Storm Shelters

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Storm Shelters are very important structures with the function of protecting the lives of community members during extreme weather events. Romtec designs, supplies and constructs Storm Shelters and Safe Rooms that meet all requirements for above-grade storm protection. Romtec’s Engineers can even alter any of our standard designs to meet the Storm Shelter requirements. This allows for a multi-functioning community structure with restrooms and concessions as an emergency storm shelter.

Storm Shelter – FAQ

Are Romtec storm shelters prefabricated?

Romtec Storm Shelters are individually designed by our Engineering Team with direction by the customer to meet their specific needs for their project. The Storm Shelters are designed to be built on the customer’s project site, as they are permanent building structures and are not pre-fabricated or modular units.

Can any Romtec building be made into a storm shelter?

Yes, Romtec can design any of its site-built, CMU block buildings, to also function as a Storm Shelter. Romtec meets the requirements for above-grade Storm Shelters and Safe Rooms by using storm-rated hardware and resilient construction materials.

Can I get a custom design feature on my storm shelter?

Yes, Romtec is a Design-Build Firm that specializes in developing unique designs to meet each customer’s project requirements. Romtec has designed several Storm Shelters with specific design features, such as: various types of siding (stucco, rain-screen, hardi-board and batten, metal wainscoting, stone siding, among others), types of quality fixtures (exterior showers, drinking fountains, etc.) and types of roofing (including storm shelter re-enforcement). Once the customer decides on which features to use on their structure, the Engineers at Romtec draw the unique design in AutoCAD. It is then submitted for the customer’s approval and the approval of the local building department in the customer’s county.

Can I get Romtec storm shelter plans in my bid specification package?

Yes, Romtec helps develop bid specifications for implementation in Bid Specification Packages. Please contact Romtec’s Sales Department during the specification process to ensure that the project advances by developing a quote for approval and construction.

How can I make my storm shelter more affordable?

Romtec’s Engineering Team acknowledges the customer’s budget, as well as their project requirements, while designing each structure in order to present an affordable, functional and compliant building for the customer. Romtec can also take an existing Storm Shelter design and value-engineer it to meet the customer’s budget and projected schedule.

What is a storm shelter?

Storm Shelters are durable structures that are built to withstand severe weather while creating a safe place for people to wait for storms to pass. Most Storm Shelters are located below-grade in bunkers and cellars, but new resistant construction methods and design standards allow above-grade buildings to function as Storm Shelters. This allows communities to procure multi-functional buildings, such as restrooms, that can be reinforced to function as a storm shelter building during extreme weather events.