Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Vinita
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 set up in the house, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shield doubles as a secure room for homes and community structures in Vinita.
In the past ten years we’ve seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Vinita home. The significant 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.
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 buying 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 crisis. If installed in the home, they can also be used 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. Frequently 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 Vinita property, indoors and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and off the foundation of the home will take a professional to pour a concrete slab for the construction to be mounted on. If correctly poured and procured, the above ground storm shelters are analyzed and capable of resisting F-5 conditions. The above ground shelters can 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 get into 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 may seal almost air tight around the floor level, preventing unwanted guests from slithering or crawling in. The underground units 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 Vinita. They feature layered flexible steel walls, concurrent anchoring methods, evenly dispersed 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 methods, the Tornado Tech Shelter utilizes the same 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 key elements include in-home access, good ventilation, impact strength, secure anchoring, secure entrance, and emergency egress.
Here are a few 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 effect 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 supplies significant oxygen and pressure exchange capacity.
- 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 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 significant impact.
- Redundant Anchoring
Thinking about the significant importance of anchoring an above ground tornado shelter, Tornado Tech utilizes more than 1 method to secure our shelters. An epoxy adhesive coupled with large diameter tapcons provides a backup approach to your safety.
Depending on where you live in Vinita, 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 supply 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.