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Re: Overland Pano roof - strength against hail?

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No hail experience here, but as far as the pano roof itself...such a great feature I don't know why anyone wouldn't want it. When the power shade is open it adds such a great ambience in the cabin. Best of all if you want o sunroof, just close the power shade and it looks like it has no roof. Get it, you guys won't be disappointed!! User Myway1 above killed any concern about hail being an issue
When you have problems with it you will know why some may not want one.Very expensive to fix.I had one on my last vehicle,motor went out and had to buy the whole assembly except for glass.It was not sold sperately. $2000.As for the durability of glass due to hail,very strong.I had $3,000 in hail damage to my 14 Summit last year and the pano roof was fine.I was really shocked that it was unharmed.

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Re: Overland Pano roof - strength against hail?

Thanks everyone for your experience and input.

Nice to know that we will not have to worry about the roof as a weakness. We keep our vehicles for years (our current JGC is 18 years old) and really use the Jeep as an SUV on the weekends and as our daily driver so I certainly understand my husband's concerns about an option he really has no interest in possibly causing problems.

Now to search the Jeep Garage forum for recommendations on a good set of roof cross bars to add after purchase.
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Re: Overland Pano roof - strength against hail?

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About 2 months ago we had a major hail storm here in Colorado Springs, 3' stones that were very hard. I got $9K worth of damage to my limited with a pano roof, including destroying my windshield. No damage to the pano roof or any other glass. I was surprised, there were many cars with their sunroofs punched through on our street.

This is why, I feel afraid to even leave my garage sometimes when I'm in the springs.
Luckily I'm further west in city, and the hail tends to happen most often down by widefield.

Still freaks me out. Don't want TheSkiingJeep messed up too badly.
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Re: Overland Pano roof - strength against hail?

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This is why, I feel afraid to even leave my garage sometimes when I'm in the springs.
Luckily I'm further west in city, and the hail tends to happen most often down by widefield.

Still freaks me out. Don't want TheSkiingJeep messed up too badly.
I hear you! I asked my wife if all of her crap in our garage that prevents us form parking in it was worth $1000, because that what it cost us in deductibles. I think she got the message. This is the second hail storm for this Jeep, first was when it was 3 months old, only $6800 for that one.
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I hear you! I asked my wife if all of her crap in our garage that prevents us form parking in it was worth $1000, because that what it cost us in deductibles. I think she got the message. This is the second hail storm for this Jeep, first was when it was 3 months old, only $6800 for that one.
I feel like I need to bring thin mattresses every time I drive around, and ratchet them to my jeep before walking away after parking it whenever I'm down there.

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I figure if you do something that would have broken the glass, you woulda put a big dent in your roof anyway and that may be more expensive than the glass...
For me, it wouldn't be about the expense.

I would be more concerned about getting hit with broken glass if I were in the vehicle when/if it broke. Further, when you get a big dent in the roof verses a broken sunroof, you won't be finding bits of glass under the seats, in the dash, etc for the rest of the life of the vehicle. I had a friend who had a side window smashed by someone looking to steal stuff out of it. There was nothing worth stealing, but glass got in every crevasse including the climate control ducts. The shops he went to never were able to get it all out and it would rattle about all the time.

Having said that, those sunroofs are very durable. My only reasons for not wanting one are:

1) The potential for leaks.
2) One more point of failure.

Add that to the fact that I never used the sunroof I had on a previous vehicle other than to vent it before getting in on a hot day, and it isn't worth the money. With remote start and automatic climate controls, I don't even need the venting.

I get why people like them. I just think they're more trouble than they're worth.
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Re: Overland Pano roof - strength against hail?

My neighbor got caught in a hailstorm on a road trip when his 2016 Overland was just 2 weeks old. His entire hood & roof were dented all over the place. He had at least 50 dents on the hood alone. Even some of his chrome trim pieces were dented. His windshield was destroyed. Yet the pano roof didn't get a scratch. I was surprised, but I guess those things are tough as nails.
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Re: Overland Pano roof - strength against hail?

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I figure if you do something that would have broken the glass, you woulda put a big dent in your roof anyway and that may be more expensive than the glass...
Not until the feedback on this thread would I have thought that a glass sunroof would have withstood what a metal roof would not.


Additionally in all the 18 years we have owned our current JGC, we have driven through several hail storms (not 3" hail) but not large enough to make remarkable dents in our hood or roof that needed professional repair. Even with the car standing out in a parking lot through a battering of hail.


I do appreciate the input from the thread - it certainly has overcome the worry of damage from hail! :-)
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For me, it wouldn't be about the expense.

I would be more concerned about getting hit with broken glass if I were in the vehicle when/if it broke. Further, when you get a big dent in the roof verses a broken sunroof, you won't be finding bits of glass under the seats, in the dash, etc for the rest of the life of the vehicle. I had a friend who had a side window smashed by someone looking to steal stuff out of it. There was nothing worth stealing, but glass got in every crevasse including the climate control ducts. The shops he went to never were able to get it all out and it would rattle about all the time.

Having said that, those sunroofs are very durable. My only reasons for not wanting one are:

1) The potential for leaks.
2) One more point of failure.

Add that to the fact that I never used the sunroof I had on a previous vehicle other than to vent it before getting in on a hot day, and it isn't worth the money. With remote start and automatic climate controls, I don't even need the venting.

I get why people like them. I just think they're more trouble than they're worth.

You have echoed my husbands viewpoint as if he wrote it himself! ;-)
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Re: Overland Pano roof - strength against hail?

From these replies, it is safe to say that the Jeep Pano roof is Ram Tough!
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Re: Overland Pano roof - strength against hail?

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From these replies, it is safe to say that the Jeep Pano roof is Ram Tough!
Seem so.... now the rest of the Jeep from what is described - it seems a little less sturdy against hail! :-)

Time will tell. We get ours in the next couple of weeks, pano roof and all! ;-)
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