WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A roofing contractor found Stormseal wraps they installed remained intact and undamaged following recent powerful storms and tornadoes that swept through Louisiana.
A program managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed Stormseal in October 2021 on homes in the New Orleans area that were ineligible for FEMA’s Operation Blue Roof. The protective wrap was recently subjected 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,” said 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 said.
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.
“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,” said Stormseal CEO and Founder Matthew Lennox.