Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Ada
FlatSafe’s premier above ground storm shelter (Tornado Tech) has been impact tested for E-5 states by independent engineering firms. This above ground storm shelter can be installed in the house, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shelter doubles as a secure room for houses and community structures in Ada.
In the past ten years we’ve seen powerful enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Ada home. The significant tornadoes back in 2010 were a real life example of how effective these storm shelters can be at saving the lives of families across Oklahoma.
When compared to the effectiveness of underground storm shelters, the above ground models have stood tall in the face of the storm. Below are some of the added benefits to consider when buying an above ground storm shelter.
Benefits Of Above Ground Storm Shelters
- Accessing Your Shelter
The above ground storm shelters allow for quick access in the event of a last minute emergency. If installed in the home, they may also be utilized as a safe room for storing personal items, and a secure room in the event of a home invasion. Installing the shelter at the garage is also an option, and even more readily accessible. Frequently time underground storm shelters are set up underneath the parking space of their residence vehicle. This is sometimes an issue accessing the lid if you are limited in time.
- Installing Your Shelter
The Tornado Tech above ground storm shelter can be installed just about anywhere in your Ada property, indoors and outside. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and away from the base of the residence will take a professional to pour a concrete slab for the structure to be mounted on. If properly poured and secured, the above ground storm shelters are tested and capable of resisting F-5 conditions. The above ground shelters can also be relocated, where as the underground shelters are permanent (or should be).
- Safety and Connivence
The Tornado Tech above ground storm shelter can double as a safe and storage unit while not in use. Being able to get into the shelter for alternate use is a connivence not found in the underground storm shelters. The above ground shelters also provide a kind of security not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units may seal nearly air tight around the floor level, preventing unwanted guests from slithering or crawling in. The underground components feature ventilation panels which allow easy access at ground level for unwanted guests. Depending on where you live, these guests are often as dangerous as the storms.
Storm Shelter Features
The FlatSafe Tornado Tech above ground storm shelters are sold and installed in Ada. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring procedures, evenly distributed ventilation, and dual swing (in or out) doors with top to bottom ‘continuous’ hinges make the Tornado Tech Storm Shelter the new standard in above ground storm shelters.
Utilizing proven manufacturing methods, the Tornado Tech Shelter employs the same engineering methodology found in the aircraft market. It’s commonly referred to as redundant engineering, and it ensures a backup system is standing by in case the primary system fails. Some of the key elements include in-home access, proper ventilation, impact strength, secure anchoring, safe entrance, and emergency egress.
Below are some additional features of the Tornado Tech Storm Shelter.
- Two Steel Walls
More flexible than concrete and more than strong enough to protect an occupant. With both effect layer and safe zone protection, we set the standard in above ground safe rooms.
- Evenly Distributed Ventilation
Shielded ventilation ports dispersed throughout the Tornado Tech Shelter provides significant oxygen and pressure exchange capacity.
- 640lb double swing (in or out) doors
Emergency egress is made especially easier when a shelters doors swing in or out. Additionally, Tornado Tech’s doors are considerably stronger than most safe rooms. Tornado Tech’s Saferoom doors weigh 320lbs each, they’ve rounded edges, and hinges which extend the length of the door to stop jamming following a major impact.
- Redundant Anchoring
Considering the substantial importance of anchoring an above ground tornado shelter, Tornado Tech utilizes more than one method to secure our shelters. An epoxy adhesive combined with large diameter tapcons provides a backup approach to your security.
Based on where you reside in Ada, the installed cost of a Tornado Tech shelter varies. We respect your privacy and only require an email address and an installation zip code to provide a no obligation quote for a normal installation in an existing residential garage. Please contact us so we can get started.
Contact our dedicated experts today at (866) 520-FLAT to learn more about the installation of our storm shelters.