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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or call us at: (256) 258-WIND (9463)
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
With as great a product as the underground Lifesaver storm shelter is, why would we now be promoting another storm shelter/safe room product?
First of all, if you’re searching for a product that can keep you safe from severe weather underground, the Lifesaver Storm Shelter is exactly the underground shelter you’re looking for. It exceeds all FEMA guidelines and has a lifetime warranty so you know it’s safe; it’s comfortable and clean on the inside thanks to it’s fiberglass build and brilliant-white epoxy gel coating; it’s flat and doesn’t stick out in your yard like a sore thumb like some other storm shelters; it’s easy to open, get in and secure and it’s also very affordable, starting at $3,500 for our LS-4 Lifesaver storm shelter INSTALLED!
But what if you’d prefer to be in a storm shelter above ground? What if you have some extra space in your garage suitable for a sturdy, solid, steel tornado safe room?
What if you have difficulty moving around or have a wheelchair, walker or cain that you rely on?
What if in addition to providing protection and shelter from the storm for you and your family (from a Huntsville tornado or a Tennessee tornado for example), you’d also like to store your valuables and important possessions?
What if you’d like the option to have protection from fire, theft or even bullets?
You see, an above ground safe room is like a big safe AND a storm shelter all in one. For the majority of the time you can store your guns, weapons, precious metals, jewelry, family heirlooms, important documents and computer data, etc to protect them from burglers, bullets and fire. However, when severe weather approaches and your WeatherCall@Home custom alert service notifies you that a storm is headed directly toward your home, YOU can also take shelter from the storm in your safe room (enter your information into the form on the top right of this page to get WeatherCall@Home for FREE as a visitor to our website).
This tornado safe room can be installed as a hidden room as well (for new construction homes) where most people will not even know about it, hidden behind a fake wall or door. Most installations however are done after the home has been completed (requires a slab foundation for anchoring the tornado safe room to your foundation and enough access to place the safe room in it’s place to be installed). For this reason, we install most safe rooms in the garage or even on the back concrete porch if there’s too little room in the garage (safe rooms start at 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet tall – visit our tornado safe room page for full details).
Some of our customers who desire extra protection and peace of mind have chosen to even install both an underground shelter with one of our All Weather tornado safe rooms over the entrances to their underground storm shelters. Now, as far as protection from severe weather like tornadoes, this is overkill. One or the other would protect you from a storm. But if you wanted the additional space underground and the advantage of being protected from bullets and fire and having a place to store your valuables, you’ve got it all in one place. Again, for most people this is not necessary, but it something we can do if you like (see photos below).
Whether it’s protection from severe weather (like a Huntsville tornado or a Tennessee tornado) in an underground storm shelter or in an above ground tornado safe room, or from theft, bullets, fire or the unknown, you must have certainty that your valuables will be safe and out of harm’s way, that YOU and YOUR FAMILY will be safe and protected. Safety is our Number One priority. In the event of severe weather, or burglary, fire or worse, you don’t want to accept any imitations, insist on the best – your life may depend on it!
The best safe room doesn’t always mean the most expensive safe room…
Starting at $4,000, for example, you could have your own 4 foot by 4 foot above ground All Weather Safe Room (or tornado room) installed in your home or business. And not only will our all-welded, reinforced, thick steel tornado safe room units protect from even an EF-5 tornado (engineered to exceed FEMA’s national performance requirements), they can also protect you from theft, bullets, fire and more.
Our All Weather Safe Room has one of the strongest doors available in the industry at approximately 350-pounds of 1/4-inch thick steel, withheavy-duty grease-hinges, protectedfrom impact or damage by the exterior wall of the safe room
Doors come standard with a door size meeting ADA wheelchair accessibility and are latched using a high-security locking Medeco dead-bolt and two 3/4″ solid steel latch pins, securing the door at 3 points (Deluxe package replaces sliding pins with deadbolts, for a total of 3 heavy-duty locking deadbolts)
The safe room is anchored every 16 inches to the floor using the proven 5/8″ Hilti bolting system and epoxy, each bolt with a sheer force rating of 13,800 pounds (per bolt!)
Engineered for extra strength via our 2 inch square tubular frame every 16 inches manufactured to the highest standards (versus just a single-sheet of steel for the wall or ceiling, and no other tubing or bracing!)
Our tornado safe room is manufactured in a facility dedicated to the manufacturing of storm shelters and safe rooms using state of the art equipment and technology to ensure the highest quality tolerances to provide the safest rooms possible!
All Weather Safe Rooms come standard with 3/16″ steel (1/4″ steel unit also available with Deluxe package).
In summary, you can be assured that you are investing in the quality and safety you and your family deserve.
Beware of ‘Copycat’ Safe Rooms!
In our search for the best storm shelters, tornado rooms and safe rooms on the market, we came across many “copycats.” These companies took the designs of tested storm shelter manufacturers, took various shortcuts in their own manufacturing process and produced an inferior product. Without thorough research, however, the average customer cannot determine the difference.
