Do You Need Lightning Protection?

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Lightning protection systems have changed drastically since lighting rods were first invented in 1752. With today’s modern appliances, electrical systems and building constructions. Lighting rods have kept up with the requirements of modern technology. If your considering installing a lightning protection system, you may want to determain your risk level. There is a guide avalibale from the National Fire Protection Association’s Lightning Protection Code, NFPA 780.

“A lighting protection system provides a means by which this discharge may enter or leave earth without passing through and damaging non-conducting parts of a structure, such as those made of wood, brick, tile of- concrete. A lightning protection system does not prevent lightning from striking; it provides a means for controlling it and preventing damage by providing a low resistance path for the discharge of lightning energy.”

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