Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc. states: Each year thousands of properties are damaged or destroyed by lightning. Lightning accounts for more than one billion dollars annually in structural damage to buildings in the United States. What is not reported is the loss of business, downtime and liability that occurs when businesses or commercial tenants are forced to shut down to repair lightning damage. Insurers now require higher levels of safety for commercial buildings, schools, hospitals, institutions, historic landmarks, sports arenas and other public venues, including the installation of lightning protection systems.
Lightning protection systems provide a means by which this discharge may enter or leave the earth without passing through and damaging non-conductive parts of a structure it provides a means for controlling it and providing a low resistance path for discharge of lightning energy.”
thermOweld® offers a complete line of Lightning Protection Products. We are willing to help you with the design of your system that meets UL, and NFPA requirements.