Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Ardmore
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 home, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shield doubles as a safe room for houses and community structures in Ardmore.
In the past ten years we have seen powerful enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Ardmore home. The major tornadoes back in 2010 were a real life example of how successful these storm shelters could be at saving the lives of families across Oklahoma.
In comparison to the effectiveness of underground storm shelters, the above ground models have stood tall in the face of the storm. Following are some of the additional 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 case of a last minute emergency. If installed in the house, they can also be used as a safe room for keeping personal items, and a secure room in case of a home invasion. Installing the shelter at the garage is also an option, and also more readily accessible. Often time underground storm shelters are installed underneath the parking space of the residence vehicle. This can be an issue accessing the lid if you’re limited in time.
- Installing Your Shelter
The Tornado Tech above ground storm shelter can be installed just about anywhere on your Ardmore property, indoors and outside. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and off the foundation of the residence will take a professional to pour a concrete slab for the construction to be mounted on. If correctly poured and secured, the above ground storm shelters are tested and capable of resisting F-5 conditions. The above ground shelters can also be emptied, 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 form of security not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units can seal almost air tight round the floor level, preventing unwanted guests from slithering or crawling in. The underground units feature ventilation panels that allow easy access at ground level for unwanted guests. Depending on where you live, these guests can be as dangerous as the storms.
Storm Shelter Features
The FlatSafe Tornado Tech above ground storm shelters are sold and installed in Ardmore. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring procedures, evenly dispersed ventilation, and dual swing (in or out) doors with top to bottom ‘constant’ 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 utilized in the aircraft market. It’s commonly called redundant engineering, and it ensures a backup system is standing by in case the primary system fails. Some of the essential elements include in-home access, proper venting, impact strength, secure anchoring, secure entry, and emergency egress.
Below are some extra 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 impact layer and safe zone security, we set the standard in above ground safe rooms.
- Evenly Distributed Ventilation
Shielded ventilation ports dispersed throughout the Tornado Tech Shelter provides substantial oxygen and pressure exchange capacity.
- 640lb dual swing (in or out) doorways
Emergency egress is made notably 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 duration of the door to stop jamming following a major effects.
- Redundant Anchoring
Considering the substantial importance of anchoring an above ground tornado shelter, Tornado Tech uses more than 1 method to secure our shelters. An epoxy adhesive combined with large diameter tapcons provides a backup approach to your safety.
Based on where you live in Ardmore, the installed price of a Tornado Tech shelter varies. We respect your privacy and only require an email address and an installment zip code to supply a no obligation quote for a normal installation in an existing residential garage. Please contact us so we can get started.
Contact our dedicated specialists today at (866) 520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters.