Why I love Fiberglass Storm Shelters. Typically, in the winter months in the southeast our ground doesn’t freeze, but it does stay very wet. What comes to mind when thinking about boats? Fiberglass and water. It makes sense that most boats are made of fiberglass, because fiberglass and water get along.
Fiberglass storm shelters make sense for us in our wet southern soil. Fiberglass storm shelters are bone dry, aesthetically beautiful on the inside, easy to maintain, bug free, mold free, moisture free, easy to maintain and you can get cell phone reception in your fiberglass storm shelter if you have service at your residence.
Many people like to decorate their fiberglass storm shelters. We don’t advise drilling holes in your underground fiberglass storm shelter in order to hang pictures on the walls, but rather to use sticky tape with hooks on the walls. Cushions can warm up your underground fiberglass storm shelter and make it feel more like a small room rather that a bland, empty place to go during a severe weather event.
Fiberglass storm shelters can easily fit into your backyard and become integrated into your landscaping. Many people have included gorgeous gardens and bushes around their fiberglass storm shelters combining beauty and at the same time protection for their families.
Fiberglass storm shelters are built, engineered and tested to withstand E-F5 tornadoes with FEMA compliance standards. Make sure any fiberglass shelter you buy has the engineered paperwork to prove its compliance.
Stocking your fiberglass storm shelter with the supplies necessary for the time spent in your shelter during a severe weather event should be planned ahead of the storms arrival. What you put in your fiberglass storm shelter will depend on what your needs are. Children will have different needs than the elderly. Careful consideration should be given to these lists.
You should not wait to purchase and install a fiberglass storm shelter if you live in a tornado prone area. The best time to put an underground fiberglass storm shelter in the ground is the off season when the weather is co-operative and dry. Many people wait until the last minute when storms arrive to order their fiberglass storm shelters and in many cases there is a long waiting time to get one.
My favorite saying about getting a fiberglass tornado shelter is: It’s better to have it and not need it, rather than need it and not have it.