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Commercial Radiant Heat Solutions

ProLine – The Ideal Radiant Heat Provider for Commercial and Industrial Applications

Radiant heated driveways have become more commonplace in neighborhoods throughout the country during recent years. In addition to the proliferation of driveway heating systems, homeowners are also discovering the benefits of installing roof de-icing systems and heated floors. Radiant heat systems are energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and fully automated. Radiant heat is showing itself to be the clean heating – and de-icing – solution of the future.

While residential snow melting and floor heating systems are increasing in popularity, commercial businesses are also taking advantage of the benefits offered from radiant heat. ProLine Radiant provides commercial snow melting, roof de-icing, pipe tracing, and interior radiant heat solutions at wholesale pricing.

Snow melting system installed in large ramp to parking garage.
A commercial parking ramp with snow melting system installed.

Commercial businesses across the country have worked with ProLine to install large snow melting systems for state departments of transportation, government installations, airport parking aprons, carwash bays, commercial parking ramps, and more. ProLine has the products and expertise to design systems for virtually every commercial need.

ProLine has established itself as an industry leader; not only by offering premier quality products, but by providing unmatched customer service. Unlike other wholesale radiant heat providers, ProLine includes comprehensive customer support services that make it easy for businesses to find and install the ideal system for their needs.

Commercial and industrial facilities can find quality solutions at the lowest prices available, and ProLine systems are always backed by preeminent support services. These services include free installation training, comprehensive system design and layout, and technical support for installers during the installation.

Heat trace cable installed in large gutter for commercial roof deicing.
Heat trace cable installed in a large commercial roof de-icing application.

The free installation training is offered online via web conference, as well as in person at ProLine’s headquarters. An experience instructor covers every aspect of the installation, and the training typically takes less than an hour. Installers can stop and ask questions at any time.

Professional system designers also carefully design the system that best meets the customer’s needs. Everything is taken into account, including the electrical demands, layout, and budget. ProLine works closely with its customers to ensure that the ideal system is created for the specific needs of each customer.

Despite the free installation training, sometimes installers may encounter a question or issue during the installation of a radiant heat system. That’s why ProLine has a dedicated staff of installation support personnel on hand. These pros are available to answer any questions you may have, or walk you through any aspect of the installation. This attention to customer service is what differentiates ProLine from other wholesale radiant heat providers.

If your business is looking for any type of radiant heat solution, deal with the professionals at ProLine. You’ll be assured of not only finding the best system for your needs, but in receiving the best customer service in the industry.

For more information, call ProLine today, at 866-676-9276.

Custom Snow Melting Systems

ProLine Offers System Design, Installation Training and Technical Support

Professional builders are seeing an increase in demand for radiant heat installations nowadays. Consequently, construction professionals are stepping up and adding radiant heat installation to their list of service offerings. While adding new construction services can generate growth, adding unfamiliar services can also be intimidating for builders.

ProLine recognizes the challenges facing today’s construction professionals, which is why we offer some of the industry’s most comprehensive customer support services. Our goal is to not only offer the best wholesale pricing, but to make the installation of radiant heat systems as easy and hassle-free as possible. To achieve this, ProLine includes free installation training, technical support, and professional system design and layout services. Each custom design contains the detailed layout of the system, along with all the necessary electrical information for the electrician. We take care of the installation training and design of the system so you don’t get bogged down in the technical aspects of the project. This frees you up so that you can continue to focus on what you do best.

Contractors understand that no two customers have the exact same needs. That’s why it’s important to work with professionals like those at ProLine. Our designers work closely with you to create the custom system layout that best meets the specific needs of your customer. ProLine system designers are experienced pros who have designed commercial, residential, and industrial radiant heat systems that are operating today throughout Northern America.

ProLine Radiant offers a wide variety of radiant heat solutions, including heated floors, roof de-icing systems, pipe trace solutions, and snow melting systems. A wide variety of snow melting system options are available. The systems are versatile and easy to customize.

Heated Driveways

Heated driveway with four heated tire tracks
A home with two sets of heated tire tracks.

The most popular application for snow melting systems is that of heating driveways. Homeowners can customize their systems not only to best meet their snow melting needs, but to meet their budget. Some of the more popular options include:

HEAT TWO TIRE TRACKS: Instead of heating an entire driveway, many homeowners choose to heat two 24-inch wide tire tracks. ProLine heating mats heat an area 24-inches wide, so these mats can be easily laid out and installed in this configuration. Heated tire tracks also require less power to operate than systems heating the entire driveway area.

HEAT THE CENTER STRIP: Another popular option among homeowners is to heat an 8 to 10-foot-wide strip in the middle of the driveway. If you’re not walking or driving on any other area of the driveway, this option makes sense for many homeowners.

