Welcome to Valley Storm Shelters an elite designer and manufacturer of storm shelters. We would like to provide you with critical information you will need prior to making one of the most important purchases for protecting you and your loved ones.
To the best of our knowledge Valley Storm Shelters manufactures the strongest, heaviest, most tested, and safest above ground steel storm shelter/safe room available. Our units can weigh up to 75% heavier than competitors same sized units.
Here are some distinct qualities of a Valley Storm Shelters to keep in mind when considering a storm shelter purchase.
Valley Storm Shelters is a producer member of the NSSA (National Storm Shelter Association). To become a producer member the following was required:
-Three independent engineering and consulting companies completed a structural analysis of our shelter and concluded that our design meets and exceeds the requirements proscribed in the American Institute of Steel Construction, (AISC) 350-05 using either allowable strength design method or load resistance factor design method when under tornado wind loads as proscribed in the American Society of Civil Engineers, (ASCE) 7-05 and FEMA 361.
-The shelter was tested at the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech. University
-Each shelter comes with a serial numbered seal and certificate provided by the NSSA. The certificate states that the NSSA member attests that this shelter’s design, construction, and installation comply with the ICC/NSSA 500-2008, (International Code Council/National Storm Shelter Association) standard for design and construction of storm shelters and the tornado design criteria for safe rooms presented in FEMA 320-2008, “taking shelter from the storm.”