There are times when we enjoy sitting outside and watching it rain and the wind blow. Then there are other times where we desperately try to run for cover because the storm is reaching a level we have never seen before.

There is no telling what kind of weather mother nature can release daily. But, what is certain is that at any moment, a gentle rainstorm can turn into a deadly rainstorm. Therefore we recommend that every homeowner consider having a safe room in their homes.

If you’re not convinced yet that your home needs a safe room, here are 3 reasons why you need to think about one today.

1. Durability

Storm shelters can withstand heavy-duty weather storms and then some. They are built with ceilings and walls that are made of steel and concrete to withstand the harshest conditions.

This is a vital component of a storm shelter when you think about building a room made of materials that won’t easily blow away during a hurricane or tornado. You will be safe when you seek shelter in a place made of the proper materials, you can bet your life on that kind of protection.

2. Improved Safety

When you think of heading to a safe room, people immediately think of heading to the place that is in a central part of the home, at the lowest level, and has no windows. Generally speaking, this isn’t a terrible idea, but what happens if you become trapped in an underground basement that is quickly filling up with water?

A storm room allows you a shelter that isn’t apart of the house and isn’t submerged underground. If your safe room is located within the home, the rest of the house could be torn apart, quickly reducing the feeling of safety and being protected.

3. Convenience

Inclement weather doesn’t always come with forewarning and may typically strike when you are least expecting it. During times of chaos, it can be challenging to think of where to go to protect yourself and your family.

A safe room is convenient because it doesn’t require you to think of how to protect your family or where to go to protect your family. When you have a safe room, the only thing you and your family need to worry about is getting inside of the room until it is safe to come back out.

Safe rooms should be built inside a garage, underneath stairs, inside of a closet, or any space you deem is a satisfiable space for the room to be built in.

Choose Your Safe Room Wisely

At the end of the day, where and how you install a safe room is up to you. We highly recommend that you consider using a safe room because it will benefit your family and give you peace of mind when you are in need during inclement weather. 

For more information about homes and safety structures for the home, check out some of our other blog posts.