Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Weatherford
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 shelter doubles as a safe room for homes and community structures in Weatherford.
In the past ten years we’ve seen powerful enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Weatherford home. The major 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. Following are some of the added 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 crisis. If installed in the home, they can also be utilized as a secure room for storing personal items, and a safe room in case of a home invasion. Installing the shelter at the garage is also an option, and even 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 Weatherford property, inside and outside. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and off the foundation of the residence will take a professional 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 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 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 round 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. 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 Weatherford. They feature layered elastic 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 methods, 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 key elements include in-home access, good ventilation, impact strength, secure anchoring, safe 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 impact 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 provides significant oxygen and pressure exchange capability.
- 640lb dual swing (in or out) doors
Emergency egress is made notably simpler when a shelters doors swing in or out. Additionally, Tornado Tech’s doors are considerably stronger than most safe rooms. Tornado Tech’s Saferoom doors weigh 320lbs each, they’ve rounded edges, and hinges that extend the duration of the door to prevent jamming following a major effects.
- Redundant Anchoring
Thinking about the significant value 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 Weatherford, the installed cost of a Tornado Tech shelter varies. We respect your privacy and only require an email address and an installation zip code to supply a no obligation quote for a normal 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.