Lightning Protection System Installations
Bolt Lightning Protection is dedicated to providing you with with a top grade secure lightning protection.
The core components for the lightning protection system are: Rods or Air terminals, Main conductors, Grounding, Bonds and Surge Protector. The rods are made of copper or aluminum and placed at intervals around the roof to intercept the lightning strike. Connected to the air terminals are the main conductors, which then feed the electricity to the grounding, where it dissipates harmlessly into the earth. If lightning hits the structure, it will preferentially strike the rod and be conducted to ground through a wire, instead of passing through the structure, where it could start a fire or cause electrocution. Lightning rods are also called finials, air terminals, or strike termination devices.
We can install a concealed, partially concealed or exposed lightning system on your roof to protect your property from lightning. When designed during construction all of the lightning protection system, except the rooftop terminals, can be concealed and run inside the structure. Decorative finials can also be used as air terminals, making the lightning protection an architectural accent. Fully concealed system can installed when constructing a new house. A partially concealed lightning protection system can be installed on an existing house depending upon how much access there is to run the cable. A fully exposed system has cables and lightning rods on the roof. The cables can be hidden behind the ridges and the down conductors can run behind the gutter sprouts for less visibility.