Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Collinsville
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 installed in the house, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shelter doubles as a safe room for houses and community structures in Collinsville.
In the past ten years we’ve seen powerful enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Collinsville 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 additional benefits to consider when purchasing 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 used as a safe room for storing 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 easily accessible. Often time underground storm shelters are installed beneath the parking space of the residence vehicle. This is sometimes a problem 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 Collinsville property, inside and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and away from the base of the residence will take an expert to pour a concrete slab for the structure 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 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. 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 can seal nearly air tight around the floor 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. 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 Collinsville. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring procedures, evenly dispersed 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 utilized in the aircraft market. It’s commonly called 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, safe entrance, and emergency egress.
Here are some extra 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 impact layer and secure zone security, 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 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 have rounded edges, and hinges that extend the duration 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 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 reside in Collinsville, 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 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 specialists today at (866) 520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters.