Underground storm shelters are a preference of many people living in tornado alley. With a variety of underground bunker manufacturers, finding the right one can be a challenge for most people. So what should one be looking for when researching the best companies? Some of the most important questions to ask any storm shelter company are whether or not they are FEMA compliant, if they follow the ICC-500 (International Code Council) building codes specifications, and what type of material is used to manufacture the storm shelters. For instance, concrete and fiberglass are not suitable for long-term below ground use because both materials crack under pressure and often leak and become unsafe.
Other important factors to consider when deciding on an underground storm shelter is if the shelter has been peer-reviewed or if they are members of the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA). The NSSA mission statement declares that they will “ensure the highest quality of manufactured and constructed storm shelters for protecting people from injury or loss of life from the effects of tornadoes, hurricanes and other devastating natural disasters.” Being a producer member of the NSSA ensures that your storm shelter provider will adhere to these expectations as well.
One such company who goes above and beyond to adhere to all industry codes and standards, as well as being a long-time producer member of the NSSA is Survive-a-Storm Shelters. Rated to withstand 250 MPH EF5 tornado winds, the underground storm shelters, the Estate and Max models can be installed below ground in a matter of a few hours. With the ability to accommodate up to 16 people, the underground storm shelters from Survive-a-Storm Shelters cover all the requirements and then some needed to be keep families, friends, and neighbors safe from tornadoes. We also have an underground garage model rated for 10 people that can be installed in the floor of a carport or garage in a day. And as an added service, Survive-a-Storm Shelters has a GeoLocator service that will call and check on you after a tornado blows through just to make sure you are safe! Just by purchasing your shelter, you can sign up for this service for free!
Underground Storm Shelter or Above Ground Shelters – We Build the Best
Whether you decide on an underground storm shelter or an above ground safe room, Survive-a-Storm Shelters not only manufactures the units, but we install them as well. And who knows better how a product works best than the one who creates them? So if you have questions or want to know more about what makes a tornado shelter that provides near absolute protection, then give us a call at 1-888-360-1492 today to speak with one of our knowledgeable and friendly storm shelter product experts