What is Stormseal?

Designed for emergency responders, TPAs, contractors and roofers, Stormseal is a polyethylene film that heat-shrinks to securely wrap a damaged roof or structure. Unlike tarps, Stormseal stays put until permanent repairs can be made, resisting wind, rain and hail and preventing further damage.

After one day of training on this award-winning product, accredited installers gain access to Stormseal film and equipment via online order.

Stormsealed properties worldwide

Including more than 4,000 in the US. View our Stormseal gallery.


Stormseal is also resistant to further storms including heavy hail and winds up to 100mph.

Months or more of protection

Stormseal can last over a year, giving you peace of mind until final repairs are made. See our extreme test in the Swiss Alps.

Andrew Whitehurst, Pegasus Roofing

“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.”

Ryan Hage, Adelaide All-Trades (AAT)

“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.”

David Wilson, Head of Innovation, HomeRepair

“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.”

Why use Stormseal

You can try your hardest with ropes and sandbags, but as soon as the weather turns wet or windy again, tarps inevitably flap, slip, blow off, leak or collapse under the weight of pooling rainwater. While property owners wait for permanent repairs, tarps fail 5 times on average and up to 13 times over the life of an insurance claim.

This means you get called back repeatedly to reattach tarps – usually in the worst weather, in the middle of the night, and on weekends. The owners also become increasingly distressed and think you’re incompetent (and they aren’t afraid to tell you and everyone else).

With Stormseal, the patented shrinking resins in the film wrap tightly to any roofline or damaged structure, requiring no ropes or sandbags. Heat application increases the strength of the film and creates a snug fit, without damaging any underlying materials.

Stormseal installers:

  • do the job right and do it once, with no call-backs
  • get pats on the back and grateful smiles from residents, instead of complaints
  • grow their businesses – because impressed property owners invite them to quote for the permanent repairs

Use our quick make-safe quiz to determine whether a property needs Stormseal

Installer Stories

Bringing Stormseal Protection to the Heart of Hawaii

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…


Roof restoration made simple: know when to tarp, and when to Stormseal

The contractors working on the interior repairs were using traditional tarps, but consistent rainstorms were impeding the process and causing costly delays and further damage. The tarps were failing, especially after continued exposure to the elements. The insurance company contracted Orlando Group, Addison, Texas, a commercial and residential roofing contractor that has specialized experience with storm damage and restorations.

Protect your home with Stormseal | Stormseal: The temporary roofing choice for TPAs.

What happens during training?

One accredited installer is required in each installation crew. Installer training takes two days at a cost of $995 per student. You will learn the required skills of a Competent Person in fall Protection together with the installation of Stormseal.

Training is conducted by a specialist on a purpose-built roof simulator at locations around the United States. Up to 8 trainees can be accommodated in each course. While there are standard learning outcomes, the training can be customised to suit your work requirements.

The practical, hands-on training includes:

  1. regulations and legislation
  2. Stormseal product overview
  3. Stormseal installation instruction and practice
  4. risk assessment and hazard elimination
  5. equipment selection and correct use
  6. ladder safety training, and
  7. anchor, fall restraint and arrest systems, focusing on temporary systems on residential roofs.
Stormseal Training | Stormseal: The #1 Choice for Roofing Contractors
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What happens after training?

After successfully completing training, you’ll receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment issued by our training Partner, and a wallet card. You’ll also receive a unique username and password to gain access to Stormseal film and equipment via online order where you can also purchase the Stormseal start-up kit, which has everything you need to start Stormsealing.

The specially designed strongbox holds two rolls of Stormseal and fits on a standard utility vehicle, along with all necessary tools for application.

A roll of Stormseal film is 105ft long x 14.5 ft wide (1500 sq metres) and weighs 70 pounds. A standard pallet of Stormseal will cover 37,500 square feet. Equivalent tarps weighs almost 4 times as much and requires 8 times as much storage space.

You can also make every roof your own advertising space by putting your logo on the Stormseal film in any color (conditions apply).

We also upload your company details to our site so customers can find you via “find an installer” zip code search function.

During Covid we are currently still running training at all locations. Sessions include social distancing and santized work areas.

Sign up for training

Stop tarping and start Stormealing today. Choose a training location and date below. If you have questions just give us a call on (561) 588 5653 or email sales@stormseal.com. Please book training at least 1 week prior to the start date.

May 18 & 19, 2023

June 15 & 16, 2023

July 20 & 21, 2023

August 17 & 18, 2023

September 21 & 22, 2023

October 19 & 20, 2023

November 16 & 17, 2023

Dec 14 & 15, 2023

Coming Soon

Training is also available on request at ENSA Access & Rescue, Mukwonago, WI.
To book, call 262-287-8689


We only sell to accredited contractors, pricing is based upon volumes purchased. Please get in touch with us to learn more.

