Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Hobart
FlatSafe’s premier above ground storm shelter (Tornado Tech) has been impact tested for E-5 states by independent engineering firms. This above ground storm shelter can be set up in the home, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shelter doubles as a secure room for houses and community structures in Hobart.
In the past ten years we have seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Hobart 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. Below are some of the additional benefits to consider when purchasing 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 may also be utilized as a secure room for storing personal items, and a safe room in the event of a home invasion. Installing the shelter at the garage is also an option, and also more readily accessible. Often time underground storm shelters are set up underneath the parking area of the 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 Hobart property, indoors and outside. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and away from the base 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 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 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 may seal almost air tight round the ground 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. Based 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 Hobart. They feature layered flexible 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 utilized in the aircraft market. It’s commonly referred to as redundant engineering, and it ensures a backup process is standing by in case the primary system fails. Some of the key elements include in-home access, good 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 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 ports dispersed throughout the Tornado Tech Shelter supplies substantial oxygen and pressure exchange capacity.
- 640lb double swing (in or out) doorways
Emergency egress is made especially easier when a shelters doors swing in or out. Also, Tornado Tech’s doors are considerably stronger than many safe rooms. Tornado Tech’s Saferoom doors weigh 320lbs each, they have rounded edges, and hinges which extend the length of the door to stop jamming following a significant effects.
- Redundant Anchoring
Considering the substantial value 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 security.
Based on where you reside in Hobart, the installed cost 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 get started.
Contact our dedicated experts today at (866) 520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters.