Trusted Lightning Protection Systems in Dedham, MA
A lightning strike can cause serious and costly damage to your home and your belongings. Lightning can even cause devastating structural damage to a building. Boston Lightning Rod Co., Inc. can help you protect your home and your family with a custom lightning rod system. Lightning protection systems are designed to provide a specific path along which a lightning bolt can travel, leading the electricity safely to grounds buried deep in the earth.
Types of Lightning Protection Systems
Lightning protection systems work in several different ways to protect your home. It is important to understand that these systems do not attract lightning, nor are they capable of preventing lightning from striking a building. Lightning protection systems primarily work by diverting the energy from a lightning strike with a combination of lightning rods, conductors, and grounds. Advanced systems, such as our Transient Voltage Surge Suppression (TVSS), can also help protect your valuable electronics and appliances from the sudden surge in electricity caused by a lightning strike.
At Boston Lightning Rod Co., Inc., we carefully design our lightning protection systems so that each component works together to provide you with the most advanced protection available.
These components include the following:
- Air Terminals: Also known as lightning rods, these copper and metal rods are mounted vertically on the highest point of the house or commercial building. They will intercept all lightning strikes, causing them to end up harmlessly planted in the earth to avoid damage or injury.
- Bonds: Bonds are essential for the control of electric current. They prevent any side flashes (electricity traveling between two objects) by grounding metal objects to the main conductor cable.
- Grounds: The grounds are connected to metal grounding rods that are buried approximately 10 feet in the earth. When lightning travels through the system, it is then buried with them, effectively eliminating the chance of injury or damage.
- Main Conductors: Generally constructed from copper or aluminum, these cables are essential in connecting air terminals to grounds.
For more information about our systems or installations, or to schedule your personalized installation appointment in Eastern Massachusetts, please contact Boston Lightning Rod at 800-992-3466. If you have any questions, visit our FAQ page.