Safegaurd your home with a lightning protection system

by Jennifer Drake 01/02/2023

Lightning

When a lightning bolt hits a property, it can do an unbelievable amount of damage. Lightning protection systems are a great investment and can save your household from damage and expensive repairs. Knowing the basics of surge protection and lightning rods will help you choose the best option for your home.


Home surge protection

Surge protectors act as guards for your home's electrical system. If there’s an electrical surge, a surge protector will stop the flow from wreaking havoc on your home's appliances and wiring. 

A surge protector will also redirect the extra electricity during a lightning strike, which can help in preventing a house fire. 


Lightning rods

Lighting rods have been used for hundreds of years to protect buildings from lightning strikes. They work by sending electric currents through a grounding system. The surge is redirected into the ground, preventing damage to the structure the rod is attached to. 

Modern lightning rods are even more effective than their original iterations. You can even install them yourself using a kit from a hardware store.


Home lightning protection system costs

Full lightning protection systems cost around $400 to $2,500. The price may seem hefty, however, the cost to repair damage from a lightning strike can cost even more. Surge protection can safeguard your space to ensure damages from lightning surges are stopped in their tracks. 

Even though lightning strikes can be alarming, you can prevent damages before they have the chance to occur. Consider speaking with a local specialist to learn more about the devices your home may need to avoid electrical surges. 

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Jennifer Drake

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