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Find storm shelter installers near me

Share a few details and we'll show you the best storm shelter builders in Ashburn.
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Top 10 storm shelter builders near you

Homeowners agree: these storm shelter installers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Kalyx Green Design & Build

Kalyx Green Design & Build

2 hires on HomeGuide
29+ years in business
Lauren P. says, "John Ahrar gives personal attention. He is thorough, thoughtful, reliable, and honest. He delivers an excellent and timely work product. He's renovated two houses (gut jobs), made basic home improvements to my current home, and built a garage for us." Read more
Cabinets  Granite Depot

Cabinets Granite Depot

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
We have over ten years of experience in the DMV with residential and commercial consumers transform their kitchen and bathroom. Helping customers with our amazing craftsmanship , 3D design and reasonable prices! Please let me know when you are available for a free in home estimate from us. We have multiple showrooms across the DMV you can visit by appointment and take a look at our cabinet and granite selection. Please send me your contact information and your availability. Thanks Mike, Cabinet Granite Depot
Reyes Contractors

Reyes Contractors

4 hires on HomeGuide
20+ years in business
Reyes contractors llc Exterior & Interior Residential & Commercial Your professional home repair solution Handyman & Home Improvement service We're your handyman! no matter what job you have at hand around the house we can fix it, repair it replace it or rebuild
Outdoor Design Solutions

Outdoor Design Solutions

Offers online services
14+ years in business
Sam A. says, "I hired them for my patio, they are professional, on time service, affordable, Recommend for new house owners " Read more


Offers online services
20+ years in business
Nina W. says, "Family oriented environment. " Read more

Your Storm Shelter Installation questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does a tornado or storm shelter cost to build?

Storm shelters cost $3,500 to $15,000 on average with installation. An underground storm shelter costs $4,000 to $20,000+, including excavation and installation. The total cost of a tornado shelter depends on its size, location, and whether it's made of concrete, steel, or fiberglass.

Building bunker costs $40,000 to $80,000 installed. These units are different from storm shelters in that they are designed to withstand more—including nuclear radiation—for longer periods of time. 

Installing a safe room costs $3,500 to $11,200 on average, depending on the size and material. Safe rooms, or panic rooms, are small units designed for short-term safety during a storm or home invasion. 

What is the cheapest storm shelter?

The cheapest storm shelter available depends on your location and your occupancy requirements. Under-the-bed storm shelters are the most affordable, but they typically only hold 2 to 3 people. Prefabricated concrete is often the cheapest for a larger shelter. Remember to make sure the installation company meets or exceeds FEMA and ICC safety standards.

Does a storm shelter increase home value?

A storm shelter may increase home value by 3% to 4% if you're in an area prone to tornados, hurricanes, or other kind of extreme weather. Having the added security of a storm shelter or safe room in a house is also sometimes valuable to prospective buyers in milder regions of the U.S.

Will FEMA pay for a storm shelter?

FEMA does not directly pay homeowners for building a storm shelter, but they do distribute funding to eligible states through the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) program. To find available safe room funding programs and requirements, contact your State Hazard Mitigation Officer

Some states offer a tax credit of up to $3,000 if you build a storm shelter, and your city may offer other local incentives.

Do I need a storm shelter?

If you live in an area that's prone to extreme weather, a storm shelter is a solid investment. It ensures the safety of your and your loved ones during a dangerous event. A basement may be the safest room in a home during a storm, but most basements are not built to resist tornados or catastrophic storms. Storm shelters provide adequate protection from violent wind speeds and debris from an EF5 tornado.

If you live in a very mild climate, you likely would not need a storm shelter.

How big should a storm shelter be?

The National Storm Shelter Association, FEMA, and the International Construction Code require all tornado shelters to have at least 3 to 5 square feet per person. A hurricane storm shelter needs to have at least 7 to 10 square feet per person because hurricanes have longer timeframes, and the occupants may need to remain in the shelter for longer periods.

How long does it take to install a storm shelter?

Prefabricated storm shelters typically take 3 to 8 hours to install. Installing an above-ground model that doesn't need a concrete pad takes less time. Large, custom, or underground storm shelters can take up to 2 to 3+ months to design, excavate, and build.

How do I choose a storm shelter builder?

When searching for a storm shelter company near you, make sure to:

  • Get recommendations from nearby family, friends, or co-workers.
  • Look for companies that are members of the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) and the American Tornado Shelter Association (ATSA).
  • Compare several quotes from licensed, bonded, insured companies.
  • Check out their customer's reviews on Google and HomeGuide.
  • Get a detailed, written contract and warranty before the project starts.
  • Only make the final payment when the project is complete.

What questions should I ask storm shelter installers?

Asking these questions can help you find the best professional to install your storm shelter:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Are your shelters FEMA and ICC compliant? Do they meet local building codes?
  • How was your shelter tested? Who tested it?
  • What type of storm shelter do you recommend for me?
  • How many people will this shelter hold?
  • What type of ventilation system do you use?
  • Do you have handicap-accessible storm shelters?
  • Will there be room for food and water storage in here?
  • Do you have a show room where I can see storm shelter options up close?
  • How much of a deposit do you require?
  • What does this estimate include? What extra costs might come up during installation?
  • Do I need a permit? Will you handle the permitting process for me?
  • Do you offer a warranty, and if so, what does it cover?
  • Once you install the shelter, so I need to do anything to maintain it?

Reviews for Ashburn storm shelter builders

Recent success stories from people in the Ashburn area.
Paul J.
An excellent experience on excavation and concrete pour and finish of a foundation and slab for a carport / garage. They followed my plans and worked with me on recommendations and solutions to grading conditions. John and his crew were a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with them again!
Kalyx Green Design & Build
Laura H.
From start to finish, my experience with the team at Outdoor Design Solutions was just wonderful. They always offered lots of samples and ideas, and worked within my budget. I love my new outdoor space!
Outdoor Design Solutions
Ebai P.
Very reliable, Quality of work is great; Provides competitive pricing... MoTechs knows the inside out of Commercial Real Estate. Will recommend them to anyone who needs help.
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