We can install a Refuge storm shelter in your yard or garden, crawl space (new construction), or in a driveway slab (to be poured)*. Our certified, licensed, bonded and insured installers can put the shelter just about anywhere there’s space for it so you and your family can have proper shelter from the storm (call if you have specific questions or would like a free site visit & analysis).
*Note: we do not do many underground garage slab installations due to the recent carbon monoxide poison concerns (CO is heavier than air and therefore sinks to the lowest point in your garage, ie, your storm shelter, creating a very dangerous situation. For a garage installation, see our above-ground tornado safe rooms instead).
We install the Refuge underground storm shelters primarily in the greater Huntsville / Northern Alabama areas, including southern Tennessee and other outlying areas. Installs can be as fast as 2-4 hours (depending on install location). Refuge storm shelters carry a 10-year warranty. Click here for PRICING information and other details.
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When the weather is nice out, the kids are out of school, there are activities to do and you think for the time being you’ve dodged the bullet; “storm season” so-to-speak is months away and you believe you’ve plenty of time to think about preparing for the next storm season or buying a storm shelter or tornadosafe room…
…But guess what: that’s what everyone else who didn’t get their storm shelter ordered yet is thinking as well!
That’s fine and all until the next severe weather siren goes off and everyone rushes to the phone, all wanting to order their storm shelter or tornado safe room now!
Here’s the problem with that situation:
Unfortunately, a storm shelter is not a hamburger; it’s not something you can put together and have ready within a few minutes or hours…
Storm shelters and tornado safe rooms are big, heavy units that require precision in their build to ensure they conform to FEMA requirements and that they’ll withstand an EF-5 tornado. In order to produce such a unit, a large factory with heavy machinery and skilled workers is required and only so many units can be produced at one time, given the amount of materials, space, labor and cost involved (among other things).
Understanding Production of Storm Shelters & Tornado Safe Rooms
Because demand relies quite a bit on the severity of the weather and previous storms, there are times of year that are typically slower (when the factory can produce more units than are requested) and then other times of year when it’s the reverse, where demand exceeds the production ability of the factory (like this last March and April, in particular). Like any business subject to such huge swings in demand, it’s difficult to know when demand is going to spike and how many workers you’re going to need or have to lay off.
Ideally, you’d keep a well-trained, experienced production crew on the payroll all year round, but with the huge swings in demand, it can be virtually impossible as for part of the year you’d have to pay them to do nothing (because you don’t need to produce as many units) which of course no business can afford to do. But on the contrary, if you only have a crew that can handle the slower times of the year, you get really backed up as you can’t get product out fast enough and your workers are on the clock 16 hours a day (which creates other problems, not to mention the additional stress on the machinery and other systems). So in order to cope, you end up having to bring on more people to handle the demand spikes, but trying to find people who are qualified and experienced for that kind of work and willing and able to work at that time (ie, not employed somewhere else) when a storm suddenly hits a month early, for example, can cause months of delays…
So it’s a little bit tricky and not an exact science. The spiked demand for orders might last a few days from one close call, or maybe a supercell hits and orders last for weeks or a month. Or even worse, multiple supercells hit in different parts of the country all around the same period of time and EVERYONE it seems wants a storm shelter or tornado safe room all at the same time, making it hard to just answer the phone, let alone produce storm shelters.
As you can imagine, those times of year are the periods of time you want to avoid. Now, if you’re just not able to get your storm shelter or safe room ordered until that period, just be prepared for potentially long days without any real idea of exactly when your storm shelter or tornado safe room will get to you. As just mentioned, sometimes these demand peaks don’t last too long and production is able to catch up quickly. But if you can at all avoid it, you should!
So when exactly are the best times to order a underground storm shelter or tornado safe room?
Just like in the investing world, when everyone jumps on and wants to buy something, you probably should have already bought. And it’s the same with buying your storm shelter – you want to do the opposite of the masses.
So instead of waiting until the last minute to place your order, do your research now, plan your finances out now or contact us if you need financing, but you want to order your storm shelter or tornado safe room when everyone else isn’t – before the storms threaten!
In other words, when you’re NOT thinking about severe weather or thunder storms, that’s a good time to order your tornado shelter or safe room. Why? Because you’ll be able to get your underground storm shelter or above ground tornado safe room within a matter of days or weeks as opposed to possibly months… This way you’re prepared for the typically worst part of the storm season when it arrives, giving you peace of mind and security, instead of fear, worry and uncertainty.
