Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Blanchard
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 secure room for homes and community structures in Blanchard.
In the past ten years we’ve seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Blanchard home. The significant 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.
When compared 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 keeping personal items, and a secure room in case 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 installed beneath the parking space of their residence vehicle. This can be an issue 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 Blanchard property, indoors and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and off the foundation of the residence will require a professional to pour a concrete slab for the structure to be mounted on. If properly poured and procured, the above ground storm shelters are analyzed and capable of withstanding 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 secure and storage unit while not in use. Having the ability to access the shelter for alternative use is a connivence not found in the underground storm shelters. The above ground shelters also provide a kind of safety not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units may seal nearly air tight around the ground level, preventing unwanted guests out of slithering or crawling in. The underground components feature ventilation panels which 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 Blanchard. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring procedures, evenly distributed ventilation, and double 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 utilized in the aircraft industry. It’s commonly called redundant technology, and it ensures a backup process is standing by in case the primary system fails. Some of the key elements include in-home access, good venting, impact strength, secure anchoring, secure entry, and emergency egress.
Here are a few 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 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 provides substantial oxygen and pressure exchange capability.
- 640lb double swing (in or out) doorways
Emergency egress is made notably simpler when a shelters doors swing in or out. Additionally, Tornado Tech’s doors are substantially 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 prevent jamming following a significant effects.
- Redundant Anchoring
Considering the significant 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.
Based on where you live in Blanchard, 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 standard installation in an existing residential garage. Please contact us so we can begin.
Contact our dedicated experts today at (866) 520-FLAT to learn more about the installation of our storm shelters.