Lightning Protection Solutions for Residential & Commercial Properties. Give us a call today at 817-320-5500


Established in 1987, Bolt Lightning Protection is well known for its excellent work in lightning protection installation for residential and commercial establishments.  We only hire the best talent, therefore you can be confident in our design and installation of lightning protection systems.   According to Underwriters Laboratories, a properly designed and installed system greatly diminishes your risk of property damage caused by a lightning strike.

Bolt Lightning Protection

Protecting your family, home and business from lightning is our business.  We’re a family owned and operated business and have three generations of experience.  We have offices in Texas and Oklahoma. Through the years we have delivered lightning protection systems nationwide including Texas (Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, statewide) and Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Tulsa, statewide).


From designing a lightning protection system for an existing structure or a building under construction, to repairing an existing system, we do it all. We provide lightning protection and surge protection systems to residential and commercial establishments such ranch, farms, church, trees, schools, hospitals, airports, factories, data centers and office buildings. Lightning rods are mounted at  elevated places where lightning is most likely to strike.  The lightning rods are attached to an aluminum or copper cable that’s connected to an underground conductive grid.   Lightning protection systems must meet current requirements and be installed correctly to provide optimal protection.

Residential Lightning Protection Systems


Get a lightning protection system installed on your home by  Bolt Lightning Protection. We can install a concealed, partially concealed or exposed lightning system on your roof to protect your home 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.

Contact Bolt lightning Protection to learn more about Residential Lightning Protection Systems.

Commercial Lightning Protection Systems


Lightning protection system can be installed on a new construction or existing commercial building. The lightning protection system consists of lightning rods that are interconnected at the roof level, down conductors tied to ground rods or ground loop, bonding all the incoming utilities together. A properly installed lightning protection system will safe-guard a commercial building structurally, protect property, electronic equipment and employees from the destructive forces of lightning. Having a lightning protection system will provide you with a peace of mind knowing that a potentially catastrophic situation has been proactively dealt with. Our many years of experience in the design and installation of lightning protection and grounding systems allows us to deliver high quality installations at an affordable price.

Contact Bolt Lightning Protection to learn more about Commercial Lightning Protection Systems.

Lightning Protection Solutions for Residential & Commercial Properties. Give us a call today at 817-320-5500

Lightning Protection Design

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.


Lightning Protection Rods


Lightning Protection Design

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.


When I need a lightning protection system for my office building,  I got bids from several other companies. Bolt Lightning Protection company gave me the best price.  They also installed high quality copper systems at reasonable rate.   Bud explained every aspect of the lightning system.  I am impressed by their work and highly recommend them.

Steve Douglas, San Antonio, Texas

Bud and his team did an excellent job installing lightning system for my residence.  The experience was hassle-free.  The installers were efficient.  The price was also reasonable.

Joe Rosen, Ft Worth, Texas


At Bolt Lightning Protection of Texas, our mission is to protect lives and properties from lightning strikes, one of nature’s deadliest element. We can assist you with all aspect of lightning protection – from risk assessment, design, installation and maintenance of a lightning protection system. No job is too big or small for us. Call us today for a free estimate.