Tending to the Trees: An Earth Day reminder that lightning protection helps keep trees healthy & green!

“They are beautiful in their peace, they are wise in their silence. They will stand after we are dust.  They teach us, and we tend them.” ~ Galeain ip Altiem MacDunelmor Today is officially “Earth Day” which sparks… Read More

Advancing lightning safe communities as a Weather Ready Nation (WRN) ambassador

March 2018 marks the fourth anniversary of the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador initiative launch and its effort to recognize community partners working to improving the nation’s “readiness, responsiveness and overall resilience against extreme weather, water and climate… Read More

Build & Protect News Winter 2018

Number Of Lightning-Related Homeowners Insurance Claims Up In 2016, But Severity Down

Florida, Texas, Georgia And Louisiana Remain Top States For Lightning Claims; Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 18 – 24 NEWS PROVIDED BY: Insurance Information Institute NEW YORK, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The number of homeowners insurance claims from lightning… Read More

It’s Lightning Safety Awareness Week! Are you ready for thunderstorm season?

The NWS and NOAA launched the National Lightning Safety Awareness Week campaign in 2001 to raise awareness about the dangers of lightning, a deadly, yet underrated killer. The Lightning Protection Institute joined the campaign effort in 2007 as… Read More

Lightning Protection Institute Expresses Concerns about a Common Gas Piping

Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) Pipes Have Been Linked to Fires, Gas Leaks FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MARYVILLE, Mo, April 27, 2017 — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is telling its members to take liability precautions when installing lightning… Read More

Thunderstorms Hit Q1 Record in the U.S.

Will 2017 receive a five-star ⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡rating for lightning losses in the U.S.? It seems those March winds and April showers may have ushered in more than spring flowers for many property owners across the country. According to new… Read More

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

2017 Annual Lightning Protection Conference in Houston, Texas

  The 85th annual industry Conference will feature educational sessions, professional development, networking opportunities, golfing, social events and much more. LPI members, Mike Weir and Taylor Lightning Protection, are fixin’ to host a top-notch Texas event, so we hope… Read More