Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Durant
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 secure room for homes and community structures in Durant.
In the last ten years we’ve seen powerful enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Durant home. The major tornadoes back in 2010 were a real life example of how successful 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 buying an above ground storm shelter.
Advantages 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 can also be used as a secure room for keeping personal items, and a safe room in case of a home invasion. Installing the shelter at the garage is also an option, and even more readily accessible. Frequently 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 in time.
- Installing Your Shelter
The Tornado Tech above ground storm shelter can be installed just about anywhere on your Durant property, inside and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and away from 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 secured, the above ground storm shelters are tested and capable of withstanding 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 secure and storage unit while not in use. Being able to get into the shelter for alternative 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 around the floor level, preventing unwanted guests from 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 Durant. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring methods, evenly dispersed ventilation, and double swing (in or out) doors with top to bottom ‘constant’ 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 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 venting, impact strength, secure anchoring, safe 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 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 significant oxygen and pressure exchange capability.
- 640lb double swing (in or out) doors
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 length 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.
Depending on where you reside in Durant, the installed price of a Tornado Tech shelter varies. We respect your privacy and only require 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 begin.
Contact our dedicated experts today at (866) 520-FLAT to learn more about the installation of our storm shelters.