Is Your Lightning Protection System Missing a Key Component? (Hint: Inspection!)

Wondering if your LPS design or installation meets industry guidelines and requirements? Not sure if your project specifications comply with nationally-recognized safety Standards? A third-party quality control inspection is your key to quality assurance.  While experts agree that… Read More

Florida Homeowners Urged to Take Advantage of Lightning Protection Mitigation Credits

The Florida Green Home Standard Reference Guide was developed by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) in 2004 to share information on green home practices and provide details on how to earn points for complying with the Florida… Read More

Lightning Protection for Lightning Safe Homeowner Association Communities

How Homeowners can Enlighten HOA’s about System Benefits Awareness about the dangers of lightning to people and property has significantly increased since the National Weather Service began its annual safety campaign in 2001. With consumer organizations like the National… Read More

Lightning Protection Systems for Re-roofing Projects & the Importance of Trade Coordination & Expert Consultation

Lightning protection systems (LPS) are sophisticated networks that incorporate strike termination devices, lightning current conductors, bonding conductors, grounding electrodes and lightning surge protection devices. While the lightning risk for a structure is often the product of the lightning… Read More

Register for the 2017 LPI/ULPA Annual Lightning Protection Conference!

Registration is now open for the 2017 LPI/ULPA Lightning Protection Conference in Houston, Texas, February 8-10.  LPI members, Mike Weir and Taylor Lightning Protection, will serve as industry hosts for the 85th annual conference, which will feature educational… Read More

Prevention is Key to Reducing Home Fire Risks; Including Blazes Sparked by Lightning

In support of National Fire Prevention Week  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that home fires account for $6-8 billion in property damage in the U.S. Many of these fires are preventable, including those sparked by lightning;… Read More

LPI Exhibiting at Greenbuild Expo, in Los Angeles, October 5 & 6

Green building is a good idea and good for business. A Green Building Economic Impact study released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), found that Green construction is expected to account for more than 2.3 million U.S. jobs by… Read More

Lightning Protection Institute Joins State Fire Marshals in Effort to Reduce Fire Risk Present in Millions of U.S. Homes

Effort calls for improved performance standards for CSST  Maryville, Mo., September 9, 2016 — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is joining forces with the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) to improve safety measures connected with a… Read More

Preparation is Key to Navigating Mother Nature’s Nastiness

September 2, 2016 — September is National Preparedness Month and an excellent time to create plans that can safeguard your home or business against Mother Nature’s nastiness. Weather emergencies like hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and tornadoes can happen in… Read More

NFPA 780: Setting the Standard for Safe and Effective Lightning Protection

August 18, 2016 — Safety standards are designed to ensure the safety of products, activities or processes. When it comes to lightning protection, the difference between “safe and effective” lightning protection and “unsafe and ineffective” lightning protection is… Read More