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Your Comprehensive Guide to Severe Weather Protection! Safe Rooms, Tornado Storm Shelters, FEMA Standards & Grant Programs, National Storm Shelter Association News, Site Selection, Installation Guides, Tips from the Pros....and more!

Do you recommend below ground storm shelters?

We recently had a customer ask us about underground tornado storm shelters. Here's our reply:   We neither recommend nor sell below ground shelters due to the many hazards they pose, such as entrapment, flooding, floating, getting hit with debris while trying to reach safety, critters, leaks....the list is quite long. Plus, from a practical standpoint if you ever move the in ground shelter isn't going with you...it stays with the new owner who won't pay you a dime extra for your investment in the shelter. Our modular design can go with you from home to home so you'll never be without a severe weather and home invasion plan again. You have the added benefit of indoor installation, keeping the unit comfortably climate controlled or at least protected from the elements while accessing it if you locate it in your garage, carport or patio. You can view our safe rooms rated for 5 occupants here. Those two models are called the Defender and the Sentry. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We're here to help. You can call toll free 855-552-7667.
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I'm worried that I'll get trapped inside a tornado storm shelter if the door gets blocked. What can I do?

Q: I’m extremely claustrophobic and am scared to get in an above ground tornado shelter or underground garage floor shelter because I’m afraid I’ll get trapped inside. What do you suggest?   A: You don’t have to worry about getting trapped inside a Tornado Alley Armor Safe Room. Even if something blocks the door, our safe rooms can be totally disassembled from the inside, rendering them guaranteed entrapment-proof regardless of door swing. We include two wrenches with every safe room, zip tied inside for emergency egress. No hydraulic jacks, no hoists, no come-alongs. If you can use a wrench to loosen a nut you can get out. You won’t have to wonder if and when someone will come along to help you from the outside. With our safe rooms you can help yourself from the inside. Plus, since it bolts together it’s totally re-locatable if you decide to move. The disassembled unit fits easily in a van, small utility trailer or pickup bed.  Questions about exactly how it works? Give us a call toll free 855-55-ARMOR or click here for even more information.  
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What is Tornado Alley? Tornado Alley interesting facts

Tornado Alley is an area of the United States that is prone to experience tornadoes. Tornado Alley is also the name we at Tornado Alley Armor get called by quote often. Because our name is so long a lot of the time people leave off the word "Armor" and simply call us "Tornado Alley." Just be sure you are talking to who you think you are talking to when you make that phone call. We get called "Tornado Alley" so often that we decided you shouldn't need to add the word "Armor" when you type in our website address. You can now get to our website by typing either www.tornadoalley.com or www.tornadoalleyarmor.com. There are several other storm shelter companies out there going by Tornado Alley ... and they aren't even members in the National Storm Shelter Association. Basically, that means they aren't truly FEMA Compliant because if they were they would be allowed to join the NSSA. Be careful and make sure you are dealing directly with us and not some guy making storm shelters in his back yard with no regard for your safety.  Call 855-552-7667 (855-55-ARMOR) to speak with us directly. Or start with our home page www.tornadoalleyarmor.com.        
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Tornado Safe Rooms don't have to be boring white.... spice yours up with a custom color!

      Heather in Parker, TX decided to have us powder coat her Rampart 7 person safe room grey. This way her tornado safe room coordinates with shelving in her garage. It was a great idea and looks wonderful in her garage. With Tornado Alley Armor Safe Rooms you get choices. From the size you want your safe room to be, to where you want it installed, and even with the color you want it to be. We always use powder coating to cover the steel. You don't have to worry about think coats of spray paint... our powder coating is a baked on finish that will withstand the test of time, even if you install your storm shelter outside. You can follow this link to see all the different color choices we have. Questions? Give us a call and we can help you decide which color will match the closest to your house, cabinets, favorite sports team, etc. Toll free 855-55-ARMOR.  
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I'm looking for an above ground tornado storm shelter that I can take with me when I move. Can you help me?

With Tornado Alley Armor Safe Rooms your storm shelter investment can travel when you do. With Tornado Alley Armor Safe Rooms, a couple of wrenches is all that’s needed to disassemble your tornado safe room and take it with you. The individual panels are easy to handle, easy to move, and easy to reassemble at your new home. No need for forklifts, contract labor or heavy duty trailers to move our storm shelters. And underground storm shelters…you can kiss them goodbye when you leave. Make a life-long investment in your storm shelter… a Tornado Alley Armor Safe Room.   Call us at 855-55-ARMOR or visit www.tornadoalleyarmor.com for more info!
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How can the bolts in your bolt together tornado storm shelter actually hold together in high winds since it's not welded?

