Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Sand Springs
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 secure room for houses and community structures in Sand Springs.
In the last ten years we’ve seen powerful enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Sand Springs 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.
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 home, they can also be utilized as a safe room for keeping personal items, and a secure room in case of a home invasion. Installing the shelter in the garage is also an option, and even more easily accessible. Often time underground storm shelters are installed beneath 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 Sand Springs property, indoors and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and away from the foundation of the residence will take an expert to pour a concrete slab for the structure to be mounted on. If properly poured and procured, the above ground storm shelters are analyzed and capable of resisting F-5 conditions. The above ground shelters can 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 can seal almost air tight round the floor level, preventing unwanted guests from slithering or crawling in. The underground components feature ventilation panels that allow easy access at ground level for unwanted guests. Depending 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 Sand Springs. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring procedures, evenly dispersed ventilation, and dual 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 employs the same engineering methodology utilized in the aircraft industry. It’s commonly referred to as redundant engineering, 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 ventilation, 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 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 dual 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 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 prevent jamming following a major effects.
- Redundant Anchoring
Thinking about the substantial importance 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.
Depending on where you reside in Sand Springs, the installed cost of a Tornado Tech shelter varies. We respect your privacy and only need an email address and an installment zip code to supply a no obligation quote for a normal installation in an existing residential garage. Please contact us so we can begin.
Contact our dedicated experts today at (866) 520-FLAT to learn more about the installation of our storm shelters.