Above Ground MAX Shelter
The FamilySAFE Above Ground Tornado Shelter
FamilySAFE offers two kinds of shelters. The above-ground tornado shelter and the below ground shelter.
The above ground tornado shelters are available in two different styles. We have a solid, welded one piece unit as well as our bolt together unit when installation inside the home is necessary. Both units are EF5 certified and offer you complete protection from the storm as well as intruders and will provide you with equal amounts of safety during a variety natural disasters.
The in-ground shelter and lid kit is totally unique to the industry and is unlike any other inground indoor tornado shelter, check out how great this type of storm shelter can be to add onto your house.
Patent-Pending Tornado Shelter Technology
The new patent pending “no-pinch” MAX door is comprised of two thick impenetrable skins separated by an internal square tubing frame. Because it weighs around 400lbs, FamilySAFE manufactures our own very large hinges for all of our above ground storm shelters. These exclusive hinges serve a major role in the FamilySAFE SAFE-T-DOOR system and allow for a very easy, smooth swing. Our SAFE-T Door insures that you and your family do not become trapped inside the tornado safe room after a deadly tornado.
Securing the door are three Commercial Grade one locks that allow the room to double as a gun safe or a vault when not in use as a storm shelter or tornado safe room. In addition to the locks, the door may also be secured with two solid 1”x1” bars.
At FamilySAFE we believe that we’re making one of the strongest above ground storm shelter doors in the industry. In fact, just the storm shelter door has over 250,000 lbs of shear resistance. Not only is our door strong, it still incorporates all the rigorous safety features that make being trapped inside the above ground tornado shelter virtually impossible, and our exclusive no-pinch clearance system helps to prevent fingers from getting caught in the door. That is security and peace of mind that your family can rely on.
Sizes: 3.5’x5’ 4‘x4’ 4’x6’ 4’x8’ 6’x6’ 6’x8’ 8’x8’ 8’x10’ 8’x12’
Our tornado shelters are tested to withstand EF5 level winds at Texas Tech University and meet or exceed the criteria in FEMA P-320 (FEMA, 2008a) and FEMA P-361 (FEMA, 2008b). See our Tornado Shelter FAQ for more information.
Video Tour of FamilySAFE MAX
FamilySAFE Missouri Dealer Robert Rayl gives a video tour of one of our tornado shelters.
FamilySAFE MAX shelter features:
- Fully engineered drawings and specs.
- HILTI anchorage system.
- Patent pending Safe-T door with lock releases.
- 4×4 electrical box with a 3/4″ conduit hole for electricity.
- Flush type roof vent for easy HVAC ducting.
- Stainless steel lever handle.
- Loss of only 2.5″ per wall finished unit.
- Door venting (return air vents).
- Limited Lifetime warranty.