Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Tulsa
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 home, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shield doubles as a safe room for houses and community structures in Tulsa.
In the last ten years we have seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Tulsa home. The significant tornadoes back in 2010 were a real life example of how successful these Tulsa storm shelters can be at saving the lives of families across Oklahoma.
In comparison 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 additional benefits to consider when purchasing an above ground storm shelter.
Benefits Of Above Ground Storm Shelters
- Accessing Your Shelter
The Tulsa above ground storm shelters allow for quick access in the event of a last minute crisis. If installed in the home, they can also be utilized as a secure room for storing personal items, and a secure 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 installed underneath the parking area of the residence vehicle. This can be an issue 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 Tulsa property, inside and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and away from the base of the home will take an expert to pour a concrete slab for the construction 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 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 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 ground 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 can be as dangerous as the storms.
Storm Shelter Features
The FlatSafe Tulsa Tornado Tech above ground storm shelters are sold and installed in Tulsa. They feature layered elastic steel walls, concurrent anchoring methods, evenly distributed ventilation, and double 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 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 ventilation, impact strength, secure anchoring, safe entry, and emergency egress.
Here are some extra 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 impact layer and safe zone security, we set the standard in above ground safe rooms.
- Evenly Distributed Ventilation
Shielded ventilation vents dispersed throughout the Tornado Tech Shelter provides substantial oxygen and pressure exchange capability.
- 640lb double swing (in or out) doorways
Emergency egress is made especially easier when a shelters doors swing in or out. Also, Tornado Tech’s doors are considerably stronger than most 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 significant impact.
- Redundant Anchoring
Considering the significant 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 security.
Depending on where you live in Tulsa, the installed price of a Tornado Tech shelter varies. We respect your privacy and only need an email address and an installment zip code to provide a no obligation quote for a normal installation in an existing residential garage. Please contact us so we can begin.
Contact our Tulsa Above Ground Storm Shelters experts today at (866) 520-FLAT to find out more about the installation of our storm shelters.