Information on Lightning Protection in the state of Colorado
Installing lightning rods to protect your home and other structures will prevent damage caused by lightning strikes. A complete system includes: lightning rods, conductor, bonding, ground rods or grounding plates and surge protection. Certain home owner insurance will even give you a discount if you have one installed.
With thunderstorms being a common occurrence on the east side of the Continental Divide, with an average of 520,833 could to ground lightning strikes, Colorado ranks number 32 nationally with 5 strikes per square mile (pdf).
KLP offers a full line of UL Listed Lightning Protection System Materials that meet or exceed the criteria set forth by UL96A, NFPA 780 and LPI-175. Give us a call today at 800-370-5886 to see how we can assist you in the design, installation, maintenance and inspection of your system.
June 16, 2015 Lightning was blamed for a house fire in Colorado Springs which destroyed the back of the house. Several other homes were hit in the areabut didn't result in a fire.
Also see How to stay safe during lightning storms