Physics. Unlike virtually every other safe room manufacturer we use only Grade 8 hardened fasteners, much harder than standard bolts and fittings. It's the same grade of hardness used when constructing bridges and high rise buildings. They are actually much harder than the steel panels used in the safe room, and that's by design. Our panels are designed to be malleable to act like Kevlar...absorbing the energy by deflection, allowing the impact energy to be dissipated over time while the steel is deforming slightly. That's why 2x4's just bounce off our safe rooms rather than splinter into pieces....which is bad. Splintering 2x4's make great "wow" effect video, but it demonstrates the thicker, non-tempered steel has very limited malleability. If it is struck by an end-long piece of steel, like a piece of pipe or sign post, there's actually an increased likelihood it will be penetrated easier than our thinner, malleable panels because we soften the blow over time. So....the bolts will never fail before the panels because they're much harder, and the storm shelter panels won't fail because they're tempered to absorb and transfer energy with the greatest efficiency. That's the same principle used in the "crumple zone" of your car...softening the blow by extending and dissipating the impact energy over time.  
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When searching for Tornado Alley Armor use all 3 words in our name to pull up the correct website

Tornado Alley Armor Safe Rooms is a NSSA Verified 100% FEMA Compliant storm shelter company with proof of being 100% FEMA Compliant. Some will SAY they are FEMA compliant but not really be, and if you ask them for independent proof they won’t be able to provide it. The real reason is that they are NOT FEMA compliant but are deceiving the public by making false claims that they are.  There is a storm shelter company using part of our name that meets this description. Be careful when comparing tornado storm shelter companies on the internet. You may find a company that is using part of our name but not the entire name. Their customers have called us by mistake with complaints of leaking storm shelters and poorly made safe rooms. Don’t be fooled like these people were. Make sure you are pulling up THIS website: www.tornadoalleyarmor.com. Don’t accept anything less for the protection of your loved ones. Look for the entire 3 words in our name: Tornado Alley Armor. We’re honored to be entrusted with your family’s severe weather protection. We won’t let you down!
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What kind of steel do you use in your tornado storm shelters? How does that compare to plate steel, cold rolled, or other types of steel used in storm shelters?

b2ap3_thumbnail_Tornado-Alley-Armor-Safe-Rooms-Above-Ground-Storm-Shelters-F5-Rated-Texas-Tech.JPGThere's more than meets the eye with our choice of steel. While nearly all others use cold rolled A36 plate steel at 3/16" or even 1/4" thickness, we chose a different strategy. Our steel is hot rolled 10 gauge 1011-CS Type B, which means it has been tempered to give it pliability and remove the inherent brittleness found with A36. It also keeps the panel weight light enough to be user friendly. Our steel performs more like kevlar, increasing the impact time by limited deflection, which greatly enhances the unit's ability to effectively dissipate the impact energy into the structure and properly transfer it to the concrete. It's like the crumple zone on your car. Even the guys at Texas Tech couldn't believe how well it performed during impact testing. And of course, since it is designed to deflect we offer a lifetime replacement warranty on any parts deflected due to debris impacts.   Although other shelters may be made with thicker A36 steel, the A36 doesn't dissipate the energy nearly as effectively as ours, so the impact energy remains much more focused at the point of impact. It will remain rigid and either stand up to debris or rip open and fail catastrophically since it isn't tempered like our steel. Stopping blunt 2x4 impacts is one thing, but a fence post or street sign post may be another matter. So all of that to say there's more to steel performance than simply thickness.  
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What size tornado storm shelter should I buy?

What size storm shelter should I buy?Aside from the recommended 3 square feet of floor space per person set by FEMA, that is completely up to you (and the amount of space available.) You NEED room to stand in the storm shelter while you wait for the tornado to pass. However, you may WANT additional space for sitting, for pets, or for an emergency kit filled with all the essentials like food, water, flashlights, a radio, etc. Here at Tornado Alley Armor, we have many different sizes to choose from and if you are local you can stop by the show room and try out four of our most popular models (Champion, Defender, Rampart, and Guardian) for yourself. If you aren't nearby one of our locations, another option is to use tape to map out the size of the safe room on your floor and have everyone you plan to protect stand inside. This will give you an estimated idea of what size shelter you need for your family. The chart below has our standard models and their square footage, but the train doesn't stop there! We also build custom sized tornado shelters.  Happy Taping!
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Are tornado storm shelters a good investment?

