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4 Factors To Consider Before Building Your Above-Ground Storm Shelter

For the people living in tornado-prone regions, the months between March and June tend to be the worst. Places like Oklahoma, Normandy, and many others are in constant danger of tornados.

When a tornado hits, it brings along a lot of damage in its wake. However, to stay protected, people now install storm-safe shelters in their homes. They started as in-ground storm shelters, but now above-ground storm shelters have also become very common.

If you’re planning to add an above-ground storm shelter to your home, Here are a few factors you should consider.

1. Easy to Access

Look for a place that is easy to access. Even with all the tornado warnings, you can’t predict the exact time a tornado will hit your region. It’s always advisable to choose a place that you can rush towards quickly to seek shelter.

2. Size of the Shelter

A storm shelter should be spacious enough to accommodate all the necessary supplies like canned food, first aid kit, and other emergency supplies. Make sure all your family members can fit in it comfortably. Unlike tornados, hurricanes can last for a while, and you might have to spend more time inside the shelter than you were expecting.

3. Expandable

Perhaps you’re a family of two, and you think a small storm shelter will be enough for you both. Chances are, you might consider expanding your family in the future, or you may decide to sell your house to a bigger family.

Adding a storm shelter costs a lot of money. So, go for those shelters that can be expanded. Many models of shelters offer this feature. If you ever decide to expand, you can install additional panels to make more room.

a home destroyed by a tornado.

4. Choosing the Right Contractor

Be very careful when choosing a contractor, as your life will depend on the storm shelter they build. A good storm shelter should be able to withstand an F5 tornado.

If you’re looking to build a good quality storm shelter in OKC, then you need to contact storm shelter expert Oklahoma Shelters. We install custom-made storm shelters and safe rooms that are engineered to withstand extreme wind and flying debris.

All our storm shelters and safe rooms are built to exceed FEMA standards. If you’re still unsure, you can get a free quote from us.

For more information visit our website.

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