HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN SAFE ROOM DOOR. (FEMA)

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If you plan to purchase or build your own safe room door for your tornado or hurricane shelter there are plans to do this below or go to FEMA.GOV.

The pictures on the page are of some of our doors which are several hundred pounds and engineered to give you more than adequate protection during severe weather events. Some our doors weigh in at over 500lbs. This depends on the different skins we use. 14 ga. skins or 1/4". Supporting interior 1-1/2" 14ga. tubing (3) which also strengthens the product.

Doors and hardware that provide protection for a safe room may be constructed from common building materials or purchased from manufacturers. FEMA 320 (see drawing number MS-02 below or click link) provides the details necessary to construct a safe room door using for 14- and 12-gauge steel panels. Alternatively, a home or business owner may purchase a door from a manufacturer that has been produced to meet the performance criteria set forth in FEMA 320 and FEMA 361 and install it in a safe room.

FEMA does not certify specific products for use, but any manufacturer can have their products tested to demonstrate that the FEMA criteria have been met.

FEMA 320 DOOR AND FRAME

1/4" steel with reinforced inner.

 

Be sure to use heavy duty commercial type hinges with the proper screws. Locks should also be 'grade 1' or equivelant. This is what is going to hold the door in the jamb during the storms, so choice of hardware is very important.

 

 

FEMA 320 SAFE ROOM HURRICANE DOOR

Electronic lock with deadbolts.

Due to proprietary concerns and Federal policy, FEMA does not endorse, approve, certify, or recommend any products. While a product may be in compliance with a specific FEMA design guidance, any language from manufacturers that states their product is “FEMA approved” or “FEMA certified” is not factually correct.

FEMA does not verify or certify design calculations for any product. The design professional who signs a certification attests that the product in question will meet the requirements specified on the certification. The design professional should be licensed in the state in which the product will be used. Furthermore, any product must be properly installed for its intended use only.

SECURITY AND WIND RATED DOOR

Three deadbolts keyed alike and one passage handle.
   
   
Use plans below or follow this outside link to the FEMA website: SAFEROOM DOOR.

 

RhinoVault Security Structures
6107 Interstate Hwy 30 Suite F
Royse City, Tx. 75189

 

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