Storm shelters are a very good investment if they are built correctly and follow FEMA'S (Federal Emergency Management Agency's) specifications. The specifications were created to give you and your loved ones near absolute protection from tornadoes, thunderstorms and other weather with severe, damaging winds. Storm Shelters are built to prevent injury and gives peace of mind knowing that you have a storm shelter to rely on for the safety of you and your loved ones during the months that tornadoes are touching down. You cannot always rely on delayed sirens, or even failing radio announcements. With Tornado Alley Armor Safe Rooms it is a great investment with our complete DIY bolt together system. Whether you plan on living at your residence for a lifetime or moving in a few years, our system allows you to unbolt and take with you to your new home. You could ask more for your house by adding in the price of the safe room. If buyer is not willing to give what you are asking for you can easily disassemble the the unit and take it with you to your new home. If you have any questions regarding our safe rooms or any other concerns call us at our toll free number 855-55-ARMOR.
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Why are tornado shelters being sold in big box stores & other home improvement stores?

We recently had someone ask us, "Why are stores like Lowe's and Home Depot selling tornado shelters? Big box stores and other home improvement stores seem to be pushing them but are they good ones? Do these stores have knowledgeable sales people to help customers?" Tornado Alley Armor's answer: Some big box retail chains are starting to carry tornado storm shelters, but can you trust them? One would think that if you see something like a tornado shelter for sale in a big box store like Lowe's Home Improvement or Home Depot that you would be able to trust that it is strong and can withstand F-5 tornadoes, simply because it is for sale there. Well, we have found that in general, just because an item is for sale in a store it doesn't mean that it is a quality product or that it will live up to its claims. And getting knowledgeable help from a big box store employee? Are they trained specifically about that tornado shelter? Tornado shelter safety is a full time position itself. If the tornado safe room company is a member of the NSSA then you will know you’re on the right track. They have had an independent verification of their design checking for FEMA compliance. But, that doesn't mean the storm shelter will have all the features possible, or that you won’t get pummeled with debris when things start blowing around outside. We have noticed that there are a few safe rooms for sale in big box stores that have very large air gaps in and beside the doors which will allow debris to blow in and impale you while you are riding out the tornado. IF YOU CAN SEE OUTSIDE THE SAFE ROOM FROM THE INSIDE WITH THE DOOR CLOSED YOU ARE NOT FULLY...
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I live in Tn..do you service here for I am very interested.
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Yes, we sure do! If you'd like to email us with the size of safe room you are interested in along with your address we can provide
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Tornado Shelter you can take with you when you move! This bolt together storm shelter allows for easy Do It Yourself Relocation nationwide!


  You can purchase a Do It Yourself Bolt Together Safe Room, Tornado Shelter or above ground Storm Shelter kit that also has a professional installation option right here at Tornado Alley Armor Safe Rooms. Our safe rooms easily move when you do. You don't ever have to purchase another one. You can unbolt it and move it to your new home in the back of a pickup, van, trailer, etc. You can’t do that with an underground cellar or garage floor storm shelter. Don’t worry about leaving it behind and having to purchase a new one, you’ll own this tornado shelter forever because it can easily move when you do!   www.tornadoalleyarmor.com toll free 855-552-7667  
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Entrapment Proof Multiple Storm Shelter Doors (in a way) on Tornado Alley Armor Safe Rooms


When you purchase an above ground tornado shelter by Tornado Alley Armor Safe Rooms claustrophobia worries are almost nonexistent. Our safe rooms are entrapment proof. But what if the door gets blocked by debris? Well, if it does get blocked all you have to do is take down your handy wrenches that will be stored inside and start unbolting. You can go to the other side of the safe room to make a new door by unbolting a panel, go to the end of the tornado shelter, or even unbolt the roof of the storm shelter and make a new door there. Not that you'll need to, but the entire safe room can be disassembled from the inside if need be. No worrying about how long it might take emergency responders to come check on you. You control your own destiny, so to speak, with a Tornado Alley Armor safe room. Visit  www.tornadoalleyarmor.com to learn more or give us a call toll free at 855-55-ARMOR.
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Will my cell phone have reception in underground garage floor storm shelters or above ground safe rooms?

