Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Bartlesville
FlatSafe’s premier above ground storm shelter (Tornado Tech) has been impact tested for E-5 conditions by independent engineering companies. This above ground storm shelter can be set up in the home, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shield doubles as a secure room for houses and community structures in Bartlesville.
In the last ten years we’ve seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Bartlesville home. The major tornadoes back in 2010 were a real life example of how effective 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 purchasing an above ground storm shelter.
Advantages Of Above Ground Storm Shelters
- Accessing Your Shelter
The above ground storm shelters allow for quick access in case of a last minute crisis. If installed in the house, they may also be utilized as a secure room for storing personal items, and a secure room in the event of a home invasion. Installing the shelter in the garage is also an option, and also more readily accessible. Often time underground storm shelters are set up underneath the parking space of their residence vehicle. This can be a problem accessing the lid if you are limited on time.
- Installing Your Shelter
The Tornado Tech above ground storm shelter can be installed just about anywhere in your Bartlesville property, inside and outside. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and off the foundation of the home will take an expert to pour a concrete slab for the construction to be mounted on. If correctly poured and procured, the above ground storm shelters are tested and capable of resisting F-5 conditions. The above ground shelters may 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 safety not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units may seal nearly air tight round the floor level, preventing unwanted guests out of slithering or crawling in. The underground units feature ventilation panels that allow easy access at ground level for unwanted guests. Based 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 Bartlesville. 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 procedures, the Tornado Tech Shelter utilizes the identical engineering methodology found in the aircraft market. It’s commonly referred to as redundant technology, and it ensures a backup system is standing by in case the primary system fails. Some of the key elements include in-home access, good ventilation, impact strength, secure anchoring, secure entry, and emergency egress.
Here 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 protection, we set the standard in above ground safe rooms.
- Evenly Distributed Ventilation
Shielded ventilation vents dispersed throughout the Tornado Tech Shelter supplies substantial oxygen and pressure exchange capability.
- 640lb double swing (in or out) doors
Emergency egress is made especially simpler when a shelters doors swing in or out. Additionally, Tornado Tech’s doors are considerably stronger than many safe rooms. Tornado Tech’s Saferoom doors weigh 320lbs each, they have rounded edges, and hinges which extend the length of the door to prevent jamming following a significant impact.
- Redundant Anchoring
Thinking about the substantial importance of anchoring an above ground tornado shelter, Tornado Tech uses more than 1 method to secure our shelters. An epoxy adhesive coupled with large diameter tapcons provides a backup approach to your security.
Based on where you reside in Bartlesville, 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 standard 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.