Residential Lightning Protection Services

Residential Lightning Protection

  • Lightning protection system properly installed according to the latest codes and standards is over 99% effective in preventing lightning damage.
  • When you're inside a protected home, you can enjoy peace of mind and security during thunderstorms.
  • Lightning protection systems are recommended by third-party authorities such as insurance companies, architects and engineers, safety consultants, etc.
  • A properly installed lightning protection system with secondary surge suppression will completely eliminate nuisance damage to sensitive electronic TV, stereo, surveillance and alarm equipment inside a home
  • A properly installed protection system is a one-time investment and should be periodically inspected.
  • Residential lightning protection is unobtrusive and can either be semi-concealed on the exterior or concealed inside during construction
  • All homeowner insurance policies now include deductible, paid by the owner, on first dollar loss. Nuisance claims and lightning losses invoking the deductible can virtually be eliminated for you.
  • Lightning is the leading cause of fires in suburban and rural areas
  • More people are killed by lightning than by tornadoes, hurricanes and floods combined
  • On the average, lighting will strike more than 60 times per year within a quarter mile of your front door.
  • Not only is your structural home protected from lightning damage but your valuable possessions, heirlooms and furnishings are completely safe during thunderstorms.
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    Lightning Protection Key

    1. Minimum of two ground rods (electrodes) at least 10 feet deep.
    2. Down conductors
    3. Connect gutters or other grounded metals as required
    4. Air terminal (lightning rods) located within two feet of outside corners of chimney
    5. Air terminals (lightning rods) spaced 20 feet apart along ridges and within two feet of ridge ends
    6. Dormers protected
    7. Roof projections such as weather vanes or satellite dishes should be connected to lightning protection system
    8. Surge protection devices installed at main electrical panel or meter
    9. Surge protection devices installed at electronics in house

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