Lightning Rod for House

Why do you need a lightning protection system installation for your residential property in Florida, Gulf Coast states and beyond? You may already know that that in the state of Florida there are more thunderstorms, lightning and hurricanes than any other part of the country.  Installing lightning protection system on your property will help in protecting your property, occupants, livestock, electronics and data.

Residential Lightning Protection System

Lightning could strike your property can inflict significant damage. According to the National Severe Storm Laboratory, lightning is the most deadly and commonly encountered weather hazard that most people face each year. So, take some time to think about some precautions you might do to safeguard yourself and your property.  Give us a call for a free estimate for your whole house lightning protection.

Residential Lightning Protection System Mitigates Risk of Lightning Damage

A lightning protection system will intercept a lightning strike, provide a conductive path for the harmful electrical discharge to follow and disperse the energy safely into the ground. A lightning strike on your home can cause serious damage. However, if your home has a lightning protection system, a surge caused by lightning will often be safely deflected into the ground.

Affordable Residential Lightning Protection System, Rods & Surge Protection Florida

Our lightning protection technicians install the lightning protection rods strategically at places where lightning is most likely to strike.  For aesthetics we make them inconspicuous as well.  Keep your family and property safe from electrical storms by investing in a lightning protection system.

Gulf Coast Lightning Rods proudly serves all of Gulf Coast states with the best lightning and surge protection services, including  the state of Florida, entire South East, Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast including New Orleans and Alabama and beyond.

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    Rated as #1 Lightning Protection Company in Florida and Beyond. Whether you need a lightning protection system for your home, office, church, a commercial building, barn or trees we can help you! No matter where you are we’ll be there.

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    Residential Lightning Protection

    Residential Lightning Protection

    Residential Lightning Protection

    NFPA Standards

    Gulf Coast Lightning Rods provides solutions for full protection against lightning, that adheres to NFPA standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection and is in accordance with the code and legislation in force.  Therefore, we use UL listed materials.

    NFPA 780 provides lightning protection system installation requirements to safeguard people and property from fire risk and related hazards associated with lightning exposure

    Gulf Coast Lightning Rods provides whole house surge protection, surge arrestor, surge protection for AC DC, phone, COAIX and data, grounding and earthing services.

    Gulf Coast Lightning Rods provides a full range of lightning protection services through out Florida, Gulf Coast States and beyond.  Some of our services include:

    • Risk Assessment – Before installing a lightning protection system for your property, we perform a risk assessments
    • Lightning Protection System Design – Since the shape and size of each property is unique, we design a custom lightning protection system design that meets all standards.
    • Lightning Protection System Installation – We install the designed lightning protection system complaint for all standards and codes of practice.
    • Test & Inspections of Lightning Protection Systems – We offer Annual testing services for existing lightning protection systems.
    • Lightning Protection System Maintenance & Repair – Due to harsh weather and age of your lightning protection system you may need maintenance and repair. We can assist your with all aspects of lightning protection maintenance and repair.

    Lightning Protection System Components

    A lightning protection systems consists of:

    Air terminals: These are copper or aluminum rods that are vertically fixed on the roof at regular intervals and are also known as lightning rods. The air terminals act as strike receptors, intercepting lightning strikes.

    Main conductors: These braided cables, made of aluminum or copper, connect the air terminals to the other system components and the grounds.

    Grounds: The structures should have at least two ground rods driven that are at a minimum of 10 feet into the earth. The ground terminations drive the harmful current into the earth, eliminating the possibility of injury or structural damage.

    Bonding: Bonding connects metallic bodies (roof components) and grounded building systems to the main conductor in order to assure conductivity and prevent side flashing (flashing is lightning jumping between two objects).

    Surge arresters and suppressors: An electrical surge is an increase in current caused by a lightning strike on or near a power line or utility service. Surge suppression is implemented at the electrical panel(s) to prevent over voltage from entering and causing a fire. Arresters fitted in electrical panels aid in the protection of large appliances and the prevention of fires at service panel entrances. Other in-house electronics may require additional safeguards. Surge protection devices are usually fitted alongside a lightning protection system.

    Installing a lightning protection system is not a DIY job. You need a qualified professional who has knowledge of residential lightning protection, install lightning arrester for home, ground your house from lightning, etc. If a lightning protection system is not properly installed on your home it will not be effective.

    Lightning Rods

    According to the National Weather Service

    Lightning rods (and the accompanying protection system) are designed to protect a house or building from a direct lightning strike and, in particular, a lightning-initiated fire. Note that lightning protection systems do not prevent lightning from striking the structure, but rather intercept a lightning strike, provide a conductive path for the harmful electrical discharge to follow (the appropriate UL-listed copper or aluminum cable), and disperse the energy safely into the ground (grounding network). It’s very important that these components be properly connected (bonded) to minimize the chances for any sparks or side flashes.

    While lightning rods help protect a structure from a direct lightning strike, a complete lightning protection system is needed to help prevent harmful electrical surges and possible fires caused by lightning entering a structure via wires and pipes. A complete system also includes electrical surge protection devices for incoming power, data, and communication lines; and surge protection devices for vulnerable appliances. Lightning protection may also be needed for gas piping.

    Any lightning protection system should follow the national safety standards and requirements of the Lightning Protection Institute, National Fire Protection Association, and Underwriters Laboratories.” ~ Source National Weather Service

    Residential Lightning Protection System Design

    Residential Lightning Protection System Design


    At Gulf Coast Lightning Rods, LLC of Florida, our goal is to keep you and your property safe from lightning strikes. We can inspect, design, manage, and install any type of lightning protection and surge protection system throughout Florida, the entire South East, the Gulf Coast, and the Atlantic Coast. We offer lightning protection services throughout the state of Florida, the entire South East, the Gulf Coast, and the Atlantic Coast. Lightning protection is also available in Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and other states. Call us today for a no-obligation consultation.