On 17 November 2019, high wind and hailstones up to 7.7cm in diameter pummelled Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Two days later, the Insurance Council of Australia declared the storm a catastrophe. The ultimate damage bill was around $115M. Bob Chilton was contracted by an insurance company to ‘make safe’ damaged properties, but as his crew from…
Matt Barberi and James Murray started Ohana Construction in 2012 to be the premier, all-in-one roofing, painting and home improvement company in Hawaii. They quickly built trust within the community and were named in 2018 as the number one fastest-growing company by the Pacific Business News. The partners learned about Stormseal as a long-term, temporary…
‘My mate swore by it, said it was a great product. I trust him as a straight talker, and I thought Stormseal could solve a big problem in my industry, so I decided to follow it up,’ said Shane. Shane sees big opportunities to use Stormseal to improve customer experience and grow his business, firstly in asbestos removal/re-roofing, and secondly in roof repairs after severe storms or earthquakes.
From Band-aid Solution to Healing Lives – Hi-tech Aussie invention wrapping up the pain for storm victims. Find out how an Aussie builder’s invention is helping give hope to Queenslanders whose lives have been impacted by wild weather.
The leaking roofs resulted in water damaged rooms on the top floor and some students needed to be relocated. We initially threw some tarps up, but they were inadequate, and couldn’t cover the whole roof. Because it was an older building, the same roof tiles weren’t available anymore, so we knew we needed a long-term solution. Luckily, we heard about Stormseal through a roofer.
With long delays predicted for permanent repairs they needed a solution that would keep each home watertight and weatherproof for over a year. See what protecting a whole community complex from the weather looks like.
Matt Lennox, an experienced insurance builder, has witnessed the harmful impact of tarps too many times, including storm-damaged properties whose damages have increased 5-fold due to tarp failures. For example tarps came off a Berowra Heights home 11 times, escalating the claim from $50K to $285K.
In December 2018, a devastating hailstorm damaged 33,000 properties in northern Sydney. Berowra was one of the worst-hit suburbs. The storm damage bill rose from $75 million to $1 billion due repeated failures of tarps and other ‘make-safes’. When Stormseal was installed, residents were hugely relieved, with some homes still being protected 16 months later.
On 20 January 2020, a catastrophic storm lasting about ten minutes sent huge hailstones smashing into thousands of vehicles and buildings across Canberra. Insurance claims have since topped $500M. The hailstorm inflicted terrible damage on many iconic institutions and iIrreplaceable treasures and archives of national importance were exposed to the elements. Aussie innovation Stormseal was the answer.
Stormseal’s great for our reputation, which is good for business: our turnover has increased by 33% in the past year.
Residents love our work with Stormseal so, more often than not, they get us to quote for their permanent roof repairs too, once their insurance claim is paid. We get more leads and win more jobs because we’ve earned their trust, and they recommend us to others.