Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Glenpool
FlatSafe’s premier above ground storm shelter (Tornado Tech) has been impact tested for E-5 states 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 secure room for homes and community structures in Glenpool.
In the past ten years we’ve seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Glenpool 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 added benefits to consider when purchasing 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 house, they can also be utilized as a secure room for keeping personal items, and a safe room in case of a home invasion. Installing the shelter in the garage is also an option, and also more readily accessible. Often time underground storm shelters are installed underneath the parking space of their residence vehicle. This is sometimes 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 Glenpool property, inside and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and off the foundation of the residence will take an expert to pour a concrete slab for the structure to be mounted on. If properly poured and procured, 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 get into 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 may seal almost air tight round the ground level, preventing unwanted guests from slithering or crawling in. The underground units feature ventilation panels that allow easy access at ground level for unwanted guests. Based 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 Glenpool. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring procedures, 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 procedures, the Tornado Tech Shelter employs the identical engineering methodology found in the aircraft industry. It’s commonly called redundant technology, and it ensures a backup process is standing by in case the primary system fails. Some of the essential elements include in-home accessibility, good ventilation, impact strength, secure anchoring, secure entry, and emergency egress.
Here are a few 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 safe zone protection, we set the standard in above ground safe rooms.
- Evenly Distributed Ventilation
Shielded ventilation ports dispersed throughout the Tornado Tech Shelter provides 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. Additionally, Tornado Tech’s doors are substantially stronger than many safe rooms. Tornado Tech’s Saferoom doors weigh 320lbs each, they’ve rounded edges, and hinges that extend the length of the door to prevent jamming following a major impact.
- 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 coupled with large diameter tapcons provides a backup approach to your safety.
Based on where you live in Glenpool, the installed price of a Tornado Tech shelter varies. We respect your privacy and only need an email address and an installation 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 specialists today at (866) 520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters.