- Steel Construction of Safe Rooms
Above ground safe room, or underground safe room?
FEMA says in up to 250 mph winds, in the right safe room, your family will have near absolute certainty of your safety. The main difference in an underground safe room from an above ground safe room is that there is the slight possibility of having the entrance blocked by debris if your safe room is underground.
Steel Construction of Safe Rooms
According to Texas Tech Wind Science and Research Center, a storm shelter would be a failure if the steel construction were pushed in more than three inches in a 250 mph storm. We make sure that our steel construction meets the strict guidelines of construction standards.
Above Ground Safe Room Safe From Falling Debris from Tornado?
Above ground safe rooms that are built within FEMA’s Guidelines will withstand falling debris such as a 3,000 lb vehicle! Can you imagine a car falling on top of your safe room?
You can find our more about FEMA guidelines on residential safe rooms , or you can get more information by calling the FEMA safe room help line.
Here at Survive-a-Storm all of our above ground safe rooms are built according to FEMA’s guidelines, and have been tested by Texas Tech Wind Science Research Center. We also have our units on display at many of the Home Depots across the United States. If you would like to speak with one of our team members pictured below, give us a call at 888-360-1492.