What Are The Components Of a Lightning Protection System?

According to the NFPA, lightning strikes cause $451 million dollars in property damage each year.

A lightning protection system is composed of 4 main components:

1. Lightning Rods or Air Terminals
2. Conductor Cables
3. Ground Rods
4. Surge Protection Devices

The above components of commercial and home lightning protection systems, when installed correctly will provide the lightning surge a path to ground, avoiding damage to the structure.

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, ground electrodes, utility bonding clamps (for water pipes, sprinkler, & gas and/or oil pipes) and surge protection.

Northeast Lightning Protection has been installing lightning protection equipment, including lightning rods in Connecticut (CT), Massachusetts (MA), New York (NY), Rhode Island (RI), New Hampshire (NH) and Vermont (VT), since 1976.

Northeast Lightning Protection, a Connecticut (CT) based company, provides the most advanced commercial and home lightning protection systems according to the codes of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. 96A, Lightning Protection Institute 175, and National Fire Protection Association 780.

For a free estimate, contact New England’s #1 lightning protection company, Northeast Lightning Protection.

Northeast Lightning Protection LLC
10 Peters Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Tel: (860) 243-0010