Doesn’t the electrician take care of this?

Lightning protection does not fall under the expertise of most electricians. Lightning rods have their own NFPA standard that is separate from the National Electric Code that electricians are trained on. Lightning protection work should be performed by a lightning protection specialty contractor. ECLE recommends using a firm that works full-time on lightning protection; These firms are specialists, that are listed with Underwriters Laboratories, certified by the Lightning Protection Institute and familiar with the NFPA and UL requirements for lightning protection.

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