When a storm hits, the first thought is a safe location. We’ve been told that places like under the stairs, closets, hallways with no windows, bath tubs, and other places are the safest places to go. Storms across the southeast have always been a threat but they’ve become a big problem when it trying to find a safe place quickly. It might be true to say that relying on our homes for protection is somewhat…outdated. So you might be asking yourself, what now?
Here at Lake Martin Storm Shelters we know a thing or two about protection from a storm. Our storm shelters come in many sizes, types, and styles. Luckily for you we can give you the run-down on all the ones we have to offer making your family safer than ever.
When it comes to picking your shelter, you will consider the most important aspect: you, your family, or you and your furry friends. We can help with that.
Lake Martin specializes in storm shelters in order to give you the ideal fit. We provide steel safe rooms, Life Pod shelters, Refuge shelters, and community shelters. These kind of shelters are classified as either an above ground storm shelter or a below ground storm shelter.
According to an article written by KJRH News in Tulsa, OK, they investigated to find out which kind of shelter is safest: above ground or below. According to their research, any Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tested storm shelter is the safest. Lucky for you, all of our storm shelters are FEMA compliant at Texas Tech Wind Science and Engineering Department, which is where KJRH News conducted their research.
Now that we’re past the technical and safety side of storm shelters, we can get down to preference.
Do you prefer a shelter that is underground, maybe right outside your back door? Well, we have two shelters that will fit your family best!
Our first shelter option is the Refuge shelter. This shelter is made by a small family-owned company called Fiberglass Creations Inc. located in Henderson, TX and pride themselves on the highest quality of manufactured and constructed storm shelters for the protection of your family. The Refuge offers high ceilings, carpeted stairs, and large, hydraulic doors. This shelter comes in three sizes: mini, medium, large.
Our second option for an underground storm shelter would the Life Pod shelter. These premium shelters are designed and engineered by some of the most advanced fiberglass composite engineers in the industry. These shelters have been ballistic and hydrostatically tested. This is the most innovative safe shelter out there. The Life Pods come with non-slip stairs, molded-in benches, storage space, restroom area, and many more exquisite features. This shelter comes in the 4, 8, 10, and 14 – named by numbers based on the capacity each one will allow.
What about a shelter you prefer right inside your garage or basement? Maybe you have a reason for handicap access? A safe room is just the ticket!
- The safe rooms we provide are brought to you by Steel Strong Bunkers and Shelters. These rooms meet FEMA criteria, are bolted into your foundation, and come in a variety of sizes.
- There are a number of benefits that come with the safe room such as:
- No outdoor weather exposure
- Comfort of your own home
- More affordable than underground shelters
- Less time to install
As we mentioned earlier, as long as a safe room or shelter is compliant and meets the criteria for FEMA, the shelter you pick will offer the same near-absolute protection whether it is above or below ground. All of our shelters are FEMA compliant, so now it comes down to you. What is best for you and your family?
Give us a call today and we can give you all the answers you need if you haven’t gotten them already.