Rhode Island Lightning Protection System

Why You Need a Lightning Protection System in the State of Rhode Island

The State of Rhode Island offers warm and wet summers and chilly winters to its residents. The climate is generally humid subtropical with a high occurrence of thunderstorms.

The state has an average of 2540 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes a year, with trees in the area suffering the brunt of the strikes. Many of the historical trees in the state have been fitted with lightning protection systems which have been highly effective in preventing damage to the trees and surrounding property as a result of lightning strikes.

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    Best Lightning Protection in Rhode Island

    If you want to ensure that your property is just as safe as the historical trees of Rhode Island, invest in a lightning protection system. We’ll provide you with a protection system that will prevent damage to your property from cloud-to-ground lightning strikes by safely guiding the high voltage current to the ground. You can have peace of mind even in the midst of the worst Rhode Island thunderstorms.

    We are committed to ensuring our customers’ satisfaction. Our staff is professional, skilled and courteous. With years of experience and state-of-the art technology at their disposal, you can be sure you’ll be provided with a solution that is not only effective but also attractive.

    We offer solutions that are highly customizable. We’ll ensure that the installation of your lightning protection system does not interfere with your property’s curb appeal.

    Get in touch with us today to learn how you can benefit from our lightning protection systems.

    Commercial Lightning Protection

    Commercial Lightning Protection

    Many industrial and commercial property owners are choosing lightning protection systems for their structures as part of the overall security package to protect property, inventory, electrical equipment and precious human life.

    Residential Lightning Protection

    Residential Lightning Protection Systems

    A lightning protection system consist of many components. The key components, which work together to protect structures from lightning damage are air terminals, conductors, bonds, ground terminations, and surge protection devices.

    Lightning Protection for Barns & Farmhouses

    Barn Lightning Protection

    We install lightning rods with wire connections to the ground for barns. If lightning strikes the barn, it won’t bother your horses because the rods will absorb the brunt of it.

    Lightning Protection for Trees

    Tree Lightning Protection System

    Lightning protection devices from WB Lightning Rods can lessen the likelihood of harm from a  lightning strike. In order to mitigate the risk of tree damage and carry the electrical charge to the soil, where the energy is diffused, lightning protection systems use copper conductors coupled to a ground rod. Our technologies have a strong track record of safeguarding trees, and also lessen the possibility of a side-flash to neighboring structures.

    Lightning Rods

    Lightning Rods

    The lightning rod, which Benjamin Franklin invented in 1749, is a metal pole mounted atop a building that draws lightning’s electrical charge away from the structure. The rod is attached to an aluminum or copper cable that’s connected to an underground conductive grid.

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    • We highly recommend WB Lightning Rods. William was very responsive and was able to do our install within a week of our initial call. We are happy with the installation and feel relieved to have added lightning protection for our central Florida home.

      Tammy Davis Avatar Tammy Davis
      May 31, 2020

      William and his son did and excellent job on my house. Glad they got me grounded (pun intended) would highly recommend

      Jeremy G Avatar Jeremy G
      May 31, 2020

      Service above and beyond. I would not hesitate to recommend or use again. Kudos.

      Susan Shinka Avatar Susan Shinka
      May 31, 2020
    • I only had a limited window of time for this project. William and his son arrived on time and installed a system on my house very quickly. They had enough time left to complete my barn as well. The workmanship I saw on both structures was great. I highly recommend them to anyone else.

      Jeff L. Avatar Jeff L.
      May 31, 2019

      Addressed all of our concerns relative to the aesthetics of the installation while explaining the design and operation of our system. We would recommend WB Lightning Rods to anyone considering purchasing this type of protection. A pleasure to work with.

      George Rogers Avatar George Rogers
      May 31, 2019

      My experience with this company was extremely professional and William and his son were first class, in caring and respect for property. My recommendation is Five Star.

      Duane Zaloudek Avatar Duane Zaloudek
      May 31, 2019
    • The installation was quick and with first rate. materials. The Tampa Bay area holds a US record for the number of thunderstorms per year. I think that one week after installation the RV storage building that is protected by the lightning rods was struck. Aside from one gosh awful noise there was no damage.

      Don MacConnel Avatar Don MacConnel
      May 31, 2019

      First, they responded much quicker than the other vendors. Second, they were on time, and finished quickly. Great job!

      Wayne Newberry Avatar Wayne Newberry
      May 31, 2019

      Great people! The job was well done and great personal interaction.

      May 31, 2019

    Why Lightning Protections Systems are Crucial in Rhode Island?

    In Rhode Island, lightning protection systems are crucial due to the state’s susceptibility to thunderstorms and lightning strikes, especially during the warmer months. Lightning protection systems typically consist of lightning rods, conductors, and grounding systems designed to safely redirect lightning strikes away from structures, preventing damage and minimizing the risk of fire or injury.

    Here are some key points regarding lightning protection systems in Rhode Island:

    1. Local Regulations: Rhode Island may have specific building codes or regulations regarding lightning protection systems, which are typically based on national standards such as NFPA 780 (National Fire Protection Association) and UL 96A (Underwriters Laboratories). It’s important to consult local authorities or building codes to ensure compliance with regulations.
    2. Installation: Lightning protection systems should be installed by qualified professionals who are familiar with local building codes and industry standards. Installation typically involves strategically placing lightning rods on the highest points of structures, along with a network of conductors and grounding components.
    3. Inspection and Maintenance: Regular inspection and maintenance of lightning protection systems are essential to ensure their effectiveness. Components should be inspected for damage or corrosion, and any necessary repairs or replacements should be promptly addressed.
    4. Risk Assessment: Conducting a risk assessment can help determine the level of protection needed for a particular structure. Factors such as the structure’s height, location, and surrounding terrain can influence the risk of lightning strikes and the appropriate design of the lightning protection system.
    5. Surge Protection: In addition to lightning protection systems, surge protection devices (SPDs) can be installed to safeguard electrical and electronic equipment within a structure from damage caused by lightning-induced power surges.
    6. Professional Consultation: Consulting with a qualified lightning protection specialist or engineer can help ensure that the lightning protection system is designed and installed correctly to provide optimal protection for the structure and its occupants.

    Given the importance of lightning protection in Rhode Island, property owners, builders, and facility managers should prioritize the implementation of effective lightning protection systems to mitigate the risks associated with lightning strikes.

    Rhode Island Lightning Protection Systems

    Rhode Island Lightning Protection Systems

    Rhode Island, a U.S. state in New England, is known for sandy shores and seaside Colonial towns. It’s home to several large cities, including Newport, which is famed for sailing and Gilded Age mansions, such as The Breakers. Providence, its capital, is home to Brown University, green Roger Williams Park, landscaped Waterplace Park and Riverwalk, with the famed WaterFire art installation. ― Google

    Why We Do It Better

    Lightning protection is a very specialized field within the construction industry. To ensure your lightning protection system is properly installed and offers the protection it should, it is vital to hire an installation professional. We have the following certifications & credentials.

    • Rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
    • Licensed & Insured
    • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Member
    • Educated in UL 96A; NFPA 780; and LPI 175
    • Voted Home Advisor Top Rated
    • Awarded Elite Service Professional On Home Advisor
    • Best of Home Advisor Winner 2016