Every day thousands of homes are ravaged by fire. Fire safety is an important part of your every day life if you want to protect your family and friends as well as valuable possessions from the dangers of fire damage. There are a few things you can do to insure that you will be protected if a fire ever were to ignite and burn down your home but those of us who are not just home owners but also gun owners know that one of the biggest things we can do to protect our valuables is owning a fireproof gun safe.
These safes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and they range in price from the cheap one hundred dollar variety to the incredibly expensive five thousand dollar to ten thousand dollar variety. Every safe manufacturer builds their safes a little bit differently and they all put them through standardized tests to make sure the gun safe is strong enough for the consumer.
When shopping for a fireproof gun safe you will soon recognize that most gun safes proudly boast their fireproof ratings. A gun safe is put through rigorous fire tests if one of its features is to protect against fire damage and the advertisements and specifications for each of those safes will have the temperature of the fire and the length of time the safe can withstand that fire without being destroyed or damaged.
You will soon find that the more expensive the gun safe, the more heat it can withstand. This is because the fireproofing is expensive for manufacturers to put in. It takes multiple layers of insulation and specialized metals and glosses to increase the fireproof rating of a gun safe and after a while it becomes expensive. You have to try and decide what kind of security fits in with your budget.
If you're worried about a huge fire destroying your home and burning everything in there with a thousand degrees of heat, you'll probably want to spend a little bit extra money and pick up one of the more expensive and therefore more durable fireproof gun safes. If you are not so worried, or do not plan on storing anything truly valuable in your gun safe, you can take the risk and just get one of the cheaper brands.
Pay attention to the gun safe labels and gauge the risk against the cost. Its just like car insurance, the more you spend the less you have to worry about but not everyone is made of money these days.