Direct Strike is a contractor you can rely on to design the best lightning protection in Edinburgh. We understand the potential hazards that such a huge electrical discharge can cause, even if it doesn’t hit a property directly. As a result we can create and install a system to protect the building, inhabitants, and contents.
Difficult to predict
The important thing to remember about lightning is it is very unpredictable. There is no guarantee a thunderstorm will have any electrical discharges. The storms can also spread across a very wide area and lightning travels very quickly. Some locations seem to have a higher risk than others, but it can happen anywhere.
With all of the above in mind, it is better to be safe than sorry. Investing in a lightning protection system is wise, especially if you are in one of those areas where storms seem to be more common.
Most people know that the main hazard with lightning is a direct strike. If it hits a person it can be fatal. It can also cause a lot of damage to properties and their contents. The current can flow through wires, metal pipes and many other metallic items. It could burn out any appliances that are plugged in and hurt anyone in close proximity to them. There is even the risk of fire.
Direct strikes are not the only hazard however. If lightning hits the ground it can cause just as much damage if it happens in the wrong place. This is because it can electrify the surface and current can travel through conductive materials like pipes and cables buried in the surface.
The best solution is to install lightning protection. A system can make it more likely that a discharge will strike a specific place. It then creates a safe path for the current using a network of down connectors. These ultimately lead to ground termination networks. This kind of system efficiently redirects the current safely away from the property.
Direct Strike has a reputation as the top provider of lightning protection In Edinburgh. We can offer systems for various clients, catering for all kinds of specialist facilities and buildings. By handling design, installation, maintenance and repairs, we achieve the highest standards.
If you would like to speak with us about protecting your property from lightning, please get in touch.