Lightning is the natural electric discharge of static electricity in the atmosphere between clouds or between a cloud and the Earth.
Why do I need Lightning Protection?
“There are few fire causes against which so reliable a defense is available as a lightning protection system properly made and properly installed.”
—The National Fire Protection Association
Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc. states: “Each year, thousands of homes and other properties are damaged or destroyed by lightning… Lightning is responsible for more deaths and property loss than tornadoes, hurricanes and floods combined, but of these violent forces of nature, lightning is the only one we can economically afford to protect ourselves against.”
“A Lightning Protection System provides a means by which this discharge may enter or leave the earth without passing through and damaging non-conductive parts of a structure… it provides a means for controlling it and providing a low resistance path for discharge of lightning energy.”