Why Underground Garage Storm Shelters Have Surged in Popularity

Why Underground Garage Storm Shelters Have Surged in Popularity

At F5 Storm Shelters, we have seen garage flat storm shelters surge in
popularity for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, they offer the
convenience of not having to run into a storm during foul-weather. The
last thing people want to do is run into a driving rain storm as tornado
sirens are going off.

Most neighborhoods and HOA’s now ban the use of outdoor concrete
storm cellars in front yards. Many times, with limited access, front yard
placement is the only viable option for these large outdoor concrete
cellars. With HOA’s restricting them the options narrow down to garage
floor models, or above ground steel safe rooms that also go in the
garage.

Garage tornado shelters that are virtually flush to the concrete don’t
take up valuable room like their counterpart steel safe rooms. For those
with limited garage space, this allows people to drive into their garage
with their vehicles and still access their storm shelter.
These garage models also allow the homeowner to bug spray and keep
pests to a minimum. Also, since these shelters are protected from the
elements, they carry a lifetime warranty to the original purchaser.
Whereas, the traditional concrete cellars only offer a 10 year warranty
to the original purchaser. For these reasons, many homeowners are
now choosing the garage flush model to protect their family. However,
like most products in life, we carry a variety of storm shelter products
to fit every situation.

Come see us at our Tulsa Store location at 10846 S Memorial Drive
Suite #112 Tulsa, OK 74133. Or come visit us at our Oklahoma City
location at 16524 N Pennsylvania Edmond OK 73012.

pre-construction storm shelter installation in back of garage.

Storm shelter installed in back of garage

Who wants a free storm shelter??

Who wants a free storm shelter??

Have you always wanted a storm shelter but for one reason or the other never pulled the trigger? This month, we are partnering with AAA to give one lucky person a free underground garage storm shelter! All you have to do is follow the link below and register for the drawing. You have 3 weeks to register and you are able to submit one entry every day until the drawing is held. It’s really that simple. You are possibly just a few clicks away from having your very own tornado shelter.

 

The winning prize includes installation as well as a two ton come along jack. The jack makes it possible to pull the lid open in case there is debris on top of the lids. The shelter also comes with a limited life time warranty. As long as you are in the house, the shelter is covered for any type of leaking or corrosion. What are you waiting for? Go register for your chance to win a fully installed underground garage storm shelter from F5 Storm Shelters!

 

Here is the link to register: F5 Storm Shelters Giveaway!

 

F5 STORM SHELTERS

Storm Shelters, Tornado Shelters, Safe Rooms

Tulsa – (918) 970-4770
Oklahoma City – (405) 824-7209

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Take Shelter Oklahoma

Take Shelter Oklahoma

Take Shelter Oklahoma is a citizen led effort to place an initiative petition on a statewide ballot to provide for the construction of storm shelters in all public schools in the state of Oklahoma. They need 155,000 signatures in the next 90 days in order to get this topic listed on the next voting ballot.

If you are interested in helping achieve this goal, please come by either of our showrooms in OKC or Tulsa and sign a petition to help get this put on the voting ballot. You can also go to Take Shelter Oklahoma’s website for more information on how to sign the petition online. The link is http://takeshelterok.com/

We think it is very important for everybody to do their part their part to try and prevent a situation like what happened at plaza towers from ever happening again. Having tornado shelters in every school is a good step in the right direction.

 

F5 STORM SHELTERS

Storm Shelters, Tornado Shelters, Safe Rooms

Tulsa – (918) 970-4770
Oklahoma City – (405) 824-7209

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Storm Shelter Rebate Programs

Storm Shelter Rebate Programs

If you have been thinking about purchasing a storm shelter, but have been putting it off over the years, now may be the perfect time. There are multiple cities around the state that are currently offering their residents the opportunity to register for an opportunity to win funding for any storm shelter or safe room purchase. If you live in the following city then the timing may be right to go ahead and get that underground garage storm shelter you have been dreaming about.

Stillwater, Oklahoma. Stillwater residents, you still have a few more days to register for a chance to win a grant to pay for up to $2,000 towards a storm shelter purchase. Applications have to be turned in by Friday, August 29th. Follow the link to apply! http://stillwater.org/government/city_departments/development_services/stormsheltergrantsfaq.php

Midwest City, Oklahoma. The City of Midwest City just announced that they are releasing over 200 shelter grants!

Newcastle, Oklahoma. The City of Newcastle has kicked off their storm shelter rebate program. Newcastle residents can apply at 120 NE 2nd Street in Newcastle. Applicants will be entered into a data base and 92 homeowners will be selected by random drawing to win $2,500 toward their storm shelter purchase. Residents have until August 29th to apply.

We are always looking for cities offering these rebate programs. If we find anymore, we will create a new blog or post them to our facebook page. Here is a link to our page. You can ‘like’ it so that you receive any important information regarding rebates and other issues on a much faster basis. https://www.facebook.com/pages/F5-Storm-Shelters-OK/262200927211220

If you live in Stillwater and have questions, please call our Tulsa store. (918) 970-4770. Midwest City and Newcastle residents needing information can call our Oklahoma City store. The number there is (405) 824-7209. We are currently offering our end our summer sales rates, so call us now!

 

F5 STORM SHELTERS

Storm Shelters, Tornado Shelters, Safe Rooms

Tulsa – (918) 970-4770
Oklahoma City – (405) 824-7209

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Tulsa Home & Garden Show

Tulsa Home & Garden Show

This weekend is the Tulsa Home and Garden Show. It will take place at the River Spirit Expo on the Tulsa Fairgrounds at 21st and Yale. The show runs Friday, July 25th through the afternoon of Sunday, July 27th.  This event is free to the public and all ages are welcome.  Operating hours for the event are as follows:

SHOW HOURS:

Friday: 12pm-8pm

Saturday: 10am-8pm

Sunday: 11am-5pm

 

The Home and Garden show is a great event and it presents the perfect time to purchase a storm shelter. As most Oklahomans know, tornado season is wrapping up, so now is the time to make your purchase. Every year for the Home shows and the fair we offer a special reduced rate on all of our underground garage shelters and above ground safe rooms. Typically, we offer our lowest prices of the year on our shelters at these events. You don’t want to wait until storm season is approaching  to purchase your storm shelter because the prices are going to be higher.

Another really good reason to buy a storm shelter at this years Home & Garden show is that you avoid the long waiting list. Waiting to purchase a tornado shelter until storm season can mean that you will have to wait months until you get the shelter installed. By the time it’s installed, storm season could very well be over. Right now, you can get set up for install in just a matter of weeks. This insures that you have the storm shelter installed with more then enough time to spare before severe weather is knocking on your door.

If your in the Tulsa area and can’t make it out to the Home and Garden show, we have a showroom at 10846 S. Memorial Dr. (111th / S. Memorial). We are open Monday-Friday 12-6 and Saturday 10am-2pm. The showroom number is (918) 970-4770. Call us or come by. We are honoring are reduced rates all week. Whether you come to the show or not, you still have a chance to purchase a storm shelter at a great price. Stay Alive, Call F5!

 

F5 STORM SHELTERS

Storm Shelters, Tornado Shelters, Safe Rooms

Tulsa – (918) 970-4770
Oklahoma City – (405) 824-7209

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