I am having a challenging time picking the right place to install/sit my SKY unit. In the attached picture the building on the left is two stories. The structure on the right is only a single story (mud room and three car garage). Any recommendations? My three leading candidate locations are:
a) Second story structure. Far right side, roof mount
b) Single story structure. Replace the weathervane on top of the cupola with the sky.
c) Single story structure. Roof mount all the way to the right of the cupola.
I’m concerned that option B & C will be blocked by the second story building to the West but perhaps there is enough distance between? I like either of these locations because they would be the easiest to service if I needed to check something or replace a battery.
With option A, you go high up and likely have no blocking from the surrounding area. It is difficult to maintain as roof access (especially in winter) can be challenging.
Do any of these locations require grounding to avoid damage from lightning strikes?