Tracy: Hi. I’m Tracy Switzer, President of Shelter Works. And we now offer a 25-year warranty on our shelters. And the industry standard’s only one year. So today I’m going to ask the question, “Are we crazy?” No, we’re not crazy. And it’s because we’re confident in our quality. I’ve been around fiberglass shelters since I was a child working at my dad’s company. This brochure from the ’70s shows a building we made back then. We made hundreds of them. And most, if not all of them, are still in service today. When I started Shelter Works, I was determined to make the very best fiberglass shelters you could buy.
Tracy: Fiberglass provides a strong foundation upon which to build. It is impact-resistant. It’s UV-resistant, dent and corrosion-resistant. It won’t rot or rust. And our clients have found it’s a much more cost-effective building material than steel or concrete. As we’ve grown, we’ve perfected the process to eliminate potential claims. For each type of warranty claim, we’ve resolved to address the issue on a systemic level. To address denomination, we’ve developed a fiber beam technology. This also creates an incredibly strong structure that can withstand quite a bit of abuse. To ensure that doors held up for decades, we developed a FiberWrap technology to create completely seamless doors. To keep our doors from being ripped off their hinges in windy conditions, we provide hydraulic door closures of industrial quality. And to make sure that water couldn’t migrate within the skins of the walls, we resolved to form all of the openings for through-wall penetration.
Tracy: In short, the shelters we make today are built to last. Using high-quality materials and exclusive technologies, our buildings are resilient, impact-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and maintenance-free. So no, we’re not crazy. Maybe the better question is why don’t other manufacturers offer a 25-year warranty? Remember, if it was built by Shelter Works, it was Built for Life.