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Heat Trace Solutions from ProLine

When it comes to money well spent, few purchases offer the return provided by installing a heat trace system.  By making a small investment, in either a roof de-icing or pipe tracing system, customers can avoid potential disasters, such as damaged roofs or broken pipes – both of which can lead to costly water damage.  ProLine offers wholesale pricing and custom design for state-of-the-art heat trace systems. With decades of experience, customers can be assured of being matched with the system that will best meet their specific needs.

As a premier wholesale provider of trusted radiant heat solutions, ProLine has been designing roof de-icing and pipe trace systems for a wide range of customers over the years. Projects range from large commercial and industrial facilities to custom residential installations. Regardless of your heat trace needs, ProLine has the products, personnel, and expertise to fulfill your needs. 

Roof De-icing

Some of the most common roof problems during the winter months are large (and falling) icicles and damage caused by ice dams. The most affordable preventive strategy to combat these challenges is to install heat trace cable. Self-regulating heat cable can be installed in “V” patterns along the roof edge to help break up ice dams and provide channels for the runoff. Running the heat tape along the roof eaves and gutters is an effective way to protect the roof, as well as the pedestrian traffic below. If you’re looking for affordable, yet effective ways to eliminate ice from trouble spots on the roof, or in gutters, ProLine’s self-regulating heat cable is the ideal solution.

Heated roof edges.
A roof de-icing system installed along the roof eaves.

To completely remove snow from the roof edges, ProLine also offers an innovative low-voltage roof de-icing system. The low-voltage RoofHeat STEP® system features thin (3/64 inch), semi-conductive polymer heating panels, in a variety of widths. The heating element can be cut onsite and nailed or staple through, making installation quick and easy for any size project.

The lightweight (.23 lbs per foot) heating element is polypropylene fused during construction, so it’s protected from water, alkaline, and salt damage. This versatile roof de-icing system can be installed discreetly under various types of shake and asphalt roof shingles, as well as metal roofs. This system is typically installed along the entire roof eave to keep edges completely free of snow and ice. The heating panels are also commonly installed in roof valleys to facilitate runoff.

The low-voltage STEP heating element is also self-regulating, further adding to the efficiency of the system. When the ambient temperature rises, the electrical resistance increases, resulting in a decrease in the consumption of electricity. This prevents the element from overheating and ensures energy-efficient operation. Transformers power specific sections of the roof, “stepping down” high-voltage to low-voltage (60 volts or less), while monitoring the power output to the heating element to assure optimal performance. The heating elements are available in widths of in 3, 6, 9, or 12 inches.

ProLine roof heating system designers are skilled professionals with years of experience designing systems for all types of roof de-icing applications and clients. ProLine roof heating systems can be easily tailored to meet the customer’s specific needs – and budget. ProLine also provides free installation training for installers, as well as technical installation support. As a wholesale provider of radiant heat solutions, ProLine’s customer support services are second to none. We make the process of installing roof de-icing systems easy for contractors and building professionals.

Pipe Tracing

ProLine is also fast becoming a favorite among contractors looking for large pipe tracing solutions. For customers searching for freeze prevention, ProLine offers some of the best systems in the industry.

For years, ProLine has been providing pipe freeze protection systems for a variety of customers, especially those in the industrial and oilfield applications. ProLine’s self-regulating heat trace cable has become the favorite among commercial and industrial customers, and is the most recommended solution for protecting pipes during freezing weather. The parallel circuit cable provides one of the most trusted heat trace products available today. The cable has a service voltage of 110-120 V, 208-277 V, and carries a 10-year warranty. The heating cable approvals include: cULus, hazardous, CSA, ATEX, and IECEx.

Heat trace cable installed on pipes at industrial facility.
A pipe trace system installed.

Like the roof de-icing heat cable, the pipe trace cable is also self-regulating, so it adjusts resistance according to ambient temperatures along the length of the pipe. When the temperature rises, electrical resistance increases, thereby decreasing the energy use. The self-regulating properties enhance the cable’s efficiency and safety as it operates. Additionally, self-regulating heat cable does not burnout or overheat, even when it is touching or overlapping, further making ProLine cable an easy choice for contractors.

ProLine self-regulating heat cable is an ideal choice for commercial and industrial pipe trace applications. The systems are easy to customize and install, and are suitable for almost any type of piping. ProLine self-regulating heat cable can be installed to warm metal pipes, small plastic pipes, and even instrument tubing. Installation is as simple as running a cable along the length of the pipe to be heated.

Avoid the disaster of ruptured pipes, and keep your facility operating at peak efficiency with ProLine’s self-regulating pipe trace systems. Backed by premier components and unmatched support services, ProLine makes it easy – and affordable – for customers looking for reliable pipe and heat trace solutions.

If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about ProLine’s heat trace solutions and services, please call and speak with a radiant heat professional today, at 866-676-9276

Automated Snow Melting Solutions

Installing radiant snow melting systems offers contractors another way to increase business. Industry-leading systems, backed by unmatched customer support services offer construction professionals a hassle-free way to get in on the booming popularity of radiant heat. As home and business owners all over the country seek radiant heat solutions each year, increasing numbers of installation opportunities in available to contractors.

