Lightning Protection Companies
May people ask lightning protection companies why lightning protection is so important? The function of a well-designed lightning protection system is to intercept, conduct and disperse a lightning strike safely to earth. Step and touch voltages are generated from a lightning strike and can cause injury, or even loss of life, to humans (and animals) in the close vicinity.
A lightning protection system are systems that are designed and installed by professional lightning protection companies, each system includes the following: a network of air terminals, bonding conductors, and ground electrodes which are designed to provide a low impedance path to ground for potential strikes. Lightning protection systems are used to prevent or lessen lightning strike damage to structures.
The installation of these systems are not DIY friendly, this is a common misconception about lightning protection systems. Lightning protection and strike termination devices (rods or poles) intercept the lightning strike and provide a safe and effective path which takes the lightning’s dangerous electricity to ground. Lightning protection is not a do-it-yourself project and it is important to ensure that the installations are done by professional lightning protection companies.
Although lightning protection systems are not legal requirements for all buildings and structures, it is very important to know that any building can suffer from a lightning strike and that is advised to install a proper lightning ans surge protection system to your property. We advise that you make use of qualified lightning protection companies to ensure that the system is working and that it will protect your buildings from lightning damage in the future.