It’s that time of year again! Summer thunderstorms with tons of lightning are no joke! The temperature of lightning is hotter than the Sun’s surface (up to 50,000˚F to be exact), and can really cause lot of damage to homes both inside and outside. How can you protect your home from lightning and avoid damage? Check out these tips!

3 Ways to Protect Your Home from Lightning

Install a home lightning protection system.

There are a few different systems out there that protect your home from damage caused by lightning strikes. How does it work? These systems are created with highly conductive copper and aluminum materials to provide a low resistance path to safely ground lightning’s electricity. By installing any of these systems, homeowners may receive credit on their homeowners insurance.

Home lightning protection systems:

  • lightning rods
  • main conductors
  • grounds
  • bonds
  • surge protectors

Unplug electronics.

No only can lightning damage the outside of your home, but it can also damage what’s inside. Lightning can cause a big power surge causing damage to wiring systems. Don’t fry your appliances or garage door system! If there is a big storm coming, unplug electronics or buy a surge protector.

Check your insurance coverage.

There’s something about Tennessee! No really! With 140 lightning deaths since 1959, Tennessee is one of the most deadly states when it comes to lightning.

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