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A tornado forming to hit Oklahoma City.

7 Reasons Why You Need a Storm Shelter in Your House

In the US, people have to be prepared for storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes. The intensity of natural calamities is increasing year after year. Tornadoes, in particular, can be extremely destructive and can rip your roofs off and lift entire houses off the ground. With that in mind, it is essential to build storm shelters in your house to keep you and your family safe.

Here are a few reasons why you need a storm shelter in your house.

Protects You From Severe Weather

The walls of your house aren’t strong enough to bear the pressure of a tornado. High winds and debris can destroy your property and vehicle, leaving nothing behind. You can take refuge in a storm shelter to safeguard your family until the weather calms down.

A tornado forming to hit Oklahoma City.

Easy To Install

Making changes to your property can be quite expensive and a hassle, which is why many homeowners avoid installing storm shelters. They can opt for a community shelter, but during bad weather, it is risky to travel to one and, even if you do reach safely, it might be full and have no more space for you and your family. While some structural changes can take more time and money, a storm shelter can be easily installed in 2 to 3 days.

Increases the Value of Your Property

Storm shelters are a significant investment, and having one installed in your house can increase your property’s value. If your house is in an area prone to tornadoes and hurricanes, real estate agents and buyers will opt for your house.

Easily Accessible

When a storm shelter is close to you, you won’t have to put your life at risk and travel away from your house. If a tornado occurs without any warning, you can easily take shelter in the safe room without wasting time and risking your life.

Has Ample Space

Storm shelters can be designed and customized to your needs. You can build one to have ample space in order to protect all your family members. You can also make changes to help make the space more convenient for people who use wheelchairs.

Protects Your Valuables

During a storm or a tornado, your home can completely collapse, meaning you’ll lose all your belongings and valuables. So, you can store important documents, jewelry, and other valuable items in the storm shelter.

Stores Emergency Supplies

You can keep emergency supplies like food, water, medicines, and first aid items in the storm shelter so that you can stay inside until the storm is over.

A damaged locality after a tornado hit Oklahoma City.

You can contact us to build a  storm shelter in Oklahoma for you. All our shelters meet the FEMA 320 and ICC-500 standards, and you can also customize yours according to your preferences. You can choose from the range of underground shelters to concrete or steel storm shelters.

Storm Shelters

Underground Slope Top Shelter

Concrete Shelter

Underground Garage Shelter

Garage Shelter

Installing Steel Safe Room

Steel Safe Room

Underground Bunker

Underground Bunker


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