I will not say no.
I would be along those lines also.
I have seen direct strike, Chimneys, and jump strikes, roofs.
Well the neigbours told the client and we saw the results.
Lightning is know to strike BUR, composite shingles, chimneys, metal roos, the highest residental component, peak or crown cap. etc.
The antenna is a conductor.
- It can strike a metal object on the roof.
- It can strike a building directly (called a direct strike).
- It can strike a tree or silo near the building and jump to the building. This occurs when the building provides an easier path to ground.
- It can strike a power line or a wire fence and follow the line or fence to the building.
LPI-175: The lightning protection code, published by the Lightning Protection Institute.
NFPA 78: National Fire Protection Association Lightning Protection Code.
ASAE EP381: American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Engineering Practice.
96AUL: Requirements for Master Label for Lightning Protection, developed by Underwriters’ Laboratories.
Lightning protection systems are commonly installed on roofs in locations prone to
frequent lightning strikes. A roofing contractor typically does not install a lightning
protection system. Rather, a separate contractor installs these items after a roof system
has been installed. When not adequately integrated into a roof system, a lightning
protection system can damage the roof, and/or become displaced and no longer be
capable of providing lightning protection.
The stray tentacle’s off a lightning Branch can contact several areas of a roof.
Lightning is common with the highest elevation or conductor on a building.
Chimneys are the catalyst. Metal caps.
I have seen 4 lightning related strikes on chimneys.
Small hole as in several photos posted on this thread.