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Do Metal Roofs Attract Lightning?

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Question: Do Metal Roofs Attract Lightning?
Top Answer (66% of 6 votes): No.

General consensus is that metal roofs to not attract more lightning strikes than other types of roofs. In fact, a metal roof might be safer if a lightning strike does occur because the metal will provide less electrical resistance (because it is a good conductor) and allow the electricity to reach the earth more easily.

Answer: No
Explanation: There is no demonstrated correlation linking accelerated rate of lightening strikes with the use of metal roofing.
Answer: No
Explanation: Lighting seeks the highest point. If that is a metal roof the maybe. However, the metal will spread the strike over the entire roof and since the metal wont burn is should be ok. Ive seen many a lighting strike damage on asphalt roofs.
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