I read This Old House Magazine every issue and watch the program on TV. I have some questions that should be of interest to several readers of the magazine.
Friends recently had their home struck by lightning. There was several thousand dollars damage as a result. I have noticed that older homes have lightning rods installed on the roof; however, newer homes do not. The first question is why?
The rest of the questions concern my home, which is about 40 years old with several large trees within 50 to 100 feet of the house. The home is a brick rambler. Should I consider installing a lightning rod system? If so, what are some of the items I should consider and is there a system that This Old House would recommend?
25 August 2009