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Lightning Protection Design

Before we install a lightning protection system we work on lightning protection design to verify what will work best for your property. NFPA 780 provides lightning protection system installation requirements to safeguard people and property from fire risk and related hazards associated with lightning exposure.

In Florida and Gulf States, lightning happens with shocking regularity. Direct lightning causes structural damage and damage to the electrical systems in the property. According to insurance statistics, it causes millions in damage per year to residential and commercial properties. The effects of a lightning strike can destroy your home and cripple a business. To support those clients who need to protect their assets from lightning damage, Gulf Lightning Rods provides a variety of lightning protection system services. At Gulf Lightning Rods it is our mission protecting home, family and business from the devastating effects of lightning. Call us to day for a lightning protection design.

Gulf Coast Lightning Protection System Design

Gulf Coast Lightning Rods, a Florida based lightning protection company designs and installs Lightning Surge protection systems to meet our customers requirements, budget and deadline. Our lightning protection systems design and installation service in Florida and the Gulf Coast is cost effective, reliable, efficient and of highest quality. Our extensive experience has given us the ability to design and install lightning protection systems on any structure of any shape or size. Lightning protection system installations are carried out by our highly trained skilled technicians. All lightning protection system design and installation work is carried out in line with current industry standards and guidelines. Contact us to learn about lightning protection design.

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    How is Lightning Protection Designed?

    The primary purpose for a lightning protection system is to route that electrical energy from a lightning strike to a less destructive path to ground, rather than letting it travel through the building’s structure, electrical wiring, pipes where it would create a havoc. Lightning rods or air terminals are the topmost element of a lightning protection system where the initial contact between the lightning strike and system occurs. The lightning rods are strategically installed on the roof, chimneys or other elevated areas.

    Highly conductive copper and aluminum materials are used in a lightning protection system. This provides a low resistance path to safely ground lightning’s dangerous electricity. The lightning strike is intercepted and directed to ground without impacting the structure, occupants or contents of the property. A lightning protection system includes a network of air terminals, bonding conductors, and ground electrodes designed to provide a low impedance path to ground for potential strikes. For a lightning protection design contact Gulf Coast Lighting Rods.

    Lightning protection system is designed to protect your property from the dangers caused by lightning strikes. The first lightning safety device was invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1752, the lightning rod. It is still a viable lightning protection solution today. Other lightning protection systems such as the patented D.A.S. from LEC also offer lightning protection solutions. If you’re thinking about designing your lightning system design, it’s best to work with a professional lightning protection design team.

    The dissipation of a lightning strike requires correct system design, installation in accordance with UL 96A, NFPA 780 and all listed components correctly installed and connected to earth. The installation must be designed to protect the entire structure not just a small portion or section of the structure.

    The main attribute common to all lightning rods is that they are all made of conductive materials, such as copper and aluminum. Copper and its alloys are the most common materials used in lightning protection.

    A well-designed, properly installed Lightning protection systems mitigates the fire hazard which lightning strikes pose to structures. A lightning protection system provides a low-impedance path for the lightning current to lessen the heating effect of current flowing through flammable structural materials. If lightning travels through porous and water-saturated materials, these materials may literally explode if their water content is flashed to steam by heat produced from the high current. This is why trees are often shattered by lightning strikes.

    Contact Gulf Coast Lightning Rods for lightning protection design. The images below are lightning protection designs for residential and commercial properties.

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    Lightning can strike anytime. Protect Your Investment from Lightning

    Lightning can strike your Florida or Gulf Coast property without warning, and if you don’t have lightning protection in place, the damage it can inflict might be disastrous. Gulf Coast Lightning Rods, is your go to team of professionals for all of your Lightning Protection Rod installations, inspections and repairs.

    Residential Lightning Protection Systems

    Many lives are lost due to lightning strikes. Protect your family and property by getting a lightning protection system installed by Gulf Coast Lightning Rods. A lightning protection system consist of many components.  The key components, that work together to protect property structures from lightning damage are air terminals, conductors, bonds, ground terminations, and surge protection devices. Learn more about our residential lightning protection services >

    Commercial Lightning Protection

    Our Florida lightning protection company inspects, installs & designs lightning protection systems for commercial properties. In Florida, public schools, hospitals and nursing facilities are required to have lightning protection systems.  Many industrial and commercial property owners are getting lightning protection systems installed for their properties to protect human life, property, electric equipment and data. Learn more about our commercial lightning protection services >

    Barn Lightning Protection

    Installing barn lightning protection is a wise decision. If people or animals are inside the barn during a lightning storm, having lightning protection in place can significantly reduce the risk of injury or death from a direct lightning strike or secondary effects like fire or structural damage. Protect your livestock by having a lightning protection system installed for your barn. We install lightning rods connected with wire connections to the ground for barns. If lightning strikes the barn, it won’t bother your livestock as the rods will absorb the brunt of it. Learn more about Barn & Farmhouses lightning protection services >

    Tree Lightning Protection System

    Lightning protection devices from Gulf Coast Lightning Rods can minimize the risk of destruction in the likelihood of a  lightning strike. Lightning protection systems use copper conductors attached to a ground rod to reduce the chance of tree damage and transmit the electrical charge to the earth, where the energy is dispersed. Our advanced technology has a proven track record of protecting trees and reducing the likelihood of a side-flash to nearby structures. Learn more about our Lightning Protection for Trees services >

    Lightning Rods

    A lightning rod or lightning conductor  is a metal rod usually copper or aluminum mounted on a structure and intended to protect the structure from a lightning strike. It protects a structure from lightning damage by intercepting flashes and guiding the currents into the ground. They are mounted at strategic places where lightning is most likely to strike. Learn more about lightning rods >

    Lightning Rods

    While lightning rods can shield a building from direct lightning strikes, a full lightning protection system is necessary to guard against dangerous electrical surges and potential fires brought on by lightning that enters a building through wires and pipes. Learn more about lightning protection systems >