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Lightning Protection System for Barns & Agricultural Buildings

Installing lightning protection on your barn can be a good idea, especially if you’re in an area that’s prone to lightning storms or lightning strikes. Lightning strikes can cause a lot of damage to buildings, including barns. They can also create a fire hazard. Protecting barns from lightning strikes is crucial to prevent fires and ensure the safety of both livestock and property. At WB Lightning Rods, 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.

WB Lightning Rods is a licensed and insured family operated business and have been designing and installing lightning protection and surge protection for barns, farmhouses, homes and businesses since 1950.

WB Lightning has been screened and approved with a Five Star rating through Angi, formerly Home Advisor.

Our Lightning Protection system services include:

  • Lightning Risk Assessment
  • Lightning Protection System Design
  • Lightning Protection System Installation
  • Tests & Inspections of Lightning Protection Systems
  • Lightning Protection System Maintenance & Repair

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    Lightning Protection System for Barns

    Here’s a basic outline of a lightning protection system for barns:

    1. Lightning Rods (Air Terminals): Install lightning rods on the highest points of the barn’s roof. These rods should be made of a conductive material like copper or aluminum and extend above the roofline.
    2. Downconductors (Grounding Conductors): Connect the lightning rods to the ground using down conductors. These conductors should be securely attached to the lightning rods and run vertically down the side of the barn to the ground.
    3. Grounding System: Ensure proper grounding by burying copper or aluminum grounding rods deep into the earth near the barn. The grounding system should provide a low-resistance path for the lightning’s electrical energy to dissipate harmlessly into the ground.
    4. Bonding: Bond all metal components of the barn, including structural elements, ventilation systems, and water pipes, to the lightning protection system. This helps prevent potential side-flashes and ensures that all metal parts are at the same electrical potential during a lightning strike.
    5. Surge Protection: Install surge protection devices on electrical and communication systems within the barn to safeguard against power surges caused by lightning strikes.
    6. Regular Maintenance: Periodically inspect the lightning protection system to ensure that all components are in good condition and free from corrosion or damage. Replace any damaged parts as needed.
    7. Professional Installation: It’s recommended to have a professional lightning protection specialist design and install the system to ensure it meets relevant safety standards and provides adequate protection.

    By implementing these measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of lightning-related damage to your barn and ensure the safety of its occupants.

    Installing lightning rods for Barns/Farmhouses

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    Call  1-800-557-9037 For Lightning Protection Solutions