HEAT SPECIFIC AREAS: For those on a budget, a good option is to only heat specific, problem areas, such as the driveway incline, or area that doesn’t get any sunlight. Keep these areas free of snow and ice by installing heat cable only where you need it.

HEAT ENTIRE AREAS: Radiant heating cable can be installed under entire concrete, asphalt, or paver surfaces to keep driveways and other outdoor areas completely clear of snow and ice.

INSTALL CUSTOM APPLICATIONS: Radiant heat can be installed in an unlimited number of applications. Custom systems can be installed for dog kennels and dog runs, or to keep other outdoor pets comfortable as well. Whatever your needs, ProLine experts can design a system to meet your unique radiant snow melting needs.

Snow melting systems are very versatile. ProLine can customize your radiant snow melting system to meet virtually any driveway shape and application. For more detailed information about the many radiant heat options that are available, contact a friendly ProLine representative today, at 866-676-9276.

Self-regulating Pipe Trace Heat Cable

Winter can be a hazardous season, and it seems to be intent on overstaying its welcome this year. Dealing with winter safety issues can be difficult and time-consuming, especially for business owners. Whether you’re dealing with iced-over sidewalks, falling snow or icicles, or snow build-up, running a large business can be overwhelming. Making sure employees and customers are safe is a priority for any business.

Maintenance of less visible or trafficked areas can often be overlooked. One overlooked but vital area can be piping. In an industrial or commercial business, it is essential that pipes are maintained. Winter can lead to frozen pipes, broken flanges, and extensive water damage that can destroy a business. Water damage is a serious problem and can take months to repair. Months of repair means lost income and frustration for business owners. Pipe tracing is one way that commercial or industrial facilities can avoid the hassle of water damage.

ProLine offers industry-leading pipe-tracing systems that are reliable and affordable for any facility. ProLine’s state-of-the-art pipe-tracing systems feature self-regulating UL-listed parallel circuit heat cables. Self-regulating heat cable is the perfect choice for pipe tracing because of its ability to detect ambient temperature. As the temperature rises, the electrical resistance increases. The energy consumption then decreases, assuring each system provides energy-efficient, safe operation. Self-regulation also provides peace of mind, protecting the cable from burning out and overheating.

Pipe tracing system at industrial plant
Pipe tracing system in use at an industrial plant.

ProLine is a leading provider of pipe freeze protection systems across the country and has a variety of cables to meet any need. Constant wattage cable is a convenient, user-friendly, and affordable option designed for consistent heating performance. This cable comes pre-assembled and ready to install.

The most popular heat trace system features ProLine’s pre-terminated 120-volt self-regulating heat cable. Self-regulating heat cable is available in 50, 75, 100, and 150-foot lengths (or custom lengths upon request), and is versatile and easy to install. Pre-terminated self-regulating heat cable also comes with an optional standard 6-foot power plug or a GFCI power plug, so you can choose the best solution for your project.

Self-regulating heat cable is suitable for almost any type of piping, plastic, metal, and even instrument tubing. ProLine self-regulating heat trace cable features a rugged outer jacket. This outer jacket makes it resistant to watery and inorganic chemicals and protects it from impact damage and abrasion. This can be especially important for industrial applications. Self-regulating heat cable ensures that all fluids flow properly through piping over any distance.

Heat trace cable will also effectively protect valves or flanges. Cable is also available for both hazardous, corrosive, and non-hazardous environments. In addition to pipe-freeze prevention, another option for industrial facilities is process temperature maintenance. With pipe tracing from ProLine, any industrial and commercial facility can be sure that they remain productive and profitable during the winter months. Facilities that have piping outside of heated areas are especially vulnerable. ProLine’s heat cable will assure these pipes stay protected from freezing temperatures.

ProLine is a leading wholesale provider of trusted pipe-tracing products. Contractors and business owners who choose ProLine receive efficient products and unparalleled customer service. Every customer has access to ProLine’s free installation training to make sure each system is installed appropriately. Training courses can be completed online with an instructor via video conference at your convenience. All technical specifications and product information are also available online for your convenience.

ProLine also has dedicated and knowledgeable customer service representatives. They will answer any questions you may have throughout the installation process, assuring everything goes smoothly. Contractors can be sure that working with ProLine is a wise choice for their business and customers. If you’re ready to learn more about ProLine’s self-regulating pipe tracing cable and all its benefits, reach out to a ProLine expert today at 866-676-9276.

ProLine Heated Floors

Offer Some Floor Heating Options to Your Customers

Parched from years of drought, the Western States have welcomed the steady flow of precipitation from atmospheric rivers this year. While it hasn’t been fun for commuters, the dousing brought by the Winter of 2022-23 has been a much-needed blessing. Reservoirs in California are finally reaching respectable levels, and more storms are still lining up off the coast, waiting for their turn to slide across the country.

The conditions outside may be less than inviting, but the comfort of a radiant heated home provides a wonderful vantage point to appreciate the snow and rain. As homeowners become more conscious of their carbon footprint, and energy efficient heating, the popularity of radiant continues to boom.

ProLine Radiant is well known for its trusted snow melting systems, roof de-icing systems, and pipe trace solutions. But did you know that ProLine also offers a wide variety of floor heating systems? Radiant heated floors offer the most efficient heating technology on the market today. With electric floor heating systems, virtually no energy wasted.

ProLine’s foremost radiant floor heating system features thin heat-resistance cable, available on spools or pre-spaced in mats. The heating system is ideal for installation under tile, marble, stone, vinyl tile, and a variety of other floor types. The heat-resistance cable is durable, and only about 1/8-inch in diameter, so there is minimal floor buildup.

Heated tile floor
Tile floor with cutout showing radiant heat cable and thinset.

ProLine’s TileHeat cable can also be combined with a waterproof underlayment membrane. The flexible membrane features reliefs that provide channels for the heat cable, granting installers with an easy and accurate way to install the heat cable. The membrane is placed over the subfloor, and the heat cable is installed in the channels. This system can be used with most types of flooring, in all types of indoor and outdoor applications.

ProLine also offers the industry’s preeminent radiant heat system for heating floating floors. This floor heating system consists of ultra-thin “film” heating panels that are thinner than a credit card (just 0.016-inch thick), resulting in no floor buildup. The heating panel is rolled out directly on top of an underlayment, and the floating floor is then installed over the heating element. No alarms, no special tools, and no self-leveling compounds are needed.

Another type of “film” heating is available to heat existing floors. The thin heating panels are stapled up between the floors joists, and batt insulation is then installed over the element to direct all of the heat up to the floor. This is an affordable option for heating floors without undertaking any major remodeling. However, to use this system, one must be able to access the floor, either through a crawl space or basement.

ProLine offers a variety of other floor heating systems as well, and each system can be customized to meet the specific needs of the customer. Any time you work with ProLine, you’ll also be able to take advantage of ProLine’s industry-leading customer services.

Unlike other wholesale providers of radiant heat solutions, ProLine includes some of the industry’s best customer support services. These services include free installation training, professional system design services, and real time technical support.

ProLine installation training is available via video conference. The instructor will cover all aspects of your installation, and answer any questions you may have. Typically, the course is completed in under an hour, but the instructor will take whatever time is needed, depending on the installer(s). A certificate of completion is sent to those who complete the course.

Professional system design is crucial for installing radiant heat systems. ProLine’s design team takes all factors into account to design the system that best meets the specific needs of the customer, including their budget. The system layout/design includes the proper layout of the heating elements, sensor(s), and thermostats, and all relevant electrical information.

Radiant heated floors provide the most efficient heating option today. In addition to offering luxurious warmth, there is virtually no wasted energy with radiant floor heating systems. The systems offer clean, silent operation, that also results in a healthier living environment. Because the systems do not use a blower and vents, dust and other allergens are not stirred up to circulate around the house. This is especially advantageous for homes with small children or the elderly, as well as those suffering from allergies.

For more details about radiant floor heating systems from ProLine, or snow melting systems, call a friendly ProLine representative today, at 866-676-9276.

New Year, New Opportunities

Every new year brings more opportunities to improve your business. But finding new ideas or products that can put your business above competitors can be difficult. Sometimes those “opportunities” are hidden, but other times they might be right in front of you, but you haven’t noticed. Speaking of which, have you explored the options offered by ProLine? We offer wholesale radiant heat solutions that can benefit your customers and build your business.

ProLine has a variety of options that you can offer your customers during the winter months — or any time of year. One of the most popular products for construction businesses is a roof de-icing system from ProLine. Several custom options are available.

The roof is an integral part of the house that many homeowners forget needs protection and maintenance. Snow and ice buildup can cause costly damage and roof deterioration after a harsh winter. Don’t let your customers neglect their roofs. There are de-icing options for every customer at ProLine.

Self-regulating heat cable
Self-regulating heat trace cable for roof de-icing and pipe trace applications.

Whether working with residential or commercial customers, self-regulating heat cable is a proven option for any application. ProLine’s self-regulating cable is perfect for installing on existing roofs, remodeling projects, or new construction. Self-regulating heat trace cable features advanced technology. An irradiated conductive core increases output as the temperature drops and decreases when the temperature rises. Self-regulation makes the cable extremely effective and energy efficient. A rugged fluoropolymer jacket that can withstand the elements protects the core and enhances the durability of the cable. Careful construction and advanced technology allow self-regulating heat cables to perform under virtually any condition. ProLine’s cable is UL recognized and features a 10-year warranty, making it an attractive option for business and homeowners. Self-regulating heat cable is available in a variety of options. This includes a variety of self-regulating cable as well as pre-terminated cable with or without a ground-fault circuit interrupter, and constant wattage cable. Constant wattage cable comes ready to use, and can be quickly installed and plugged in.

