Above Ground Tornado Shelters in Oklahoma City
FlatSafe’s premier above ground tornado shelter (Tornado Tech) has been impact tested for E-5 conditions by independent engineering firms. This above ground tornado shelter can be set up in the house, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech tornado shelter doubles as a safe room for homes and community structures in Oklahoma City.
In the past ten years we’ve seen powerful 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 tornado shelters could be at saving the lives of families across Oklahoma.
In comparison to the effectiveness of underground tornado 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 tornado shelter.
Benefits Of Above Ground Tornado Shelters
The above ground tornado 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 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 also more easily accessible. Frequently time underground tornado shelters are set up beneath the parking space of their residence vehicle. This is sometimes a problem accessing the lid if you’re limited in time.
The Tornado Tech above ground tornado shelter can be installed just about anywhere in your Oklahoma City property, indoors and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and off the foundation of the home will require a professional to pour a concrete slab for the construction to be mounted on. If properly poured and secured, the above ground tornado shelters are analyzed and capable of resisting F-5 conditions. The above ground shelters can also be relocated, where as the underground shelters are permanent (or should be).
The Tornado Tech above ground tornado 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 tornado shelters. The above ground shelters also offer a kind of safety not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units can seal almost air tight around the floor 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.
Tornado Shelter Features
The FlatSafe Tornado Tech above ground tornado shelters are sold and installed in Oklahoma City. They feature layered elastic 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 Tornado Shelter the new standard in above ground safe rooms.
Utilizing proven manufacturing methods, the Tornado Tech Shelter employs the identical engineering methodology found in the aircraft industry. It’s commonly called redundant technology, and it ensures a backup process is standing by in case the primary system fails. Some of the key elements include in-home access, proper venting, impact strength, secure anchoring, safe entrance, and emergency egress.
Below are some additional features of the Tornado Tech Shelter.
- Two Steel Walls
More flexible than concrete and more than powerful 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 ports dispersed throughout the Tornado Tech Shelter provides 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 substantially stronger than many safe rooms. Tornado Tech’s Saferoom doors weigh 320lbs each, they have rounded edges, and hinges that extend the length 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 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 live in Oklahoma City, 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 supply a no obligation quote for a standard installation in an existing residential garage.
Contact our dedicated experts now at (866) 520-FLAT to find out more about the purchase and installation of our tornado shelters.