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This week is important for the lightning protection industry: Lightning Safety Awareness Week. Lightning Safety Awareness Week was launched in 2001, and in 2007 the Lightning Protection Institute joined the effort to spread awareness about the importance of standard-compliant lightning protection systems.

Lightning Damage

Lightning protection systems are designed and installed on structures, commercial or residential, in order to prevent lightning from causing damage. A lightning bolt can be hotter than the surface of the Sun, and it travels at the speed of light. Without harnessing and diverting that power away from your home or office, consequences can be fatal. Here in Atlanta and the rest of the Southeast, lightning strikes occur often.

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Lightning strike density in the United States

In fact, Georgia leads the nation in insurance claims due to lightning damage. While lightning related deaths have decreased since the launch of lightning safety awareness week, the costs of damages in lost assets has only skyrocketed nationwide. Because of this, we feel a special responsibility to share the week with you.

If you have any questions about lightning protection or are thinking about installing a system, don’t hesitate to contact us via our Contact tab. We would be happy to answer any of your questions, and we’d love to help you protect your family, employees, and assets.