I'm worried about being able to call for help if I get trapped inside a storm shelter after a tornado. Will my cell phone work if I can't get out of an underground in the garage floor storm shelter or in an above ground safe room? Great question! It doesn't occur to lots of folks to ask about cell phones working in storm shelters. It's good to know before making your purchase whether or not you'll be able to call for help after a tornado. From our experience everyone we have ever talked to, and we have talked to hundreds of people, have told us that their cell phones do not work in the underground type cellars. This has been a concern for a lot of years because with the underground storm shelter, whether it is in the garage or the back yard, you only have one way in and one way out. If that hatch gets blocked by debris and you aren't able to call for help you are stuck. That's a scary prospect.We even tried to search on Google for "underground storm shelter cell phone reception" and the best we could find from actual manufacturers of underground storm shelters were evasive comments never actually stating that their underground storm shelters would get reception. We found answers like: "It depends on your carrier." "To the best of our knowledge, there is no noticeable loss of signal when inside.." Really? Either it will work or it won't. Don't take our word for it. Do your homework. Ask questions and test it out for yourself. With above ground storm shelters you don't have to worry about being able to make a call if you can't get your door open after going through a tornado. Even better.... with a Tornado Alley Armor safe...
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How can our storm shelters be entrapment proof after a tornado- making them claustrophobia free? Watch and learn. :-)


  Tornado Alley Armor safe rooms are entrapment proof. This really helps with claustrophobia issues for a lot of people. Wondering how we do it? Watch this 30 second spot and see for yourself how easy it is to get out if the storm shelter door gets blocked. By the way, we use an outward swinging door because it is a much stronger design than one that swings in. Don't let others try to tell you that if the door swings in you can't get trapped inside. After an EF5 tornado that door could be warped by debris causing it to not budge, or there could be so much debris on that side of the storm shelter that even if the door opened you may not be able to get out. With our design if you can't get out on the side the door is on you can simply go to a different side of the safe room and start unbolting. You can even go out the top if you need to. :-)      
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I've seen houses ripped off slabs during a tornado. How do your storm shelters not blow away as well?

I've seen lots of news reports that show houses and other buildings being torn off of slab foundations during tornadoes. What keeps your storm shelters anchored to the slab? It seems like they would be sucked away also? Houses lift off their slabs because they’re made of wood & brick and anchored every 4 feet or so. They are not designed to withstand 250 mph EF5 winds like a safe room. Tornado Alley Armor Safe Rooms are made of tempered steel and anchored every 10” around the entire perimeter. The slabs always stay behind because they have enough mass and a low profile, and our safe room is engineered with enough anchors to provide hold down and shear resistance that is orders of magnitude greater than maximum F5 forces. There is a mountain of evidence online documenting the level of safety of above ground safe rooms, and verifying they are just as safe as anything below ground. If a safe room is built by a National Storm Shelter Association Producer Member, all aspects of the design, construction, documentation, installation and quality control measures have been independently verified to meet or exceed FEMA, ICC-500 and NSSA design recommendations. Other associations or non-associated producers don’t offer that level of compliance verification. Thanks for your question! www.tornadoalleyarmor.com 855-55-ARMOR
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Can I Choose Where the Storm Shelter Door will be Located? And what about an Inward Swinging Safe Room Door?

Can we put the door on the end of the storm shelter (and swing inward) as opposed to the middle front? It depends on the size safe room you order. For anything from the Rampart 7 adult safe room or larger the door can be placed just about anywhere around the perimeter. However, we do not offer an in-swinging door because they’re not as structurally reliable as an out-swinging door. You do not have to rely on hinges and latches to absorb F5 missile impacts coming at the tornado shelter. Our door impacts the entire frame, which in turn transfers the energy into the slab. With our safe room design the door swing direction is inconsequential from an escape perspective since the entire safe room can be unbolted from inside. The number of potential escape routes is equal to the number of panels. With welded boxes or holes in the ground you have one way in, one way out. If that exit is blocked by immovable debris, you’re still stuck regardless of how the door swings. Give us a call if you have any questions! 855-552-7667 or check out our website if you aren't already there at www.tornadoalleyarmor.com.
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Comparing Underground Storm Shelters to Above Ground Safe Rooms

