Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Bethany
FlatSafe’s premier above ground storm shelter (Tornado Tech) has been impact tested for E-5 states by independent engineering companies. This above ground storm shelter can be set up in the home, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shelter doubles as a safe room for homes and community structures in Bethany.
In the past ten years we have seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Bethany 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 added 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 emergency. If installed in the house, they may also be utilized as a secure room for keeping personal items, and a safe room in the event of a home invasion. Installing the shelter at the garage is also an option, and also more easily accessible. Often time underground storm shelters are set up beneath the parking space of the residence vehicle. This is sometimes an issue accessing the lid if you’re limited on time.
- Installing Your Shelter
The Tornado Tech above ground storm shelter can be installed just about anywhere on your Bethany property, indoors and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and away from the foundation of the residence will require 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 may 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. Having the ability to access 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 around the ground 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. 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 Bethany. 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 utilizes the same engineering methodology utilized in the aircraft industry. 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 essential elements include in-home access, good ventilation, impact strength, secure anchoring, secure entry, and emergency egress.
Here are some additional features of the Tornado Tech Storm Shelter.
- Two Steel Walls
More flexible than concrete and more than powerful enough to protect an occupant. With both effect layer and secure zone protection, we set the standard in above ground safe rooms.
- Evenly Distributed Ventilation
Shielded ventilation vents dispersed throughout the Tornado Tech Shelter supplies significant oxygen and pressure exchange capacity.
- 640lb dual swing (in or out) doors
Emergency egress is made notably easier when a shelters doors swing in or out. Also, 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
Thinking about the substantial importance of anchoring an above ground tornado shelter, Tornado Tech utilizes more than 1 method to secure our shelters. An epoxy adhesive combined with large diameter tapcons provides a backup approach to your safety.
Depending on where you live in Bethany, the installed cost of a Tornado Tech shelter varies. We respect your privacy and only need 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 begin.
Contact our dedicated specialists today at (866) 520-FLAT to learn more about the installation of our storm shelters.