Why build FEMA storm shelter using dome technology?

Where do people flee during fires, hurricanes, tornados, and earthquakes? Domes. Domes are safe structures that stand almost unaffected by wind and other elements due to their curved surface. Domes give peace of mind; knowing that your staff, students and family are protected from the elements. They often qualify with little modification for FEMA funding that can cover 75% of the construction costs further reducing the financial burden on your business, school, family or community.

How much do dome safe rooms save in building cost?

The short answer is, a lot of savings. Domes are much more efficient with building resources and take a fraction of the time to construct. The resource and time efficiency that domes provide help communities provide safe havens to their residents at a fraction of the cost. In addition to the construction efficiency, our dome experts help build domes that qualify for government funding. To learn more or to receive a quote about your FEMA storm shelter project, contact our team of engineers!

How much do dome FEMA safe rooms cost to heat and cool?

On average, a dome building costs 30-40% less than traditional safe rooms. The energy efficiency is largely due to three factors, multiple layers of spray foam insulation, an extremely tight building envelope, and the thermal mass of the concrete superstructure.

Is a dome a better long-term option?

Thanks to the natural design of a dome, dome buildings stand for centuries while other structures require constant maintenance and repair. The efficient, curved design naturally repels external forces like wind and water to maintain the architectural integrity of a dome.  This makes a leaky roof a nearly impossible and greatly reduces the exterior maintenance costs.

Why South Industries?

We are the global leaders in dome FEMA safe building technology and construction. We specialize in the safest, most energy efficient and cost effective solutions for protecting communities across the globe.

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Dome FEMA Safe Rooms Give You Options

Domes are great for FEMA storm shelters due to their open floor plan and independence from interior support walls and beams. Multi-purpose FEMA buildings require flexible and adaptable spaces, making domes a great fit for communities.

What is a FEMA Storm Shelter?

FEMA storm shelters are buildings and structures that qualify according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to offer “near-absolute protection” from extreme natural disasters. These buildings are surprisingly inexpensive to construct due to government funding. FEMA storm shelters don’t have to be large or outrageously expensive and can be made in all sizes for families, businesses and large communites.

At South Industries, our dome building technology makes converting our original dome design into a qualified and funded FEMA storm shelter. Learn more about how domes can be a perfect fit for your next build!