The best times of year to buy your underground storm shelter or above ground tornado safe room is June through October and December through January or so. This is typically the best time of year, however, should a big storm develop and cause damage during one of these months, it of course no longer applies because demand will shoot through the roof. Right after storm season, we may still be catching up orders from the demand spike but the months mentioned above are a good rule of thumb.
To conclude, the best time to get a tornado shelter or safe room is as soon as you possibly can. This is not hype, it’s simply a fact that severe storms like a Huntsville tornado can take place at any time of year, not just in April or November like many people have become accustomed to. However, if you have to wait and want to know the best time of year to buy your unit, purchase before the peak so you don’t get caught up in the production nightmare that can occur when everyone wants their units at the same time.
The truth is you never know exactly when a tornado will strike, which is why you don’t want to put off ordering your storm shelter or tornado safe room – even when the weather out is pleasant! Make sure your family is safe and has peace of mind BEFORE the next outbreak of severe weather hits…
- Hans Schoff
PS> Did you get your free WeatherCall@Home subscription yet? Just fill out the form on the right of this page for your custom, reliable weather alert service (specific to your home, not your whole county) so you know when it’s necessary to use your storm shelter or tornado safe room. Don’t be caught off guard!
We strive to get as much information about storm shelters and tornado safe rooms to you as we can to help you make a more educated and informed decision. Therefore, we will be adding several videos in this Frequently Asked Storm Shelter Questions page over the coming weeks and months to help ensure you can get your questions answered in your own time, when you’re doing your research, without having to go anywhere or talk to anyone – or in the middle of the night if you like!
If there’s other storm shelter information not found here or on any other page of the website that you feel is important and needs to be addressed, please CONTACT US by clicking on the CONTACT US link at the top of any page and let us know so we can answer the question on this page for the benefit of all either in text or if possible, via video.
Video 1: All About Storm Shelter Site Visits:
Determining the best location for your future fiberglass underground storm shelter, what to look out for, things to think about, and a simulation of what we’d do when coming out to your home for a site visit. This is the quickest way to get your your questions about your yard answered as most are covered in this video (be sure to pay attention to the audio!):
Want to see an All Weather Tornado Safe Room up close and personal? With the click of your mouse on the PLAY arrow below, you can take a personalized tour through one of our 6×8 Standard All Weather Safe Rooms and see what makes the All Weather Safe Room stand out among its competitors and also learn some of the key aspects of a quality safe room as if you were walking through the safe tornado safe room in person. Just click play below:
Video 3: Which is the Better Underground Storm Shelter? Lifesaver or Refuge?
Which fiberglass underground storm shelter is better for protection against severe weather like a Huntsville tornado? The answer might surprise you… Watch this video for a side-by-side video comparison of all 3 Refuge storm shelter models vs the Lifesaver storm shelter counterpart. What distinguishes these two brands from one another? What are the advantages or disadvantages of either? You’ll have to watch the video to find out this frequently asked question:
What’s the quickest, easiest way to get a personal tour of the Refuge Storm Shelter? Watch this video to see the outside of these underground shelters, the doors, how they open, how they latch, the vents, the interior dimensions and other good to know information about what makes the Refuge underground fiberglass storm shelter unique in its own right:
Want to know which Lifesaver storm shelter is right for you? This video goes through the differences between each of the different Lifesaver fiberglass underground storm shelter models and shows the features of the Lifesaver storm shelter models so you can get a closer view and better understanding of what makes this storm shelter so popular and in such high demand. This video shows you the outside of the shelters, the doors, how they open, how they latch, the vents, the interior dimensions and other good to know information about what makes the Lifesaver Storm Shelter such a great and popular shelter:
More videos coming soon!
(Several more videos already shot, just getting edited, formatted and uploaded. Stay tuned by watching our facebook page for the latest information on new content like videos, pictures, etc: http://www.facebook.com/HuntsvilleTornadoShelters – be sure to “like” us as well!)
Other Frequently Asked Storm Shelter / Tornado Safe Room Questions:
Q: Will the heavy concrete truck ruin my lawn or crack my driveway?
