What Makes The Strongest Storm Shelters?
When facing extreme weather, you want nothing but the very best and strongest storm shelters available. Don’t compromise on safety if you live in an area that has frequent storms or extreme weather. The key to surviving the worst storms is to have the strongest storm shelters installed and a plan in place. At Valley Storm Shelter, our shelters have been tested more than any other shelter manufacturer.
Let’s dive into some of the many solutions we have to ensure your family’s safety and prove to you that we have the strongest storm shelters available.
The Strongest Storm Shelters On The Market
First, we’ll discuss four options that Valley Storm Shelters have to help you survive any storm, and then we’ll discuss why our designs make us the strongest on the market today.
Aboveground Safe Room
To start, all of our Valley Storm Shelters above-ground safe rooms are made with only the strongest materials. This includes reinforced steel corners, thick steel plate walls, and a full steel floor plate with Hilti anchor bolts. In addition, we use designs that enhance the structural integrity of every shelter we build and make sure you and your family will be protected from electrocution.
In addition, we incorporate three large vents for airflow that have steel debris protectors to make surviving the next storm a little more comfortable.
Many people are also interested in underground garage storm shelters. We have two different options for those looking for underground flush-mounted safety shelters. The larger option holds up to 12 people, and the smaller options holds up to 8 people.
When shopping for safety shelters, you want to start with the strongest storm shelters available. Valley Storm Shelters can give you peace of mind no matter which option you choose.
The vocabulary is often interchanged, but a panic room and a storm shelter can be the same thing if built correctly. Have you been thinking of installing a panic room in your home to ensure your family stays safe no matter the situation? Safe rooms, panic rooms, shelters - whatever you call them - at Valley Storm shelters, we design them to keep you and your family safe. That means you will be safe from a home invasion, extreme weather, and more.
We have plenty of custom options to make your panic room as comfortable as possible - and impenetrable when you’re facing danger.
Survive A Storm With Strong Replacement Shelter Doors
When you’re in this industry, you come to understand pretty quickly that the weakest part of most storm shelters or safe rooms is its door. But, unfortunately, other shelter mechanics aren’t equipped to develop the doors we can - high-quality steel doors that can resist debris and bullets while still being easy to open and lock.
At Valley Storm Shelters, we have the safest doors and the safest storm shelters. That’s why we make it possible to purchase our doors separately so you can ensure your existing safe rooms are as solid and secure as possible. We’re committed to your safety, so we’ve ensured that all of our safe rooms and replacement doors meet FEMA 361 and 320 standards, plus ICC 500. So don’t compromise on safety - speak to one of our experts and let us make sure your shelters and safe rooms are well-equipped.
Why Valley Storm Shelters Are The Strongest Storm Shelters
At Valley Storm Shelters, we are the leading designer and manufacturer of above ground storm shelters and safe rooms in the industry. Each of our shelters is constructed to withstand over 300mph ground speed winds, equivalent to an EF-5 tornado. In addition, our shelters have been tested by the Texas Tech Wind Science and Engineering Research Center, and we’re also a producer member of the American Tornado Shelter Association, so you know that everything we built is strong enough to withstand the storm.
Each of our shelters is constructed with:
- ¼” steel plate for the walls, floor, and door
- Reinforced ¾” steel corners
- 4” structural C channel
- Steel ¼” floor, with ½” plate where Hilti anchor bolts
- Coat of primer and two coats of high-quality industrial paint
- 3 (minimum) large vents strategically located for airflow
- Electrical access opening protected by a weather-resistant grommet
In addition, each of our shelters comes with a 310-pound vault-like door, proven to be one of the strongest doors on the market. Each door
- Is constructed with ¼” plate steel
- Has 4” C Channel reinforcement
- Opens to the inside to prevent getting trapped
- Is equipped with a Medeco drill-proof and pick-proof deadbolt
- Has three 1 ¼” stainless steel locking pins secured through six solid steel guide blocks and three steel receiver blocks
- Has three heavy-duty barrel hinges with grease fittings to ensure the door will open easily
- Has a 1” laminated polycarbonate bullet-resistant peephole (1 ¼ thick)
Lastly, we use an exclusive anchoring system for above ground storm shelters that is comprised of 24-inch carbon steel CORELOCK™ anchors, 7-inch by ¾-inch Hilti concrete cutting anchors, and industrial 2-component anchoring adhesive.
Ready To Learn More?
Don’t let extreme weather cause you or your family any more stress. Instead, survive the weather with the strongest storm shelters on the market. At Valley Storm Shelters, we have options for everyone. Get in touch with us to learn more today.