Tornado Tech Above Ground Storm Shelters in Woodward
FlatSafe’s premier above ground storm shelter (Tornado Tech) has been impact tested for E-5 conditions by independent engineering companies. This above ground storm shelter can be set up in the home, garage, or basement. The Tornado Tech storm shelter doubles as a safe room for houses and community structures in Woodward.
In the past ten years we have seen strong enough storms rip through the Midwest to justify the need for one in every Woodward 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.
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 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 the event of a last minute emergency. If installed in the house, they may also be utilized as a safe room for storing personal items, and a secure room in case of a home invasion. Installing the shelter in the garage is also an option, and also more easily accessible. Frequently time underground storm shelters are set up underneath the parking space of their residence vehicle. This is sometimes a problem accessing the lid if you’re limited on time.
- Installing Your Shelter
The Tornado Tech above ground storm shelter can be installed just about anywhere in your Woodward property, indoors and out. Installing your above ground shelter outdoors and away from the foundation of the residence will require a professional to pour a concrete slab for the structure to be mounted on. If properly poured and secured, the above ground storm shelters are tested 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. 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 almost air tight round the floor level, preventing unwanted guests out of slithering or crawling in. The underground units feature ventilation panels that 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 Woodward. They feature layered flexible steel walls, concurrent anchoring methods, evenly distributed 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 methods, the Tornado Tech Shelter utilizes the identical engineering methodology found in the aircraft industry. It’s commonly called redundant technology, and it ensures a backup system is standing by in case the primary system fails. Some of the essential elements include in-home accessibility, proper venting, impact strength, secure anchoring, secure entrance, and emergency egress.
Here 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 provides substantial oxygen and pressure exchange capacity.
- 640lb double swing (in or out) doors
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’ve rounded edges, and hinges which extend the duration of the door to stop jamming following a significant impact.
- Redundant Anchoring
Thinking about the substantial value 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 security.
Depending on where you reside in Woodward, the installed cost 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 learn more about the installation of our storm shelters.