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.  A one-page summary of this study is available HERE.

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