An innovative new make-safe product is boosting roofing businesses by putting them at the top of insurance companies’ call list. One US company that had 9 employees before receiving Stormseal accreditation has now expanded to 65 employees.
We tested a tarp in a wind tunnel, showing the tarp failing dismally while an innovative new make-safe product holds strong. Watch to see what happens wens to a sandbag holding the tarp at wind speeds of 60km/h (37 miles/h) and then at wind speeds of 100km/h (62 miles/h). In the same wind tunnel test, the video shows what happens to Stormseal at 160km/h (99 miles/h), the maximum speed generated by the facility.
For protecting storm-damaged properties, Aussie invention Stormseal provides far superior weather resistance and is much more cost-effective than tarpaulins. But Australian storm victims are still suffering under tarps because of a costly flaw in our insurance industry. Why?
Australian builder turned inventor, Matthew Lennox, saw an opportunity in the market to protect storm damaged homes and businesses in Australia.
It’s been 8 months since Hurricane Michael hit Florida pounding its coast & Mexico Beach, but the area is still in clean up mode, just as hurricane season is about to hit again. There is one damaged home that’s ready for the next hurricane season.
It is storm season and an Illawarra innovation has been helping many Sydney home owners who have suffered property damage in recent months. Matt Lennox is the inventor of Stormseal which helped many Sydney residents following a hail storm just prior to Christmas.
“I always envisioned Stormseal to be a shared value product because I didn’t invent it just to develop a business and provide a product, I wanted people to have better choices, choices that not only benefit their family, but their community too”
As roofers and builders get prepared for storm and hurricane season across the USA by ordering materials and training staff, they’re also creating jobs – especially if they’re using Stormseal.
In June 2018, to test Stormseal’s weather resistance under the most extreme natural conditions it was installed on the roof of a hut high in the Swiss Alps. ‘Over several weeks, the wind speed average was over 100 km/h [62 miles/h] and some days up to 200 km/h [124 miles/h]. At the end of January, after many storms, the Stormseal film was still looking good.
For Ryan and Chey Johnson, the happy arrival of their second child was sadly offset by the devastating damage to their Berowra home caused by the December 2018 hailstorm.
‘After the hail wrecked the roof, the wind and rain came,’ said Ryan.
97% of Berowra homes damaged by the hailstorm were ‘made safe’ with tarpaulins, many of which have since failed multiple times.