Project: Lightning Rod Installation   |   Client: Scott S.   |   Location: Bethesda, Maryland


Scott is admittedly very particular about the appearance of his home. No one would argue that his house is impressive and one of the nicest in his community.

When Scott learned that thunderstorms had caused significant damage in a nearby town, he began to consider installing lightning rods on his cherished property. He was, however, concerned about having rods, points, and wires mounted on the exterior of his beautiful home.

A representative from Paxson Lightning Rods met with Scott and walked him through the process from design to installation. Detailed drawings of the project convinced him that the all of the necessary equipment would be carefully blended with the existing architecture to maintain the aesthetics of the structure.

A Paxson Master Designer assured Scott that the conductor cables would be tucked under eaves and that any copper wiring that could not be hidden would eventually darken and blend in with the house, or could be painted over. Scott learned that since ground rods are driven ten feet into the earth, shrubbery would conceal the necessary connections. The Paxson pledge for quality installation guaranteed that all disturbed earth would be replaced.

Although Scott was impressed with the scope of the Paxson services, he was still a little nervous. That’s why he asked for references. Scott drove around and viewed some examples of Paxson work and was able to see for himself how a Paxson lightning protection system is seamlessly integrated into new and existing architecture. Pleased with what he saw, Scott was ready to authorize the work.

Visitors to Scott’s home have commented that they can’t even tell there’s a protection system in place. For Scott, that’s the true beauty of a Paxson project.

Lightning Rods

Conductor cables would be tucked under eaves and copper wiring that could not be hidden would eventually darken and blend in with the house, or could be painted over.