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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. :-)
If you choose to you can DIY your Tornado Alley Armor Safe Room and save some sweet moolah, while at the same time turning it into a family time hands on project. Here's a video from our YouTube page showing the wedge anchors being drilled into a reinforced slab foundation in a garage. Watch closely and you'll notice a little trick we use. (You aren't limited to your garage though. Our safe rooms can be installed in closets, offices, dens, etc.) We use a right angle rotary hammer rather than a hammer drill and it really makes quick work of the whole anchoring process. See one of my earlier blogs for a short video on drilling the holes for one of our storm shelters while using a shop-vac at the same time. Considering Doing- It- Yourself but just not sure about it? Give us a call! We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. 855-552-7667 and of course our website is www.tornadoalleyarmor.com. Professional installation is always available- and we do ship AND install nationwide. Thanks for watching!
Thinking of doing it yourself but not sure about the anchoring part? Here's a quick video that demonstrates just how easy it is to drill your reinforced slab foundation with the right tools. We recommend using a right angle rotary hammer. It makes quick work of the anchoring. We use a Shop-Vac at the same time to keep any dust from the concrete from settling back in the holes. For more videos and examples visit our YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/TornadoAlleyArmor.