Frequently Asked Questions
How effective is an Lightning Protection System?
According to Underwriters Laboratories a properly designed and installed system greatly diminishes your risk of property damage caused by a lightning strike.
How destructive is a lightning strike?
A single bolt of lightning can carry over 30 million volts of electricity. It can rip through roofs, explode brick and concrete and ignite fires. In addition to personal physical damage, it can wreak havoc with computers, electronic equipment and appliances. The number of homes struck by lightning every year is increasing and losses exceed a billion dollars annually.
What is a lightning protection system?
The primary components consist of air terminals, conductor cable, bonds with metallic bodies, ground terminations and surge arresters to form a complete and efficient lightning protection system.
How noticeable is an Lightning Protection System?
Today’s modern inconspicuous lightning protection systems are installed to blend in with the structure and materials of your home, making the system practically invisible from the ground.
Does lightning strike the same place twice?
Lightning can and often does strike the same location more than once, since the attracting elements do not change at a given site.
Does an Lightning Protection System actually attract lightning?
An Lightning Protection System DOES NOT attract lightning. Through the Lightning Protection System, the destructive power of the strike is directed and dissipated safely into the ground, leaving the structure, family and equipment unharmed.
How long will my Lightning Protection System last?
Your system should be inspected every 2 years.
How vulnerable am I?
Modern homes are more susceptible to lightning damage than ever. Metal building components, irrigation and security systems, invisible and electric fences, computers and sensitive electronic appliances are common. These features can increase a homeowner’s potential for serious lightning damage.
Statistically, lightning strikes between 30 and 60 times a year within a two-mile radius of the front door of your home or property. And remember, Florida is the lightning capital of the United States.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. We accept Visa and MasterCard credit cards.
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