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.
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
FEMA does not certify specific products for use, but any manufacturer
can have their products tested to demonstrate that the FEMA criteria have been
steel with reinforced inner.
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.
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.
deadbolts keyed alike and one passage handle.
plans below or follow this outside link to the FEMA website: SAFEROOM
Security Structures 6107 Interstate Hwy 30 Suite F Royse City, Tx. 75189
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