Home lightning protection can save homes and even lives

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Lightning is an amazing and unique natural phenomenon that no home or commercial owner would want to encounter. In the event a question arises as to why lightning protection of houses ir necessary, all one needs to do is look at the lightning from a different point of view. Despite the fact that the lightning strike lasts only 0.2 seconds, it can reach a length of 2 to 3 km, in special cases even 20 km. The current is also impressive, reaching up to 100,000 amps and several million volts. The speed of 30,000 km/h also reaches cosmic force.  For example, when lightning strikes a tree, lightning literally boils its juice from the inside and can even melt sand. This is the reason why lightning protection is needed, because a strike to the house can cause not only financial but also physical damage. That is why already in the 18th century the lightning conductor was created to help people protect their homes and their lives, because lightning is essentially a huge electric charge that is released into a building. Continue reading “Home lightning protection can save homes and even lives”