Northeast Lightning Protection, LLC is a family business that has been providing commercial building lightning protection systems to structures in Connecticut (CT), Massachusetts (MA), New York (NY), Rhode Island (RI), New Hampshire (NH) and Vermont (VT), since 1976.
We provide the most advanced lightning protection systems according to the codes of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. 96A, Lightning Protection Institute 175, and National Fire Protection Association 780.
A system of lightning protection consists of several integral components: the lightning rods, conductor cable, lightning arrestors, and ground rods. Our specialty is major construction projects. We provide design, testing, CAD submittals, UL Master Label Inspections, surge protection surveys and highly trained and certified IBEW labor. Safety is paramount.
While lightning rods help protect a structure and all occupants from a direct strike, a complete lightning protection system, including utility bonding, proper grounding, and surge protection help prevent harmful electrical surges and possible fires caused by lightning entering a structure via wire and pipes. A complete lightning protection system includes lightning rods, conductor cables, arrestors, ground electrodes, utility bonding clamps (for water pipes, sprinkler and gas and/or oil pipes) and surge protection. This could be beneficial to different roofing types as well including metal roofs. The type of lightning protection design is important for commercial buildings.
A properly installed lightning protection system for commercial buildings meets all current codes and standards, including, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. code 96A, National Fire Protection Association code 780 and Lightning Protection Institute code 175. Northeast Lightning Protection LLC is listed with all the above codes and follows all applicable standards of the lightning protection industry. Lightning protection is a very specific industry, requiring installation specialists such as our highly trained installers who are certified by the Lightning Protection Institute. Thus untrained personnel, such as electricians, roofers, and general contractors are not qualified to install lightning protection systems for commercial buildings.