Should I buy lightning protection?

Lighting protection can help prevent fires caused by lightning, but is it worth it to buy lightning protection? It’s the summer when lightning strikes the most frequently, experts claim. The key is to prevent fires and power surges by transferring lightning’s electrical energy to the ground. But to give you the best possible answer there is another very important factor – the installation. Your lightning protection system is only as good as the quality of installation and the planning involved to build a proper layer of protection. In short to buy lightning protection system with installation from a respectable lightning protection company is worth the cost. Just buying the system without professionals is a risky option.

Because of a 20-fold increase in ground flash density in South Africa, and the beginning of the lightning season, protection planning should not be put off. When lightning transfers energy to people or assets, it poses a threat to them. A person or asset may transfer energy directly or indirectly through the flow of electrical current or through an increase in voltage that induces subsequent currents (and voltages). In order to protect people and assets effectively, lightning protection plans must be cost-effective, aesthetically inconspicuous, and above all, protect people and assets. Similar to purchasing a good comprehensive life insurance policy, picking the right lightning and surge protection is a long-term commitment. It is possible that your business, your home, and most importantly your people and investments may not be adequately protected without proper planning and consideration.

Lightning rods and their associated assembly of a ground rod and a connection to the earth should be installed on every house. Although, most high buildings and other structures do have some form of lightning protection system and it is recommended to buy lightning protection and have it installed by a reputable lightning protection installer to ensure that it is effective.

Every year, about one in 200 houses is struck by lightning. There are a number of factors that can affect your level of risk, such as whether there are higher buildings nearby (metal light poles can provide protection), the local climate, etc.

Unless a structure is protected from lightning, lightning usually strikes the highest point of a building and finds its way to the ground in an uncontrollable way; through antennas, concrete foundations, pipes, or cables. Breakages, sparks, and equipment damage can result from this current flow. Having data loss and broken equipment is bad enough as it is, let alone injuries or deaths. It is not so much about whether you can afford to buy lightning protection installation as if you cannot.

Contact us if you are interested to buy lightning protection with proper installation.

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