Torshel sells and installs underground shelters, safe rooms, and commercial storm shelters in the entire state of Florida. We can either send our team of professional installers to set it up for you or we can ship the unit so you can install it yourself or hire somebody to do it for you.
Torshel’s products have been installed in several cities around the state – Destin, Pensacola, Panama City, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, Tampa, and Miami.
Safe rooms start at $4,299 and our underground shelters start at $5,399 for small sizes. We also work with clients to make sure financing is available and keep up with grants, rebates, or loans that can help make our products more accessible to all clients. Contact us with any additional questions you may have or see our FAQ at our website. We look forward to serving you!
The financial institution known as TTC Credit Union (800-234-8828) / https://www.ttcu.com/loans-credit/apply offers financing for the purchase of shelters under a specific credit line Loans that can range between $2,500-$7,500 for a max of 60 months. The paperwork can be done via on-line. Rate & term of loans will dependent on credit score.
Tornados in Florida can occur in all seasons and can form in a variety of ways. Their occurrence is mainly due to the high number of daily thunderstorms. In addition, the state is pounded by violent tropical storms or hurricanes each year. The state is known for having more tornados per square mile than any other state. According to HomeFacts, “Florida averages 50 tornados per year, resulting in an average of 2 fatalities. Counties in a high-risk tornado area include Hillsborough County, FL, Pinellas County, FL and Holmes County, FL”.
In terms of hurricanes, Florida receives its share. It experiences hurricane strikes more than any other state in the nation. When a tornado or hurricane strikes, a safe room could be the only form of protection during a destructive storm. In other words, a storm shelter can become a “safe harbor”.
A common denominator between hurricanes and tornados is the fact that they both generate powerful circling winds that can result in tremendous physical and material damage. The tornado phenomenon tends to be more destructive in its path and occurs more often and could devastate an entire community in a matter of minutes, without much safety warning. This is not to diminish the destruction that could result from hurricane wind impact, which could last for hours and in a wider perimeter.