I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had our in-ground demo shelter at home shows or expos, and had a passersby look in and exclaim that they could never bring themselves to get down in one. I understand. I have a mild case of clautrophobia myself. Mine is mild enough that I can fake it out by keeping a small battery powered fan in our shelter. When we get in, I put it on a step and turn it on. The moving air is enough to help keep me calm.
However, I know that many people have serious issues with close spaces, and when you put that close space underground, they would rather take their chance with the weather. They don’t have to, however. Instead of an in-ground shelter in their garage, there are above ground shelters available that install in the garage and meet all FEMA requirements for safety. These are full height steel shelters that stand in the corner of the garage and have a FEMA-compliant door. When you need to go to a safe place during a storm, you just walk into your garage, take a seat in the shelter and close the door. With lighting and ventilation, it is a much different experience than an in-ground shelter.
We can help you make the best use of space in the garage without giving up space for your vehicles with one of our custom above-ground shelters. We can also custom design units to accomodate wheelchairs. If you own a home in central, western or northwest Arkansas, give us a call and we will meet with you at your home, measure your garage and discuss the best options with you.