In keeping with its goal of being the number one provider of radiant heat solutions for contractors, ProLine combines wholesale pricing with customer-friendly services such as free installation training, technical support, and comprehensive system design. With industry-leading products and services like these, ProLine stands alone as the ideal partner for professional builders.

ProLine’s automated snow melting systems operate seamlessly to provide snow and ice removal from driveways, walkways, steps, and more. Radiant snow-melting systems consist of three components; heat cable, a snow sensor (activation device), and system controller. For concrete installations, the heat cable (also available pre-spaced in mats) is laid out and fastened to the remesh with zip ties. (Mesh-Up plastic supports are used to keep the remesh elevated so that the heat cable remains about 2-inches from the finished surface.) Concrete is then poured directly over the heating cable. ProLine’s snow melting systems can also be installed in asphalt and under pavers.

Heated paver walkway with cutaway showing heat cable and paver sand.
A heated paver walkway with cutout, showing heat cable and paver sand.

The automated system is activated by an aerial or in-ground-mount sensor and connected to a compact controller, which is usually installed on a wall in the garage. The sensor detects weather conditions, so when the temperature is below a certain point and precipitation is detected, a signal is sent to the control panel and power is then sent to the embedded heating cable.

ProLine’s rugged heat cable will then efficiently and evenly heat the surface to prevent any snow or ice from accumulating. When installing the sensor, be sure it is exposed to the elements so that it will detect falling snow. Any obstructions may prevent the sensor from detecting snow, and thereby affect the performance of the system. Most systems utilize an advanced aerial-mount sensor. This WS-2C sensor is a top choice for residential heated driveways, sidewalks, ramps, and other pavement applications.

The WS-2C has a NEMA 3R enclosure that is rated for outdoor use and features a removable front panel to access the electronics. This panel allows the sensor to be easily configured and adjusted to ensure efficient operation. The WS-5C features the same advanced technology as the WS-2C but is designed for heating multiple zones. (“Zoning” is used to heat large areas with limited power. Sections, or zones, are heated separately. The WS-5C “bounces” the power to the different sections, effectively heating the larger area without having to bring in additional power.) 

Both the WS-2C and WS-5C sensors feature a universal power supply and sensitivity control. The sensitivity control allows the sensor to be programmed for specific conditions, while the universal power supply allows the sensor to select the input voltage.

ProLine aerial-mount snow sensor
A WS-2C aerial-mount snow sensor for automated snow melting system.

Another great option for large or commercial areas is a pavement-mounted snow sensor. This industry-leading sensor also monitors conditions to provide efficient snow melting. The sensor has an advanced mounting system that accurately aligns it with the pavement surface. This rugged piece of equipment will function accurately and efficiently no matter the conditions. An automatic snow melting system from ProLine helps to ensure that any area will be clear of snow and ice during the winter months.

ProLine snow-melting systems are trusted by professional builders throughout Northern America. The systems can benefit any customer, whether residential or commercial. For residential customers, driveways and sidewalks are the most common installations. ProLine snow melting systems are easy to customize, so customers have a wide range of options. The systems can be designed to heat entire areas, small trouble spots, or two 24-inch wide tire tracks. Whatever needs a customer has, ProLine has the products and expertise to help you meet their needs.

Automated snow melting systems are especially ideal for business owners. Heating steps, sidewalks, and driveways is a great way to avoid potential injuries and costly litigation. Snow melting systems in loading docks, entryways and parking aprons can also prevent employee injuries and keep businesses running smoothly throughout the cold winter. Keeping ramps clear during the winter is essential for business owners, and automated snow melting systems provide the ideal, ‘round-the-clock solution. For other non-traditional uses, radiant heat systems are installed in airport aprons, runaway truck ramps, steps, and more. Whatever ideas your customer has, a versatile ProLine snow-melting system can fulfill their needs.

ProLine radiant heat experts are available anytime and will design each system according to the needs and budget of your customers. Power requirements, specs, and all other details are provided to assure installation goes smoothly. ProLine offers complete customer service. A professional will help you identify any challenges that may come with your installation and identify the products that will best suit each job. You will also have expert technical support during the installation process. ProLine also offers free installation training online or in person. These courses are generally completed in less than an hour, but you can take as long as you need and ask the instructors questions at any time. Call a ProLine expert today to learn more, at 866-676-9276.

Premier Pipe Trace Solutions

Keeping track of maintenance for business and industrial facilities can be difficult, especially during the busy summer months. Oftentimes, building maintenance can fall to the wayside and result in problems when the weather starts to cool down. One area that is often overlooked is the pipes. Maintaining and protecting pipes during the cold winter is important for businesses and vital for industrial facilities. Pipes can freeze and rupture, leading to water damage and expensive clean-up. Water damage is a hassle to repair and can affect business for commercial facilities. For industrial facilities, ruptured pipes impact the very survival of the company. If you’re considering the installation of a pipe trace system, then consider dealing with the experienced professionals at ProLine Radiant.

