Lightning Protection Systems
Lightning protection best protection systems are designed to reduce the risk of being struck by lightning in order to prevent damage to structures and personal property. A lightning protection system provides protection from lightning strikes by redirecting the bolt that could do tremendous damage (in fact, it has been known to actually kill or seriously injure people if they were close enough to be struck). This technology helps prevent the damage that lightning can cause and allows you to continue with your day-to-day activities.
A lightning protection system can either consist of metallic rods or conductors (which are metal strips that are connected to a grounded conductor). Lightning conductors are installed within the perimeter of a building (usually at the base of the building) and provide lightning protection for individuals within the building as well as the conducting appliances and infrastructure used within the building. A lightning conductor can be made out of many different materials depending on the specific application.
Many people have heard about the dangers that can be present from a lightning strike, but they aren’t aware that lightning protection systems can help prevent these occurrences. Lightning can strike any time and at any location; even when you are conducting a repair or maintenance on your home, business or other structure. Lightning protection systems have helped to ensure that these risks do not occur and have even helped to decrease the number of structures that have been damaged or destroyed by lightning during their lifetime. With this in mind, it is your responsibility to ensure that your home, business or other structure is protected from lightning. A professional lightning protection consultant will inform you how to properly conduct an assessment and identify the right lightning protection system that is right for your particular needs.