Often times, these storm shelters and tornado safe rooms do not have doors that meet FEMA and Texas Tech University standards in either general construction or in locking mechanisms, among other deficiencies we found. Some of these tornado safe room manufacturers claim they do on-site testing saying it’s not necessary to have their shelter tested by the reputable university standards…
These “copycat” manufacturers are taking your life into their hands by selling you an inferior product with no regard for your safety. Please, for your own sake, make sure the shelter your life or valuables are depending on is an approved, safe shelter.
The Wind Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University applauds your company’s efforts in providing a safe product for the consumer.
- Larry Tanner, Texas Tech University
Don’t accept a substandard shelter or safe room that is pieced together in someone’s garage or back yard. Go with a proven and experienced leader that will ensure your shelter or safe room will remain intact and in place.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin with their new 5x8 All Weather Safe Room
The All Weather Safe Room is designed to be installed in new or existing construction. They can easily be installed into the framing of the house or installed in your garage for quick and convenient access without ever having to go outside in extreme conditions. If neither of these two options meet your needs, the All Weather tornado safe room can be installed outside of your home on a slab which meets specifications we will provide to you (some of our customers elect to install a tornado safe room over the top of an underground shelter, so we can do that for you too).
Our safe rooms are available in many different sizes to accomdate any family size or budget (common sizes we usually build are from 4′x4′ to 6′x8′, but we can build as large as the 10 x 50 community safe room size to as small as 3 foot 6 inches and anywhere in between, down to the inch) and can be professionally installed in as little as one hour in most cases. With the added protection of the Medico locking deadbolt, you can be assured that your valuables will be protected should you decide to store them in your safe room (such as jewelry, guns, weapons, ammunition, precious metals, etc).
A safe room or storm shelter is something you hope you never need. It is also something you don’t want to wish you had when it’s already too late…
For more information or to get a custom quote for a tornado room, safe room or tornado safe room, click on the PLACE ORDER link above to get your order in the system or you can contact us either in Northern Alabama at 256-258-9463 or in Tennessee at 615-669-4630 to ensure the protection and safety of your valuables and family today! (We also have underground storm shelters for sale)
–> And don’t forget to sign up for your FREE WeatherCall@Home service – the address-specific, storm-specific weather alert service that will email, text and CALL you when a dangerous storm is directly approaching your home or business. Take advantage of this complimentary service we are offering to our website visitors today while it’s still free to ensure your family is safe from severe weather, whether you’re home or not – just fill out the form below now:
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.
April 27 Huntsville Tornadoes – So Many But So Few Words
Folks, I have so few words and so many emotions this morning.
After speaking with Danny Holmes again yesterday, and after reading more emails from people in Hackleburg and Phil Campbell, AL, and NOW looking back at some of the Huntsville tornado coverage from April 27, 2011…
when over 40 tornadoes touched down in an 11 county area in North Alabama;
when over 230,000 phone calls were made by WeatherCall, and over 156,000 delivered messages to home phones and cell phones;
when many more hundreds of thousands of text messages and emails were sent out by WeatherCall;
when over 150 of our friends and neighbors lives were ended;
When our lives were all changed that day;
when we went from knowing NO ONE who had ever lost their entire house to a tornado to knowing 10 to 20 people;
when meteorologists, first responders, treating doctors and nurses, and social workers, dropped to their knees after emotional exhaustion set in dropping them to their knees in helplessness, we all lost what was left of our deniability and weather innocence.
To those Huntsville tornado survivors, who cannot get the sound of losing all they have, in some cases, family and friends, I pray for you today.
To those who lost friends and loved ones that day and the days after, when lingering lives were taken away, I pray for you today.
To the first responders and to the National Weather Service, who did ALL THEY COULD that day, days leading up, and days after, I pray for you.
To all who’s innocence was stripped to nothing that day, I pray for you.
If you can afford it, get a Storm Shelter. If you cannot afford a storm shelter or safe room, talk to friends and neighbors, and go in together on a big one (like an LS-20 underground storm shelter). Most importantly, sign-up for WeatherCall (for free at huntsvilletornadoshelters.com when you leave your email address or just look to the right of this page if you’re already on the site) and learn to depend on it.
Remember, share, volunteer, love.
Brad Huffines – Meteorologist, National Notification Consultant, WeatherCall
Get Trained, Be Prepared To Spot Huntsville Tornadoes
When the Fall Severe Weather starts up again, which it will and always does, you need to know when to be prepared for the worst. But preparing yourself is only part of the battle. Having WeatherCall and a Lifesaver Storm Shelter is only part of the battle.
National Weather Service SkyWarn
The fact that you are reading this blog shows you have an interest in weather and protecting yourself from the dangerous effects of thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes, and damaging winds. Remember, it was November of 1989 when a Huntsville tornado
And for many, having an underground shelter or safe room is great, but knowing when to take shelter from the storm is of utmost importance. Not all thunderstorms are the same and certainly there are an almost infinite numbers of ways tornadoes can look, mask themselves, or even imitate other cloud types.
