First, is the advantage of easy entry. There are many people who are physically incapable of climbing down steps or stairs to get below ground. Getting small children and pets into a below-ground shelter can also be a problem.
Second, is the advantage of easy exit. Our door opens inward so that you will not become entrapped by debris piled up outside the shelter. Below ground shelter doors can be impossible to open from the inside if debris has fallen on the door.
Third, is the advantage of location. An in-home shelter allows you to quickly get in a safe place, without having to go outside in the storm. This can mean the difference in survival, as there is often only minutes from the time the warning is sounded until the tornado is on the ground.
Fourth, is the advantage of communication. You will still have cell phone signal, radio signal, etc., inside the DuPont™ StormRoom™, allowing you to stay in touch with family and to know when it is safe to exit.
Often, people won’t go into their below-ground shelter unless they think a tornado is imminent. With the easy, in-home access of the DuPont™ StormRoom™ with Kevlar®, you will be more likely to heed the warnings and go into the shelter.
If you have a shelter that is so unpleasant, difficult, or uncomfortable that you hesitate to go into it unless you think a tornado is about to hit, you have the wrong shelter.