Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in El Reno
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 El Reno.
In the past ten years we have seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every El Reno 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.
In comparison 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 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 the event of a last minute crisis. If installed in the house, they can also be utilized as a secure room for keeping personal items, and a secure room in the event of a home invasion. Installing the shelter at the garage is also an option, and also more readily accessible. Frequently time underground storm shelters are set up underneath the parking area of their residence vehicle. This is sometimes an issue 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 in your El Reno property, indoors and outside. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and off the foundation of the residence will require an expert to pour a concrete slab for the construction 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 safe and storage unit while not in use. Being able to access the shelter for alternative use is a connivence not found in the underground storm shelters. The above ground shelters also offer a form of safety not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units can seal almost air tight round 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 El Reno. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring procedures, evenly distributed 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 procedures, the Tornado Tech Shelter utilizes the same engineering methodology utilized in the aircraft market. It’s commonly referred to as 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, proper venting, impact strength, secure anchoring, safe entry, and emergency egress.
Below 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 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 provides substantial oxygen and pressure exchange capability.
- 640lb dual swing (in or out) doors
Emergency egress is made especially 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 that extend the length of the door to prevent jamming following a significant effects.
- Redundant Anchoring
Considering the substantial value 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 reside in El Reno, the installed price of a Tornado Tech shelter varies. We respect your privacy and only require 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 specialists today at (866) 520-FLAT to learn more about the installation of our storm shelters.