Asphalt Shingle Shortage Will Delay Storm Damage Repairs

Building materials are in short supply nationwide and roofing contractors are reporting long backlogs to get shingles.
By: Stormseal
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Oct. 27, 2020 - PRLog -- Stormseal┬«, the game-changing storm response solution that provides powerful protection to homes and buildings until permanent repairs can be made, is urging property owners to ask their insurance companies for the long-term temporary protection that only Stormseal can provide while they await the availability of shingles.  Stormseal delivers a storm protection solution that heat shrinks to damaged structures, providing superior protection over flapping tarps that lead to additional damage.

The shortage of building material and particularly shingles, means homeowners will be waiting months to get their damaged roof repaired.  "We are hearing from contractors that they simply cannot get shingles," said Matthew Lennox, CEO of Stormseal. "It's taking four to six weeks at a minimum in many areas, plus the cost of plywood has skyrocketed. This, combined with the enormous amount of damage on the Gulf Coast, is delaying contractors' ability to repair storm damaged homes."

Lake Charles and other areas that have suffered repeated hits from hurricanes are seeing additional property damage because the blue tarps on their roofs are blowing away when the next storm hits. Stormseal has proven that it stays put in up to 100 mile-per-hour winds, protecting the home and preventing additional damage from water intrusion.

Contractors are backlogged for months with repair work from the previous storms and will struggle to keep up with the additional damage caused by Hurricane Zeta. "Tarps are meant to be a quick, short-term solution and are effective when repairs can be made in a day or two," explained Lennox. "They were never meant to provide long-term protection like Stormseal does. When repairs aren't going to happen for months, it's important for homeowners to know that there is a better option."

Stormseal has protected more than 4,000 properties in the United States and over 11,000 globally. Waterproof, able to withstand hail and 100 mile-per-hour winds, Stormseal is the smart choice for temporary protection.

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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

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