Fundamental Principles of Lightning Protection

For our Lightning Protection Services, the core objective is ensuring the safety of both life and property from the dangers of lightning strikes. Our approach involves following the Lightning Protection Standards UL 96A and NFPA 780. This ensures the creation of a secure channel for lightning discharges to travel safely into the ground, thereby preventing any potential damage or loss. We achieve this by establishing a low resistance route for the lightning's electrical current, guiding it away from the building and safely into the earth. This method is far more reliable than allowing the lightning to travel through the building's materials—such as wood, brick, tile, stone, or concrete—which have higher resistance and can lead to significant damage through heat and mechanical stress.

Most metals, thanks to their excellent electrical conductivity, can handle the effects of heat and mechanical forces generated by lightning, provided they are of adequate size to manage the expected current. It's crucial that the metallic pathway, stretching from the building's highest point down to the ground, remains uninterrupted. We carefully select high-quality metal conductors, such as copper or aluminum, for their durability and resistance to rust and corrosion, ensuring a long-lasting lightning protection solution.

Lightning tends to strike the highest points of a structure, making areas such as chimneys, flagpoles, towers, water tanks, and other elevated parts particularly vulnerable. Flat-roofed buildings are most at risk along their edges. Our lightning protection systems are designed to safeguard these susceptible areas, redirecting lightning safely away from the structure and its occupants. Trust in our expertise to protect your property and ensure peace of mind during stormy weather.

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