A: For a safer, quicker, easier, simpler and all around better install, we now pour our concrete anchors ahead of time to create heavy large precast long blocks of concrete that we bring to the install location along with the shelter. These heavy precast concrete blocks achieve the same objective as the wet cement which is weight. This type of install requires a slightly wider but shallower hole but allows us to anchor the shelter tightly in place with stainless steel cable cinched down with our rubber-track mini-excavator to ensure it doesn’t float up or move once installed and anchored in place. Overall it’s a cleaner, faster, simpler install which doesn’t tear up your yard.
Q: How large is the hole that has to be dug for the underground storm shelter installs?
A: The size of the hole varies with the size of shelter installed. Most holes will be dug approximately 10 feet wide and as long as 10 to 13 feet with a depth ranging from 65 inches to as deep as 8 feet. However, once the shelter is installed all that you will see is the 3′x5′ or 3′x6′ shelter lid (and vents for the Refuge).
A: All of our underground storm shelters and above-ground safe rooms have been tested by the Texas Tech University Wind Science Center to withstand an EF-5 tornado. They have been specifically designed and engineered to protect against tornadoes, the designs have been approved and stamped by the state and meet or exceed FEMA guidelines. They are all strong, safe, quality-made structures and each will protect you from severe weather and flying debris.
When it comes to which underground shelter or safe room is the right one for you, it really comes down to personal preference: do you prefer to be in your garage out of the elements (if you have the space for a tornado safe room) or do you prefer to be underground? Everyone has their own beliefs and experiences and preferences, only you know what you FEEL is the right choice for you. Some additional considerations, a safe room is easier to get into for those less mobile as it’s above ground (no steps). A safe room can also double as a safe or panic room. But then some people FEEL like there’s no safer place than to be underground… (again, even though BOTH types will protect you equally as well)
Q: Will I get cell phone reception when inside one of your shelters or safe rooms?
A: To the best of our knowledge, their is no noticeable loss of signal when inside a Lifesaver storm shelter, Refuge storm shelter or All Weather Safe Room. We suggest you bring your cell phone with you when seeking shelter from the storm in case of emergency (assuming the cell towers are still working).
Q: What’s the best way to view one of the storm shelters or safe rooms?
A: Unless it’s during storm season when we’re typically swamped with calls and have no inventory to show, we can schedule a viewing with you (depending on availability). During storm season however, most if not all storm shelters that we receive have already been ordered by customers waiting for their install. In either case, you should definitely watch the videos above to learn about what you need to know about your selected shelter location (or how to select an install location) and to see the different sizes and types of shelters and their benefits and features.
Q: I’m ready to place an order for a storm shelter or tornado safe room; what’s the next step?
A: The fastest, easiest way to get your order placed is to click on the PLACE ORDER link at the top of the page. All the pricing and shelter / safe room information and options are on that page and can be chosen to meet your needs (simply follow the instructions). Once we receive your order request, we’ll email you a storm shelter or safe room contract. Once we get that back from you, signed and dated along with a 1/3 deposit to order your shelter, we’ll place your order and get you in the system. We can also take your order manually over the phone and send you a contract after the conversation but that may take longer to get the order placed.
- You want a tornado shelter that you and your family will feel safe and comfortable in that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance.
- You want a tornado shelter where you don’t have to worry about bugs, snakes, frogs or other critters, not to mention mold or mildew from water seeping problems with metal or concrete underground shelters.
- You don’t want a tornado shelter that may make you hesitate to use it when the time comes to take shelter from the storm - that moment could be the difference between life and death.
- You want a tornado shelter that has been properly tested by the Texas Tech University Wind Science Center to withstand an EF-5 tornado so you don’t have to worry about your family’s safety during severe weather.
Like the Lifesaver Storm Shelter, the Refuge Storm Shelter is a quality fiberglass underground shelter that will not leak, rust, corrode or mildew. With the technology and materials of today, fiberglass is the obvious choice for underground storm shelter installations of the future.
Fiberglass is the preferred material because it offers safety, affordability and longevity, as it is waterproof and rot-resistant, and can withstand the tests of time so that your family can take shelter from the storm in ”THE REFUGE“ for years to come. You can rest assured that this shelter will stand the test of time.
