Tornado Resistant Door

Starting at  $2500*
Nationwide Delivery

While tornado doors are similar in appearance to standard steel doors, they are highly engineered products and cannot be substituted by heavy gauge standard steel doors. These doors are designed and built to protect against extreme winds and wind-borne debris.

  • Meets or Exceeds FEMA 320 and 361
  • Steel Stiffened Core Construction
  • Maximum-Duty 14-Gauge Galvannealed Steel Door

*Base price includes flush door & frame. Hardware sold separately. Vision lites, lite preps and locking system door preps not included.


Product Overview

FEMA Steel Tornado Doors and Frames

Tornados form quickly giving people little time to prepare. Tornado prepared rooms and buildings can provide shelter. Tornado doors and frames are an important part of the areas of refuge equation. When structures are located in a 250 mph wind zone per ICC 500, the following structures must include an ICC500-2014 storm shelter: 911 call stations; emergency operations centers; fire, rescue, and ambulance stations; police stations, K-12 school buildings with 50 or more occupant capacity. Steel is the most prevalent door material to pass FEMA P-361 and ICC 500. No wood door, with or without metal sheathing, has successfully passed FEMA P-361.


  • Steelcraft Paladin™ PW Series and Republic DF Tornado Products
  • Maximum Duty 14-gauge galvannealed steel door faces, 12 gauge frame
  • Systems for interior and exterior applications
  • Approved Allegion latching hardware available, including Schlage multipoint locking systems
  • Steelcraft Paladin™ PW Series available with an optional ADA compliant fire-rated glass light
  • Passes Impact Projectile test (15 lb. 2×4 traveling at 100 mph)
  • Passes Pressure test (greater than 302 PSF)
  • Ideal for Community Shelters, School Corridors, Home Shelters, Classrooms, Safe Rooms, and other protection areas
  • Meets or Exceeds ANSI/SDI A250.8-2014; SDI Level 4, Model 2
  • Meets or Exceeds FEMA 320 and 361




ANSI/SDI A250.8-2014; SDI Level 4, Model 2 - Maximum-Duty 14-Gauge Galvannealed Steel


Steel-Stiffened Core Construction w/ Polystyrene Batting (1 Pound Density Insulation Between Stiffeners)

Door Thickness

1-3/4" Standard


Handed - LH/RHR, RH/LHR


3'0" to 4'0" Widths, 6'8" to 8'0" Heights


Beveled Hinge and Lock Edges - Full Height, Epoxy Filled Mechanical Interlock Edges


14-Gauge Inverted Top and Bottom Channels

Top Cap

12-Gauge Flush Channel Top Cap


Custom Undercuts; 3/4" Maximum Allowable


7 Ga. Hinge Reinforcement, 14 Ga. Closer Reinforcement


Factory-Applied, Baked-On, Rust Inhibiting Gray Primer (No Special Color Options) – Not intended to be a finish coat. It is recommended that finish paint (top coat) be applied after installation

Glass Lite Options

PV Vision Light 9-1/2" x 9-1/2" Visible, ADA compliant PN Narrow Light 4-1/8" x 26-11/16" Visible


Optional - Listed and Labeled by Intertek (ITS/WHI) up to 3 Hours (90-Minute w/ Lite)

ANSI Standards

Meet ANSI A250.8-2003 (SDI 100) - Hardware preparations and reinforcements meet ANSI A250.6-2003


Meets Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 320 and 361 Guidelines - Classified to ICC500-2014 and FEMA320/361 Standards - Factory Label from Intertek (ITS/WHI) Applied

Hardware Compatibility

Only approved hardware and accessories may be used - See manufacturers tech data manuals


Steelcraft, Republic - Allegion Hardware

Buy American Act Compliance

Meets Buy American Act – Made in USA