Storm Shelters Tornado Door Safe Room
Safety and protection is always our first priority. Both door and frame is constructed of 10 gauge steel, rather than the thinner 12 or 14 gauge steel.Storm shelter/ Tornado doors are constructed in accordance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) guidelines and the International Code Council’s standard for tornado/ storm shelter doors. commercial storm shelter / tornado doors require entrances be protected with FEMA 361 doors. These doors are tested in the same manner as the FEMA 320 door, however, the locking device is typically required to offer single motion exit using an integral lever trim.Electrified and panic devices are also available for use on FEMA 361 doors.In an emergency situation, it is imperative that you are able to access the safe room quickly and activate the locking system immediately. Standard locks will not stand up to the brute wind and projectile forces created by a tornado. A properly installed shelter with a tornado resistant door assembly can save lives. Unfortunately, missing a small detail in the product selection or installation process can result in it not being able to withstand the violent debris of a tornado.
We customize storm shelter/ tornado door based on your specific need.Tornadoes, hurricanes, downbursts and other violent weather can produce winds in excess of 250mph, turning items like cars and trees into deadly projectiles and propelling them distances in excess of 100 yards. This design is based on extensive research on the cause and effects of windstorm damage to buildings. When combined with a shelter that also adheres to FEMA guidelines and ICC standards, a storm door will provide a high degree of occupant protection during extreme windstorms (tornados and hurricanes). Testing on storm doors was performed at Texas Tech University’s Wind Science and Engineering Research Center. FEMA 320 doors typically swing into the storm shelter and are available in a variety of sizes.
Commercial storm shelter require entrances be protected with FEMA 361 doors. These doors are tested in the same manner as the FEMA 320 door; however, the locking device is typically required to offer single motion egress using an integral lever trim. FEMA 361 doors include a 14 gauge steel, welded frame assembly, hinges and a multi-point locking system allowing for single motion locking and single motion egress out of the storm shelter. Electrified and panic devices are also available for use on FEMA 361 doors.There are two basic assumptions that one makes when purchasing a storm shelter door: 1) that it will open when needed, and 2) that it will latch securely when needed. We make sure that it performs like it should work every time the way it supposed to be.We chose safety, functionality, accessibility, reliability, and style over price, because your life is worth more.