Oklahoma is in Tornado Alley and we experience some of the most extreme weather in the nation. We experience multiple tornados and heavy wind storms each year. You want your family protected when storms come your way. The decisions regarding the best protection are important and you want to make the right one. We are here to help. Hausner’s has been making Tulsa Safe Rooms for over 50 years in Oklahoma and we know just what to do to protect your family from harm when Oklahoma’s worst weather comes to your neighborhood. Call Hausner’s for a consultation and read below before making a decision about what protection to purchase for your family.
Many people think owning a home with a basement is the best option for storm protection but basements aren’t an option for many Oklahomans because of the high water table and rocky soil conditions. Having a basement during a storm is not an alternative to a Tulsa Safe Rooms. A basement still exposes you to wind and debris coming through the windows and you don’t know if the concrete was reinforced and it is still exposed to the high winds outside. Above ground solutions for storm protection such as a closet or bathroom are not safe in extreme winds and a direct hit from a strong tornado.
Your best protection against a severe storm is a storm shelter built of reinforced concrete or metal sunk below ground for added protection. Hausner’s has been in business for three generations, more than 50 years and we can provide you with slope front concrete shelters, flat top concrete shelters or metal drop in shelters. We have many options for installing a reinforced concrete or reinforced metal storm shelter in your basement or backyard.
If your soil conditions or lot size mean your storm shelter cannot be done, a very good alternative is a metal drop in storm shelter or reinforced concrete storm shelter anchored to your home’s foundation and built into your house above ground when your new home is built as a part of your home. If you have a preexisting home, Hausner’s can installed one in an already built home as an add on. Metal drop in storm shelters or concrete storm shelters can be used as closets or storage rooms or when there is any danger such as a break-in and it makes an excellent place to store valuables. In case of a storm your family does not have to venture outside in the storm to make it to safety. Here at Hausner’s we can provide your family with the ultimate in storm protection whether you are looking for a slope front storm shelter, a flat top storm shelter, or a metal drop in storm shelter.
No matter which option you choose, it is recommended that you equip your storm shelter with a flashlight, a first-aid kit, an emergency radio, batteries, basic tools, blankets, some water, and dry food. Homeowners should register their storm shelter with first responders, who will then know to check the structures after a tornado.
There are rebates available that can greatly reduce the cost of providing your family with this protection so call us today. In 2012, Oklahoma launched a program called SoonerSafe, which can give homeowners up to 75 percent of the cost of building a storm shelter or safe room—as much as $2,000. Our professionals can guide you and give you advice as to which Tulsa Safe Rooms storm shelter and Tulsa Tornado Shelter is right for you and your family.