Person on roof attaching a large platic sheet to a roof using a hand tool.

Stormseal produces a neat, tight and snug fit over a damaged roof.

Stormseal Industries' innovative heat shrinking tarpaulin is now being manufactured and distributed in the United States

Stormseal will allow more residents to return home sooner after a natural disaster, insurance costs will be reduced, communities will recover quicker, and businesses will thrive again.

The alternative to a tarpaulin is highly cost-effective and versatile, for use by emergency responders during insurance claim repairs and in construction zones.

Stormseal is faster, cheaper and easier to install than a tarpaulin, and it is cut and tailored at the worksite.

It is heat cured, increasing the strength of the film and allowing it to fit snugly to the structure without damaging any underlying materials.

It weighs less than one-third of a comparable area of tarpaulin, and requires less than one-eighth of the storage space.

Insurance company Suncorp successfully trialled it on 250 storm-damaged homes, and in 2017 Stormseal was used during Cyclone Debbie.

Australian builder turned inventor and Stormseal founder and CEO, Matthew Lennox, credits the Accelerating Commercialisation funding from the Entrepreneurs' Programme for turning his desire to protect hundreds of storm-damaged properties in Australia into reality.

Stormseal entered the United Kingdom and Europe markets in 2017 and is now launching in the United States.


  • Stormseal's US operations launched on 16 April 2018.
  • The company set up US manufacturing and distribution capabilities in February 2018 after demonstrations at expos in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Austin Texas.
  • More than 20 US companies have registered interest in training staff as Stormseal installers.
  • Stormseal features on the cover of the April edition of Florida Roofing Magazine.

How the Government has helped

Stormseal was awarded $452,162 in commercialisation funding through the Accelerating Commercialisation element of the Entrepreneurs' Programme.

This enabled the company to build a nationally-recognised training program for installation, establish a national logistic operation, complete a Suncorp insurance trial, implement strategies for intellectual property protection, build a web portal, and open international sales channels.

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