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Are Storm Shelters Important?

Hear from the Storm Shelter Experts

Having a storm shelter for your family is important. Safety should always come first especially during these
Propane Tanks Lined Up in front of debris from a destructive tortimes when a tornado or a storm could hit at any time. Being prepared will help you easily survive a storm or a tornado, but it also takes some time and effort. Building a storm shelter is the best way you can ensure the safety of your family. There are different kinds of storm shelters, but they all serve the same purpose. Depending on where you are building a shelter, the design will be different, and it will cost you a different amount of money and time for each design. If you want to build an adequate shelter that will not fail you when the storm hits, it is good that you get information about where you are living and the weather patterns of the place. You might be building a shelter that cannot stand the kind of storms that place experience or you might be spending too much time and money on a shelter that is not worth it.

After getting all the information you need, go ahead and decide the location of the shelter. Make sure the location is tested and certified before you go on and start building the shelter. Whether it is an underground shelter or a basement or even an exterior room, get it checked, tested and certified. In the USA there is the American Tornado Shelter Association that is a non-profit organization that provides the standards for storm and tornado shelters manufacturing.

After you get your location checked and verified, go ahead and build your shelter depending on the weather and all the other factors you may consider. After you are done building, make sure your shelter is equipped. The shelter should be equipped because, in the case of an emergency, there will be no time to bring all the necessary items to help you survive a storm or a tornado. You don’t even know how long it will last so you better have enough supplies.

There are companies that design and build storm shelters customized to fit your taste and preferences. Remember the shelter you are building is your safe room when the storm comes. Make sure that you don’t build a safe room that will fail you when you need it most. After building a storm shelter or a safe room, make sure you get a professional to test your shelter before the storm comes. It is good to get a company design and build your storm shelter to minimize the risks of failure. Don’t play games with the lives of your family.

The good thing with getting a company build a storm shelter for you is they will make sure all the materials they use are strong enough, and they have certified professionals to reinforce the shelter. Their shelters also go through rigorous testing by 6 firms like Texas Wind Science and Engineering Research Center. Here, they make sure the company delivers a good product to you, and they don’t joke around with your life.

Get ready for the storm by building yourself a shelter. It might seem like wastage of time or money but trust me; it can save your family’s lives.

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Preferred Shelters

What Storm Shelter Clients Say About Our Recent Shelter Installations

At Preferred Storm Shelters OKC,  we love our clients, and do all we can to do the best installation job for them. It’s very fulfilling to have clients love our work and give great feedback on our Preferred Storm Shelters Google Reviews page. Our storm shelter clients keep referring their friends and family because of their experience with our team. Without wasting time, here are some of the latest storm shelter reviews about our work:

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Why Underground Storm Shelters Are Homeowner’s Best Choice

Underground storm shelters are the most preferred choice for a majority of homeowners. We have seen over time in this business that underground storm shelters provide a lot of great qualities that homeowners appreciate. If you’re looking for a detailed list of underground storm shelters benefits, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll look at why homeowners prefer this type of storm shelters by large numbers.

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Preparing for Storm Season

How To Prepare For The Next Storm Season This Summer

Oklahoma storm season tends to take a break in summer. When summer comes, we all forget about those dreadful months when we had to battle snow and ice, high winds, and tornado warnings. We have lived to see another summer! When you think about it, however, summer is the best time for us to prepare for the next severe storm. Summer is full of energy and it always feels like we have more time to our days than any other time of the year.

More sun, more energy

We all love summer because our days are longer because the sun is up for longer than any other times of the year. The extra time we have, and the warmer weather allows us to engage in activities outdoors. This makes for a perfect time to engage in activities around the house that can help prepare us for the next severe storm.

Trim tree branches in your backyard

One of the most important tasks you should do is to trim branches of trees near your home. Weak branches are very dangerous during severe storms. They can be picked up by severe winds and used as weapons to destroy your house. Sometimes these branches can easily break under the weight of snow or ice and fall on your roof. Any of these scenarios can cause thousands of dollars in damages and injuries.

Consider installing a storm shelter

Storm shelters are a great investment against Oklahoma severe storms. When it comes to protecting those you love from tornados and other severe storms, this is your best bet. You have about 3 choices of storm shelters from Preferred Storm Shelters OKC. You can have underground concrete shelter, underground garage shelter, or a steel safe room. All these storm shelters have been tested to withstand strong winds and f5 tornados and would provide a safe shelter against these storms.

Inspect your roof

During severe storms, roofs are usually the most affected. Ensuring you have a healthy roof that can withstand these storms is key to surviving them. If you have a weak roof, it’ll make it easier for severe storms to affect the rest of the house.

Contact a licensed professional roofer to inspect your roof and give you an idea of how things are. Don’t try to do it yourself. It may seem easier to get up on the roof but it’s extremely dangerous. If your roof needs repair or replacement then contact your insurance for recommendation of a good roofer. Doolittle Roofing OKC is a great recommendation for an Oklahoma roofing company.

As you enjoy your summer, consider doing the above tasks to plan ahead for the next Oklahoma severe storm season.

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outside storm shelters and Safe Rooms

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying A Storm Shelter

Buying a storm shelter is a big decision. You know it’s the right thing to do because it provides protection for your whole family in case of tornados and other severe storms. But a big purchase like this requires that you spend some time thinking about to make sure that you decide on the right type. We understand, and in this article we will look at 5 top questions people have and provide detailed answers to them. Hopefully you’ll feel better at the end of this article.

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Helping kids through storm season

Helping Kids Cope With The Storm Season

During the storm season it’s easy to work on everything else and forget our kids when it comes to preparations. You know exactly what to do when, say, a tornado is approaching but do your young ones know? Do they know how to seek shelter or even what dangers the various storms can cause? How about their health? Have you noticed any changes in their well being during the storm season? In this article we’ll explore ways we can help our young ones stay aware and away from trouble during the storms.

