Lightning Protection Systems
In Texas and Oklahoma, 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, Bolt Lightning Protection provides a variety of lightning protection system services. At Bolt Lightning Protection it is our mission protecting home, family and business from the devastating effects of lightning.
Lightning Protection System Design
Bolt Lightning System is aware that failure to design a proper lightning system makes it ineffective. A lightning protection system is designed to create a direct path for lighting charge to the ground. The system acts at the point where the lightning strikes keeping the structure of building and it’s occupants safe. The experienced engineers at Bolt Lightning Protection will create a perfect design that will protect your property from lightning.
Residential System Design
Commercial System Design
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.
Lightning Protection System Inspections
In addition to design and installation of lightning protection system, Bolt Lightning Protection also performs inspections. We make sure the there are no loose connections, if system has been weakened by corrosion, all down conductors and grounding electrodes are intact and more.
Bolt Lightning Protection provides 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. We have also installed lightning protection systems for oil fields.