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Lightning Rods: What You Need to Know to Be Safe This Monsoon Season

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jul 13, 2018 4:21:00 PM

Avoid Needing a Roof Repair by Installing a Lightning Rod for Monsoon Season

With monsoon season right around the corner, you may be wondering if you've done enough to protect your Las Vegas home during harsh weather conditions. Many homeowners may be wondering whether lightning rods are necessary for their homes.

How Lightning Rods Work

Lightning is not only loud and bright when it strikes, but it can also cause extensive damages that require immediate roof repair. When a lightning rod is attached to your home, its job is to attract the lightning and direct it safely through the building and into the ground. This works because the rods are tied to the ground with a conductor and electrode, effectively preventing a direct hit to your home.

Do I Need a Lightning Rod?

It is fairly uncommon for a home to be the recipient of a direct lightning strike. A lightning rod is not considered essential. However, extra protection never hurts – especially in the desert where a little rainfall can turn into a violent thunderstorm in a matter of seconds. Some homeowner's policies will offer a discount for homes with this type of safeguard to help outweigh the costs.

While you may not need to schedule an emergency installation to prepare for monsoon season, it's worth having a conversation with your roof repair company to determine what your risks are. In most cases, lightning protection systems are relatively inconspicuous, so it won't change the exterior look of your home.

Schedule a Consultation with a Reputable Roof Repair Company

To learn more about lightning rods for your home, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with First Quality Roofing & Insulation. Our professional roof repair experts will assess your risk and provide a free estimate for the installation of a lightning protection system for your home. Call 702-262-7847 today!

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