Yes! A correctly designed and installed lightning protection system is proven to completely protect structures from lightning damages.
Do lightning rods attract lightning?
Definitely not! Lightning rods do not attract or prevent lightning strikes. A lightning protection system simply intercepts a lightning strike and provides a path into the ground to harmlessly discharge the dangerous electricity.
Our antenna is grounded, doesn't that protect us?
No. An antenna is not designed to handle a lightning strike and, instead, allows dangerous current to enter the home.
Do nearby trees protect structures from lightning?
No. Many times after trees are struck, the lightning side flashes to the house. Valuable trees can be protected and are often made part of the lightning protection system.
Our home is grounded, doesn't that protect us?
No. A house may be grounded to assure electrical safety, however, grounding is not intended to prevent lightning damages.
Can't we install our own lightning protection system?
No. An improperly installed system may be dangerous. Lightning protection is a very specialized industry requiring trained technicians. A proper system takes into account your home's design, construction, electrical components, soil condition, location and more.
Won't it ruin the aesthetics of our home?
No. The system can be concealed within the walls during construction stage. For existing homes, conductors can be semi-concealed. Modern lightning protection systems are inconspicuous and virtually undetectable.
Can surge arresters, suppressors and "whole-house protectors" protect my home?
No. Surge suppressors are important components of a complete system, but can do nothing to protect a structure against direct lightning strikes. Arresters must be installed in conjunction with a lightning protection system to provide whole house protection.
Do lightning protection systems require routine maintenance?
No. Lightning protection systems ate constructed of durable materials that are likely to outlast most other fixtures on your home. No maintenance is required unless changes are made to your structure or roof.
Is lightning protection expensive?
No. Compare to the majority of home improvements, lightning protection is one of the least expensive. It offers the best type of insurance--peace of mind and proven protection for your family, home and valuables. It is a big return on a small investment.
Am I safe if my home is in a low lying area?
No. Lightning frequently strikes in low areas as well as in higher elevations.
Above information by United Lightning Protection Association