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S2:E37 Roofing Road Trips with Heidi – Innovative Polymer Film Seals Storm Damaged Homes

Roofing Road Trips with Matthew Lennox
September 16, 2020 at 7:55 a.m.

By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor.

Listen in as Heidi learns about this invention that protects damaged structures for a year or more until permanent repairs can be made.

In this episode of Roofing Road Trips, Heidi sits down with Matthew Lennox, the contractor and inventor behind Stormseal® to learn more about how the system works, how it helps protect homes and how it prevents further damage.

Matthew explained, “Stormseal is a polymer film in which heat shrinks to a damaged structure, and unlike tarpaulins, will stay on until such time the permanent repair process can be undertaken. Basically, it's like a tarpaulin but it's shrink-wrapped to your roof, and it will protect those occupants until such time they have their insurance processed, or they can afford to actually do their roof.”

There probably isn’t a contractor out there who hasn’t had a tarp blow off. That results in callbacks and upset property owners who are then subject to additional damage. The additional damage is known in the industry as ‘creep.’

Matthew uses Hurricane Michael as a good example of losses creeping up. “We had a situation where it was initially reported as a $3.5 billion event. Currently, Hurricane Michael, as of February of this year, was reported to be closing out at around about $8 billion. We're talking about a $5 billion increase in costs. Now, I'm not saying that everything's attributed to tarps blowing off, but a high portion, from our evidence, is a result of a tarp failure.”  

Contractors that have made the investment to become Stormseal certified installers are reporting positive returns says, Matthew. “What we've seen is really good growth in people's businesses. They help that homeowner in that time of need to secure their house, they have built a good rapport and they are seeing that $500 or $1000 Stormseal job turn into a $15,000 re-roof.”

Listen to the full podcast to learn more about this innovative solution and how it helps contractors provide an outstanding solution to their customers.



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