ProLine Radiant is a leading provider of pipe freeze protection systems, particularly for industrial and oilfield applications. ProLine’s self-regulating heat trace cable is the most often recommended solution for protecting pipes during brutal winter cold spells. The UL listed, parallel circuit cable is one of the most trusted heat trace products available today, and has a service voltage of 110-120 V, 208-277 V. ProLine self-regulating cable carries a 10-year warranty, and approvals include: cULus, hazardous, CSA, ATEX, IECEx.

Heat trace cable installed on pipes at industrial facility.
Pipe trace system installed at industrial facility.

Because the pipe trace cable is self-regulating, it adjusts itself according to ambient temperatures along the length of the pipe. So, when the temperature rises, electrical resistance increases, decreasing energy use. Self-regulation makes the cable energy-efficient and safe when in operation. In addition, self-regulating heat cable does not burnout or overheat, even when it is touching or overlapping, further making ProLine cable an easy choice for contractors.

ProLine offers a variety of self-regulating pipe trace cable for hazardous (Class 1 Div 2) and non-hazardous environments. The cable’s durable outer jacket protects it from abrasion and makes it resistant to watery and inorganic chemicals and other types of damage. Heat trace cable is also available with an optional outer jacket, ensuring resistance to watery and inorganic chemicals, and protecting it against abrasion and impact damage.

Self-regulating heat cable is a prudent choice for commercial and industrial businesses. Self-regulating pipe trace systems are easy to install and are suitable for almost any type of piping. The heat cable can be installed to safely warm metal pipes, small plastic pipes, or even instrument tubing. Installation is as simple as running a cable along the length of the pipe to be heated.

Pipe trace cable is available in spools of varying lengths. Affordable ProLine freeze prevention solutions can eliminate weeks of repairs and decreased revenue. During the winter months, outdoor pipes can unquestionably benefit from the added safety provided by ProLine pipe-trace systems – not to mention the added peace-of-mind they offer to facility managers.

ProLine pipe freeze protection also consists of pre-terminated, self-regulating heat trace cable. Pre-terminated heat cable provides customers with one of the most convenient pipe tracing solutions available. The cable’s power connection, splice, tee, and end seal kit (if needed) reduces installation time and requires no special skills or tools.

Single-point connection, pre-terminated heat cable can be used for a wide range of industrial applications and environments, including hazardous, nonhazardous, and corrosive environments. The flame retardant thermoplastic outer jacket protects against certain inorganic chemical solutions, abrasions, and impact damage. The self-regulating heat cable is available in a variety of lengths, and includes the option of a 6-foot standard or GFCI power plug. This convenient heat trace solution is ideal for small trouble spots that need freeze protection.

Self-regulating heat trace cable and pre-terminated cable with power plug and GFCI plug for pipe trace applications.
Self-regulating heat trace cable and pre-terminated cable with power plug and GFCI plug for pipe trace applications.

ProLine’s self-regulating pipe trace cable options offer versatile solutions, making it easy for you to provide custom solutions for any residential, commercial, or industrial customer. Whatever needs your customer has, ProLine can help you provide an efficient solution.

ProLine’s team of customer service representatives, installation trainers, and professional designers give your business everything it needs for each application. Every system is custom designed and comes with a detailed layout of the pipe tracing system. This layout includes technical information, electrical information, and other necessary details needed by your installers.

Working with ProLine also gives customers access to free, industry-leading installation training. The training courses can be completed online with an instructor via video conference, and can be scheduled at your convenience. Technical specifications and information about self-regulating pipe tracing heat cable and installation are also available online. Throughout the installation process, ProLine is available to assist with any concerns or issues that may come up. ProLine is here to help contractors increase their business with high-quality products and top-tier customer service. If you’re ready to add ProLine’s self-regulating pipe trace cable to your business offerings, reach out to a ProLine expert today at 866-676-9276

Industry Leading Radiant Heat Solutions

Technology continues to change our world on a daily basis. Some new technologies are being fine tuned to accommodate our needs while others have already established themselves as winners that have won their way into our daily lives. One such refined technology that continues to be adopted across the globe is radiant heat.

Radiant floor heating systems offer the most efficient means for heating homes today. Another popular application for radiant heat is for exterior snow melting applications. Heated driveways and roof de-icing systems are becoming commonplace now.

Installing radiant heat cable in mats
Laying out the heating cable (mats) for a heated driveway installation.

Snow Melting Systems

Maintenance Free and Fully Automated

The advanced technology and components of radiant heat make it a popular addition to new home construction projects. Radiant heated driveways are fully automated, maintenance free, versatile, and reliable. And homeowners have a variety of custom options that are available.

ProLine’s electric driveway heating systems are easily tailored to meet your customers’ specific requirements. Whether you’re faced with unique layout issues or your customer’s budget constraints, ProLine can make radiant heat a reality by working with you to custom design the system that best meets the project demands. Some typical heated driveway installations include the following configurations:

Heat the entire driveway –  Sometimes there is nothing quite like having the entire driveway surface clear and dry after a snowstorm.

Heat two tire tracks – One option to save homeowners some installation costs as well as operational costs is to design and install two 24-inch wide heated tracks. This is an especially popular solution for homeowners with long driveways and / or limited available power.

Heat an 8-foot wide strip in the middle of the driveway – Another more affordable option is to only heat the middle area, typically an 8-foot wide strip up the middle of the driveway.

Heated driveway with four heated tire tracks
Driveways with heated tire tracks.

Heat custom areas – For budget minded customers, heating only small sections of the driveway may be an option. For example, only install radiant heat in the driveway where it inclines, or is always shaded. This is especially convenient for driveways that descend to a busy road.

ProLine Radiant – Created for Professional Builders

ProLine Radiant was created to provide professional builders with affordable, premium quality radiant heat systems, backed by unprecedented customer support services. We understand what it takes for contractors to succeed in the competitive world of construction. ProLine makes the process of installing radiant heat systems easy for contractors. We take care of the legwork and details of the system design so you can focus on what you do best.

Support Services

ProLine Radiant provides FREE installation training. This is an invaluable service for contractors, and not only helps to speed up the installation process, but can help to ensure that the system is installed correctly. The training is available online via web conference, and is typically completed in less than an hour.

Even though installers receive training for their installation, sometimes unforeseen conditions can be present, and installers may have questions. That’s why ProLine has a dedicated staff of support personnel who stand ready to field any calls from installers. We’ll help you in any way we can to resolve the matter at hand.

ProLine also includes detailed system design and layout services. Installers will have the precise layout of the system as well as all of the technical and electrical information, including, the proper layout of the heating element and system components, proper load calculations, breaker sizes, number of breakers, etc. ProLine layouts serve as the road map for installers and electricians.

The professional system design, training, and support services help to make it easier for contractors to offer radiant heat solutions to their customers. We are committed to standing by our customers, and assisting when and where we can. ProLine systems feature the most proven and trusted products on the market, all backed by dedicated service professionals.

For more details about radiant heated driveways, floor heating systems, roof de-icing solutions, or pipe trace systems, call a friendly radiant heat expert at ProLine today, at 866-676-9276. You won’t find a better partner for your radiant heat installations.

Heating Asphalt Driveways

Heat Cable Designed for Hot Asphalt Applications

Snow-melting systems are a popular product among construction professionals. They provide valuable benefits to customers and help professionals grow their businesses. Radiant snow-melting systems are often used in concrete and paver driveways and walkways, but some commercial and residential customers prefer other paving mediums, like asphalt.

ProLine offers specially designed products like ProLine’s heating cables for asphalt. These specially designed products give ProLine and your business a leg up over competitors. ProLine also provides top-notch customer service and training so that installing a radiant heat system for your customers is simple. No matter which ProLine product you choose, there are a few essential installation tips to ensure each system functions at maximum efficiency.

Perhaps the most important tip is this: Take advantage of ProLine’s free installation training. It is important for installers to be prepared and confident when installing a snow-melting system. A system is only as good as its installation, which is why ProLine offers comprehensive installation training and technical support. Taking advantage of these services can help installation go smoothly and ease the stress of working with new products. Training is delivered online via web conference. Knowledgeable, experienced instructors will cover all aspects of the installation and answer any questions throughout the training.

Installing radiant heat in an asphalt driveway
Installing a heated asphalt driveway.

ProLine’s technical support staff is also available to answer any questions that may come up during installation. ProLine also includes professional system design and a detailed AutoCAD for every project. AutoCAD layouts contain all the information needed for a successful installation. With the precise layout of the heating elements, proper load calculations, number of breakers, and breaker sizes, it is a vital tool for electricians. Installers should refer to it often. Avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes and ensure a system operates at peak efficiency using ProLine’s support services.

When you’re confident and ready to begin the installation, the first step is clearing the area of any debris or issues that may impede system function. Once the area is clear and you have checked that all of your components are available and functioning, it’s time to start laying out the cable. There are a few vital rules when working with ProLine’s industry-leading heating cables. First, never cut the actual cable. Cutting the cable will damage the system and prevent proper function. If you have extra cable, you can reduce the spacing slightly, or cut the tape backing and route the cable around the perimeter within the heated area. But remember, the minimum cable spacing is 2-inches. The heating cable cannot touch, cross, or overlap at all. Touching cables can lead to excessive heat and cause burnout. The heating cable also must never pass through an expansion joint. Proper installation also requires that the splice and at least 6-inches of the power lead be embedded in the paved surface.

Once the cable is laid out (and tested) it is time to install the medium on top of the cable. With a medium like asphalt, it’s vital to find a product that can withstand the heat and pressure of a hot asphalt pour. ProLine’s heating cable for asphalt is a state-of-the-art product specially designed to withstand the extreme temperatures required by asphalt applications. Asphalt heating cable is rated at 464 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius) for up to 10 minutes.

ProLine’s asphalt heating cable is available in mats or loose coiled in a box. Individual cable is often utilized for small or odd-shaped areas. Mats are the first choice for standard-sized areas, such as heating an entire driveway.  Popular layouts include two 24-inch wide tire tracks, an 8-foot strip in the middle of a driveway, or installing the cable is specific “problem” areas. Driveway inclines or shaded areas that collect run-off are often overlooked and benefit from a snow-melting system.

As you are shoveling the asphalt, take special care when using tools such as shovels, trowels, or rakes. Be sure to never dig straight into the asphalt with a shovel. This will damage the cable. Skimming the top layer of asphalt carefully will ensure your cable isn’t damaged, and functions appropriately. Finally, all heating cables should be embedded under at least 2-inches of asphalt.

A ProLine snow-melting system is fully-automated. The system’s snow sensor can be aerial or pavement mounted and must be mounted correctly. It may seem obvious, but make sure the sensor is mounted where it will be exposed to the weather. Without a 360-degree view of the sky, it will not detect snow. If snow is not detected, the system will not be triggered or will experience a delay.

Retrofitting an existing asphalt driveway is as easy as a new construction installation. ProLine heating cable for asphalt is simply laid out on the existing driveway and a new layer of asphalt is then applied. Retrofitting is also available for other mediums, including concrete. For more details, contact a ProLine radiant heat expert.

Installing a snow-melting system under asphalt or any other medium doesn’t have to be a concern for your business. Working with ProLine means you’ll receive superior products and outstanding customer service that keeps you and your customers happy. If you’re ready to utilize ProLine’s advanced products for your business, reach out to a customer service specialist today at 866-676-9276.

Homeowners and Contractors are Discovering the Benefits of Radiant Heat

One of the most notable recent trends in the construction business is the surging popularity of radiant heat system installations. With today’s social conscience focused on clean, renewable energy and efficiency, this trend should come as no surprise. Growing numbers of new home and business owners are not only turning to radiant heat for their interior heating needs, but for snow and ice melting as well. The potential for expanding one’s business has never been greater. Right now is the time to add radiant heat installation to your list of capabilities.

Offering radiant heat installation may be easier than you may think. ProLine provides free installation training and support, and detailed system design and layout services. All the legwork is taken care of so you can focus on what you do best. Each system design includes the complete layout of all the system components, as well as all of the electrical information for the electrician.

Heated hardwood floor

Up until now, radiant heat has accounted for only a small share of the overall market, but the shift has already started, and builders who have recognized this are increasing their business by adding radiant heated driveways and roof de-icing system installation to their list of capabilities. While the proliferation of exterior radiant heat installation has been undeniable, many contractors have overlooked the opportunities associated with installing radiant heated floors.

Because of the wide variety of flooring options that are available to homeowners, it only follows that there are several different types of floor heating systems. ProLine offers a range of proven, top-quality floor heating systems. ProLine’s floor heating cable and mat system is one of the most popular options available. This floor heating system features thin heat cable on spools as well as pre-spaced in mats. ProLine’s floor heating cable is the best choice for heating tile, stone and luxury vinyl tile floors. The system can also be used in conjunction with the Prodeso membrane system. The Prodeso membrane is safe under all conditions, and can be used in a wide variety of applications. It also provides waterproofing for the substrate in the case of overlaying on cracked or imperfectly cured floors with a risk of vapor stress.

Another popular floor heating system from ProLine utilizes a near-paper-thin “film” heating panel. Designed to heat all types of floating floors, the 0.16-inch thick heating element efficiently warms floors without causing any floor buildup. The heating element is rolled out over the underlayment, and the floating floor covering is installed over the film. No alarms, no special tools, and no self-leveling compounds are needed. This system is also very versatile, and can be used to heat a wide range of floor types.

Heated hardwood floor with cutaway
Heated hardwood floor with cutaway showing the thin “film” heating element.

In-slab heating cable is also available from ProLine. This rugged heat cable in designed to be installed directly in concrete slabs, making the system ideal for heating basement floors. This is a highly efficient and affordable solution for taking the winter chill out of entire basements or individual rooms.

ProLine Radiant carries a variety of floor heating systems so that you can accommodate your customers’ home heating requests. In addition to providing industry-leading floor heating systems, ProLine also offers contractors the best support in the business. These services include free installation training, installation support, and comprehensive system design and layout services.

ProLine’s installation training can be conveniently completed online via web conference. The instructor covers all aspects of the installation, and students can talk with their instructor and ask questions any time. Typically, the courses are completed in less than an hour.

ProLine provides detailed system design and layouts as well. These professional AutoCAD® drawings not only include the layout of the heating elements and other system components, but include all of the information necessary for your electrician. This includes the proper materials and load calculations, breaker sizes, number of breakers, etc.

