Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Cushing
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 house, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shield doubles as a safe room for homes and community structures in Cushing.
In the last ten years we have seen powerful enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Cushing home. The major 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. Following are some of the added 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 secure 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 even 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’re limited in time.
- Installing Your Shelter
The Tornado Tech above ground storm shelter can be installed just about anywhere in your Cushing property, indoors and outside. 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 secured, 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 secure 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 kind of safety not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units may seal almost air tight around the ground level, preventing unwanted guests out of slithering or crawling in. The underground components feature ventilation panels that 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 Cushing. They feature layered flexible 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 found 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 key elements include in-home access, good ventilation, impact strength, secure anchoring, secure 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 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 significant oxygen and pressure exchange capability.
- 640lb dual swing (in or out) doors
Emergency egress is made notably simpler when a shelters doors swing in or out. Also, 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 that extend the length of the door to stop jamming following a major effects.
- Redundant Anchoring
Considering the significant value of anchoring an above ground tornado shelter, Tornado Tech utilizes more than 1 method to secure our shelters. An epoxy adhesive coupled with large diameter tapcons provides a backup approach to your safety.
Based on where you live in Cushing, 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 specialists today at (866) 520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters.