are guaranteed to receive the most effective lightning protection
is a Lightning Protection System?
lightning protection system is a passive means of preventing property
damage from the effects of a lightning strike.
Needs Lightning Protection?
your home or business meets 5 or more of the following criteria, you
are in a high risk group.
you are outside and you notice a storm brewing, do you know what to
lightning protection materials and components shall comply in weight,
size and composition with UL96A and NFPA-780 lightning protection
material code requirements for this type of structure.
or Comments? We'd love to hear from you.
you are outside and you notice a storm brewing, do you know what to do?
Here are a few safety tips…
- Keep an eye on
the sky, watch for well-defined darkening cumulus clouds, and listen
- If you see a flash
in the sky, start counting "one one thousand, two one thousand, three
one thousand", and so on until you hear thunder. Take that number and
divide it by 5. This will let you know how many miles away the approaching
storm is. For every five seconds the storm is 1 mile away.
- If the storm approaches,
seek shelter in a building (preferably with lightning protection) or
- Once inside, turn
off all appliances, stay off the phone, and avoid taking a shower or
running the water. A lightning surge can enter the house through all
- If you are not
able to get indoors, go to a low-lying open area away from trees, poles,
and anything metal.
- Assume the safety
position. Make yourself a small target. Squat low to the ground, place
your hands on your knees and put your head down low. Do not lie flat
on the ground.
- If you are trapped
in the woods, take shelter under the shortest trees in the area.
- If you are boating
or swimming, get out of the water immediately and seek shelter.