ProLine strives to make radiant heat installations as easy as possible for professional builders. We’ll do what we do best so that you can do what you do best. Out dedicated support staff is happy to field your calls and address any questions you may have before, during, and after the installation. Help your customers find the ideal floor heating system for their new home or business. ProLine will stand with you throughout the process, and support you with the industry’s most trusted radiant heat solutions. For more details, or information about our snow melting and roof de-icing solutions, please call 866-676-9276 today.

The Advantages of Spring Installations

Spring is the perfect time to give any business a much-needed boost after long, slow winters. Radiant heat is the perfect offering to help customers prepare for the coming winter while beating the summer rush. All contractors know that summer will be busy, and it can be tough to schedule customers exactly when they want. ProLine is here to help make spring a successful and busy season with a lineup of radiant heat products that are beneficial all year round. From radiant heated floors and driveways to roof de-icing and pipe trace systems, ProLine has whatever you need to increase your business this spring.

While a snow melting system may not be the first thing you think of when spring is beginning to bloom, installing one of these systems can help customers prepare for the upcoming winter. Snow melting systems are very versatile and can be installed under almost any medium. Concrete, pavers, or even asphalt can remain clear of hazardous snow and ice with a snow melting system from ProLine. These systems are commonly installed in residential and commercial settings. Radiant heat can be installed in driveways, sidewalks, steps, or even loading docks, and ramps.

ProLine’s snow melting systems are rugged, easy to customize, maintenance-free, and easy to install. The systems are also fully automated, and efficiently operate only when needed. Home and business owners will no longer have to worry about liability issues or shoveling snow when big storms hit.

Heated paver driveway

Preparing for winter also means protecting the often overlooked roof. Businesses can offer customers self-regulating heat trace cable from ProLine for heating gutters, downspouts, and roof edges. This durable, versatile cable can prevent snow and ice buildup, and help to protect structures from ice dams and heavy ice damage. Ice dams can cause leakage, which can even lead to mold and mildew inside the home. Informing customers about these hazards this spring can help prevent costly home damage later in the year. Heat trace cable is also great for commercial or industrial customers looking to keep pipes safe during the cold winter.

Perhaps the most popular roof de-icing solution is ProLine’s low-voltage STEP system. This roof heating system features thin, self-regulating polymer heating panels. The panels are easily installed under shingles, and even metal roofs. They can be nailed or stapled through on-site. For custom solutions, ProLine roof de-icing products can be combined to create the ideal system for each of your customer’s needs.

Another option for early spring installation is a floor heating system. ProLine offers a vast selection of radiant floor heating systems. Heated floors provide the most energy efficient technology today. Radiant heating systems are an amenity that can be utilized all year. Whether it’s getting cozy from an icy winter storm or adding a little warmth on a cool spring morning, heated floors provide comfort all year round. Floor heating systems offer an ideal solution for heating basements, where it always seems to be just a bit cooler.

Radiant floor heating systems offer several benefits. Allergens and pollens run high this time of year, causing discomfort and health issues. Radiant heat systems don’t blow dust and allergens from the vents throughout the home like traditional forced-air systems. This can be especially helpful for children and the elderly, and customers who struggle with respiratory issues.

ProLine offers a vast selection of floor heating systems to fit any need or budget. One of the most popular products on the market is ProLine’s radiant floor heating cable. This versatile cable is available in spools and mats. It also comes with a 25-year warranty and is approved for wet locations. Mats are easy to layout, and spooled cable is often the best choice for oddly shaped or small areas, like bathrooms. ProLine has options available for almost any type of flooring. This includes products that can be installed under the existing flooring. Whatever your radiant heat needs may be, ProLine is here for you.

Take advantage of the spring season and grow your business by offering radiant heat solutions. Not only will you have more time for your customers than during the busy summer season, you may also be eligible to receive early-season discounts from ProLine. Choosing ProLine for your business also means taking advantage of the top-notch customer service that comes with every product. Free installation training is provided via video conference to ensure you are ready for each project, and professional designers will custom design every system. Help from a ProLine specialist is also available throughout the installation to make sure you are comfortable and that every project goes off without a hitch. Our goal is to ensure that you have everything you need to successfully complete the installation. Distinguish yourself from the competition this spring by choosing ProLine Radiant. If you’re ready to spring your business forward with ProLine, call and speak with a radiant heat expert today at 866-676-9276.

ProLine – A Friend of Professional Builders

Managing a construction business can be difficult and time consuming. Finding quality products coupled with great customer service can be a game-changer for large and small business owners. ProLine Radiant offers all the radiant heat solutions that contractors need. With competitive wholesale pricing, proven products, a wide selection of offerings, and premier customer support services, it’s easy to see why ProLine is a radiant heat industry leader.

Radiant heat is versatile, effective, and efficient, making it a sought-after solution that customers love. Contractors can rest assured that working with ProLine Radiant will decrease their stress and increase their bottom line. Offering radiant heat products and services gives contractors the competitive edge needed to take their business to the next level, and ProLine is there with unmatched customer support services every step of the way.

Electric radiant floor heating systems offer maintenance free operation, superior efficiency and comfort, and easy installation. These features make heated floor installations a good option for contractors working in new residential areas or remodeling. ProLine’s proven floor heating products are state-of-the-art. ProLine TileHeat radiant heat cable can be installed under almost any type of flooring. This includes laminate, slate, marble, and even hardwoods. ProLine’s floor heating products also include industry-leading warranties to ease contractors’ and customers’ worries. ProLine’s other floor heating products range from the uncoupling, waterproofing Prodeso membrane (for indoor or outdoor areas) to advanced FilmHeat and FoilHeat floor heating systems. FoilHeat is an easy roll-out mat with a heating element between two layers of specially reinforced aluminum foil. Like TileHeat, FoilHeat is a practical, flexible heating choice for a variety of residential flooring applications. FilmHeat is an ideal solution for heating under floating floors, and requires no mortar or thinset. ProLine also offers hydronic radiant heat systems.

Asphalt driveway with heated tire tracks
Heated tire track snow melting system.

ProLine is a market leader when it comes to outdoor heating solutions. In residential and commercial situations, keeping roofs and driveways clear of ice and snow is key. Automated ice and snow removal means avoiding back-breaking snow shoveling, as well as avoiding the liability that comes with falling icicles or slick walkways.

Self-regulating heat trace cable from ProLine is an affordable, easy-to-install solution for roof de-icing. Heat roof edges or gutters and downspouts, or only heat problem areas that can cause serious roof damage. Self-regulating heat trace cable is easy to install and customize. With ProLine, all customers receive in-depth customer services that include custom system design by an expert. Design services are invaluable to contractors and customers. Professionals from ProLine make sure that each system meets the performance needs and budget of each customer. These detailed layouts include all of the components and electrical information for installers and electricians. ProLine is committed to making the installation of radiant heat as easy as possible for contractors.

Custom designs are essential for top-performing snow-melting systems. Residential and commercial customers can benefit from clear, safe walkways and driveways. ProLine offers radiant snow-melting systems for any situation with heat cable that is available on spools or mats. Spools are a more versatile option and are perfect for problem areas or odd-shaped areas. ProLines electric snow melting g systems are also great for retrofitting asphalt or concrete driveways. A ProLine specialist will work closely with contractors to help determine what the best radiant heat solution is for every customer and situation. 

ProLine also offers industry-leading self-regulating pipe tracing heat cable. Sub-freezing temperatures can lead to broken pipes during the winter months. The damage caused by broken pipes can drastically affect productivity and revenue. ProLine’s self-regulating pipe tracing heat cable is a low-cost, highly effective way to avoid costly, time-consuming pipe damage. It can be used on flanges, pipes, valves, or even small plastic or metal pipes and instrument tubing. Using pipe tracing heat cable will ensure that all fluids continue to flow through any piping, no matter the temperature. ProLine’s top-performing pipe tracing cable is rugged and durable, and safe for hazardous and corrosive environments.

ProLine is truly a full-service company. A vast selection of quality products at wholesale prices, combined with the best customer support service in the industry set ProLine apart from competitors. Other wholesale suppliers cannot match the comprehensive service that comes with working with ProLine. ProLine understands that time is valuable to contractors and focuses on assuring that all the legwork is done.

Professional custom designs include the exact layout of each system with the precise location of the heating elements and other system components, as well as all the electrical information, including number of breakers, their sizes, load calculations, etc.

To help ensure that every installation is successful, ProLine offers free installation training to installers. This training can be attended online via video conference, or in-person, and the training typically takes no more than an hour. Every aspect of the installation is covered by a knowledgeable instructor, and installers can stop at any time to review or ask questions. Training like this gives installers the confidence and skills they need to complete the installation quickly, easily, and successfully. Installation support is also available anytime during installation if need be.

ProLine’s long history with builders has helped to establish a comprehensive customer service platform that makes adding radiant heat to your business easy. Combined with the vast state-of-the-art product offerings and wholesale prices, ProLine is a great partner for contractors who want to accommodate all of their customers’ needs. For more information about Proline’s products and services, call and talk to an expert today at 866-676-9276.

Make Radiant Heat Installations Easy

Winter can pose some unique challenges for home and business owners. For businesses, the weather can often impact the bottom line, and is especially impactful to retail storefronts that are dependent on customers visiting their facilities. Keeping businesses that are reliant on physical foot traffic safe and inviting isn’t always easy during the snow season.

While many businesses continue to rely on snow removal services, or tasking employees to clear sidewalks and parking areas of snow, more and more business owners are turning to reliable radiant heat systems to keep winters profitable.

Radiant snow melting systems are fully automated, so when a storm hits, the system activates to prevent the buildup of snow and ice. After the storm, the system remains on for a short time to dry the surface to eliminate surface water from refreezing into thin sheets of “black” ice. These electric systems are also maintenance free, so once the system is installed, business owners can focus on what they do best – without having to worry if the plowing service is on time or their employees are salting and keeping the walks clear throughout the day.

Heating cable installed for heated paver driveway
ProLine snow melting systems can be installed under pavers, or in concrete or asphalt.

As the demand for radiant heat increases, installers are looking for providers that go the extra mile. In addition to offering top quality products and affordable pricing, contractors want to work with professionals that make their installations as seamless and easy as possible.

For many, ProLine Radiant has become the provider of choice – for both residential and commercial radiant heat installations. Why are so many professional builders turning to ProLine for their snow melting, roof de-icing, and floor heating needs? The reasons are simple: ProLine backs up their “best-in-class” products with industry-leading customer support services.

Unlike other wholesale providers, ProLine includes the most comprehensive customer support services in the industry. These services include free installation training, technical support, and custom system design. These valuable services help to allow contractors to focus on what they do best, while ProLine does much of the legwork to ensure a successful radiant heat installation.

Each ProLine radiant heat system is custom designed according to ASHRAE standards. ProLine’s professional design staff works closely with the customer, the electrician, and installers to design a custom system to best meet each project’s specific demands. The design team creates a detailed CAD drawing that includes the proper layout and materials, proper load calculations, breaker sizes, number of breakers, etc. The installer will know all the details and layout of the system prior to one foot of heat cable being installed.

In addition to the detailed custom layout of each system, ProLine also provides free installation training for installers. This important service helps to ensure that there are no surprises during the installation, and gives installers the confidence they need to properly install the system in a timely manner. The courses can be completed online via web conference, and the trainee can stop and ask the instructor questions at any time. The installation training is often referred to as the most valued service by construction professionals.

Despite the thorough training, installers still may encounter an unforeseen issue during the installation. If so, ProLine experts are available to call and talk with. We’re happy to assist with any questions during the installation.

If you have customers who are considering radiant heat to warm their homes, keep driveways and walks clear of snow and ice, or to prevent roof ice dams, make it easy on yourself and contact a friendly ProLine representative. (Existing driveways can also be retrofitted with radiant heat.)

We strive to make radiant heat installations as easy as possible for professional builders. Our customer services are second to none, so we’ll take care of the legwork so you’re free to do what you do best. Contact a radiant heat professional today to learn more about ProLine’s wholesale prices, free training, technical support or design services. Call today at 866-676-9276.

We’ll do the Legwork so You can do What you do Best

Our Goal is to make Radiant Heat Installations Simple for Contractors

What does it take to install radiant heat? Are the installations complicated? Do I have to design the system? And is it really that advantageous to offer radiant heat installations for my customers? What are the benefits of providing radiant heat installation services?

Professional builders have expanded their businesses by adding radiant heat installation to their list of services. Instead of turning down jobs to install a heated concrete, asphalt or paver driveway, contractors can accommodate their customers’ needs by including radiant heat installations. This ultimately benefits the customer as well as the installer.

Installing a ProLine radiant snow melting system is not difficult. To help ensure a seamless installation, ProLine offers free installation training. Installers can attend the training in person or online via web conference. The training course is typically completed in less than an hour. The instructor covers every aspect of the installation, and installers can stop at any time to review or ask questions. This training helps to give installers the expertise and confidence they need to install the system quickly, easily, and successfully.

Radiant heat installation support
ProLine also provides real time installation support services.

In addition to the installation process being relatively simple, ProLine experts also provide a complete design of the system. The system layout shows the precise location of the heating elements and system components. It also includes all of the electrical information, such as the proper load calculations, breaker sizes, number of breakers, etc.

Other wholesale suppliers may also offer discounted products, but ProLine stands above the rest in terms of quality and service. Unlike the competition, ProLine includes free installation training, comprehensive system design, and installation support.

Builders Benefit from Working with ProLine

ProLine has a long history of working with professional builders, and that experience pays off for professional builders. By offering radiant heat installation, contractors can attract new business. Offering the complete solution benefits the customer and the professional builder. Not only can you install your customer’s driveway, you can also include the radiant heat installation, so you’ll be gaining new business – and you won’t have to turn down future jobs.

Cambridge paver heated driveway.
A radiant snow melting system installed for a heated paver driveway.

ProLine makes the process of installing radiant snow melting systems, heated floors, and roof de-icing solutions easy. We understand the demands on your time, so our services are focused on taking care of all the legwork to make installing radiant heat as easy as possible for you. We’ll take care of the design, provide the training for your installers beforehand, and extend installation support should you need during the installation. We want to make the process as easy and successful as possible for you.

ProLine also has two large warehouses filled with inventory, so builders are likely to get the products they need, when they need. In today’s climate of shortages and delayed deliveries, dealing with a provider that carries an abundance of inventory can make all the difference between a successful business and frustrated customers. Combine the support services and inventory with ProLine’s wholesale discounts, and you’ve got a trusted partner you can rely on for all of your radiant heat installations. For more information about ProLine’s radiant heat products and services, call a friendly ProLine representative today at 866-676-9276.