Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Tahlequah
FlatSafe’s premier above ground storm shelter (Tornado Tech) has been impact tested for E-5 states 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 secure room for houses and community structures in Tahlequah.
In the last ten years we have seen powerful enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Tahlequah home. The significant tornadoes back in 2010 were a real life example of how effective these storm shelters can 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 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 may also be used as a secure room for keeping personal items, and a safe room in case 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 beneath the parking space of the 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 Tahlequah property, indoors and outside. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and away from the base of the home will take a professional to pour a concrete slab for the structure to be mounted on. If correctly poured and procured, 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 alternative use is a connivence not found in the underground storm shelters. The above ground shelters also offer a form of safety not found in the underground shelters. The above ground units may seal nearly air tight around 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 are often as dangerous as the storms.
Storm Shelter Features
The FlatSafe Tornado Tech above ground storm shelters are sold and installed in Tahlequah. They feature layered flexible 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 procedures, the Tornado Tech Shelter employs 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 key elements include in-home access, good venting, impact strength, secure anchoring, secure 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 powerful enough to protect an occupant. With both impact 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 significant oxygen and pressure exchange capability.
- 640lb double swing (in or out) doors
Emergency egress is made notably simpler when a shelters doors swing in or out. Also, Tornado Tech’s doors are substantially stronger than many 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 impact.
- Redundant Anchoring
Thinking about the significant importance 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 security.
Based on where you reside in Tahlequah, the installed cost of a Tornado Tech shelter varies. We respect your privacy and only need an email address and an installation 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.