The Refuge Storm Shelter has been around since before the turn of the last century and will be around through the next millennium and beyond, providing the same peace-of-mind protection from tornadoes and damaging winds as it did for you from the day it was installed. Safety is the most important consideration in the design of “THE REFUGE” underground storm shelter.
Proven Test Results
Though storms can be unpredictable, when seeking shelter in ”The Refuge” storm shelter you are giving your family the best chance for survival. There are incredible dangers with today’s more violent and ever-changing weather patterns. The following link reveals the stellar impact test results performed by Texas Tech University’s Wind Science Center in Lubbock, Texas:
** REFUGE Storm Shelter Advantages over other Storm Shelters **
- High-production capability means Refuge storm shelters are likely available when other manufacturers may be swamped!
- Higher ceilings and lower-angled steps means a more spacious interior providing a feeling of comfort and security with ample head and leg room and easier access in and out of the Refuge storm shelter!
- Molded-in shelf space for emergency supplies such as water bottles, batteries, flashlights, blankets, first aid kits, etc.
- Fiberglass is ideal because it offers safety, affordability, and longevity - Like the Lifesaver: No rusting, No cracking, No Rotting – Easy to maintain and clean! - Lightweight, simple and hi-tech, yet relatively quick to install (in as little as 2-4 hours)!
- Made in the USA
As you’re likely aware from our Lifesaver Storm Shelter Models & Benefits page, we offer a wide range of both underground storm shelters and above-ground safe rooms, from our smallest 4-adult storm shelter to our largest tornado safe rooms that protect up to 100 people (10 x 50 foot tornado safe room). I wanted to put together a quick post to show some of the differences between the smaller Lifesaver storm shelter models (vs the bigger LS-8, LS-10, LS-12 or LS-20 models) in how they are installed to address a few questions that people have had about they are installed.
Since we haven’t yet filmed one of the smaller units (LS-4 or LS-6) being installed – and since they have a slightly different install process due to their smaller volume, size and shape and therefore differing buoyancy factors – I wanted to go through the process of installing an LS-6 Lifesaver shelter and show some pictures to help you better understand the process for those interested.
LS-6 Storm Shelter Install Process
The first step is for the customer to call their call-before-you-dig number (in Alabama it’s usually 8-1-1). They will then come out at no cost to mark where underground utilities, etc are in proximity to the location of the storm shelter so that there are no surprises when we start digging the hole.
Then we begin digging the hole, approximately 10 feet by 12 feet (depending on the location) some 6 feet deep. We shoot grade to make sure the bottom of the hole is the right depth and prepare the tornado shelter to be lowered into the hole (bigger models require bigger, deeper holes).
The Main LS-4 & LS-6 Lifesaver Storm Shelter Install Differences
For the LS-4 and LS-6 underground tornado shelter models, this means threading 9-foot long, 2-inch steel pipes through the bottom of the tornado shelters as you can see in the photos. This is part of the anchoring system which is engineering and designed to have 2 fiberglass panels on either side of the shelter sitting on top of the steel pipes to help anchor and keep the shelter in it’s installed location (so it doesn’t float up or move around).
The larger Lifesaver storm shelters (LS-8 and above) require a heavier anchoring system which is why we use an 8-inch thick concrete pad underneath the shelter or preformed 2000 and 3000 lb concrete blocks with straps or chains as their buoyancy factor is greater. That concrete would be overkill and unnecessary for the smaller LS-4 and LS-6 Lifesaver storm shelters however and would also unnecessarily increase the cost for the customer.
So once the fiberglass panels are in properly, the tornado shelter is level and correctly in place, we backfill the dirt into the hole to bury the underground storm shelter, leaving the dirt around it a few inches high in order to compensate for some of the dirt that will settle (it will take a few rains to really compact and settle the dirt; the shelter does not settle or move, only some of the dirt on top).
Lifesaver Storm Shelters Lifetime Warranty
To ensure each Lifesaver storm shelter is properly installed so we can issue a lifetime warranty on the storm shelter, we include installation in the prices we quote for our tornado shelters, like our LS-4 model (4 adults) which for purchase and normal install is $3500. The LS-6 as pictured in this post for a normal install is $4500. If you have any other requirements, like hauling off dirt, removing trees or shrubs or anything else, feel free to give us a call at 256-258-WIND and we’re more than happy to answer your questions and provide you with more information.
