff off. It could cost less than plywood and be : applied fairly quickly. It would prevent wind from entering even broken : windows and if employed with sand bagging, may extend the flood line of a : structure up several feet or more. You could even apply it selectively to : structures to keep fragile trim in place during wind storms. : : On the other hand, if applied slopply, you could end up rigging your house : with a sail. : : Has anyone ever seen anyone try this, or even considered it? : : Just my 2 cents for today : :
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Two things come immediately to mind - how well does it hold up when 250kph winds get under it? and how reistant to tearing is it if it's been punctured by high speed junk?
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PipeDown wrote:

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