A unique wall panel construction makes the HABIFRAME in-home storm shelter stand out from the competition.The panels are made using LP® SolidStart® Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL) framing beams. Utilizing engineered wood, LSL products have greater structural strength than the conventional framing lumber. LSL beams are ideal for construction since they contain no knots, splits, or voids. LSL beams are built in a horizontal pattern, and reinforced with Simpson Strong-Tie® steel structural support rods inserted at regular intervals. The interlocking corner joints and steel reinforcing plates add more strength to the structure.


The HABIFRAME system successfully meets NSSA-accepted FEMA and ICC guidelines for tornado and hurricane resistance, including:

1. Resistance of a 2”X4”, nine-pound missile propelled at 90mph, which simulates identical debris being propelled horizontally by a 225mph hurricane
   (Protocol 2 - ICC-500).

2. Resistance of a 2”X4”, nine-pound missile propelled at 110mph, which simulates identical debris propelled horizontally by a 220mph hurricane
   (Protocol 3 - FEMA 320/FEMA 361).

3. Resistance of a 2”X4”, 15-pound missile propelled at 100mph, which simulates identical debris being propelled horizontally by a 250mph tornado
   (Protocol 4 - FEMA320/FEMA 361 and ICC-500).