Lightning White Paper

A question that arises from the use of radiant barrier systems (RBS) is whether there are increased risks associated with the use of such systems during lightning activity, such as during thunderstorms.  It has specifically been suggested that the use of radiant barriers in roof structures can ‘attract lightning’ and that a structure with a RBS installed will be more likely to be struck by lightning than an identical structure without it.

In a recently completed white paper, an argument is developed to test this theory; and the study concludes that this hypothesis is not valid, and that the installation and/or presence of radiant barrier systems (RBS) in the manner described does not affect the likelihood of lightning striking the structure.

Based on the best science available, RIMA International firmly believes in the benefits of radiant barrier systems. Further, we are committed to proactively providing reliable research and resources related to the reflective products industries giving consumers of these products technically accurate and reliable information.

To learn how you can protect your company and secure your copy of the white paper referenced above, contact RIMA International.