On Dec 1, 2011 the creators and manufacturers of the All Weather Safe Room decided to donate a tornado safe room to a young couple in Madison, Alabama after their home was completely demolished during the April 27, 2011 Huntsville tornado. All that remained of their property was a make-shift tornado safe room they had created out of cinder-block – luckily for their sake, it held up, if only barely…
Flash.org and CNN got wind of the story and decided to bring out their camera crews to also record this wonderful event. We also were able to capture some great footage of the entire install process from unloading the tornado safe room off the trailer to locating it in place and installing it in Kevin’s garage, which you can view below.
As you’ll hear in another video regarding these All Weather Safe Rooms, the installation process is such that you can actually install the tornado shelter in your garage and should you decide to move, you can actually just call us up and we can reinstall your tornado safe room if you like to take the safe room with you to your next house. Or, you can leave it in place and add approximately $10,000 to the value of your home as in the case of the tornado safe room as configured in the video below.
Essentially though, with a trained and certified installation crew and the proper materials and tools, installation of the All Weather Safe Room can be completed within an hour or so from start to finish. The unit weighs several thousand pounds (the heavy-duty door itself weighs 350 lbs) so while it may look easy to install in the video, it’s simply the result of using the right tools and understanding the install method to ensure the shelter is installed correctly so that it can protect from a severe Huntsville tornado (even an F-5 Huntsville tornado), as tested by the Texas Tech University Wind Science Center, the premiere tornado testing facility.
Once installed, the All Weather Safe Room can not only protect you as a tornado safe room from severe weather as mentioned, but it can also double as a safe (to store valuables like guns, ammunition, precious metals, coins, and other valuables) as well as a panic room in case of burglarly. (We can also custom build safe rooms to guard against fire and larger bullets, if desired).
Watch the video below which shows the complete installation process for our All Weather Safe Room, the premiere tornado safe room:
22 Years Later, We Won’t Forget That Huntsville Tornado
It was the afternoon drive on November 15, 1989, as traffic backed up on Airport Road. Unbeknownst to those sitting in their cars while facing east, an F-4 Huntsville tornado was bearing down on them. Residents of South Huntsville along with owners and their employees were facing another business as usual day on a day that just felt eerie.
November was not supposed to be that warm, sticky, breezy. Thousands who left for work that afternoon remember the air just felt funny.
The weather warning industry still had a LONG way to go. Doppler Radars were just being installed around the country. The National Weather Service did not have the warning technology they have today.
And there it was. A “Severe Thunderstorm Warning” that included much of Madison County, in the midst of a Huntsville Tornado Watch. But for all who remember being near Airport Rd. that day, it was a storm that came without warning.
21 souls lost. 500+ injured. Hundreds of thousands of nerves made forever sensitive. And thanks to the hundreds of our friends and families either killed, injured, or rattled by the tornadoes of April 27, the would will never close, as another opens.
Every time North Alabama residents hear the voice on the other end of their WeatherCall regarding a potential Huntsville tornado, pulses race…
…a Tornado Warning for your immediate area. The sirens whine, and that old familiar feeling in the pit of your stomach starts again.
Today we remember, but today we must also act. Since that day, the National Weather Service has not missed a tornado of that magnitude thanks to amazing warning technology. The warnings are better than ever before, though in many cases, more frequent because of that very technology. The weather vendors around the nation are clamoring for the pocket books of any company willing look ahead to the next tornado disaster, frequently over-charging for their services, driving thousands of companies who want protection out of of the marketplace.
If you are looking for the most afforable, highest quality emergency weather notification system in the nation, look no further than WeatherCall Enterprise. An outgrowth of the wildly popular and proven life-saving WeatherCall product offered by 80 TV stations across the nation, WeatherCall Enterprise takes the exactness of NWS storm specific warnings, and creates a 24/7 automated monitoring and notification system that provides safety at a never before seen price-point.
Why? To allow companies who feel overwarned and underserved by traditional warning systems or overcharged by traditional notification companies a choice to keep their employees safer and their business operations more predictably smooth.
While you are here, take time to leave your contact information and take home a year of WeatherCall @Home free. Contact me, former WAAY-31 Chief Meteorologist Brad Huffines, about WeatherCall Enterprise, and what it can do for your business, and how affordable peace of mind and OSHA compliance really is. You can find me at 256-444-1234, or by email at [email protected].
