Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Newcastle
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 Newcastle.
In the last ten years we’ve seen powerful enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Newcastle 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.
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 crisis. If installed in the home, they may also be used as a safe room for storing personal items, and a safe room in the event of a home invasion. Installing the shelter in the garage is also an option, and even more easily accessible. Often time underground storm shelters are installed beneath the parking space of the residence vehicle. This can be 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 in your Newcastle property, inside and outside. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and away from the base of the home will take a professional to pour a concrete slab for the construction to be mounted on. If properly poured and secured, the above ground storm shelters are analyzed and capable of resisting 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 access the shelter for alternate use is a connivence not found in the underground storm shelters. The above ground shelters also offer a form of security not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units can seal almost air tight around the floor 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 Newcastle. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring procedures, evenly dispersed ventilation, and dual 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 identical engineering methodology found in the aircraft industry. It’s commonly referred to as 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 access, good ventilation, impact strength, secure anchoring, secure entrance, and emergency egress.
Here are a few additional 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 secure zone protection, we set the standard in above ground safe rooms.
- Evenly Distributed Ventilation
Shielded ventilation vents dispersed throughout the Tornado Tech Shelter provides substantial oxygen and pressure exchange capacity.
- 640lb double swing (in or out) doors
Emergency egress is made especially simpler 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 length of the door to stop jamming following a major impact.
- Redundant Anchoring
Considering the substantial importance 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 safety.
Based on where you reside in Newcastle, 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 supply a no obligation quote for a normal installation in an existing residential garage. Please contact us so we can begin.
Contact our dedicated experts today at (866) 520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters.