If you live or work in an area where a lot of storms happen, enough so that lightning strikes are something to worry about, you may want to look into a few different ways to protect your business structure or your house from a lightning strike.
The problem with lightning is that it can come very quickly, and you never really know where it is going to hit.
Having something in place to keep anything from happening will ensure that your structure stays standing for years to come.
One of the most common implementations that you can make to protect your building is to get a lightning protection system, better known as a lightning rod.
These are usually set up near the building in order to attract the lightning strike and then neutralize it before it travels back into the ground.
By having it travel into the ground, essentially it will dissipate and not be of any danger to the building or surrounding trees at all.
You can get an older style lightning rod put in place, or something that is a bit more modern instead.
The more modern models are basically made up of a series of small copper and aluminium spikes which are now called air terminals.
These air terminals are mounted on the highest points of a house or a business building, usually at the top of the roof, a chimney if it exists, and other high points on dormers.
One building can have as many as ten or more, depending on its size and the shape of it.
Not to mention, if there are many high points, you can fit many on the roof.
By setting up a lightning protection system at your building you can save yourself from a lot of damage later on.
When lightning strikes a building or a tree, sometimes a fire can easily break out due to the sparks created.
If you have something to protect the building in place, you can actually send the current into the ground safely, and out of the way of everything that could possibly catch fire.
It will end up saving you a lot of time and money down the line.
Many places of business should actually have some sort of protection system in place, that way they can continuously protect their structures in the case of a major storm breaking out.
It is better to be well prepared than have something happen.