Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Okmulgee
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 installed in the home, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shield doubles as a secure room for houses and community structures in Okmulgee.
In the last ten years we’ve seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Okmulgee home. The significant 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.
When compared 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 the event of a last minute crisis. If installed in the house, they can 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 at the garage is also an option, and also more readily accessible. Frequently time underground storm shelters are set up beneath the parking area of the residence vehicle. This is sometimes an issue accessing the lid if you are limited in time.
- Installing Your Shelter
The Tornado Tech above ground storm shelter can be installed just about anywhere on your Okmulgee property, indoors and outside. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and away from the foundation of the residence will require an expert to pour a concrete slab for the construction to be mounted on. If correctly poured and secured, the above ground storm shelters are analyzed and capable of resisting 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 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 kind of safety not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units may seal nearly air tight around the floor level, preventing unwanted guests out of 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 can be as dangerous as the storms.
Storm Shelter Features
The FlatSafe Tornado Tech above ground storm shelters are sold and installed in Okmulgee. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring procedures, evenly distributed 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 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, proper ventilation, impact strength, secure anchoring, secure 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 strong enough to protect an occupant. With both impact layer and safe zone security, we set the standard in above ground safe rooms.
- Evenly Distributed Ventilation
Shielded ventilation vents dispersed throughout the Tornado Tech Shelter provides significant oxygen and pressure exchange capacity.
- 640lb dual swing (in or out) doors
Emergency egress is made notably easier when a shelters doors swing in or out. Also, 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 that extend the length of the door to prevent jamming following a major effects.
- 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 coupled with large diameter tapcons provides a backup approach to your security.
Depending on where you reside in Okmulgee, 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 standard installation in an existing residential garage. Please contact us so we can begin.
Contact our dedicated experts today at (866) 520-FLAT to learn more about the installation of our storm shelters.