Installers save time by using Stormseal. Tarp installation time includes the time taken to procure supplies of tarps, sandbags and ropes for each job, as contractors generally don’t carry these on their trucks. Frequently, the first tarp purchased is the wrong size, which means a return trip to the hardware store.

Meanwhile, with a roll of film and complete toolbox already on their truck, the Stormseal installer has cut the film on-site to fit the job, and commenced attachment. One roll of Stormseal holds 1500 sq ft, or enough film for 10 average dry-in jobs. This equates to about two days’ work without stopping for further supplies.

When repeat visits to replace failed tarps are added to the account, it’s clear that as Stormseal resists all weather and stays put until permanent repairs can be made, it saves contractors vast amounts of time and cuts insurers’ costs dramatically.

We prioritize the safety of workers, residents and properties and discourage practices that increase risks and escalate costs. We’re proud of Stormseal’s excellent reputation and intend to maintain it. To ensure safety and quality, accountability is key. Our solution is a complete system of accredited installer training, specialist equipment, controlled ordering and performance tracking, so our quality assurance processes cover everything from manufacture to installation.

Only accredited installers can order Stormseal film and a toolkit containing everything needed for correct installation. Instead of relying on ropes, sandbags and “Hail Mary’s” to hold a tarp in place (and when that fails, returning repeatedly to replace the tarp), Stormseal installers do the job once and do it right.

At Stormseal, poor performance means loss of accreditation for the installer. By contrast, in Australia, when a tarp (almost inevitably) performs poorly and requires replacement, the installer is rewarded with an additional dry-in fee from the insurer. Insurers pass these additional costs on to policyholders as higher premiums. Premiums also rise as claims escalate due to additional property damage caused by flapping, leaking tarps.

Storm victims who suffer under tarps and customers hit with higher premiums are likely to seek a better alternative, i.e. an insurer who uses Stormseal to provide a superior customer experience and keep costs down. Our insistence on safety and cost-effective high quality is positively transforming the insurance repairs industry

Our installers mechanically fix all edges of the Stormseal film securely, often to the eaves of the structure. The risk of secondary damage on removal of the film is low, and if it occurs, the cost of replacing fascia boards or some roof tiles is negligible compared to the massive cost of internal damage to properties caused by flapping, leaking, flyaway tarps.

Property damage is also caused by the sandbags and ropes used with tarps. Ropes are often tied to any available attachment point including gutter brackets, down-pipes, gas/water lines and fences. Under the load of wind or pooling rainwater on the tarp, the ropes’ attachment points are frequently damaged. Sandbags break down within six weeks of weather exposure and the sand escapes, filling gutters and valleys to create barriers that force water back into the roof cavity, causing more internal damage.

Stormseal minimizes harm. Tarps, ropes and sandbags frequently cause damage claims to multiply manifold. The superior choice is obvious.

No. We hold inventory and dispatch Stormseal film from our stock when an accredited installer places an order online through our customer portal. We have capacity to scale up film production to meet high demand following a severe weather event.

Yes, Stormseal can cover a full roof if damage is total. However, the product is more often used to cover partial roof damage, e.g. tree impact on one side, or fire damage contained to one area.

Yes, Stormseal can be used to cover partial roof damage, e.g. a damaged roof vents, a section of broken tiles, or over skylights.

IAG has conducted hail testing on the product, please see the video at: https://youtu.be/rKiFqvavj-Y

Wind tunnel testing has been conducted by CSR and by the HAAG wind tunnel test facility located in Dallas TX. See CSR wind video at: https://youtu.be/0X7w-kF_zXk

Yes, the product can be used for walls, windows, ceilings, garage doors, asbestos removal.

Stormseal film is recyclable; it is not biodegradable. Stormseal film can be repurposed – unlike damaged tarps which generally go to landfill.

Stormseal requires mechanical fixings to ensure the film fits snugly to your home or business. So instead of ropes or sandbags Stormseal is fixed at the perimeter like the fascia, barge boards or eaves.

Yes, Stormseal film is warranted for one year from the time of purchase. The installation guarantee depends on the individual Accredited Installer’s terms and conditions.

Yes, Stormseal film can be produced in many colors. Branding / logos can be printed on the film –minimum volumes apply.

Yes. An access area can be cut out of the film and then resealed. In every installation there’s a checklist sticker applied to the film. The checklist indicates claim number and installer number so you can track it down.

Yes, we work with several insurance carriers.

Yes. Accredited Stormseal installers are trained to complete a roof report before installing the film. If further assessment is required, contractors often cut inspection panels, in which case an accredited installer must remove and replace the Stormseal film. In every installation there’s a checklist sticker applied to the film. The checklist indicates claim number and installer number Similarly, insurers pay for tarps to be removed for roof inspections and replaced.

Yes, it works on flat roofs for temporary water protection. It’s weldable with a system of joining the film so you can tailor fit it to just about anything.

Use our quick make-safe quiz to determine whether a property needs Stormseal.


Show us your great work by tagging your Stormeal installs with #canttarpthat when you upload to Instagram.