Finding The Best Lightning Protection System for Your Home or Business
While it’s all well and good to suggest you should have a lightning rod installed, you’re probably wondering what it’s made of and what the lightning rod components are. This is important to know so you understand how the system works, and that at times you may need a professional service like ours to replace one of those vital parts.
These are the core lightning rod components:
- Air terminals
- Main conductors
- Surge protector
The air terminals are the actual lightning rods themselves. They are made from either copper or aluminum and placed at intervals around the roof to intercept the lightning strike. Connected to the air terminals are the main conductors, which then feed the electricity to the grounding, where it dissipates harmlessly into the earth.
Bonds are used to prevent lightning from jumping between 2 objects (also known as side flashing), and surge protectors help protect your electrical appliances and prevent fires in the event of a lightning strike. Surge protectors are installed by an electrician. For more information on Lightning Protection Systems contact us!