Why Choose Us?
WHY F-5 STORM SHELTERS & SAFE ROOMS?
All of our shelters are designed by a structural engineer. Our storm shelters meet or exceed all of the F.E.M.A. guidelines. Our storm shelters have corrosion protection that can triple the life of the shelters over many of our competitors shelters. Our storm shelters and safe rooms are designed and certified to withstand an F-5 tornado and more. Many shelters on the market are made for 250 mile per hour winds, or up to a medium range F-4 tornado. Our shelters and safe rooms are made to withstand any F-5 tornado and even up to 330 miles per hour winds. Most metal shelters on the market are made with metal 1/8" thick. Ours is much thicker . Another thing to watch for is putting a steel storm shelter and using the concrete floor instead of a metal floor. If lightning strikes our shelter or even if a power line fell on the shelter, you are safe inside. The metal is a complete ground. If you have a concrete floor, and you are touching the metal and the floor, you are the ground. We build shelters for several other storm and fallout shelter dealers all over the country. Why not buy direct from us and save?
WHY DO I NEED A STORM SHELTER OR SAFE ROOM?
Spring is tornado season in the South with 50% of all tornadoes occurring between the months of April and June. Most tornadoes occur between noon and sunset. However, tornadoes are unpredictable, and can occur any time, day or night, January through December. The eastern 2/3 of the United States has the greatest concentration of tornadoes on earth. Thunderstorms and their attendant tornadoes typically move northeasterly or easterly, but tornado tracks can be erratic. Tornadoes move forward at speeds ranging from nearly stationary to 60 M.P.H. or more. Measurements from the Doppler Radar give top speeds in the 250-300 M.P.H. range. Safe rooms not only protect you from storms but can also offer protection for you and your valuables from thieves and from those wishing you or your family harm.
When we started checking into building underground shelters, we were very thorough. We talked to several engineers about the structure, strength, and durability of different types of shelters. We were interested in fiberglass shelters because they were cheaper, light, and easy to install. We were warned that a fiberglass shelter is not safe from a severe tornado. Then we started researching concrete shelters. Again, these shelters have many bad points. The concrete walls sweat and often become moldy inside. Sometimes the concrete cracks and seeps water. Then, we thoroughly checked into metal shelters, and found that if coated properly, they are safe, long-lasting, and stay dry inside. Compare our shelters to any other on the market. They are better than any we have found. You might find a cheaper shelter, but it will not have the quality of our shelters.
Who We Are?
Hello. My name is Robert Taylor. I started this business in 1995. One of the shelters I installed on April 14, 2000, was hit by a tornado on Easter Sunday of 2000. The home owner called and told me that the shelter possibly saved 7 lives. His home was completely destroyed. That makes me very proud of what I do. We have excellent shelters and we do not cut corners when building them...
A F-2 rated tornado passed right through our area, with a path of destruction 40 miles long and as much as five miles wide. But thanks to our new storm shelter, we were safe and secure. It was all over in a few minutes, but when my neighbors, my son, and I came up afterwards out of the shelter, we discovered our homes seriously damaged and trees down everywhere we looked. The shelter definitely saved our lives.Darcy Ambrose
Outside, Katrina’s 150-160-mph eyewall winds wreaked havoc on our world … while, from Sunday evening to Tuesday morning, my wife and I stayed safe and comfortable in our shelter. We never even lost power. Our separately sheltered diesel generator kept our air conditioning, lights, and TV going for days, through the storm and well beyond. Homes all around, including our own, were rendered unlivable or destroyed … but our shelter was a precious lifesaver.Carl Hartzman