Roof Deicing

Radiant Roof Heating Systems are Fully Automated, Maintenance Free and Energy Efficient

Roof deicing systems are fully automated and maintenance free to provide you with worry-free roof and gutter snow melting solutions during the harsh winter months. These radiant roof heating systems can be customized to meet just about any type of roof heating need. Warmzone offers a wide selection of the industry's most trusted roof deicing solutions, so whether you're looking to heat your roof gutters, valleys, or just your trouble spots, Warmzone can design a custom roof deicing system to best meet your needs.

Roof Deicing Systems Help Protect You From Ice Dams

Roof deicing systems and heating elements. Ice dams are the number one cause of roof damage, which can lead to costly water damage as well as mold and mildew growth inside your home. As warm air rises and escapes into the attic, it can warm the roof and cause the snow to slowly melt. Because the eaves do not have any heat warming the roof from below, the edge is much colder, causing the water to refreeze again. Eventually, this ice buildup causes a dam, forcing water to back up behind it. As a result, water seeps through compromised areas of the roof, and down onto ceilings, walls, and even floors.

Installing a Roof Deicing System

Installing a roof deicing system is a wise investment in your home. In addition to increasing the value of your property, roof deicing systems help to protect and enhance the life span of your roof. Radiant roof deicing systems can be easily customized to meet your roof heating needs while still keeping within your budget.

Roof Deicing Options

  1. Install heating element at the roof's edge to warm the eaves and eliminate ice dams.
  2. Heat the roof valleys and/or trouble spots to facilitate runoff.
  3. Install self-regulating heat cable in gutters and downspouts.
  4. For flat roofs in cold climate areas, heating elements can be installed under the entire roof surface to protect the structure from dangerous weight loads due to heavy snow and ice buildup.

Heating Roof Edges

Roof heating panel with self-regulating heat cable. Warmzone offers top roof deicing systems designed to melt snow and ice from the roof's edge. RoofHeat Panels provide an effective - and attractive - way to keep roof edges clear of snow. RoofHeat Panels feature self-regulating heat cable that is channeled into an aluminum panel that is designed for maximum heat transfer.

Another highly recommended solution is the RoofHeat STEP roof deicing system. The thin, low-voltage polymer heating element is self-regulating and can be discreetly installed under shingles (or other roofing) to provide heat for the roof eaves and prevent heavy snow from accumulating.

Roof deicing system installed to heat roof valleys. Heating Roof Valleys

The ideal way to keep roof valleys clear of snow and ice is by installing heating elements along the length of the valley. The RoofHeat STEP heating element is the most recommended roof deicing solution for heating roof valleys and trouble spots.

Heating Roof Gutters and Downspouts

Durable self-regulating heat cable is one of the most recommended roof heating solutions available. The RoofHeat radiant heat cable is effective for roofs, gutters and drainpipes, capable of keeping your home or business safe from costly ice damage, frost erosion and dangerous falling ice. The RoofHeat roof and gutter heating cable is extremely effective and energy efficient.

Heating the Entire Roof 

Heating an entire roof can be an expensive proposition, but there are some instances where this roof heating option is practical. In cases where an entire roof needs to be heated, the most recommended solution is the RoofHeat STEP system.

NOTE: Much of the initial installation of roof deicing systems can be done by do-it-yourselfers; however, it is important to have a qualified electrician perform all the wiring for the system. This helps to ensure proper system installation and abides by the warranty recommendations.

How Fully Automated Roof Deicing Systems Work

Automated roof deicing systems feature three main components: a snow sensor (an aerial or pavement mounted activation device), master control unit, and the heating element. These three components combine to efficiently provide fully automated, maintenance free roof snow melting.

Roof deicing systems utilize an aerial mount snow sensor that is usually mounted at the roof's edge. The sensor detects temperatures and precipitation, so when the temperature is below a set point (typically set at 39° Fahrenheit), and precipitation is present, it sends a signal to the small control unit (mounted on a wall in the garage). Upon receiving a signal from the sensor, the controller then sends power to the roof heating element. The electric heating element warms the roof surface quickly and efficiently, providing fully automated, maintenance-free snow melting for your roof.

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