Installing Radiant Heat in the Winter

Installing Radiant Heat in the Winter

slide-offBy now most of North America has had its first cold snap. If this has convinced you to upgrade your home or business with radiant heat, then there are a few things to know first.

1. Heated Floors Can Be Installed Anytime
Heated floors and other indoor systems can be installed in any weather. December bringing you cold tile and cold feet? Add some heated floors and enjoy warm feet all winter long.

2. Heated Driveways and Snow Melting Systems Can Be Installed all Winter Long
If the first snow storm had you slipping and sliding, you can heat your driveway even if winter has arrived. So break out the snow shovel for the last time and get ready to retrofit heating cables!

3. Roof Deicing Systems Might Have to Wait till Spring
If you are still without snow, now is the time to get a roof deicing system installed. NOAA has put together this handy map showing when you can expect snowfall. If you are currently enjoying a blanket of the white stuff, then a Heatizon under roof deicing system will have to wait for a dry spell. The heating element must be installed on a dry surface, also pulling your roof covering and climbing around on a roof in the snow and ice is dangerous.

However, if you are struggling with ice dams or other problems and can’t wait for spring to add radiant heat to your roof, our self regulating GutterMelt cable can be installed in the snow.


While these points give a general idea of what can and can’t be installed in winter weather, it is important to consult the installation manual for more detailed information, including the minimum installation temperature for the product you select.