Rain, Hail or Shine Innovation Prevails
As seen in Master Builders Association of the ACT Canberra Builder, Edition 3, September 2020
The year started with Canberra being pummelled by hail stones, shattered windows and damaged roofs. One company who played a major role in protecting further damage to buildings around Canberra, was Stormseal.
Matthew Lennox is the founder and innovator behind Stormseal, a specially designed flexible film that is an alternative to tarpaulin. During his time working for an insurance company years ago, Matthew saw tarps blowing off large buildings that caused $50 million storm damage turn into a ceiling collapsing and the damage skyrocketing to $450 million dollars.
Matthew says he felt the industry needed a product, “for people to get on with their lives and businesses, until the insurance company can catch back up and the tradesman become available.” Perfecting this innovative product took five years of testing and developing different prototypes with a chemist from Melbourne University. Finally, they developed a unique virgin polymer film that they could guarantee would last a minimum of one year outside.
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