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Roof Deicing & Heat Tracing
GutterMelt SR Cables are self regulating and do not over heat. The heat output of these cables increase as the surrounding temperature decreases and output decreases as surrounding temperatures increase. GutterMelt is perfectly fine to use with plastic downspouts due to these self regulating heating characteristics.
Our gutter heating cables (GutterMelt) are the ideal solutions for preventing dangerous and damaging snow and ice forming. It is recommended that gutter melting cables be used in conjunction with our roof systems. Our cable systems are also activated by automatic sensors that sit in the gutter. And conserve energy by only turning on when necessary.
The Tuff Cable Invizimelt/Heat Sink kits for roof deicing are designed to be installed under metal roof, valley metal and flashing. Tuff Cable must always be embedded completely in an Invizimelt/Heat Sink system regardless of which roof covering is going over it.
Roof deicing systems can be activated with an aerial-mounted moisture and temperature sensor, temperature sensor, gutter –mounted switch, or 12 hour manual timer. With the aerial-mounted moisture and temperature sensor with automatically turn on when the temperature is below 38 degrees and there is moisture on the sensor.
9” ZMesh is sandwiched in between two layers of ice and water shield and stapled to the roof decking. Shingles are then secured with nails directly on top. Nails can pierce the ZMesh as long as the nails do not come in contact with any other metal objects. The ZMesh comes in 9” wide rolls and is rolled out over the area to be heated. Heating at least 6” above the roof eaves is recommended.
ZMesh is installed under shingles for several reasons. Heatizon offers a long term solution to winter roof problems and we believe in do the project once and do it right. ZMesh is protected when it is installed under the shingles and in most cases will outlast the roofing above. Thinking long term we offer an invisible solution as well as the longevity of a system that will perform for the long term so the customer will never have to worry again about winter roof problems. To install ZMesh existing shingles will need to be removed by a roofing contractor so it can be installed on the sub-roof with a layer of ice and water shield over the top of the system before shingles are installed back over it.