Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Oklahoma City
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 secure room for houses and community structures in Oklahoma City.
In the last ten years we have seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Oklahoma City 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.
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 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 case of a last minute emergency. If installed in the home, they may also be used as a safe room for keeping personal items, and a secure 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 area 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 on your Oklahoma City property, indoors and outside. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and off the base of the residence will take a professional to pour a concrete slab for the structure 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 alternative use is a connivence not found in the underground storm shelters. The above ground shelters also provide a form of security not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units may seal almost air tight round the ground level, preventing unwanted guests out of slithering or crawling in. The underground components feature ventilation panels that 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 Oklahoma City. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring methods, 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 methods, the Tornado Tech Shelter utilizes the same engineering methodology utilized in the aircraft market. It’s commonly called 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 impact 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 capability.
- 640lb dual swing (in or out) doors
Emergency egress is made notably easier when a shelters doors swing in or out. Additionally, Tornado Tech’s doors are considerably stronger than most safe rooms. Tornado Tech’s Saferoom doors weigh 320lbs each, they’ve rounded edges, and hinges that extend the length of the door to prevent jamming following a significant effects.
- Redundant Anchoring
Thinking about the substantial value of anchoring an above ground tornado shelter, Tornado Tech utilizes 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 reside in Oklahoma City, the installed price of a Tornado Tech shelter varies. We respect your privacy and only need 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 specialists today at (866) 520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters.