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…
Putting a smile on the face of a previously traumatised victim of extreme weather is a huge reward for Stormseal installers.
“We pride ourselves on using cutting edge technology to rapidly make properties safe and restore clients’ peace of mind. As soon as I heard about Stormseal, I knew we should be using it. Stormseal is a fantastic product that we will use after storms and other damaging events. It’s especially good in difficult access situations. The best thing is that it stays put – we won’t have to go back to fix any more flapping or leaking tarps.”
“Normal tarps are very difficult to maintain. You put them on and the next day you have to put them back. Sometimes they last a week and sometimes they last three days.”
“When you’re talking about keeping the contents and the interior of people’s homes dry, you really want something that you can depend on. Obviously, the application of Stormseal with its one-year warranty really does set us apart from the rest of the contractors that don’t have the ability to install Stormseal.”
“Stormseal is just a different kettle of fish. There’s no noise. There’s no anything. There’s no way in the world any water’s going to get in that. And it looks good. I should get the whole roof covered instead of the tiles.”
“Very customer focused, friendly and helpful. Snug across the roof, excellent job. One of them, even cleaned out glass and debris out of the yard, that wasn’t part of the roof or the job they did. Well done guys!”
“Stormseal is awesome because it’s quick to install and you never have to go back. With tarps, you’re returning every few days to reattach them, and you find more damage every time. Insurance bills go through the roof–literally! With Stormseal, once you’ve prepped, you can cover a large house in a few hours, the damage stops, and you won’t need to come back, so it’s a massive time-and-money-saver.”
“It’s a no-brainer: during construction or after a storm, tarps won’t protect your home and family like Stormseal. Stormseal is safer for property owners and residents, it’s cost-effective for insurers, and it’s good for my business.”
“Stormseal has been described like a shower cap for your house, it tucks under the eaves and gutters, so seals underneath, just like your hair under the elastic of the cap. I like that metaphor, it really works like this!.
Tarps only work until you need them – they just look like they’re doing something when their over your house, but when the storm comes they fail. I like my new orange, temporary roof, which I know won’t blow away and doesn’t leak!”
“I called my insurer and said I wanted Stormseal. Just two hours after the insurer approved it, the Stormseal installers were putting it on my roof. Since then, we’ve had more rain, which has been a good test. Stormseal is properly waterproof, which is a huge relief. (more…)
“I would conservatively estimate that the original damage has now increased by 50% because of the inadequacy of the tarps to stay in place whenever a storm occurs.
But now thanks to Stormseal I can relax and be patient as we are fully watertight and storm proof. Stormseal has taken away our anxiety as it gives us a genuine temporary roof until the fix time.” (more…)
“Using Stormseal myself, seeing how it went taut and fitted perfectly to the frame when heated, and feeling just how strong it was, I realised that it was an even better product than it had looked online.”
“‘Stormseal is the solution. Uniquely, Roofpro manages the whole process: we’ll remove the asbestos, we’ll protect the property until it’s certified, and then we’ll rebuild the roof. By offering the whole package and using premium-quality Stormseal, we have a cost-effective service that’s highly competitive and gives our customers total peace of mind.” (more…)
“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. I’d always prefer to use Stormseal than tarps, because I can take pride in my work and we get more work as a result.”
“In over the eight months we waited for the insurance settlement and complete repairs, Stormseal allowed in not one drop of water… and we could continue to live in our house.
If anyone needs a reliable, watertight roof cover that lasts, Stormseal is the one!”
“Once Stormseal was on though we felt secure and protected, there has been no elements getting in since. We feel lucky that our insurer took swift action and had Stormseal on before New Year, which unfortunately was not the case for some neighbours who still have holes in their roofs 11 weeks later. One lady who is 86 and lives alone, has had her tarps fly off numerous times and is still awaiting repairs, it’s sad to see.
I do feel secure with Stormseal installed and a lot of the neighbours with damage have asked me about my new orange roof.
So many people have had to have their tarps refitted many times but with Stormseal you know once it’s up it’s there to stay – tarps and Stormseal are truly like chalk and cheese!”
“I was sick and tired of having to fix the tarps again and again. In the month after the storm, I was up there five times to fix the tarps, because of the wind. When I heard about Stormseal, I immediately asked our insurer to replace the tarps with it.
Stormseal is perfect because once it’s installed you don’t have to go back up there, and you’ve got peace of mind that if rains, no water is going to come in.”
“I definitely see a place for Stormseal in our natural hazard strategy. When we want to get customers back into their home, having something that keeps their home watertight is paramount, so we can progress with their claim.”
“For years we have had massive problems with tarps on roofs – they blow off and there is nothing worse, I believe, than being in a house with tarp on the roof and all night it’s flapping and banging and carrying on and we get water entry… Stormseal takes us into the next century… we’re very excited about it… From a customer experience it just puts us way ahead of the competition.”
“It’s a leading innovative product… what I have seen today is going to give us the ability to be able to do it once and do it properly and not have to re-attend which will be very efficient.”