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Storms are a defining Caribbean Moment

You know the name by now.  
You’ve heard the official Government warning, inclusive of God’s blessing on the country. You have walked your property, checked your pantry, filled water containers and charged your phone.

You have purposely looked out of your windows, endless times, to study the sky for “a storm”, then returned to Mr Weatherman on YouTube to listen for changes, distances, wind shear and wind speed.


And then you realise there’s another system
brewing off the African coast!


Truth is, at that moment preparedness and helplessness collide. The food count fights for thought with the statistics of voracity
and time. 


That’s why at ECMIL, we constantly suggest home maintenance and an action plan, not only for the duration of a mad rush to the supermarket, prior to a storm, but given the change of weather patterns, at least a monthly review to protect family and property.


Someone once asked me what was the best insurance policy.  
I replied, being proactive and getting ahead of the problem.  


Yes insurance is a necessary factor in our daily Caribbean lives, but being prepared and having a sensible plan, can dramatically reduce the agony of storm damage and potential loss.


When a storm is announced, it’s not the first one in the region. We as Caribbean people have deep unforgettable experiences, with more early warning systems now than we ever imagined 20 or 30 years ago.

We are islands.  We never know what comes next, but preparation and forward planning help us save and protect the hard earned lives which we have made for our families.

I often remind myself that we survived COVID, learned to adapt, prepare and protect.  If we just apply that logic to annual storm surges, we will maintain and strengthen our confidence.

We sell steel, the most reliable shield against the elements,
and protection for many generations of these islands.  
The quality, range, price and supply set us apart. 

Our products have built, rebuilt, refurbished, secured and patched a great many buildings across the region in our 40 plus years.  We have formed a product range which will provide you with confidence and resilience for the foreseeable future, whether you are proactive, or in recovery.

To compliment high quality Colorbond® and Zincalume® roof sheeting in 13 colours with matching flashing screws and accessories, rebar and welded mesh for foundations walls columns and paths, galvanised water tanks for storage, chain link fencing for security, nails and wheelbarrows, we produce PVC and CPVC cold and hot water pipes and electrical conduits.

One of the keys to excellent home maintenance,
is good water management.

The rule of thumb is to carry storm driven water away from your building and surrounding property, vastly reducing the risk of accumulation and devastating damage.  
That’s why we include PVC piping and by extension, K-Style aluminium roof guttering in our overall building recommendations.

If water storage is of primary necessity, then a combination of food safe Zincalume® roof sheeting, aluminium guttering, our PVC and water tanks are the perfect solution.

A building has many elements which, if combined, provide security, protection, durability, year round reliability and confidence.  These are the essentials of a successful storm plan.

They may never take away that defining moment of quiet before the storm, but they will significantly reduce the worrisome check list as you lock up for a stormy night.

Contact our knowledgeable sales staff today, to purchase the best quality roof sheeting available, as well as key steel components such as rebar, welded mesh and other fabricated items, at ex factory prices.


You will discover the beauty and resilience of ECMIL steel
and why we are The Steel of The Region.

Bluescope steel and colorbond®

Our Latest Brochure is now available!

ECMIL has always been about quality,
durability, affordability, and choice.

Our range of items has increased over the years, to meet your demand for fresh styles, colours, and advanced technology.

With that in mind, we now offer our 2022 Online Brochure, to better assist your efforts to improve your home or business and secure your future with the best quality steel products.  And remember, all at ex-factory pricing!

That's why we are ECMIL - The Steel of The Region!


It’s a remarkable and long lasting investment, which secures your family and property from the ravages of Caribbean weather, while adding real value to your home.

COLORBOND® and Zincalume® roof sheeting
are industry standards.

We have prepared our helpful article in pdf format.
‘Storms and Common Sense’.

This will provide a road map
to steer you to a safe annual plan of action.

NB. This article is for general information purposes only and is meant as an incentive to the reader, who should then research and seek advice from their architectural and construction professionals to confirm that the ideas expressed are possible within the building codes of their territory or within the limitations of their home's architecture. ECMIL only recommends their own products and third party products which they supply, as part of their company's roofing solutions to customers.