Safety & Quality
Safe Rooms are the most important tool to protect you and your family from severe weather and they can serve in many other ways. Your safe room offers you peace of mind from, tornadoes, intruders and burglars.
Jim Giles' Certified Safe Rooms LLC is a proud member of the National Storm Shelter Association. Our storm shelter models have been tested to meet and exceed the FEMA 320 standards for safe room construction. Jim Giles' Safe Room also hired a third party engineering firm to review the engineering concepts and to confirm that standards from FEMA 320 were met or exceeded. Jim Giles' Certified Safe Room will bear the industry seal from the NSSA to confirm that your shelter is safe to protect you and your family.
FEMA 320/361 are guidelines, while the industry standard for safe rooms and tornado shelters is ICC-500/NSSA Standard. This is the rulebook for building inspectors and local officials. All Jim Giles' Certified Safe Rooms meet this standard and are in compliance.
The Drop Test
As another test to go above and beyond the FEMA 320 standard, we dropped a Cadillac automobile from over 40 feet in the air onto the Jim Giles' Certified Safe Room. The safe room did just fine, but the car did not.