From 4 to 20 person shelter capacities, you will be surprised how affordable they really are, especially for your business (community safe rooms for 50 or even 100 people also available there, as well as above ground safe rooms).
Thanks to the NWS technology, WeatherCall, and modern communications devices, larger tornadoes will seldom surprise again. So the next time a Tennessee Valley or Huntsville tornado threatens, and they will… you will be prepared, and with a storm shelter, you will have a place to go.
Lifesaver Storm Shelters of North Alabama is teaming up with the nation’s #1 emergency weather notification service, WeatherCall, through Huntsville Tornado Shelters.com in an effort to help keep more people safe, helping more people get shelter from the storm, as in the next Huntsville tornado. WeatherCall has already made over 6 MILLION phone calls and delivered millions of text messages and emails to its hundreds of thousands of subscribers nationwide since its launch in 2008, literally saving the lives of countless families and individuals.
“Everyone who has a storm shelter needs to know when to take shelter from the storm, and everyone who has WeatherCall needs to have a place to go to assure their safety”
Because of the life-saving nature of storm shelters and emergency notification phone calls, Huntsville Tornado Shelters.com and WeatherCall have teamed up to provide a unified and powerful force in tornado safety that is thriving in the Tennessee Valley and across the Southeast. This partnership will provide unparalleled safety and certainty to our current and future customers by not only ensuring accurate and precise address-based custom weather alerts so there’s no wasted time, energy or stress trying to figure out where the storm is or how severe it is, but also ensuring that when the time comes to take shelter from the storm, our customers will have peace of mind with our lab-engineered and real-world tested top-of-the-line underground storm shelters, knowing they’ll be safe and comfortable until the severe weather passes. When the time comes, there will be no second-guessing; our customers will know where to go.
WeatherCallis an ADDRESS SPECIFIC notification service that will actually call you with a weather warning when your specific address is placed within a National Weather Service defined tornado, Severe Thunderstorm or Flash Flood Warning (when your home is inside one of those red polygons on the radar map). That phone call has a history of saving lives in the years since WeatherCall was launched.
Everyone deserves to have somewhere safe to go in the event of severe weather like a Huntsville tornado, so with that in mind Lifesaver storm shelters of North Alabama has made these underground shelters and safe rooms as affordable as possible – a 4-person shelter installed for as little as $3,500 for example (credit cards accepted and financing is available for qualified purchasers as well).
How to Schedule a Free Personal Lifesaver Storm Shelter Viewing & Receive Free WeatherCall@Home
When you leave your name, phone and email in the form to the right of this page, Lifesaver Storm Shelters of North Alabama will contact you to arrange a viewing of one of their premier underground shelters at your home or business with no obligation or cost to you. Also, as our way of saying thanks for visiting Huntsville Tornado Shelters.com, we’ll give you access to WeatherCall @Home for free for an entire year – just fill out that form to the right.
In that email, you’ll also see a few powerful testimonials from real people with real stories about how weathercallsaved their lives. We believe that everyone who has a storm shelter needs to know when to take shelter from the storm, and everyone who has WeatherCall needs to have a place to go to assure their safety.
Please don’t overlook this amazing tool. Especially since through Lifesaver Storm Shelters of North Alabama, and Huntsville Tornado Shelters.com, you receive your first year of WeatherCall @Home for free. Make sure to take advantage of this life-saving service. It honestly could, literally could, help you save your own life.
Thank you for visiting!
Brad Huffines – Meteorologist
National Notification Consultant
With a Lifesaver Storm Shelter, you can not only protect you and your family in the event of a Huntsville tornado or severe weather but you can take shelter from the storm in style! Take a look at the inside of one of our 12-person shelters as installed for one of our Lifesaver storm shelters of North Alabama customers below.
Lifesaver storm shelter Customizations
There is an endless number of customizations you can have with our underground shelters, from wiring it with TV and cable as our customer here did, to pouring a concrete patio around it, planting shrubs or sod, or even painting it your favorite color (or turning it into the ultimate collegiate banner – I’m talking to you SEC football fans!).
Just imagine the look on your neighbors’/friends’ faces when they come over to find a massive 5-foot by 3-foot crimson Alabama banner or orange Auburn banner (your painted shelter lid) prominently displaying your passion and joy? Your shelter doesn’t have to stay green – use your imagination! The possibilities for customizing your underground tornado shelter are endless.
