Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Edmond
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 home, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shield doubles as a secure room for houses and community structures in Edmond.
In the past ten years we’ve seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Edmond home. The significant tornadoes back in 2010 were a real life example of how successful 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.
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 can also be utilized as a safe room for keeping personal items, and a secure room in the event of a home invasion. Installing the shelter in the garage is also an option, and also more readily accessible. Frequently time underground storm shelters are installed beneath the parking area of their residence vehicle. This can be a problem 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 on your Edmond property, inside and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and off the foundation of the home will take a professional to pour a concrete slab for the structure to be mounted on. If properly poured and secured, the above ground storm shelters are tested and capable of resisting F-5 conditions. The above ground shelters can 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 security not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units may seal almost air tight around the floor level, preventing unwanted guests out of slithering or crawling in. The underground units feature ventilation panels which 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 Edmond. They feature layered flexible steel walls, concurrent anchoring methods, evenly distributed ventilation, and dual 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 referred to as 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, proper venting, impact strength, secure anchoring, secure entry, and emergency egress.
Below are some additional 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 safe zone protection, we set the standard in above ground safe rooms.
- Evenly Distributed Ventilation
Shielded ventilation ports dispersed throughout the Tornado Tech Shelter supplies significant oxygen and pressure exchange capacity.
- 640lb double swing (in or out) doorways
Emergency egress is made notably simpler 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 have rounded edges, and hinges which extend the length of the door to prevent jamming following a major impact.
- Redundant Anchoring
Considering the significant value of anchoring an above ground tornado shelter, Tornado Tech utilizes more than one method to secure our shelters. An epoxy adhesive combined with large diameter tapcons provides a backup approach to your security.
Based on where you live in Edmond, the installed cost of a Tornado Tech shelter varies. We respect your privacy and only need an email address and an installation 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.