Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Guthrie
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 set up in the house, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shelter doubles as a safe room for homes and community structures in Guthrie.
In the last ten years we’ve seen powerful enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Guthrie home. The major 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.
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 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 crisis. If installed in the house, 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. Often time underground storm shelters are set up underneath the parking space of their residence vehicle. This is sometimes 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 Guthrie property, inside and outside. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and away from the foundation of the home will take a professional 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 safe and storage unit while not in use. Having the ability to get into 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 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 Guthrie. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring methods, evenly dispersed 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 identical engineering methodology found in the aircraft market. 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 venting, impact strength, secure anchoring, safe entrance, 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 powerful enough to protect an occupant. With both impact 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 supplies substantial oxygen and pressure exchange capacity.
- 640lb dual swing (in or out) doorways
Emergency egress is made notably easier 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 duration of the door to prevent jamming following a significant effects.
- Redundant Anchoring
Thinking about the significant 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 live in Guthrie, 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 provide a no obligation quote for a normal 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.