FAQ Category: Roof Deicing & Heat Tracing

Do you carry Gutter Heating Cables?


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

How Does Tuff Cable work on a Metal Roof applications?


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.

What is Tuff Cable roof ice melt?


Tuff Cable is a resistance heating wire that is very durable, 10 gauge coated copper cable that is chemical resistant and comes with footage marks on the wire.  The Tuff Cable has been engineered to work as a low-voltage system.

How long has ZMesh been in use?


ZMesh was first used over 28 years ago.  Since 1979 the 9” ZMesh systems have been sold worldwide and are still in operation.

Is ZMesh approved for roof applications?


ZMesh is ETL listed for the United States and Canada and conforms to UL Standard 1588.  Heatizon Systems Roof Snow and Ice Melt products are the only products available today that are listed for under-roof applications.

Can I use ZMesh under a metal roof?


It is not recommended that you use ZMesh underneath a metal roof. We recommended that Tuff Cable in Invizimelt/Heat Sink be used instead.

Are your roof deicing systems manually or automatically activated?


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.