The Storm Shelter
Above Ground Storm Shelter
With thick seamless outer skin, strong enough to resist any penetration from even the EF5 tornado, over a large 2″x2″ complete square tubing safety cage, the FamilySAFE Texas storm shelter is able to withstand the forces of an EF5 tornado, and can support over 100,000 lbs.
The “NASCAR Type” safety cage inside our storm shelter is on 2′ centers or less and can hold the weight of about 25 mid-size cars. The storm shelter is easy to finish out in new construction with only a 2.5 inch loss per side and is bullet resistant to all normal (class-three) handguns and shotguns.
The new patent pending “no-pinch” MAX door is comprised of two thick impenetrable skins separated by an internal square tubing frame. These exclusive hinges serve a major role in the FamilySAFE SAFE-T-DOOR system and allow for a very easy, smooth swing. Because it weighs around 400 lbs, FamilySAFE manufactures our own very large hinges. These exclusive hinges serve a major role in the FamilySAFE SAFE-T-DOOR system and allow for a very easy, smooth swing. Our SAFE-T Door insures that you and your family do not become trapped inside the storm shelter after a deadly tornado.
Securing the storm shelter door are the three Commercial Grade one locks that allow the room to be used as a gun safe or a vault when not in use as a storm shelter. In addition to the locks, the door may also be secured with two solid 1″x1″ bars.
At FamilySAFE we believe that we’re making one of the strongest storm shelter doors in the industry. In fact, just the storm shelter door has over 250,000 lbs of shear resistance. Not only is our door strong, it still incorporates all the rigorous safety features that make being trapped inside the above ground storm shelter virtually impossible, and our exclusive no-pinch clearance system helps to prevent fingers from getting caught in the door. That is security and peace of mind that your family can rely on.
We sometimes have units available for immediate delivery.
Sizes: 3.5’x5′ | 4’x4′ | 4’x6′ | 4’x8′ | 6’x6′ | 6’x8′ | 8’x8′ | 8’x10′ | 8’x12′
Bolt-Together Storm Shelter
FamilySAFE of Texas also offers the bolt-together above ground storm shelter. These shelters offer the same certified EF5 tornado protection as our traditional above ground shelters, but come in partitions that are assembled directly on-site. These shelters allow us to install safe rooms inside existing structures where previously a storm shelter would not fit. FamilySAFE will help you determine if a traditional or bolt-together safe room is the best option for your install location.
Sizes: 4’x4′ | 4’x6′ | 4’x8′ | 6’x6′
- Fully engineered drawings and specs
- HILTI anchorage system
- Patent pending Safe-T door with lock release features
- 4×4 electrical box with a 3/4″ conduit hole for electric
- Flush type roof vent for easy HVAC ducting
- Stainless steel lever handle
- Loss of only 2.5″ per wall finished unit
- Door venting (return air vents)
- Limited Lifetime warranty