By going to one of the NWS Spotter Training classes, you can learn how to spot the tornado lookalikes, and learn how to report the information you see with your own eyes. Frequently, it is a report about a Huntsville tornado from someone like you that either keeps the NWS from issuing an unnecessary warning, or gives the forecaster that vital information to activate a warning, activating WeatherCall’s Life-Saving notifications, and telling people to seek their safe place, safe room, or storm shelter.
So take the time to find a Spotter Training near you and go learn to contribute to the warnings process. It could save your life and the lives of hundreds of others.
Brad Huffines – Meteorologist
National Notification Consultant
WeatherCall @Home, Enterprise, Mobile, Lightning
DHS-FEMA Emergency Management Institute
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
Where Will You And Your Family Go In The Event Of Severe Weather or The Next Huntsville Tornado?
Lifesaver Storm Shelters offer safer, more comfortable, quality shelters that people will ACTUALLY USE if severe weather, like a Huntsville tornado, strikes. Many concrete or metal shelters go unused by their owners because the interiors are often scary places. This defeats the purpose of having an underground shelterwhich you and your family should NOT hesitate to use during severe weather.
Lifesaver Storm Shelters (& Refuge) Standard Features:
Our Huntsville tornado shelters & Lifesaver Storm Shelters are made of fiberglass, stainless steel hardware, and a plastic honeycomb composite floor system that won’t rot, leak or conduct electricity, ensuring your safety and peace of mind in case of another dangerous Huntsville tornado – you won’t have to think twice about using it! (see more photos & videos on the right hand side —–>)
(To see more from our happy and satisfied Lifesaver customers,
watch this WAFF Channel 48 Video by clicking here)
Otherstorm shelter manufacturers usewood, concrete or metal all of which will crack, leak, rot and rust allowing water, insects, rodents and snakes to enter the shelter as well as providing an environment for mold or mildew to thrive. Metal shelters can also be dangerous as they can conduct electricity from downed power lines or lightning – especially in the rain.
You will find many competitors claiming they have the best storm shelter available…
The question is, can they PROVE their fiberglass, steel, or PLASTIC shelter will withstand a Category F-4 or F-5 Tornado? Probably Not!
8 lives were spared on one of the most tragic days in Alabama history recently thanks to an underground LIFESAVER tornado shelter. Click on the following link to see the photos: Lifesaver Storm Shelter(in Tanner, AL after April 2011 Huntsville tornadoes)
Unlike many other tornado shelters out there, the Lifesaver underground storm shelterexceeds FEMA 320 guidelines, having successfully passed the Texas Tech Wind Science and Engineering Center tests. These guidelines ensure, among other things, that the shelter can withstand upwards of 250 mph winds, impacts from objects and debris at high-speed, adequate ventilation, a securely locking door that can also be opened by emergency crews if necessary, etc.
You can find all the FEMA, NSSA and other requirements that the Lifesaver storm shelters exceeded, as well as the engineering specs and test results conducted by the Texas Tech University’s Wind Science and Engineering Research Center (THE premier tornado science institute), on this page: FEMA Storm Shelter Requirements
Storm Shelter Models, Sizes & Common Applications
We have tornado storm shelters and safe rooms to accommodate every size, need and budget, from our 4-person storm shelter starting as low as $3500 on up to our 20-person shelter (great for businesses too like day care centers, factories, office buildings, small businesses, mobile homes & parks, retirement homes, RV parks and campsites, churches, US Gov’t & Military Facilities, Local & City Gov’t Facilities, and more).
To see the different Lifesaver underground storm shelters and varying sizes available, visit the following page for more information, pictures and videos: Lifesaver Storm Shelter Models
FINANCING AVAILABLE as low as 2.9% for Approved Customers
We can install in your yard or garden, in a garage/driveway slab (to be poured) or crawl space (new construction)*. 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 very many underground garage-slab installations due to recent carbon monoxide poison issues brought up (CO is heavier than air and therefore sinks to the lowest point in your garage, ending up in your storm shelter, a potentially very dangerous situation).
We install our underground shelters and safe rooms in the greater Huntsville / Northern Alabama areas, including southern Tennessee and other outlying areas. Installs can be as fast as 3-4 hours (depending on install location) – Lifesaver Storm Shelters of North Alabama guarantees the install for life! Call for further details or questions on installs.
NO COMPANY CAN MATCH OUR PRICE OR QUALITY ON STORM SHELTERS
For More Information, exact Pricing and to get your questions answered, call Hans or Danny now:
Schedule a Free Storm Shelter viewing for your house or business – so you can touch it, feel it and experience the quality and superior design of our Huntsville Tornado shelters with NO OBLIGATION or COST – just put your details into the form down below!
PLUS, we’ll also give you a FULL YEAR of WeatherCall@Home – the pinpoint, address-specific weather alert service – FREE. So don’t delay, get your FREE Private Storm Shelter viewing scheduled today! Just Enter your details in the form below now:
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: