Image: Homes ‘shrink wrapped’ in the FEMA/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pilot program following Hurricane Ida were undamaged by recent spring storms.
Stormseal, the game-changing storm response solution that provides powerful protection to homes and buildings until permanent repairs can be made, remained intact and undamaged following recent powerful storms and tornadoes that swept through Louisiana.
Stormseal was installed in October 2021 on homes in the New Orleans area that were ineligible for FEMA’s Operation Blue Roof, a program managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the protective wrap was recently subject to severe spring weather.
Dan Brown, commercial account executive with CMR Construction, was the project superintendent on the initial installation last fall. “This particular home was the first one we did as part of the pilot program,” explained Brown. “Recent weather data shows that it was hit with sustained winds of 36 miles per hour and gusts over 45 miles per hour.”
Following the tornadoes and severe wind events, Brown visited the home to inspect the protective film and found it in stellar condition. “This is an excellent proof of concept for what the Army Corps was trying to accomplish by providing a solution to roofs that were disqualified from the blue roofs program,” Brown explained.
With supply chain disruptions delaying the shipping and delivery of roofing materials many homes won’t see permanent repairs for months or even more than a year. Stormseal CEO and Founder Matthew Lennox said, “We developed Stormseal to be the best temporary roof protection on the market. It has proven itself time and time again that it can withstand weather extremes and protect properties from sustaining additional damages while they await permanent repairs.”
Stormseal is a strong polyethylene film that heat-shrinks to cover a damaged structure and stays put until permanent repairs are made. When Stormseal is installed on a damaged roof or wall, the application of heat shrinks the film, enhancing its strength and ensuring a perfect fit to the structure, without damaging any underlying materials. For more information visit www.stormseal.com.