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Storm shelter certification leads to higher quality and higher safety
There is a difference between a company that simply installs storm shelters, and one that manufactures and installs certified and tested shelters. U.S. Storm Shelters provides FEMA standard exceeding storm shelters, and is very proud to be a long-standing member of the American Tornado Shelter Association (ATSA). The ATSA is one of only two certifying bodies in the United States which verify the safe design and manufacture of storm shelters and safe rooms. This type of certification is required for all FEMA funded grant and rebate programs.
"What does your certified storm shelter provide me as the customer versus a non-certified, less expensive unit I am considering?" Good question. As a Producing Member of the ATSA, all of our products have gone through 3rd party engineering evaluation for safe design and compliance with the standards set forth in FEMA 361, FEMA 320 and ICC-500. Our units have also successfully completed rigorous debris impact testing at reknowned facilities like Architectural Testing, Inc. (now Intertek) and Texas Tech University. An unfortunate aspect of the storm shelter industry is the tendancy for companies to pop up after severe storms and then disappear again once the demand for shelters slows down. Reputable companies who invest in certification plan to be here for the long haul and at U.S. Storm Shelters it is our personal goal to be here for you, if needed, years after the sale.
If you and your family are searching for a reliable safe room or storm shelter, please consider talking with U.S. Storm Shelters during your search. We are an A+ rated company with the Fort Worth Better Business Bureau and stand by our high-quality manufacturing standards and thorough installation process.