Posts Tagged: architectural tips

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 »

Seagulls and Lightning Protection

Seagull on roof

Here’s a tip from an architect on Cape Cod, MA. He stretches monofilament fishing line or fine wire between air terminals (lightning rods) to prevent seagulls from perching on the ridges, parapets, and other high places on his buildings. The birds don’t like flying into the almost invisible filament or wire, so go elsewhere. This… Read more »