Lightning Arrester for Homes

Is a Lightning Arrester for Homes necessary? There’s no simple answer to this question, and we hear it all the time. We’ll examine the variables in this installment, taking a look at whether you may need to protect your lighting in your home.

The electricity in a lightning bolt can be between 100 million and a billion volts. By intercepting this voltage, Lightning Arrester for Homes create a safe path for lightning current to reach the ground. Lightning strikes do not decrease the risk of your home being struck, but they provide a direct path to the ground, preventing damage from fire, explosions, and electrical surges that can result from lightning strikes.

The majority of homeowners do not protect their homes from lightning because they rarely suffer from lightning damage. There is, however, an increase in lightning strikes. There were nearly 10 percent more claims related to lightning in 2016 compared to 2015, with June-August representing the peaks.

In terms of weather hazards, lightning is most common. Lighting can strike a building twice, contrary to urban myth: The Empire State building for example is struck 100 times a year, but most average homes do not suffer from this occurrence. In places with high lightning strikes or homes with very tall trees less than ten feet away from their structure, or in areas with tall trees, a lightning rod could be helpful. Some homeowners believe taking the risk of a strike happening to save a few thousand Rands is worth the risk.

Lightning Arrester for Homes is not mandatory for residents of lightning-prone areas. In the case that your homeowners policy includes lightning coverage, there is no specific claim limit for lightning damage.

Do Lightning Arrester for Homes attract lightning? Definitely not. Basically, lightning protection systems and strike termination devices (rods) intercept a lightning strike and provide a safe and effective way for the lightning’s harmful electricity to reach the ground.

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