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Storm Closet Shelter
Are you a manufacturer or dealer? A manufacturer.
Since what year have you been in business? 1996
Since what year have you been manufacturing or selling shelters? 1997
Where are you located? Monteagle, Tennessee.
What areas do you serve? All areas of the US, with dealers throughout the country.
Is your shelter made to be installed above ground level, fully below ground level, or only partially buried? Designed to be installed above ground, but can be installed in any room, the garage, or even the basement.
What material is your shelter made of and how thick is it? The Storm Closet is constructed of cold-formed steel tubes and panels, connected with structural adhesive and screws, with tornado missile tested high velocity Impact ShieldTM and doors. The nominal thickness of formed steel walls, floor, and roof is 3'; doors are 1 3/4" thick, armor plated both sides.
What is the length, width, and height of the shelters that you sell? 4' X 7'4", and 7'4" X 7'4" inside dimensions. Special sizes are available, and multiple units can be joined to create large rooms.
Do you enter the shelter while still in the home, or do you leave the home and enter the shelter from the outside? It was designed to be entered from inside the home. It is a usable living space when not required for shelter.
How does one access the shelter? There are several choices for entry...from a doorless, baffled entrance to a concrete-filled stainless steel vault door.
How does your shelter provide fresh air? Passive ventilation is provided by a fire-damped vent with 12 gauge steel vent protective cowling.
How is the shelter anchored in the ground? Anchorage may be to concrete foundation, slaps on grade, soil auger anchors, or rock anchors.
Was it designed to be installed when a home is first being built, or is it installed on the lot of a finished house? It may be installed during or after house construction and finished to look like any other room.
How is the shelter delivered, and by who? By standard freight in a truck. It is packed on a 4' X 8' wood pallet weighing less than 1200 pounds.
Who installs it? Either the dealer/installer or the customer. There are illustrated assembly instructions furnished with each shelter.
Is any heavy equipment needed to install the unit? No.
What kind of issues with shelter installation are you and your customers most likely to run into in your area(bedrock, high water table, frozen ground etc.)? Since they are constructed above ground and inside the home, this is not an issue, but a partition wall may require relocation.
What provision has been made in case the entrance/exit is blocked by a fallen tree or debris? Doors may be installed to swing inward; optional battery operated equipment is used to contact authoritiesl
Is there a second exit in the unit? This can be specially ordered.
Can the entrance door be locked? All Remagen product doors are lockable to entry only. All locks have exit device lock overrides.
Do you have any handicapped-accessible units? Handicapped-accessible doors are available for all standard units.
What provision has been made for seating, lighting, or storage? Safe rooms are designed to accomodate typical home or office furniture, electrical outlets, and recessed lighting fixtures.
Are these items included in the base price or are they extra? Battery operated fluorescent lighting, alarm, and automatic alarm and telephone to cellular switching equipment are sold as options.
Are there other accessories and options that are available? If so, what are they? Smoke alarms, shock sensors, bullet-proof doors and wall components, and concrete-filled stainless steel vault doors.
What is the typical cost both uninstalled and installed? A 4' X 7'4" tornado shelter with Tornado Door, meeting FEMA tornado requirements, ranges from about $4500 to $5000 uninstalled.
Do you have a warranty, and if so, for how long and what does it cover? Products are warranted to be free from defects for one year from purchase.
Has your shelter undergone any kind of testing by engineers? Remage Safe Rooms have been hurricae and tornado missile impact tested at Texas Tech University Wind Engineering Research Center and meets the FEMA requirements for above ground tornado shelters.
What else do you think we should know about your shelter? Remagens shelters have been designed and tested by engineers and test laboratories to resist F4 tornadoes, however, Remagen makes no warranty as to the ability of safe rooms to provide absolute protection against any storm event or attack.



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