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Norman Homeowners: Considering the Pros and Cons of Installing a Safe Room

A safe room is an enclosed, reinforced space in a house that serves as a refuge in a tornado, intruder, or other emergencies. This FEMA-approved, windowless room will keep you and your loved ones safe from harm in the event of a catastrophic event.

In a nutshell, safe rooms serve their intended purpose while also ensuring the safety of their occupants. This is why we offer secure storm shelters to Norman residents, so they always have a safe haven in the event of a natural disaster or other catastrophes.

The following are some pros and cons of installing a safe room in your home.


· Protection From Extreme Weather Conditions

Tornadoes and hurricanes are two natural calamities that can cause widespread destruction. Tornadoes and hurricanes are not uncommon occurrences in Oklahoma and Texas. As a result of the high winds and flying debris, many people are hurt or killed. Some people try to take shelter in bathrooms or basements, but these areas are not designed to resist the force of water or high winds.

In the event of such catastrophic weather, the concrete storm shelter becomes invaluable. As storm shelter experts in Norman, we construct shelters built to withstand the harshest weather conditions and reduce the likelihood of injury or property damage in the case of a tornado, hurricane, or other natural catastrophes.

· Provides Security

As a homeowner, you are always at risk of being the victim of a house invasion or other acts of criminality, regardless of how secure your community may be. Things can turn bad at any time.

Having a safe space to go to helps protect you and your loved ones from possible threats. No intruder will be able to enter the underground bunker even if they know the location of your safe room.

· Keeps Your Belongings Safe

We all have valuables at home that we would do anything to protect. The best place to keep them is in a secure location. Having a safe room installed in your home will protect your valuables from both the elements and the risk of theft by being stored in a climate-controlled environment.

· Increases Property Value

Living in a tornado-prone area necessitates the need for a safe house.  Adding a safe room to your home will make it more appealing to potential buyers and boost its resale price. The buyer’s attention will be piqued by the extra space, which provides a feeling of security.

If you’re considering relocating or upgrading your current home, you might want to order a storm shelter for your Norman home.


· Costly To Build

The expense of building a storm shelter may be the only potential drawback. Depending on your preferences, constructing a safe room can be an expensive project. The price of building a safe room is relative to its size and location. Plus, the safe room cost can vary widely depending on the materials utilized to construct it.

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At Oklahoma Shelters, we want to ensure you obtain the finest shelter for your needs and budget; therefore, we provide free shelter quotations and onsite consultations. We have garage shelters, above-ground storm shelters, concrete storm shelters, underground cement shelters, and more.

Contact our specialists today!

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