Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Owasso
FlatSafe’s premier above ground storm shelter (Tornado Tech) has been impact tested for E-5 conditions by independent engineering firms. This above ground storm shelter can be installed in the home, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shelter doubles as a safe room for homes and community structures in Owasso.
In the past ten years we have seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Owasso home. The significant tornadoes back in 2010 were a real life example of how effective 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. Below 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 can also be used as a secure room for storing 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. Often time underground storm shelters are installed beneath the parking area of their residence vehicle. This can be an issue accessing the lid if you are limited on time.
- Installing Your Shelter
The Tornado Tech above ground storm shelter can be installed just about anywhere in your Owasso property, inside and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and off the base of the residence will take an expert to pour a concrete slab for the construction to be mounted on. If correctly poured and procured, 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. Having the ability 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 can seal almost air tight around the floor level, preventing unwanted guests from slithering or crawling in. The underground components feature ventilation panels which allow easy access at ground level for unwanted guests. Based 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 Owasso. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring procedures, evenly dispersed 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 methods, the Tornado Tech Shelter utilizes the same engineering methodology utilized 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 accessibility, good venting, impact strength, secure anchoring, safe entry, 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 security, we set the standard in above ground safe rooms.
- Evenly Distributed Ventilation
Shielded ventilation vents dispersed throughout the Tornado Tech Shelter supplies significant oxygen and pressure exchange capacity.
- 640lb dual swing (in or out) doorways
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 have rounded edges, and hinges that extend the length of the door to stop jamming following a major impact.
- Redundant Anchoring
Considering the substantial 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 safety.
Based on where you live in Owasso, the installed price of a Tornado Tech shelter varies. We respect your privacy and only need 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 get started.
Contact our dedicated specialists today at (866) 520-FLAT to learn more about the installation of our storm shelters.