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How to Order the Perfect Garage Shelter for Your Home

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Selecting the right garage shelter for your home is a crucial decision for any Oklahoma resident. With the state’s notorious severe weather, having a safe and accessible place to seek refuge can make all the difference.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you order a garage shelter that fits your space and meets your safety needs.

Understand Your Needs

Before diving into the options, assess your needs. Consider the size of your family, the space available in your garage, and your budget. A garage shelter needs to be accessible and comfortable for your entire family during a storm.

Research Your Options

Not all garage shelters are created equal. Oklahoma shelters offer a variety of models, from underground bunkers that fit neatly beneath your garage floor to above-ground safe rooms that can be installed within the garage itself. Each has its advantages in terms of accessibility, cost, and installation requirements.

Measure Your Space

Once you’ve decided on the type of shelter, measure your garage space carefully. You’ll need to ensure there’s enough room for installation without compromising the functionality of your garage. For underground models, consider the depth and the type of foundation your garage has.

Consult with Experts

Reaching out to professionals who specialize in garage shelters can provide you with invaluable advice. They can help you understand the specifics of installation, maintenance, and safety standards. Oklahoma Shelters has a team of experts ready to answer your questions and guide you through the selection process.

Consider Safety Standards

Safety should be your top priority. Ensure that the shelter you choose meets or exceeds FEMA and ICC standards for wind resistance and impact protection. This is crucial for ensuring your family’s safety during even the most severe tornadoes.

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Place Your Order

Once you’ve selected the perfect shelter, it’s time to order your garage shelter. Work with your chosen provider to finalize the details, including the installation schedule, payment, and any additional features you might need, like ventilation or emergency lighting.

Prepare for Installation

Preparing for the installation of your garage shelter is the final step. This might involve clearing out a section of your garage, obtaining any necessary permits, and discussing any last-minute details with the installer. A reputable company will handle most of the heavy lifting, but it’s good to be prepared.

Ready to Secure Your Home?

At Oklahoma Shelters, we’re committed to helping you find the best garage shelter for your home. With a range of options to suit every need and budget, our team is here to guide you through every step of the process, from selection to installation.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to think about your family’s safety during tornado season.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you stay safe.

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