Also called tornado shelters and weather safe shelters, a storm shelter is a bunker, cellar, or room that is designed to withstand the onslaught of severe weather conditions. They are especially useful in those areas that experience a great deal of tornado activity, such as in the Midwest and Southeastern portions of the United States.
What are the Best Kinds of Storm Shelters?
There are usually two kinds of storm shelters: below ground and above ground. And while most people fall under the delusion that underground shelters are safer, this is oftentimes not the case. There seems to be more potential hazards with outdoor cellars than with indoor shelters. For instance, an outdoor, below-ground cellar forces a person to go outside to seek shelter in the event of a tornado or hurricane. Other advantages to above ground shelters include:
Storm Shelter Standard Requirements Set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.)
Do you need a Storm Shelter? We Can Help
Iron Tight Storm Shelters offer you peace of mind when severe weather strikes, with a storm shelter that is proven to withstand the strongest tornado or hurricane. Our Iron Tight shelters have been tested by the Texas Tech Wind Science and Engineering Center, and meet or exceed FEMA specifications. All units hold and F5 rating. We are also members of the American Tornado Shelter Association (ATSA).
Iron Tight Saferooms and Storm Shelters are offered in all sizes, ranging from 4' x 6' up to 9' x 14', as well as custom orders. In order to meet the needs of each of our customers, we offer a choice of 12 gauge steel, 3/16" steel, and 1/4" steel. For more detailed information on the sizing of our storm shelters, click here.
Each unit has an inward swinging door that includes an emergency escape feature, making it nearly impossible to be trapped inside. All our safe rooms and storm shelters feature three Medeco Maxum stainless steel, commercial grade locking deadbolts, all keyed alike. Thanks to the deadbolts, Iron Tight storm shelters can also serve as a safe/vault for firearms and valuables. The 1/4" Saferoom is also bullet resistant allowing it to serve as an intruder safe room, making it the #1 Safe Room offering the BEST protection for your family and valuables.
Iron Tight Saferooms & Storm Shelters feature:
Advantages to Iron Tight Saferooms & Storm Shelters:
Give us a call today - One of our Knowledgeable representative will assist you in selecting a F.E.M.A standard storm shelter that will meet your needs. We pride ourselves on protecting you and your family against severe weather.