Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Poteau
FlatSafe’s premier above ground storm shelter (Tornado Tech) has been impact tested for E-5 conditions by independent engineering companies. This above ground storm shelter can be installed in the house, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shelter doubles as a safe room for homes and community structures in Poteau.
In the last ten years we have seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Poteau home. The major tornadoes back in 2010 were a real life example of how effective 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 additional benefits to consider when purchasing 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 crisis. If installed in the house, they can also be used as a safe room for storing 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 easily accessible. Frequently time underground storm shelters are set up underneath the parking space of their residence vehicle. This can be a problem 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 Poteau property, indoors and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and off the base of the home will require a professional to pour a concrete slab for the construction to be mounted on. If correctly 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 secure and storage unit while not in use. Having the ability 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 round the ground level, preventing unwanted guests out of 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 can be as dangerous as the storms.
Storm Shelter Features
The FlatSafe Tornado Tech above ground storm shelters are sold and installed in Poteau. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring procedures, evenly dispersed 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 methods, the Tornado Tech Shelter utilizes the identical engineering methodology utilized in the aircraft industry. It’s commonly referred to as redundant engineering, 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 ventilation, 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 secure zone security, 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 double swing (in or out) doors
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 stop jamming following a significant 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 security.
Depending on where you live in Poteau, the installed cost of a Tornado Tech shelter varies. We respect your privacy and only require 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 experts today at (866) 520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters.