Don’t Lightning Rods Actually Attract Lightning?
In the event of a strike, a protection system simply
creates a pre-determined path of low resistance to ground,
facilitating a harmless discharge of the lightning strike.
Our Building Is Grounded. Doesn't That Protect Us?
A house is grounded to assure the electrical system
works safely; however, this electrical ground is not
intended to prevent lightning damage. Lightning systems
have their own separate grounds.
Our Antenna Is Grounded. Doesn't That Protect Us?
An antenna is not designed to handle a lightning strike
and, instead, allows dangerous current to enter the
Don’t Our Trees Protect Our Building?
Many times after trees are struck, the lightning side
flashes to the house.
The Building Next Door Has Rods, So I’m Protected.
Per UL and NFPA Standards, lightning rods cannot be
further apart than 20 feet on any protected structure.
So, any object further than 10 feet away from the protected
structure, will be exposed to a lightning strike.
Can’t We Install Our Own Lightning Protection?
An improperly-installed system may be dangerous. Lightning
protection is a very specialized industry requiring
trained and licensed technicians. A proper system takes
into account your home’s design, construction,
electrical components, soil conditions, location and
Won’t It Ruin The Aesthetics Of Our Building?
The system can be concealed within the walls during
the construction stage. For existing homes or businesses,
conductors can be semi-concealed.
I Have Surge Protectors Inside My Home. Will I still
Need Lightning Rods?
Surge protectors only protect you from indirect lightning
strikes coming in on utility lines. Lightning rods however,
protect you from a direct lightning strike and from
those dangerous charges penetrating through to the inside
of the house.