3 Things You Need To Do Before You Even Purchase A Gun Safe

Posted on: 14 September 2015

If you are thinking about purchasing a large gun safe to install in your home, you need to make sure that you do your due diligence before you even purchase the safe to ensure that it will fit in your home.

Determine Where The Safe Will Go

The first thing you need to do is determine where you want the safe to go. Although this may seem like an obvious step, it is probably one of the most important things you need to do before you purchase a safe.

To start with, determining where you want the safe to go will restrict the size of your safe. If you have a small safe in mind, you need to look for a smaller safe. If you want to purchase a large safe, you need a large space for it to go.

Once you decide where you want to put your safe, you need to make sure that location can support the weight of your safe. Large safes can weight hundreds of pounds; the foundation and floor where you put the safe needs to be strong in order to support all that extra concentrated weight. If your home is newer, the foundation and floor should be able to support the safe. However, if your home is older, you may need to reinforce the area before you bring your safe home.

Lay Down A Mat Where The Safe Will Go

Not only may you need to reinforce the location of the safe, you also need to take some precautions against the body of your safe become rusty. If you set your safe down on vinyl, granite or concrete flooring, you run the risk of moisture getting under your safe and slowly causing damage.

In order to prevent the bottom of your safe from becoming corroded, you should lay down a mat or carpet square that is a couple of inches larger than the base of your safe. You should make sure that the floor is still level after you put down the mat or carpet square; you don't want your safe to tip over.

Figure Out The Route You Will Take To Get Your Safe To Its Final Location

After you determine where your safe will go, you need to determine how you plan on getting the safe to that location. You need to make sure that the route you plan on using to take the safe to its final destination will be able to support the weight of the safe, even temporarily.

You also need to make sure beforehand that the space you plan on taking it through is wide enough for the safe. The last thing you want to do while moving the safe is backtrack and find a new route.

Before you even purchase a large gun safe for your home, you need to know where you want to place it and you need to make sure that you have a clear path to that location. By figuring these items out before you purchase a safe, you can increase the chances that the safe you choose will work in your home.

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