Roof De-icing Systems

Radiant Roof Heating and Gutter Trace Solutions

Roof de-icing system installed under shingles.

Electric roof de-icing systems prevent the buildup of ice and large icicles around eaves, drains, valleys, and more. The low-voltage RoofHeat STEP® system can be installed under asphalt, shake, and tile shingles, as well as metal roofs, and can be used for new construction and remodeling projects. Self-regulating heat cable is also available for heating gutters and retrofitting existing roofs with radiant heat. The heat cable (also referred to as heat tape), can be easily installed in custom configurations to eliminate snow and ice in problem areas.

RoofHeat STEP is simple enough to install that the layout of the heating elements can be done by most handy do-it-yourselfers. However, it is important to note that a qualified electrician must wire the electrical work of the system (for warranty purposes). The advanced heating element has several advantages. The thin, flexible polymer panels do not cause any roof buildup, and are installed discreetly underneath your shingles or roofing. If you're looking to keep entire areas such as the roof eaves completely free of snow, this is the system. The wide heating panels heat uniformly, unlike some radiant heat systems that are warmer near the heat source. Each roof heating system is fully automated and features a single control unit that is wall mounted in your utility room or garage.

The low-voltage RoofHeat STEP system is very unique. In addition to being installed under metal or shingle roofs, the polymer heating element can be installed to heat a variety of floors, including hardwood, carpet, tile, laminate, etc. Because the radiant heating system is low voltage, you can actually touch it when it is on and not receive a shock. RoofHeat STEP heating panels warm entire areas of your roof to prevent snow and ice buildup. The systems are fully automated so you can enjoy the benefits of roof de-icing without worry. Call us today at 888.488.9276 and tell us about your project so we can design a snow melting system that is perfect for your home.

Reasons to Invest in an Electric Roof De-icing System

  ♦  Safety

Prevent dangerous icicles that can fall and cause injury from forming. Falling ice creates slick sidewalks and dangerous walkways for pedestrians.

  ♦  Enhance Lifespan of Roof

Extend the life of your roof by installing a radiant roof de-icing system. The lifespan of your roof can be extended because damaging ice buildup, ice dams, and icicles will be eliminated.

  ♦  Easy to install

Our systems are not labor intensive. Because of the simplicity of the installation, combined with free training, technical support, and professional system design services provided, costs for installing the roof de-icing systems can be much less than those when installing other systems.

  ♦  No residual maintenance

Because our systems are virtually maintenance free, yearly maintenance costs for the end user will be non-existent. Yearly checkups are not needed, and costs for repairing pumps or leaky pipes (of hydronic systems) will not be a problem.

  ♦  No system housing

Our roof de-icing systems are controlled by a small control box that is typically mounted on a wall in the garage. There is no need to use any additional square footage of your home or garage to house the equipment, such as that needed for hydronic radiant heat systems.

  ♦  Efficiency

Install the most efficient roof de-icing system available. (Virtually no energy is wasted, as 99% of all energy goes to melting the snow and ice.)

  ♦  Low operating costs

Melt snow on a 300-square-foot area with the low-voltage RoofHeat STEP system for around $0.59 per continuous hour of operation. (Costs vary, depending on local utility rates.)

  ♦  Minimal operation time

The high efficiency of the low-voltage RoofHeat STEP de-icing system can translate into savings for you as it can use as much as 30% less energy than some other radiant snow melting systems.

  ♦  Fully Automated

Our electric roof de-icing systems utilize advanced automation devices that detect precipitation and temperature so that the system is activated only when needed. When snowfall is detected, the snow sensor signals the controller, and power is then sent to the heating elements to warm the roof (and/or gutters) and prevent snow and ice from accumulating.

  ♦  Investment

Installing a roof de-icing system is an excellent investment that can raise the value of a home. Having a radiant roof heating system helps to protect your roof and home by preventing ice dams and subsequent water damage, which can thereby increase the resale value of your home, commercial property, or cabin.

To learn more about the roof de-icing options that are available, call 888-488-9276 today.