Different types of storm shelters and how are they designed to help us
Category : Oklahoma Storm Shelters
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has warned of increasing hurricanes, with hurricane wind speeds intensifying by 10%. In the next few years, sea level is expected to rise by 1-4 feet amplifying coastal storm surge.
Storms can be very threatening, and you need to protect your family with an in-house storm shelter. Here’s a guide to different types of storm shelters to better understand which one is best suited for your property and storms in your locality.
Steel Safe Rooms
Steel safe rooms are a sort of tornado shelter made of tough steel. Steel safe rooms are easy to install if you have sufficient space. Steel is a sturdy material that can withstand the impact of powerful storms and tornadoes. These safe rooms are fully made up of steel which means even the flooring is made of steel. They can be customized according to the size you need.
Concrete Storm Shelter
Concrete storm shelter is made of concrete which is an intense material that does not conduct electricity as opposed to steel. Concrete storm shelters are exceptionally strong, stable in design, and work well for properties with ample space.
Concrete storm shelters at Oklahoma Shelters offer a 10-year warranty against any leaks or corrosion, making them ideal for your property if you live in an area that is prone to storms.
Underground Garage Shelter
Garage shelters are in-ground storm shelters that have become top-notch choices for many homeowners. This shelter is built under the garage so they they don’t utilize the space in your garage. They are easily accessible and can provide double protection with an exterior concrete storm shelter. Bad weather in Oklahoma is very unpredictable. With an underground garage shelter you can immediately get into shelter without the need to go outside.
Underground bunkers are defensive fortifications designed to protect people and valuables from extreme climatic disasters or even attacks. They are strong but require enough space to build underground. Modern, high-end bunkers are even equipped with refrigerators and blast-proof doors to help people seek shelter underground for a long time.
Contact Oklahoma Shelters to speak to a professional who can help you ensure your loved ones’ safety. We have underground cement shelters, underground garage shelters, steel safe rooms, etc. All of the storm shelters that we offer have passed the Texas Tech Impact Test and each product is rated to withstand the force of an F5 tornado.