Storm Repair Technology Launches in the USA

Stormseal is a storm recovery system that protects damaged roofs or walls with a patented wind, rain and hail resistant polyethylene film. The technology, pioneered in Australia, is now available in the United States.

According to the manufacturer, Stormseal is designed to replace flapping, leaking, flyaway tarpaulins that usually require multiple reattachments using ropes and sandbags, allowing more damage to occur if storms or bad weather continue. Unlike tarpaulins, weatherproof Stormseal stays put for up to a year, according to the manufacturer, preventing further property damage, significantly reducing expenses for insurers and minimizing stress on householders.

“We are extremely excited to bring our innovation to the people of the United States, where in recent times they have felt the brunt of many storms and major weather events,” said Matthew Lennox, Australian builder turned inventor and Stormseal’s managing director. “Around the world, severe storms are becoming more frequent, damaging property, traumatizing residents, stretching emergency resources and costing insurance companies billions. Stormseal is therefore an ideal solution for rapid response and cost-effective resilience in the face of natural disasters.”

According to Lennox, the Stormseal system was found to be faster, cheaper and easier to install than a tarpaulin. The low-density patented polyethylene film is cut and fitted at the worksite with the heat “shrink wrapping” technique, changing the chemical structure of the film and enhancing its strength.

“The emergency responders, builders and insurers who have witnessed the potential of Stormseal know it will cut their costs significantly and make insured properties safe from further damage, which keeps policyholders secure and happy,” said Lennox. “Stormseal is raising the bar for U.S. roofers in terms of quality and safety, protecting the most valuable asset an American family possesses: their home.”

Stormseal is now manufacturing in the United States. More than 20 U.S. companies have registered their interest in training staff as Stormseal installers through the accredited training program available through http://optimumtraining.us/.

For more information, visit www.stormseal.com.

Patented Material Protects Buildings, Roofs Against Rain, Wind

Patented material, Stormseal, protects buildings and roofs from wind and rain.

Patented material, Stormseal, protects buildings and roofs from wind and rain.

After devastating storms hit the Dandenongs, Victoria, in October more severe weather followed, but 90 homes initially affected were protected from further damage by Stormseal, a patented material, designed to heat-seal buildings and roofs against wind and rain when damaged by storms or left open during construction.  But more accredited fitters need training.

Nick Hatch, Director of Insurance Roofing Services – which looks after securing damaged homes following storms, says after more bad weather hit they received no calls to resecure covers from homes fitted with Stormseal.

Stormseal inventor and managing director, Matthew Lennox, says the company is working with Pinnacle Safety and Training and offering Stormseal national accredited training programs to tradespeople while Australian insurance companies are hopeful more tradesman will be trained sooner rather than later.

The idea for Stormseal came to managing director Matthew Lennox when he was overseeing repairs and reconstruction on behalf of several insurance companies following storm episodes and during continual wet and windy conditions, where he saw damages claims multiply due to failing tarpaulins. He also presented his invention on the “ABC’s New Inventors” show and it took off from there.

Patented Invention is Designed to Seal Damaged Buildings and Roofs

Australian invention Stormseal super seals buildings and roofs damaged by storms or left open during construction.

Australian invention Stormseal seals buildings and roofs damaged by storms or left open during construction.

Stormseal is a patented invention designed to seal buildings and roofs damaged by storms or left open during construction. Stormseal will aid weather victims, their insurers and builders, thanks to a $452,162 federal government commercialization grant.

Stormseal’s Founder and Managing Director Matthew Lennox said the funding would allow his company to fully commercialize the product. Stormseal is a patented polyethylene film that heat shrinks to cover damaged roofs or walls, providing weather protection.

The idea for Stormseal came to Mr. Lennox when he was overseeing repairs and reconstruction on behalf of several insurance companies following storm episodes and during continual wet and windy conditions where he saw the damage claims multiply fourfold due to failing tarpaulins.

Tests have found Stormseal to be easier to install than a tarpaulin and can be cut and tailored at the worksite. It is currently available for use with training needed for installation. The federal government commercialization grant will allow increased production to meet demand.

Two patents have been granted for Stormseal film and the application method together with trademarks.

The funding was announced by the Mr. Wyatt Roy, assistant minister for innovation, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science under the Federal Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Program.