“It gives lightning the least resistance to ground, so, to carry the strike to the ground will protect the structure,” Ahearn explained. “If the lightning is going to strike, it’s gonna strike here no matter what. But, instead of going through the structure, it’s going to occur above the roof and go up.”
In 31 years of installing lightning protection systems, Ahearn said he has never heard back from a customer, after installation, that they’d been struck.
“It’s not the house. It’s the people in the house,” Ahean said. “That’s what it all comes down to. You can buy another house. You can’t replace the people.”