Should You Get a Storm Shelter for Your Home?
Storm Shelters for the 21st Century
Especially if you are in a region in America that is prone to tornadoes, such as Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma, it is important that you are confident that you are using the best available structure that provides as near to absolute protection as possible from deadly winds and wind-borne debris associated with extreme-wind events.
Some of the most destructive forces in nature are tornadoes and hurricanes. These types of wind storms can and regularly do cause injuries and death to people who are unable to safely evacuate or retreat to a shelter. According to a study in Climate and Atmospheric Science, by Vittorio A. Gensini of Northern Illinois University and Harold E. Brooks of the National Severe Storms Laboratory, there has been a significant upward trend in tornado frequency from 1979 to 2017 in areas in the Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast. It’s more important now than ever to have a safe place for you and your family to go in the event of extreme winds. If you’re thinking about getting a storm shelter or safe room, contact FamilySAFE Shelters today for a free quote or advice about what would be right for your property.
The Above Ground MAX Shelter is one of the most popular storm shelters we sell. It provides you with a convenient way to protect you and your family during a tornado. You can attach the above ground tornado shelter directly inside of your house or garage, giving you a quick place to go when extreme winds suddenly occur. The MAX door is built with two totally impenetrable skins with internal square tubing on the inside.
The FamilySAFE bolt-together above-ground safe room is the best option for customers who want an effective storm shelter but lack enough space in their existing structure to install one of our prefabricated tornado shelters. It is also good for people looking to install a shelter in an existing structure with confined space. This safe room is well suited for basements and garages with limited access.
The FamilySAFE Original Above-Ground Tornado Shelter is our standard model. It has proven time and time again to be strong enough to protect you from EF4 and EF5 tornadoes. It is the perfect option for those who want quality features at a lower cost.
If you have specific needs, such as getting a storm shelter in a different size or having it stained a specific color, or having a powder-coated ramp, this is the storm shelter option for you. Oklahoma deliveries only please.
The Benefits of Above-Ground Storm Shelters
When a natural disaster strikes, it’s up to you to get somewhere safe as quickly as possible. One of the main benefits of a FamilySAFE shelter is convenience. Having a storm shelter in your own home is the best way to ensure you and your family have a safe place to retreat in case of a natural disaster or other emergency. Other benefits of above-ground storm shelters such as the MAX include:
Reduced Risk of Flooding
Even if you are in a region of America where it is typically quite dry, flash flooding is always a risk, especially during major storms. Above-ground storm shelters are at a much lower risk of flooding than below-ground shelters, which are rendered totally useless if rain can get in. Imagine having to quickly find cover, but your below-ground storm shelter is flooded and useless.
They’re Large Enough for the Whole Family
Storm shelters and safe rooms come in all sorts of different sizes and types. We already covered the main versions of above-ground storm shelters sold by FamilySAFE Shelters above. Our EF5-tested shelter and safe rooms fit your entire family, including pets! If you had to go to a public storm shelter, it might be full and crowded, on top of the fact that it will almost certainly take much longer to get to in the first place. Getting a storm shelter for your home is a simple choice that is affordable and easy to install in your garage, basement, or other room. Having your own storm shelter or safe room gives you peace of mind knowing that your loved ones will be protected even when you aren’t there to help.
Excellent for Protecting Valuables
Severe storms threatening to flatten your house are no joke. They can cause unbelievable damage. A storm shelter isn’t just a place for you to go when serious storms hit, it also gives you the ability to protect your valuable belongings and prevent their loss. Your above-ground storm shelter can double as a secure storage unit, when not in use for emergencies.
Another benefit of above-ground storm shelters and safe rooms is that they are simple and easy to install. Unlike underground shelters, they don’t require you to dig a large hole in your yard or the relocation of utility lines.
Safety & Convenience
If you are still weighing the idea of getting a storm shelter in your home, it’s useful to consider it from the perspective of a risk/reward analysis. If you lack a storm shelter in your home, what risks are you exposing yourself and your family to? Just to name a few:
- Serious personal injury
- Loss of valuables
- Stress and anxiety
Eliminating these risks is a reward that we here at FamilySAFE Shelters think is very worthwhile, even in regions where tornadoes are less common. The safety and convenience an above-ground storm shelter provides you should not be underestimated. For more information about why a FamilySAFE storm shelter is a worthwhile investment, contact us today to speak with a member of our staff!