Can you add a safe room to an existing home?

A safe room can be integrated into a new home design or most existing homes. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) a safe room is defined as, “a structure that will provide near-absolute protection from severe storms.” So yes, you can add or strengthen a room in your home to be a safe room. Choosing the right company is now the most important thing to do. You need to call Hausner’s today!

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.

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 is right for you and your family.