Q: I'm trying to decide between buying an underground tornado cellar or an above ground storm shelter. Can you help me compare? A: When considering underground storm cellars I highly recommend that you take 5 minutes to look at this information about in-floor shelters before committing to go that route. There are many unintended hazards associated with those designs, which are outlined in the link, and they forget to mention in their sales presentations. All information in the link is documented. http://www.tornadoalleyarmor.com/above-ground-or-below-ground That’s why we do one thing, above ground panelized steel safe rooms, and we do it better than anyone in the industry. We can prove it. Take a look at these comparisons on our website, clicking each of the 20 reasons why we’re better than any other design or manufacturer out there. It’ll be the most informative and educational 5 minutes you’ll find on the ins and outs of severe weather protection. http://www.tornadoalleyarmor.com/why-taa If you’re still not convinced, thanks for your time. Oh, and there are two three additional advantages! 1) bullet resistant to all conventional hand gun and hunting rounds; 2) you can make cell phone calls from inside, believe it or not; and 3) you can install our safe rooms any time after the slab is poured and after the home is complete. If you allow the footprint in your design, we can build it in the space regardless of location in the home. Builders absolutely love our safe rooms because they don’t have to coordinate any other construction activities around our installation. We come out whenever it’s convenient for them for us to install.
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I Want to Buy an Above Ground Storm Shelter but am Moving Soon. Can I Take Yours With Me When I Move?

I'm looking for an above ground tornado shelter that I don't have to leave behind when I move. Can you help me?     Your storm shelter investment can travel when you do. With Tornado Alley Armor Safe Rooms EZ Armor, a wrench is all that’s needed to disassemble your safe room and take it with you. The individual panels are EZ to handle, EZ to move, and EZ to reassemble at your new home. No need for forklifts, contract labor or heavy duty trailers to move our tornado shelters. And underground units…you can kiss them goodbye when you leave. Make a life-long investment in your safe room...buy a Tornado Alley Armor Safe Room.   Call us at 855-55-ARMOR or visit www.tornadoalleyarmor.com for more info!
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Your Safe Room Door Swings Out. Is an Inward Swinging Door Better? What if Something Blocks the Door after a Tornado?

  Since you have an outward swinging door on your above ground storm shelters how will I get out if something gets up against the door? Thanks for the great question. We understand your concern. I get the willies myself thinking about being trapped and helpless in a tornado shelter. With virtually every other safe room on the market, the door swings inward. In theory it’s supposed to make it more difficult to have your egress blocked. But…that’s one, and only one door meaning one way in and one way out. If a car or wall or debris comes to rest against the door opening it doesn't matter which way it swings…you’re still trapped inside. Tornado Alley Armor doors swings outward, which means full contact door-to-frame protection around the entire door perimeter when debris missiles impact the door. An inward swinging door is only as strong as the hinge and latch points holding it to the frame and they must absorb the entire impact. I’ll take full perimeter impact protection any day over hinges and bolts only. With our safe room you have as many options for escape as you do panels. For instance, our Defender model 10030 has 8 panels and 1 door, giving you 9 potential escape routes. All you need to do is keep a couple of 9/16” end wrenches inside (which we provide, btw, zip tied neatly up high where little ones can’t reach them) and if the door gets blocked, you just pick any panel and it’s as simple as unbolting a few bolts to free yourself in a matter of minutes. It is absolutely entrapment proof! You can totally disassemble the entire safe room from the inside. No other safe room offers that kind of fool proof escape system. Our latch mechanism is also designed such that it...
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With an Underground Storm Shelter is there a Risk of Injury During a Tornado?

GOING OUTSIDE TO GET INTO AN UNDERGROUND TORNADO CELLAR DRAMATICALLY INCREASES YOUR RISK OF SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH Did you know that most injuries and fatalities from tornadoes occur while people are searching for a safe haven from the violent winds and flying debris? It's a fact. As severe weather approaches, warnings to “take shelter immediately” are often disregarded as homeowners remain inside their homes to monitor the path of the storm on live televised weather alerts. It is only when their “safety comfort zone” is exceeded that the decision is made to move to an emergency shelter. Unfortunately, many times this decision is delayed until the tornado is within striking distance with its extreme wind and airborne debris...not to mention high winds, driving rain and hail. Even FEMA says they now believe you are better off staying above ground and being closer to shelter than going underground. There are just too many risks with underground shelters. Although many homes located in the path of a tornado may be severely damaged or destroyed, they still offer a significant level of safety from flying debris and high winds as the storm approaches. An indoor safe room is much safer to access than an outdoor shelter. With an above ground Tornado Alley Armor Safe Room securely anchored inside your home or garage, you and your family remain safely indoors when the decision is made to “Take Shelter Immediately!” There is no need risk injury or death from flying debris while running to an outside storm shelter. Whether anchored in a closet or in the garage, you have the added safety and assurance of knowing your home is providing additional safety from flying debris while accessing your INDOOR safe room. www.tornadoalleyarmor.com  
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I'm Comparing Above Ground Storm Shelters- What Sets One Apart From Another?

