About Our Bolt Together Storm Shelters
Above all, our above ground, bolt together storm shelters are designed with your safety in mind. We are proud to say that our shelters are not only stronger and of higher quality and craftsmanship than that of our competitors, but we have also been able to keep our price point well below theirs to make it more affordable for you to protect your family.
Our shelters have been engineered to withstand an EF-5 tornado and meet the FEMA 320/361 and the ICC-500 standards of impact. Click Here to View our testing certification. FEMA recognizes the Wind Energy Science Department at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas as the official testing center for wind driven air borne objects hurled by tornadic winds and the damage they cause.
The Debris Impact Test Center at Texas Tech shoots laser guided projectiles from an air cannon at a speed estimated to match that of an EF-5 tornado at vulnerable impact points on shelters and doors. The purpose is to determine if these impacts will cause the structure to fail or not. We are very proud to say that our shelters were tested and were proven to meet debris impact guidelines of the FEMA 320/361 and ICC-500. All tests were compliant with FEMA 320/361 (2014) and ICC-500 (2014). The video below shows the results of the testing performed on the PFX Bolt Together Storm Shelters.