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Community Tornado Safe Room Doors Installation and Maintenance Fact Sheet

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Safe room door assemblies are one of the most important components of a safe room because they must provide the same level of protection as the walls and roof, yet also remain functional for quick access.  This fact sheet provides information about the selection, installation, and maintenance of safe room door assemblies for community safe rooms.  It is recommended that safe room door assembles are regularly maintained to protect their functionality and maximize their life span.  The fact sheet covers what should be checked and how often, as well as several solutions related to the maintenance of safe room door assemblies.  While the fact sheet discusses community safe room door assemblies, some of the information in the fact sheet is pertinent to owners of residential safe rooms.