Safe Rooms

Starting at $68.00 a month W.A.C.

The number one question, Is it safe inside a metal shelter during an electrical occurrence such as lightening?

Yes. Since our safe rooms are constructed with a floor, you are secured in a metal box or a "Faraday Cage". Click here to see the benefits of a "Faraday Cage".

While the safest place to be in a tornado or strong wind is below ground, we have to consider that not everyone can go below ground.  Those who are elderly and/or disabled are not able to get down stairs or ladders to safety.

Who of us wants to get up in the middle of the night and go out in the weather to a shelter that is in the yard in order to reach safety?  Most of us don’t or we wait till it’s too late.  Statistics show that many injuries are sustained by folks trying to reach their place of safety because they waited too long to go to their shelter or did not realize the severity of the storm until it was too late.

 

 

 

The Safe Room unit is built of 3/16 steel material for the walls.  All shelters have a skeleton of 4 inch channel which goes up and over the top to protect you from falling debris.  

The door is the only separate piece on our unit.  The door of any shelter is the weakest point during a storm.  FEMA specifies that all storm shelters should have a steel door.  Steel is the one thing that has been tested and can withstand flying and falling debris that is thrown around like missiles.  A door should have 6 points of attachment.  We’ve done our best to build these to withstand most anything.  The door lock system sets 3 locks with a single turn.  The hinge side of the door has 3 points of attachment for the hinges.  Texas Tech testing allows 1 failure of the locking points on doors.  During testing, all attachment points on our door stayed engaged and secure.

We use Hilti HY 150, a chemical anchor system and all thread anchors are set into the concrete slab.  With the anchoring system (Hilti) we use, it becomes a part of the concrete slab.  The weight of the shelter, the weight of the slab, and the attachment system keep the unit in place during a storm.

When wind can get below an object, it has the ability to pick it up.  With the way the Safe Room is built and attached, there is very little air can find a spot large enough to create a draft and move it.  Our Safe Rooms have been tested and withstood debris flown at it at over 250 miles per hour.  The Safe Room design is engineer stamped for additional assurance.

All sizes available, we will custom build to suit your family special area.

 

Above Ground Safe Rooms Starting at $68.00 a month installed*

Please call for price quote and additional details

*Monthly amount is based on approved credit with $1,000.00 down payment with a 60 month term at 0.75% interest and taxes.