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Preferred Shelters

What Past Clients Think Of Preferred Storm Shelters OKC

Preferred Storm Shelters OKC has been providing quality service to residents of Oklahoma City, Edmond, Moore and other Oklahoma cities for years. The best past is that customers have had a great experience and the company has built a loyal following with many Oklahomans. When it comes to protecting your family, no one provides better storm shelters than Preferred Storm Shelters OKC. In this article, we’ll feature just a handful of customer testimonials.

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Not ready for storm season?

5 Warning Signs Your House Is Not Ready For Oklahoma Storm Season

You’ve seen the news and even experienced the weather changes that build up to severe storms. You know that you need to be prepared for Oklahoma severe storms but you’re just not sure all that you need to do or look for. You’re not sure if your house or other property will withstand the severe storms. This article is for you! In this article we detail 5 warning signs that your house is not ready for Oklahoma severe storms.

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outside storm shelters and Safe Rooms

Which Oklahoma Storm Shelter Is Right For You?

Oklahoma storm shelters come in different sizes and shapes. When considering a storm shelter, the type of storm shelter that you decide to have installed is important as you’ll be spending critical moments in it. So, it’s recommended for you to take time and familiarize yourself with the different types of storm shelters that you can have. Each type of storm shelter has their benefits and the suitable location for them.

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Storm Tree Damage

7 Storm Season Survival Tips For Your Family

The Oklahoma storm season is officially here, which means we need review our storm season survival tips to make sure that we’re all ready for it. In Oklahoma the storms develop fast and many times without notice.  Just yesterday we witnessed, via TV, very high winds in Northern Oklahoma that caused damage to some houses. So this is a great time to revisit some life saving storm season tips on how you and your family can stay safe this storm season.

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Storm season and your health

How Storm Season Impacts Your Health And What To Do About It

We’re officially in the storm season here in Oklahoma. We’re already experiencing very high winds, temperature sudden rise and drop and thunderstorms. When you listen to the weather news, the weatherman is pointing at some buildup or development of severe weather. Although we prepare for emergencies, many of us don’t stop to think about the impact that the storm season has on our health and well being.

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Concrete Storm Shelters

5 Proven Benefits of Storm Shelters In Your Home

It’s common knowledge that storm shelters save lives. Whenever a severe storm is developing, such as a tornado, the weatherman will instruct you to get to a storm shelter for the best possibility of safety. While this is the main benefit of storm shelters, a storm shelter in or around your home can offer even more benefits. If you’re considering purchasing a storm shelter, or just don’t know if they’re important enough then read this. It may just save your life someday.

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thunderstorms preferred storm shelters okc

Thunderstorms: What You Need To Know

Oklahoma experiences a lot of thunderstorms and lightning. It’s estimated that over 100,000 thunderstorms occur each year. On average, these thunderstorms are as wide as 15 miles in diameter and can last about 30 minutes. All thunderstorms are dangerous, capable of causing injuries and even fatalities as we’ve seen in the past. Severe thunderstorms can produce or accelerate tornadoes with little warning.

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Buying a home

Buying A Home In Oklahoma? 5 Must Have Storm Safety Items

Buying a home in Oklahoma is an exciting event. According to Forbers magazine, Oklahoma cities are one of the best places to live. One reason is that the cost of living is relatively low. The other reason is work-life balance. Because the cost of living is low, people can have a better quality of work-life balance where they can enjoy both. An important checklist to keep while hunting for a home is the storm safety checklist, which we’ll discuss in this article.

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Protecting your property

High Winds: How To Protect Your Property

High winds are a part of almost all types of severe weather storms. Oklahoma experiences floods, thunder and lightning, tornados, wildfire, and snow/ice storms and one thing that makes these storms even more dangerous is when they are accompanied by high winds. High winds are virtually unstoppable and uncontrollable, and can cause untold damage. In this article we’ll look at how we can protect our property from the damage caused by high winds during a storm.

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Oklahoma Tornado Season

How To Prepare For Oklahoma Storm Season

Oklahoma storm season is fast approaching, and with it, comes the reminder of what has happened in the past storm seasons that has left many without power, property damaged and even loss of lives. This time however, we need to take sometime to prepare ourselves. It’s the responsible thing to do. Like a wise man once said, To be forewarned is to be forearmed.  In this article we’ll explore a broad list of ways that you need to prepare for the storm season in Oklahoma. While this article is specific to Oklahoma, I’m sure you can apply it to your area.

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Tornado threats in OKC & across SW Oklahoma- Protect yourself with the best storm shelters in the state.

Tornado & Severe Weather warnings have been issued throughout Southwest Oklahoma, including reports of rotation near Anadarko, Chickasha, Lawton and the surrounding towns. If you live in any of the areas under threat, now is the time to get in your storm shelter. 

The storms seemed to have weakend, but being weather aware and prepared is imperative and you can wait out threats of tonight’s very dangerous storms in one of the Best Storm Shelters in Oklahoma, built to world class standards by Preferred Shelters. 

If you think the best storm shelters available in Oklahoma are too expensive to afford- think again. We manufacture and sell our own top of the line storm shelters, building them from the ground up in a huge warehouse facility locally in Oklahoma City. 

Interested in learning more about installing one of the best storm shelters available to protect your family from Tornado threats in the most cost effective way possible?

Contact Preferred Shelters now and get on your way to adding a world class layer of protection to your home. Click the link below to request any additional information on taking the first steps:

Request a quote or ask us anything you’d like to know about a new storm shelter. Click here.

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