Sunday, March 05, 2006

Gentle FAQ

Isn't that nice?

I've been interested in steel framing as an alternative to wood for some time, in part because it doesn't involve buiding a house out of kindling. I was tripping about on the website of one of the companies that sells kits for steel framing, and in their FAQs I found this gem:

Q: What about lightning hitting the home?
A: A steel framed home is no more likely to be hit by lightning than a wood framed house. The difference is that when lightening hits a wood framed house, it explodes a hole in the roof and sets it on fire. With our system, the I-Beam columns provide multiple grounding points. The lightening is conducted out through these.

*Emphasis mine.

No tip-toeing around it there!