Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Ponca City
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 set up in the home, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shelter doubles as a secure room for houses and community structures in Ponca City.
In the last ten years we’ve seen powerful enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Ponca City 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. Below are some of the additional 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 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 at the garage is also an option, and even more readily accessible. Often 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’re limited in time.
- Installing Your Shelter
The Tornado Tech above ground storm shelter can be installed just about anywhere on your Ponca City property, indoors and outside. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and off the base of the residence will require an expert to pour a concrete slab for the structure 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 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 safe 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 offer 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 from slithering or crawling in. The underground units 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 Ponca City. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring methods, evenly dispersed ventilation, and dual 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 employs the identical engineering methodology found in the aircraft market. It’s commonly called 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 access, good venting, impact strength, secure anchoring, secure entrance, and emergency egress.
Below are some extra 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 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 supplies substantial oxygen and pressure exchange capability.
- 640lb dual swing (in or out) doorways
Emergency egress is made especially easier when a shelters doors swing in or out. Also, Tornado Tech’s doors are substantially 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 major effects.
- Redundant Anchoring
Thinking about the substantial value of anchoring an above ground tornado shelter, Tornado Tech uses more than 1 method to secure our shelters. An epoxy adhesive combined with large diameter tapcons provides a backup approach to your safety.
Based on where you reside in Ponca 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 normal installation in an existing residential garage. Please contact us so we can get started.
Contact our dedicated experts today at (866) 520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters.