Storm room


Storm room

In parts of the United States where homes do not have basements and construction of storm cellars are becoming rare, storm rooms are gaining popularity as a defense against tornadoes and other storms.

A storm room is a freestanding above-ground room that is fabricated using walls made using layers of Kevlar bonded to a 4-inch-thick panel of engineered foam and sandwiched between two layers of plywood. The Kevlar acts like a trampoline and bounces back projectiles hurled by the winds from a tornado. A storm room is attached only to the concrete slab of a structure without touching the structural walls, and can be installed in existing structure and well as new construction. [cite web| title=Kevlar Storm Room| url=http://www.acppubs.com/article/CA6307618.html| publisher=Associated Construction Publications]

ee also

*Storm cellar
*Storm door
*Storm drain
*Storm windows

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Storm cellar — on the Texas plains. A storm shelter or storm cellar is a type of underground bunker designed to protect the occupants from violent severe weather, particularly tornadoes. They are most commonly seen in the US Midwest ( Tornado Alley ) and… …   Wikipedia

  • Storm windows — are windows which are mounted outside or inside of the main glass windows of a house.cite book | title =Home Energy Projects: An Energy Conservation Guide for Do it yourselfers | publisher =DIANE Publishing | date =1996 | location = | pages =Page …   Wikipedia

  • Room — For other uses, see Room (disambiguation). Rooms redirects here. For the cultural facility, see The Rooms. A room is any distinguishable space within a structure. Usually, a room is separated from other spaces or passageways by interior walls;… …   Wikipedia

  • Storm — Windstorm redirects here. For the type of storm in Europe, see European windstorm. For the Gloria Jones album, see Windstorm (album). For other uses, see Storm (disambiguation). A shelf cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over… …   Wikipedia

  • Storm door — A storm door refers to a type of door that is installed in front of an exterior access door to protect it from bad weather and allow ventilation. Storm doors typically have interchangeable glass panels and window screen panels to provide… …   Wikipedia

  • Storm (Marvel Comics) — Storm Storm, drawn by Greg Land, 2005[1] Publication information …   Wikipedia

  • Storm Meadows Club Condominiums Steamboat Springs (Steamboat Springs) — Storm Meadows Club Condominiums Steamboat Springs country: United States, city: Steamboat Springs (City) Storm Meadows Club Condominiums Steamboat Springs The collection of vacation condominiums, located on the slopes of the Steamboat Ski Area,… …   International hotels

  • Storm Impact — was a Macintosh software developer and publisher located in Glenview, Illinois, active from 1989 to 1997. Storm Impact s development team consisted of David Cook and artist Tom Zehner, with help from Dan Schwimmer and Dave Friedman. Storm Impact… …   Wikipedia

  • storm — [stôrm] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger sturm < IE base * (s)twer , to whirl, move or turn quickly > STIR1, L turbare, to agitate] 1. an atmospheric disturbance characterized by a strong wind, usually accompanied by rain, snow, sleet, or hail,… …   English World dictionary

  • Storm Meadows Town Homes Steamboat Springs (Steamboat Springs) — Storm Meadows Town Homes Steamboat Springs country: United States, city: Steamboat Springs (Central Location) Storm Meadows Town Homes Steamboat Springs Storm Meadows Town Homes have long been one of the favourite ski in, ski out destinations in… …   International hotels


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.