This past weekend a large branch (at least 6 feet long and about the size of my arm) fell on the tarp and just bounced off. It left a very small hole but I'm happy that it didn't leave anything bigger. It's such a small hole I wouldn't even have to fix it. But it's over the door and it would drip on you every time you go in and out! If that branch would have hit someone It would have left a Big mark.