Lightning rods and surge protectors are part of the ‘Complete Lightning Protection Setup’, which encompasses various products and devices. The installation of your Complete Lightning Protection Setup should be performed by an experienced technician since not all solutions are created equal. In addition, if you decide to use plug-and-play devices, you should do some research to figure out which one will provide the best protection.
Designed to create a low impedance path to the ground, a Complete Lightning Protection Setup consists of a network of air terminals, bonding conductors, and ground electrodes. Structures are protected from lightning damage by lightning protection systems.
Are buildings protected from lightning damage by lightning protection systems?
An intercepting lightning rod allows lightning current to travel safely through the ground by intercepting this voltage. Lightning rods can shield your home from fire, explosions, and electrical surges in addition to providing a direct route to ground in the event of a lightning strike.
What are the benefits that lightning protection provides for my home?
Systems that prevent lightning from striking a structure do not prevent lightning from striking; rather, they intercept lightning bolts, provide an electrical path for the destructive discharges to follow (using copper or aluminum wires listed by UL), and disperse the energy safely.
Lightning arresters (also called lightning arrestors) protect power transmission systems and telecommunication networks from lightning damage.
Do you know what would happen to your home if you did not have a complete lightning protection setup in place?
When lightning strikes without preparation and protection, thunder indicates the presence of lightning, so disaster is possible. Even if a house is not directly engulfed in flames, lightning can damage electrical components and systems. Additionally, extensive damage can occur to both the inside and outside of the property, including the roof and chimneys. Lighting damage should be avoided at all costs.