Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Sapulpa
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 installed in the home, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shield doubles as a safe room for houses and community structures in Sapulpa.
In the past ten years we’ve seen powerful enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Sapulpa 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 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 home, they may also be utilized as a safe 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 also more readily accessible. Often time underground storm shelters are set up underneath the parking area of their 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 Sapulpa property, inside and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and away from the foundation of the residence will require 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 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 safe and storage unit while not in use. Being able to get into the shelter for alternative 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 nearly air tight around the floor level, preventing unwanted guests out of 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 can be as dangerous as the storms.
Storm Shelter Features
The FlatSafe Tornado Tech above ground storm shelters are sold and installed in Sapulpa. They feature layered flexible steel walls, concurrent anchoring methods, evenly distributed 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 engineering, and it ensures a backup system is standing by in case the primary system fails. Some of the essential elements include in-home access, good venting, impact strength, secure anchoring, secure entrance, and emergency egress.
Below are a few 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 impact layer and secure zone security, we set the standard in above ground safe rooms.
- Evenly Distributed Ventilation
Shielded ventilation ports dispersed throughout the Tornado Tech Shelter supplies significant 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. Additionally, Tornado Tech’s doors are substantially stronger than many 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 major impact.
- Redundant Anchoring
Thinking about the significant value of anchoring an above ground tornado shelter, Tornado Tech uses more than one method to secure our shelters. An epoxy adhesive coupled with large diameter tapcons provides a backup approach to your safety.
Depending on where you reside in Sapulpa, 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 specialists today at (866) 520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters.