Believe it or not, lightning is the cause of hundreds of injuries and damages every year in the UK. Lightning protection is one solution to this. Commercial properties, churches and historic structures are just some of the buildings that can benefit from these types of measures that prevent serious incidents.
If you’re thinking about having lightning protection installed this is the blog for you. Read on for all you need to know.
What is lightning protection?
Lightning protection systems are a preventative measure that reduces the impact of lightning damage if it were to strike a building. The system is usually a lightning conductor (in the form of a metal rod made from conductive materials such as copper and aluminium) which is mounted on to the building and intercepts a strike meaning the rod is hit first before anything else. In this situation, the strike is then conducted through a wire and passing through to the ground safely.
But, before you can have anything installed, your property must be assessed to establish what level of protection is needed and how at risk the building is. A system can then be designed and installed by an experienced contractor without compromising the aesthetics of the property.
Why is lightning protection important?
Many people believe that lightning never strikes the same place twice, but this is not true. Experiencing lightning force on your property once let alone twice can be enough to damage your electrical system, cause a fire, broken equipment and business downtime.
The benefits of lightning protection include:
At Rodells, based in Hertfordshire, we offer specialist works and access services from scaffolding to lightning protection. Protecting your property from lightning could prevent serious problems occurring in your business or home, leaving you with a hefty bill. We’ll help you find the right solution by designing, installing and maintaining your lightning protection system at affordable prices. Get in touchhttps://www.rodells.uk/contact-information.html with us today for more information.