Gorman Lightning Rods

Lightning happens with shocking regularity.  Direct lightning causes structural damage and damage to the electrical systems in the property. According to insurance statistics, it causes millions in damage per year to residential and commercial properties. The effects of a lightning strike can destroy your home and cripple a business.  To support those clients who need to protect their assets from lightning damage, Gorman Lightning Protection provides a variety of lightning protection system services. At Gorman Lightning Protection it is our mission to protect home, family and business from the devastating effects of lightning. 

Lightning protection systems has a proven record of protecting against physical danger to people, structural damage to buildings, and failure of internal systems and equipment. The implementation of a lightning protection system includes knowledge, craftsmanship, and experience.

At Gorman Lightning Protection, we install, maintain and test lightning protection system in accordance with the current standards and specifications. More importantly, our lightning protection services can ensure you have the right infrastructure in place to protect your property and equipment, your people, and your business.

At Gorman Lightning Protection, we provide a full range of lightning protection services including:

  • Lightning Risk Assessment – We perform a risk assessments before we install the lightning protection system.
  • Lightning Protection System Design – Each property is unique and has a different size and shape. We design a lightning protection system that meets all standards.
  • Lightning Protection System Installation – We install the designed lightning protection system and make sure it complies to all standards and codes of practice.
  • Tests & Inspections of Lightning Protection Systems – We offer Annual testing of existing lightning protection systems.
  • Lightning Protection System Maintenance & Repair – Over time your lightning protection system may damage. We provide repair service in the event of damage.

Lightning Protection System Design

Gorman Lightning System is aware that failure to design a proper lightning system makes it ineffective.  A lightning protection system is designed to create a direct path for lightning charge to the ground. The system acts at the point where the lightning strikes keeping the structure of building and it’s occupants safe. The experienced engineers at Gorman Lightning Protection will create a perfect design that will protect your property from lightning.

Residential System Design

Residential Lightning Protection Design

Commercial System Design

Commercial Lightning Protection System

Lightning Protection System Installations

The core components for the lightning protection system are: Rods or Air terminals, Main conductors, Grounding, Bonds and Surge Protector. Air terminals, formerly called lightning rods, are installed above a roof. These provide a contact point for electrical charges from the lightning strike approaching a building.  The National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 780—Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems requires that the air terminals are located at 20 feet on-center maximum along ridges, parapets, and other high points on a building.  Air terminals are made of copper or aluminum and should be selected based on roofing type. Connected to the air terminals are the main conductors, which then feed the electricity to the grounding, where it dissipates harmlessly into the earth. If lightning hits the structure, it will preferentially strike the rod and be conducted to ground through a wire, instead of passing through the structure, where it could start a fire or cause electrocution. Lightning rods are also called finials, air terminals, or strike termination devices.

We can install a concealed, partially concealed or exposed lightning system on your roof to protect your property from lightning.  When designed during construction all of the lightning protection system, except the rooftop terminals, can be concealed and run inside the structure.  Decorative finials can also be used as air terminals, making the lightning protection an architectural accent. Fully concealed system can installed when constructing a new house. A partially concealed lightning protection system can be installed on an existing house depending upon how much access there is to run the cable. A fully exposed system has cables and lightning rods on the roof. The cables can be hidden behind the ridges and the down conductors can run behind the gutter sprouts for less visibility.

Lightning Protection System Inspections

In addition to design and installation of lightning protection system, Gorman Lightning Protection also performs inspections.  We make sure the there are no loose connections, if system has been weakened by corrosion, all down conductors and grounding electrodes are intact and more.

Gorman Lightning Protection provides lightning  protection and surge protection systems to residential and commercial establishments such ranch, farms, church, trees, schools, hospitals, airports, factories, data centers and office buildings.  We have also installed lightning protection systems for oil fields.

This is what it’s like to be struck by lightning!

The effect of a lightning strike can be devastating. Do not let this happen to you. Contact  Lightning Rod USA, LLC for a free estimate.

Residential Lightning Protection

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Choose Your Lightning System

Concealed: a fully concealed system can only be installed during the building of a new house. The cable and connections are made in the walls and attic. The only thing visible are the lightning rods.
Partially concealed: a partially concealed system can sometimes be installed on a existing house that has enough access and attic space to run the cable. For this type of installation the down conductors will be exposed from the soffit to the ground.
Exposed: a fully exposed system will have cable and lightning rods on the roof. The cable will be ran behind the ridges and hips to be hidden as much as possible. The down conductors can be ran behind gutter downspouts for less visibility.

We provide Lightning Protection Systems to residential and commercial establishments!  If you’d like to find out more about lightning protection for your home, business or barn, please give us a call.

Our services include:

  • Inspecting existing systems

  • Design Consultation

  • Repairing existing system

  • Installing new systems

  • Free Consultation

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Commercial Lightning Protection System


How Can Gorman Lightning Protection Help You?

We can help you by protecting your residential and commercial property from the dangers of lightning with our residential and commercial lightning rod protection systems. We can install lightning rods on your home or office that will provide a safe path for electricity to follow to the ground. The installations are be done by certified technicians so you can have the peace of mind in knowing you are protected from lightning.


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