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How To Stock Up a Safe Room

Category : Blog , Safe Rooms

For anyone living in Tornado Alley, a storm shelter is as essential to their home or office building as any other room. If you’re still looking for the right type of safe room for your residence or commercial establishment, our experts at US Safe Room Tornado Shelters are always available to guide you. The next necessary step is adequately stocking a safe room.

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5 Things To Consider When Getting a Storm Shelter For Your Family

Category : Blog , Shelters , Storms

Texas is known for being America’s most active state for tornadoes with 9,535 tornadoes reported between 1950 and 2021, averaging 151 every year. They can cause massive destruction of property, and vehicles and be life-threatening. To protect yourself and your family, it is advised to check weather updates regularly and evacuate before a storm hits.

However, it’s better to be safe than sorry! This is why you should consider building a storm shelter or safe room in your house to protect your family in case a tornado strikes.

You can find many types of storm shelters in the market, especially if you live in Dallas or Fort Worth. To simplify your search, we’ve made a list of things you should consider before you build or buy one.

Here are a few things to think about:

1. Different Types Of Storm Shelters

The first thing you must decide is the type and placement of the shelter room. Do you want it to be an above-ground shelter or an underground shelter? Above-ground shelters or safe rooms are the most effective as they provide faster access and do not require you to go outside during a storm, making it a viable option for your family. They are also waterproof, which decreases the risk of leaking and flooding, which is more common in underground shelters.

2. Your Family’s Needs

It is essential to consider the size and needs of your family before building a shelter room. How many family members do you have? Will you need wheelchair access? Can it hold all the emergency supplies required by your family?

If you require wheelchair access or have small children, an underground shelter may not be suitable for you.

3. The Cost Of the Storm Shelter

A storm shelter can be made of fiberglass, concrete, or even steel and vary in size. Typically, the cost of the shelter increases with the size you choose. On average, a steel shelter can cost between $4,000 and $30,000, depending on the material and size. We would advise you to add a storm shelter or a tornado-safe room when you build a house to make it more convenient and save money.

4. Consider the Size and Storage Space

The ideal shelter room must be able to accommodate your entire family, allowing about five feet of space per person. However, we recommend that the bigger it is, the better it would be for your family.
Consider the following things when deciding on the size:
– The number of family members
– The expected duration of use
– The space required to store essentials and supplies

 

5. The Door Design Of The Storm Shelter

Always look for a storm shelter that offers easy access. If your safe room door is not sturdy enough, it might cost you and your family a moment of safety. We advise you to go for doors that open inward.

Remember, your safety is the most important thing. We can help you pick a suitable storm shelter or safe room in Dallas and Fort Worth. Contact us with your queries and requirements to get a quote immediately.


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What You Should Keep in Your Storm Shelter and Why

Category : Blog , Safe Rooms

Severe weather can strike anytime, and having a tornado shelter in Texas is critical to being prepared. But having a shelter is only half the battle—it’s important to ensure it’s stocked with essential items that will keep you and your family safe and comfortable during an emergency.

From water and non-perishable food to warm blankets and emergency supplies, there are certain items to keep in your storm shelter that every shelter should have.

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Plan For the Aftermath: Why Registering Your Storm Shelter in Texas is Important

Category : Blog , Shelters , Storms

Texas gets hundreds of tornados every year, which is why a growing number of homeowners are installing custom shelters on their premises. However, if you don’t register your safe room, you might be alone on your own after a devastating tornado. This could mean you are cut off from authorities and have to navigate the risks all by yourself. That’s why it’s critical that one of the first things you do after installing one is getting it registered with a storm shelter near you.

Learn about what happens if you don’t register and how you can get done with the process easily.

What Happens if You Don’t Register?

Even if you have a storm shelter and find your way into it, tornadoes and storms can affect communication systems and lead to internet connectivity  issues. If you’re locked in your safe room but trapped underneath storm debris, it might be difficult for rescue teams to find you. However, registering your safe room and  mentioning its type and location can help law enforcement and rescue teams find you in time and help you get medical aid if you need it.

How to Start the Registration Process?

In Texas, you can simply register for a storm shelter by heading over to their website and following simple straightforward instructions. You will be required to submit information about the location of the shelter and your address.

Residents in Dallas can check out the website of the Dallas Office of Emergency Management.  After the process is complete and if your area gets a storm or hurricane, you will receive assistance form emergency management, firefighters, relief organizations, and police.

Reliable Safe Room Shelter in Dallas TX

Need a storm safe in Dallas? At Safe Room US,  our team of experienced professionals helps you install robust safe rooms as well as gives tips on how to navigate the aftermath.

Contact us today for custom safe rooms in Fort Worth.


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Here’s Why It’s Worth It To Install a Storm Shelter On Your Commercial Premises

Category : Blog , Shelters , Storms

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When it comes to protecting your employees from the dangers of a tornado, a storm shelter is an essential investment. It’s important to find a storm shelter that meets the highest safety standards and has features that you and your employees can count on. In this post, learn why installing a storm shelter is worth the investment.

Makes Them Feel Valued

When your employees see that the company prioritizes their safety and well-being by installing a tornado shelter, they will be more motivated at work. This kind of safety measure will make them feel valued and increase their chances of staying with the firm for a longer period.

Helps to Avoid a Lawsuit

Businesses that fail to take appropriate safety measures given the history of tornadoes in the area can face costly lawsuits in case an employee gets injured or loses their life. This can also lead to reputational damage and your firm might struggle to attract top talent in the future.

Improves The Value Of Your Commercial Property

Commercial properties that already have a safe room installed in them will demand a higher price in the real estate market.

