How much does a tornado shelter cost in Alabama?
Torshel sells underground shelters, safe rooms, and commercial storm shelters in the entire state of Alabama. Safe rooms start at $6,699 and our underground shelters start at $6,799 for medium sizes.
Are garage storm shelters safe?
In-ground shelters are typically found in the yard or underneath the garage. Despite the conceptual similarities, they are different than a traditional basement. Because they are underground, the shelter is safe from dangerous winds and flying debris.
What does ICC 500 stand for?
Design and Construction of Storm Shelters
Published by the International Code Council (ICC), ICC/NSSA Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters (ICC 500), is a referenced standard in the International Codes (I- Codes). ICC 500 applies to the design, construction, installation, and inspection of both residential and community storm shelters.
Where is Tornado Alley in Alabama?
► Alabama tornadoes have most frequently occurred in Jefferson County and in south Alabama in Mobile and Baldwin.
How long does it take to install a storm shelter?
We install our underground shelters and safe rooms in the greater Huntsville / Northern Alabama areas, including southern Tennessee and other outlying areas. Installs can be as fast as 3-4 hours ( depending on install location) – Lifesaver Storm Shelters of North Alabama guarantees the install for life!
Where can I find all the requirements for lifesaver storm shelters?
You can find all the FEMA, NSSA and other requirements that the Lifesaver storm shelters exceeded, as well as the engineering specs and test results conducted by the Texas Tech University’s Wind Science and Engineering Research Center (THE premier tornado science institute), on this page: FEMA Storm Shelter Requirements
Where are Valley storm shelters made?
Based in Alabama, Valley Storm Shelters manufactures and installs above ground safe rooms and storm shelters across the Southeast. Our shelters are constructed to withstand 250 MPH ground speed wind equivalent to that of an EF-5 tornado and have been tested by the Texas Tech Wind Science and Engineering Research Center.
Do Your tornado shelters meet FEMA standards?
All of our tornado shelters meet and exceed FEMA standards and are thoroughly tested Wind Science & Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University. Each bolt can withstand up to 10,000 pounds of shear strength! Keep your family safe by ordering a tornado shelter today! Contact us to request more information or start the ordering process.