Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Pryor Creek
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 house, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shelter doubles as a safe room for houses and community structures in Pryor Creek.
In the last ten years we have seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Pryor Creek 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.
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 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 case of a last minute crisis. If installed in the house, they can also be used as a secure room for storing personal items, and a safe room in the event of a home invasion. Installing the shelter in the garage is also an option, and even more readily accessible. Often time underground storm shelters are set up underneath the parking area of their residence vehicle. This is sometimes 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 Pryor Creek property, indoors and outside. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and away from the foundation of the home will require a professional to pour a concrete slab for the structure to be mounted on. If properly poured and secured, the above ground storm shelters are analyzed 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. Being able to access the shelter for alternate use is a connivence not found in the underground storm shelters. The above ground shelters also provide a kind of security not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units may seal almost air tight around the floor level, preventing unwanted guests out of slithering or crawling in. The underground units feature ventilation panels that 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 Pryor Creek. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring methods, 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 called redundant engineering, and it ensures a backup process is standing by in case the primary system fails. Some of the key elements include in-home access, good venting, impact strength, secure anchoring, safe entry, and emergency egress.
Below are some additional features of the Tornado Tech Storm Shelter.
- Two Steel Walls
More flexible than concrete and more than powerful enough to protect an occupant. With both effect layer and safe 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 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 considerably stronger than many safe rooms. Tornado Tech’s Saferoom doors weigh 320lbs each, they have rounded edges, and hinges which extend the length of the door to prevent jamming following a significant 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 safety.
Based on where you reside in Pryor Creek, the installed price 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.