Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Sallisaw
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 shield doubles as a secure room for homes and community structures in Sallisaw.
In the past ten years we’ve seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Sallisaw home. The significant tornadoes back in 2010 were a real life example of how successful 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. Below are some of the added 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 case of a last minute emergency. If installed in the house, they may also be utilized as a safe room for storing personal items, and a safe room in case of a home invasion. Installing the shelter in the garage is also an option, and also more readily accessible. Often time underground storm shelters are set up underneath the parking area of their residence vehicle. This can be a problem 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 Sallisaw property, indoors and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and off the foundation of the residence will require a professional to pour a concrete slab for the construction 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 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 provide a form of safety not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units can seal nearly 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. Depending 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 Sallisaw. They feature layered flexible steel walls, concurrent anchoring methods, evenly distributed 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 procedures, the Tornado Tech Shelter utilizes the identical engineering methodology utilized in the aircraft market. 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, proper venting, impact strength, secure anchoring, safe entrance, and emergency egress.
Below 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 effect layer and safe zone security, 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 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 have rounded edges, and hinges that extend the duration of the door to stop jamming following a major effects.
- Redundant Anchoring
Considering the significant 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 reside in Sallisaw, the installed price 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 learn more about the installation of our storm shelters.