Lightning Conductor Installer is someone who delivers an important and critical professional service which some people take for granted, the quality of the installations of these systems are of grave importance. A system of lightning protection conductors and lightning rods are installed on the roof of the building to intercept any lightning before it strikes the building. It turns out lightning rods still exist and are effective, but many homes do not have them. If you live in a very tall home, have trees taller than your home less than 10 feet away from its structure, or live in an area with a high lightning strikes, however, installing a lightning rod is recommended.
Rods should be placed within 2 inches of ends of ridges and outside corners of roof’s by a professional Lightning Conductor Installer. Each Lightning Rod should provide a two way path to Ground and one of the cables must maintain a horizontal or downward path down to a ground rod or plate. GROUND RODS or GROUND PLATES Should be placed 2 inches or more away from the building.
It is imperative that all lightning protection systems are inspected and tested at least once a year by your preferred Lightning Conductor Installer.
The lightning protection level (LPL) is generally recommended to be LPL1, which is the highest level of protection. Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of current. The lightning parameters are peak current, flash charge, specific energy and average steepness. An earthing system is a below-grade conductor network designed to allow electrical energy (from an above-grade network) to transition from the conductor network into the surrounding native soil (earth).
Lightning protection system is designed to protect a structure from damage due to lightning strikes by intercepting such strikes and safely passing their extremely high currents to ground. … Lightning current will divide to follow every conductive path to ground, and even the divided current can cause damage.