We want to smash the notion that underground storm shelters, tornado shelters, or safe rooms have to be scary, damp, undesirable places. After all, you shouldn’t have to think twice about actually USING your storm shelter – kind of defeats the purpose, right?
We’re confident that should you decide to choose an underground shelter from us at Huntsville Tornado Shelters .com and Lifesaver storm shelters of North Alabama, that you’ll be so happy and satisfied with your investment that you’ll not only not hesitate to use it when necessary but that you’ll be sharing with your friends and family about it.
Experience the quality and superiority of our underground storm shelters yourself with no obligation. Just fill out the form on the right of this page and we’ll happily bring one of our Lifesaver Storm Shelters to your home or business for you to touch, smell and feel the difference.
Got Any Other Lifesaver storm shelter Customization Ideas?
So how would you like to to customize your Lifesaver Storm shelter? At Huntsville Tornado Shelters .com, we take pride in helping to keep you safe by providing you with the best protection from severe weather possible (like a Huntsville tornado), at a price that’s affordable, and in the way you want it. If you’ve got some creative ideas or suggestions, just jot them down in the comments section below, we’d love to hear what you think!
And by all means, please share this post with others so they too can see what is possible today with a Lifesaver underground storm shelter from Huntsville Tornado Shelters .com!
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SPECIFICATIONS: Handrails come standard on LS8, LS10, LS12, and LS20
Our Huntsville tornado shelters come with a bright white gel-coat interior. Gel-coat is one of the most durable and toughest coatings available as it is often exposed to the harshest elements and conditions (marine power boats, yachts, jet skis, etc). It is smooth, easy to clean and highly reflective.
The exterior is coated with our specially blended epoxy coating to provide an added barrier to the elements while creating a great looking appearance. This, in addition to our low-profile door, makes it easy to landscape and fit into virtually any yard.
A Video Tour of the different Lifesaver Storm Shelter Models & Sizes
IMPACT TESTED DOOR DESIGN
SCREENED IN CROSS VENTILATION
EASY OPEN DOOR SYSTEM
MOLDED IN SEATING
WHITE GEL COAT INTERIOR
FULLY WEATHER SEALED DOOR
6 POINT LOCK SYSTEM (STAINLESS STEEL)
GREEN EPOXY COATED EXTERIOR
FULL LIMITED WARRANTY
**BUILT IN THE USA**
Why Lifesaver Storm Shelters?
Huntsville Tornado Shelters Benefits:
- Safe – All our Lifesaver Storm Shelter models meet or exceed FEMA standards and Guidelines - Heavy-duty Fiberglass Construction& Composite Flooring resists rotting and will not rust
- Impact-Tested Door Design – In 2001, our lighter-weight yet strong and incredibly durable door design was successfully impact tested at Texas Tech University
- Fully Weather Sealed Door – The door is sealed and weather-tight to keep out rain and water
- Stainless Steel 6 Point Door Locking System – The door locks securely for true security and safety
- Easy Open Door System – Gas struts making it easy to open for people of all ages and can be entered quickly when needed
- Screened in Cross Ventilation – Provides a unique cross venting for plenty of air movement with very little draft while keeping out pests
- Non-Skid Steps – For added safety these steps are coated with anti-skid material for your protection
- Molded-in Seating – Construction formed inside the shelter provides cleanliness and comfort
- Carpet – Grey is the standard color with an added protection underneath to help aid in preventing carpet movement or slipping
- White Gel coat Interior – Smooth, durable, easy to clean, bright and highly reflective; an inexpensive “AA” light will illuminate the storm shelter with ease
- Green Epoxy Coated Exterior – Specially formulated for an added barrier of protection
- Full Limited Warranty - know that we will be here to back it up in the unlikely event of a problem
- Made in the USA!
There's no better way to check out our storm shelters or safe rooms than by experiencing them live in person. You can come to one of our events (see facebook page below for details) or we'll gladly come to your home or business with our display so you can touch it, feel it and experience it, first hand: NO COST, NO OBLIGATION.
PLUS, we'll give you a FULL YEAR of WeatherCall@Home - the pinpoint, address-specific weather alert service that will call, text & email you when a storm is actually headed toward your home or business - FREE. Just go ahead and put your info down below now: