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Fort Wayne Roof Deicing and Gutter Heat Trace Solutions

How an ice dam forms. Fort Wayne usually isn’t subjected to extreme weather conditions during the winter, but Indiana does get its share of snow and occasional arctic cold fronts. Depending on your home and roof, investing in a roof deicing system could be a smart, money-saving investment. Roof heating systems can prevent ice dams from forming and greatly reduce the threat of water damage as a result of roof leakage.

To avoid problems associated with ice dams it makes sense to simply eliminate the cause of the problem. Warmzone offers two of the most common and effective solutions for preventing the formation of ice dams: Low voltage RoofHeat STEP and self-regulating heat trace cable.

Roof Heating Options

The RoofHeat STEP roof deicing system features a thin polymer heating element that can be nailed and stapled through, and cut on site. The flexible heating panel is discreetly installed underneath the shingles, keeping the clean look of the roof intact. The roof heating system is also safe for heating metal roofs.

Low-voltage heating element. The low-voltage roof heating system is also self-regulating, which means that when the ambient temperature rises, the electrical resistance increases and the consumption of electricity decreases, preventing the element from overheating and ensuring energy-efficient operation.

The self-regulating roof and gutter trace cable is an affordable and energy efficient answer for keeping roof edges free of ice dams and gutters clear of heavy ice. The cable can be installed in a variety of configurations to address all your roof snow melting needs.

Self-regulating heat cable. Warmzone self-regulating heat cable is comprised of a durable outer jacket to withstand winter's harsh conditions. The cable features an irradiated conductive core that increases the heat output as the outside temperature falls and decreases the heat output as the temperature rises. The cable can be zigzagged along the roof edge to provide channels for the runoff, and run through the gutters and downspouts to prevent ice buildup and provide a clear path for the runoff.

Heated roof valley and edge. Like snow melting systems, Warmzone roof deicing systems can also be customized to accommodate just about any roof type and configuration. The self-regulating heat trace cable can be combined with other roof heating systems such as RoofHeat STEP to provide the most optimal roof deicing solution. Warmzone system designers are among the very best in the industry, and together, with Warmzone electrical experts, they’ll create a customized system to best accommodate your specific snow melting needs as well as your budget.

Roof Heating Options

  • Install the low-voltage RoofHeat heating element at the roof's edge (under the shingles)
  • Zigzag self-regulating heat cable to warm the eaves and eliminate ice dams.
  • Heat the roof valleys and/or trouble spots to prevent ice buildup.
  • Install self-regulating heat cable in gutters and downspouts to facilitate runoff.
  • 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. This is a costly option and only recommended in extreme cases.

Warmzone Roof Deicing Systems and Services

Warmzone understands what it takes to design and install effective roof heating systems. There are many roof heating options, and each option can be customized to provide roof deicing for just about any type of roof and configuration. We’ll work with you to provide the best solution for your specific budget and roof deicing needs. Call a roof heating expert today at 888.488.9276 to learn more about your options. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have – without any pushy sales pressure.