Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Norman
FlatSafe’s premier above ground storm shelter (Tornado Tech) has been impact tested for E-5 conditions by independent engineering companies. This above ground storm shelter can be set up in the home, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shelter doubles as a safe room for homes and community structures in Norman.
In the last ten years we’ve seen powerful enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Norman home. The major 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.
In comparison to the effectiveness of underground storm shelters, the above ground models have stood tall in the face of the storm. Following 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 home, they may also be used as a safe room for keeping 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. Frequently time Norman storm shelters are set up underneath the parking area of the residence vehicle. This can be a problem 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 Norman property, inside and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and away from the foundation of the residence will require 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 tested 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 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 nearly air tight round the ground level, preventing unwanted guests from 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 are often as dangerous as the storms.
Storm Shelter Features
The FlatSafe Tornado Tech above ground storm shelters are sold and installed in Norman. 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 market. It’s commonly referred to as redundant technology, and it ensures a backup system is standing by in case the primary system fails. Some of the key elements include in-home accessibility, good venting, 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 impact 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. Additionally, Tornado Tech’s doors are considerably stronger than many 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 major impact.
- Redundant Anchoring
Thinking about the significant value of anchoring an above ground tornado shelter, Tornado Tech uses more than 1 method to secure our shelters. An epoxy adhesive coupled with large diameter tapcons provides a backup approach to your security.
Based on where you live in Norman, the installed cost 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 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.