You can incorporate various kinds of safe rooms, be it above-ground or underground storm shelters. It’s important you only get them installed by experienced professionals who have a track record of delivering for businesses in the region. Also, make sure that they are insured so they can pay you if they cause damage to other areas of your property. A reliable company will get done with the work quickly to save your business from downtime.

Find Reliable Safe Room Shelter in Dallas Tx, with Safe Rooms US

Need a storm safe in Dallas for your business? At Safe Room US, our team has helped countless businesses in the region keep their employees safe from the devastating effects of tornadoes. Our team is quick with installations and helps reduce downtime for your business. We also provide safe rooms for residential properties and these are made according to FEMA guidelines.

Contact us today for custom safe rooms in Fort Worth.


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Things To Look For In a Tornado Safe Storm Shelter

Category : Blog , Shelters , Storms

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Having a safe storm shelter can be the difference between life and death. However, with a limited budget, you need to make sure you get the right one to protect your family. In this blog post, we’ll go over some features that you should look for when purchasing a tornado-safe storm shelter. With these features in mind, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your family will be safe regardless of how intense the tornado is.

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How To Build a Custom Storm Shelter in an Existing Home in Dallas

Category : Blog , Shelters , Storms

Dallas sees a lot of tornados. This is why to protect your family in the event of a tornado, you must build a safe room in your home. A custom safe room will be constructed specifically according to your unique requests and will help keep your family safe from the hard impact, and any flying debris.

If you live in an area that is prone to tornadoes, hurricanes, or earthquakes, then getting a safe room should be on top of your list. In this blog, learn how you can go finally have a safe room for tornadoes.

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The Best Places To Have A Safe Room Installed

Category : Blog , Safe Rooms

If you live in Texas or any nearby state, you’ve likely had to take shelter from a tornado. Tornadoes are fairly common across the Southeastern states of America, with major tornado outbreaks reported every month.

So given this climate, where should you build a safe room for yourself and your family? Read on to learn about three possible locations where a storm shelter can be built for you, your family, and perhaps even your community.

Inside Your Home

The quickest way to get to shelter from a tornado is to have a shelter room installed within the walls of your home. For families that have people with disabilities or senior citizens who have trouble walking, a storm shelter inside your home would be the ideal option.

We offer a variety of sizes for shelter rooms, ranging from rooms at 4×6 to very large safe rooms that can house an entire family. With the expertise of our professionals, we can fit a safe room inside your home with minimal to no damage caused to nearby walls and ceilings.

To know more about our safe room sizes and specifications, send us an email at sales@safe-rooms.us

Outside Your House

If the structure of your home cannot accommodate a storm shelter, then you can also build it right outside your house. This can either be built underground or above the ground; both options are safe if built with the right materials and installed with the proper precautions in place.

We offer steel shelter rooms to our clients who wish to install high-quality, secure rooms that can be customized depending on where the room is to be installed. If you are going to go with a safe room outside your house, our experts recommend that it should be close to your garage door or your back door. This will ensure swift access when an emergency arises.

Community Storm Shelter

There are places across America where people have set up community storm shelters, where in the case of a tornado alert, they can all gather. Although getting to the community storm shelter will take longer than if the shelter was inside your home, community shelters also have greater storage capacities, power backups, and overall come better equipped in situations of crisis.

Please note that you should only opt for a licensed, highly-rated shelter room service to ensure you get the best product. Our steel shelter rooms are completely safe and can protect you against harsh winds as well as windborne debris. Call us now at 469-629-6000 to book an appointment anywhere from Fort Worth to Denison in Texas.


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Steel Safe Room Installation Tips

Category : Blog , Safe Rooms

As a resident of Texas, there’s a high chance that you might have found yourself in a safe room or shelter whenever there is a tornado warning. This is not uncommon for Southeastern Americans, as the area tends to get tornadoes all year.

So, the people of Texas and nearby states require shelters and bunkers to stay safe from the storms. Luckily for you, we offer our services to those who need safe spaces to ride out the storms.

Here’s an article that discusses safe room installation tips for you to better protect yourself and your families against tornadoes.

Decide On The Style

We offer a number of safe room styles to choose from, ranging from above-ground storm shelters to underground safe rooms. For senior citizens and persons with disabilities, it might be easier to use the above-ground shelter. Moreover, with newer technology and research, we now know that above-ground shelters are just as safe, if not more than underground ones.

Pick the Material

Shelters made to provide people with safety and protection against tornadoes and other natural disasters need strong construction materials. For example, we use and recommend steel as it can withstand wear and tear better than other materials.

If you wish to get a tornado shelter installed in Denison, TX, call us at 469-629-6000 to book an appointment.

Pick The Right Door

One of the most important aspects of a space’s security rests on how good that property’s doors are. Weaker doors with a poor security mechanism might break during the tornado, which can lead to grave, possibly fatal injuries for you and your family.

That’s why you cannot compromise on the strength and sophistication of your shelter’s door. Make sure to pick the door that will offer security and protection against climate change.

 

Follow these tips to ensure your shelter security system remains intact and performs optimally. We conduct assessments of people’s properties to install a safe room and provide quotes to all our clients. We also offer a variety of shelter sizes that you can choose from for your property, including concrete shelters and underground bunkers. If you need an expert’s services, email us at sales@safe-rooms.us.


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Emergency Survival Kit And Supplies To Keep In Your Storm Shelter

Category : Blog , Shelters , Storms

In the Southeastern states of America, tornado season runs all year. That’s why you and your family need to be prepared for such an emergency. Luckily, you can get a tornado shelter or safe room built for your home right here in Texas!

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