Protect Your Home When Lightning Strikes
People say that lightning does not strike twice in the same place but this is not true. The reality is that lighting can strike twice in the same place. There are many places where lightning can strike twice or more. It is the cloud to ground attraction that crates lightning so, the conditions that create lightning the first time can bring it back again at any other time.
Lighting has many harmful effects since its power is very destructive. It can carry hundreds of millions of volts, potentially. Lighting can melt and vaporize metals, it can burst bricks and stones, can shatter concrete, can split wood, and more. If you want to protect your home against these types of damages, you should have a lightning protection system.
Several hundred million dollars have already been spent because of damages due to lightning. Property is not the only one damaged by lightning but it also kills people and severely injures others. Proper lightning protection in the home can help prevent these serious damages from occurring.
The best protection that you can install in you home is a lightning rod system. If a lightning rod system is properly designed, installed and grounded in the home, it will prove a safe, effective, and reliable protection for your structure. NO matter what the size, location, or construction of your home is, your home can be immune from damages caused when lightning strikes.
Materials that easily conduct electricity are the materials used for lightning protection systems. With the lightning protection system is in place, electricity from received by the lightning rod when the lightning hits it is quickly discharged harmlessly to the ground. Since electricity is harmlessly discharged to the ground, home residents will not even be aware that their home has been struck by lightning.
Trees cannot protect your home from lightning because they do not conduct electricity well. If you tree is struck by lightning, then the current can side flash or follow a ground volte route that will cause serious damage to your house. It is also thus important to put lightning protection to your trees.
Protect yourself when lightning strikes by installing lightning rods and protectors. Modern lightning protection systems cannot be detected. From the ground, they are practically invisible. With only the roof top air terminals exposed, your lightning protection system can be concealed within your walls.
It is important to install your lightning protection systems properly. You need to call the services of a trained expert to install your lightning protection system. Improperly installed lightning can cause sparks that may result in fire, death or injury. Don’t try to install the system yourself to avoid accidents. Installation experts will adhere to the requirements of national safety standards when they install the system for you.