When thinking about what needs to be protected in a building, even a person not very competent in physics will immediately say “the roof”. Indeed, lightning first strikes the roofing. The lightning strike does not only affect the roofing – the structures located on it suffer as well.
Are there any coatings capable of withstanding a lightning strike? They are made of metals, dielectrics, reinforced concrete slabs, metal tile sheets and profiled metal. Find the answer in our new article “What kind of roofing will protect against lightning?”
Aftermaths of a lightning strike to a roof (Photo Typical Novosibirsk vk.com/typical_nsk)
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