Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Idabel
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 shield doubles as a safe room for houses and community structures in Idabel.
In the past ten years we’ve seen powerful enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Idabel 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 case of a last minute emergency. If installed in the house, they can also be used as a safe room for storing personal items, and a secure room in case of a home invasion. Installing the shelter at the garage is also an option, and even more easily accessible. Often time underground storm shelters are set up beneath the parking space of their residence vehicle. This is sometimes an issue accessing the lid if you’re limited on time.
- Installing Your Shelter
The Tornado Tech above ground storm shelter can be installed just about anywhere on your Idabel property, indoors and out. 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 construction to be mounted on. If properly poured and secured, the above ground storm shelters are tested and capable of withstanding F-5 conditions. The above ground shelters may 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 secure and storage unit while not in use. Being able 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 form of safety not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units may seal almost air tight around the floor level, preventing unwanted guests from slithering or crawling in. The underground components 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 Idabel. They feature layered flexible steel walls, concurrent anchoring methods, evenly dispersed ventilation, and double swing (in or out) doors with top to bottom ‘continuous’ 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 same 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 essential elements include in-home access, proper ventilation, impact strength, secure anchoring, safe entrance, 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 effect layer and safe 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 capability.
- 640lb double swing (in or out) doorways
Emergency egress is made notably simpler when a shelters doors swing in or out. Also, Tornado Tech’s doors are substantially stronger than most safe rooms. Tornado Tech’s Saferoom doors weigh 320lbs each, they have rounded edges, and hinges that 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 uses more than one 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 Idabel, 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 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 learn more about the installation of our storm shelters.