Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Hugo
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 installed in the house, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shield doubles as a secure room for homes and community structures in Hugo.
In the last ten years we have seen powerful enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Hugo home. The major tornadoes back in 2010 were a real life example of how successful 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 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 emergency. If installed in the house, they may also be used as a secure room for keeping personal items, and a secure room in case of a home invasion. Installing the shelter in the garage is also an option, and even more readily accessible. Often time underground storm shelters are installed beneath the parking area of the residence vehicle. This can be an issue accessing the lid if you’re limited in time.
- Installing Your Shelter
The Tornado Tech above ground storm shelter can be installed just about anywhere in your Hugo property, indoors and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and off the base of the residence will take an expert to pour a concrete slab for the construction to be mounted on. If correctly poured and procured, the above ground storm shelters are analyzed and capable of withstanding 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. 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 kind of safety not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units may seal almost air tight around the ground 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 Hugo. They feature layered flexible 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 found in the aircraft industry. 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 essential elements include in-home accessibility, good venting, impact strength, secure anchoring, safe entry, and emergency egress.
Here 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 provides substantial oxygen and pressure exchange capability.
- 640lb dual swing (in or out) doors
Emergency egress is made especially easier 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 have rounded edges, and hinges which extend the duration 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 one method to secure our shelters. An epoxy adhesive combined with large diameter tapcons provides a backup approach to your security.
Depending on where you live in Hugo, 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 get started.
Contact our dedicated specialists today at (866) 520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters.