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Five things you didn’t know about lightning protection.

Lightning can be beautiful; nature’s own light show flashing across the sky. You know that lightning causes millions of dollars of fire and damage every year in the United States and injures or even kills those that get in its way. You even know that, ever since Ben Franklin invented the lightning rod 250 years… Read more »

Fireplace Season: Time to Consider Lightning Protection

Now that the cooler air of autumn is here, it is time to have your chimney inspected so it is ready for those dark winter evening of sitting around the hearth with your loved ones.  A good place to find a certified chimney inspector is at Fireplace Investigation, Research & Education Service or Chimney Safety Institute… Read more »

Top-Notch Lightning Protection System

Lightning protection installers hang out in high places, including the apex of tall chimneys, radio antennas, and church steeples. Lightning protection systems (LPS) in these exposed locations have to extend to the highest parts of the structures so the system can intercept lightning strikes before the lightning reaches the structure. To reach these rarefied heights,… Read more »

Electrical Storm Florence

hurricane florence lightning

There were more than 54,000 lightning strokes within Hurricane Florence in the three days between September 10 and 13, while the storm was still out at sea. If this intensity of lightning activity continued, it would have posed a significant danger to everyone in the path of the storm. Compared to the hazards of high… Read more »