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Is lightning a problem with metal roofs?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
While metal will conduct electricity, it doesn't "attract" it -- lightning strikes the tallest object around regardless of its composition. Should that be the roof, it will typically ground out through the structure. Metal Construction Association has a document on lightning and metal roofs that can be found on their website or feel free to drop me an email and I will send you a copy of it. My email is [email protected]

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