Aren't all above ground tornado shelters pretty much the same, aside from the name?   Great question! The answer is no. Although most storm shelters are pretty comparable, Tornado Alley Armor Safe Rooms have lots of advantages you just don't find with other manufacturers. We are producer members of the prestigious National Storm Shelter Association, and of course are EF5 rated. One of the most important ways we differ from other manufacturers is that you absolutely CANNOT get trapped inside. Even if the door gets blocked all you have to do is take down the wrenches that we include with every safe room and start unbolting. It's that simple. Another great way we differ is that our safe rooms easily move when you do. You don't ever have to purchase another one. You can unbolt it and move it to your new home in the back of a pickup, van, trailer, etc. Check out our website for more comparisons of why Tornado Alley Armor really is Your Lifetime Tornado Defense!  
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I want to buy an above ground storm shelter but I’m scared to go inside because I'm claustrophobic

  Q: How will I know I’ll be able to breathe once I’m inside the safe room with the door shut?   A: .. The vent cover you see on the Tornado Alley Armor Safe Room door covers a perforated grid rated to provide enough continuous air supply for three people. The real air supply is hidden in the door design. We engineered in a ¼” gap around the entire perimeter of the door, with the air following an “S” path to enter the safe room around the door, then reversing around the door frame flange and into the safe room. Debris cannot follow that path but the air can, and believe it or not the gap is enough to provide 24 people with air indefinitely. That, along with the wrenches we hang inside, should set your claustrophobic mind at ease. Not only will you be able to breathe easily, you will also be able to get yourself out easily if something blocks access on the side of the tornado shelter that the door is on.  All you’ll need to do is pick a panel and start unbolting…. while breathing easily the entire time!
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Can a House or Car Falling on a Storm Shelter Because of a Tornado Crush it?

We recently had a customer ask:I really like the idea of the panels allowing for alternate escape routes. I have seen other products that have dropped a car from 40 feet to demonstrate the resilience of their rooms. I am wondering how well your products would stand up if my house collapsed down onto the room. Any info will be greatly appreciated. How crush proof are your safe rooms? Thanks Chris   To which our reply was: Chris, Great question! The mechanics involved with a house falling on a steel safe room involves minimal energy spread over a large area. There is virtually no plausible scenario where a house could even create a slight deflection in a safe room wall or roof. Our steel safe room weighs less than 1/2 the steel of a conventional safe room, yet it endured an onslaught of nine F5 missile impacts when only four were required.The other five impacts, btw, were at our request to demonstrate the real-life safety of our shelter... No smoke, no mirrors, no showboating at your expense with unnecessary steel or concrete. I'm not even addressing our many other features that make us the premier safe room on the market today. Let us know if we can help you out. You can call us at 855-55-ARMOR or go through our website at www.tornadoalleyarmor.com.
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When do I need to order a Storm Shelter to have it Installed this Spring?

Q: I want to buy a safe room to protect my family from severe weather. When do I need to order to have it installed this spring?     A: While most above ground safe room companies take 7-8 weeks to manufacture a storm shelter, and even longer if you order during the months of March and April, Tornado Alley Armor can have your safe room ready for pick up or installation in 3-4 weeks. That’s a really fast turnaround time for storm shelters. If you’re thinking of buying a safe room to protect your family from this spring’s unpredictable storms gives us a call today! 855-55-ARMOR  
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I'm Afraid of Getting Trapped Inside a Storm Shelter

Q: I’m extremely claustrophobic and am scared to get in an above ground tornado shelter or underground shelter because I’m afraid I’ll get trapped inside. What do you suggest?   A: You don’t have to worry about getting trapped inside a Tornado Alley Armor Safe Room. Even if something blocks the door, our safe rooms can be totally disassembled from the inside, rendering them guaranteed entrapment-proof regardless of door swing. We include two wrenches with every safe room, zip tied inside for emergency egress. No hydraulic jacks, no hoists, no come-alongs. If you can use a wrench to loosen a nut you can get out. You won’t have to wonder if and when someone will come along to help you from the outside. With our safe rooms you can help yourself from the inside. Plus, since it bolts together it’s totally re-locatable if you decide to move. The disassembled unit fits easily in a van, small utility trailer or pickup bed.  
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Guest — Joann Lowis
That's comforting. These things are not easy for claustrophobic people, like me as well. W. Regards, Joann Lowis.
Friday, 10 January 2014 6:06 PM
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