Self-regulating heat systems from ProLine also make for easy installation. Popular installations include roof gutters or a zig-zag pattern along the roof edge. When installed in gutters, self-regulating heat cable will protect both gutters and downspouts from heavy ice buildup that causes damage. When placed along the roof edge, self-regulated heat cable prevents snow accumulation. Preventing snow buildup is vital. If snow is allowed to accumulate, ridges of ice can form. These ridges become ice dams. An ice dam traps pooled water behind it, and that water can seep into tiny cracks and ultimately threaten the integrity of the roof over time. Eventually, seepage can lead to hazardous water damage inside the home.

Self-regulating heat cable systems for commercial applications are also vital. When protecting commercial roofs, gutters, and downspouts, you’re also protecting customers and employees. Heavy snow buildup can fall and injure customers, and so can icicles that form along the gutters. Roof de-icing systems can help to enhance safety for pedestrians below.

Low-voltage roof heating systems
Low-voltage roof de-icing system installed to heat roof valley and eave.

Another great roof de-icing product from ProLine to prevent ice dams is the low-voltage de-icing system. This state-of-the-art system has a semi-conductive polymer heating element that is extremely thin, (only 3/64 of an inch). The low-voltage system steps down from high to low voltage to ensure safety and efficiency. Construction of the low-voltage roof de-icing system makes it one of the most advanced and efficient systems available. To assure easy installation and convenience, heating elements are sold in rolls available in 3, 9, and 12-inch widths. The heating element can also be cut on-site and even nailed or stapled through. Installation can be done under shingles, metal roofs, or other roofing materials. Applications include rooftops, valleys, eaves, gutters, and trouble spots. ProLine’s low-voltage roof de-icing system is reliable, safe, and popular in commercial and residential heating applications all over the country.

Self-regulating heat cable is also used for pipe tracing applications. For commercial customers, pipe tracing can be a lifesaver. Ruptured pipes can cause water damage and cost thousands of dollars to repair. ProLine has heat-tracing cable options for any business. Protect pipes, valves, flanges, or other areas easily with self-regulating heat cable. Self-regulation means these cables will never burn out and the cable can adjust the power output to the varying temperatures along the pipe. ProLine’s cable is also suitable for hazardous and corrosive environments.

Whatever products you’re looking at for your business, working with ProLine means top-notch customer service. Professionals are here to help you every step of the way. With ProLine this means professional system design. Every de-icing system includes a detailed AutoCAD that serves as a roadmap for the electrician and installers. Every AutoCAD has the system layout and all electrical information for installation. ProLine also includes free installation training and expert support throughout installation. ProLine’s superior customer service and support are why professionals consistently choose ProLine for their business needs. Contact a professional at ProLine today for more information on our many custom roof de-icing solutions, at 866-676-9276.

Winter Hits with a Vengeance

Year of the Atmospheric Rivers

Winter of 2022-23 has raged across the U.S. like a thundering avalanche, socking the western states particularly hard with record rain and snowfall. Just days after the official start of winter, record precipitation bombarded areas in California and Oregon, and a parade of storms continues to line up over the Pacific. January is expected to see a series of intense storms that will dump tropical moisture throughout the entire western region. Never before has the old expression “when it rains, it pours,” rung with more truth.

But the West isn’t alone in its wet winter woes, as residents of Buffalo, New York know all too well. While the West Coast was being slammed by storms, Buffalo was being suffocated by a “once in a generation” snowstorm that left 52 inches of snow at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. Less than one month into the winter season, Buffalo’s airport has already tallied 101.6 inches of snow. According to records dating back to 1884, that’s Buffalo’s snowiest start to any winter – by over a foot.

Meteorologists attribute most of the extreme storms and heavy precipitation to atmospheric rivers, a phenomenon featuring flowing columns of condensed tropical water vapor. So far this winter, one column has followed another, and states that were experiencing “exceptional” drought conditions are now under flood watches. The storms are bringing much needed relief to the parched western states, but the intensity of the rain and snowstorms has overwhelmed many residents.

Heated paver sidewalk
An automated snow melting system installed under a paver walkway.

It seems that winters are becoming more extreme and unpredictable nowadays, so we can only do our best to be prepared and deal with the cards that nature deals us. For businesses, staying open to serve their communities during major winter storms is a challenge. While most residents hunker down and avoid going out during a storm, sometimes chores or errands can’t wait, and a run to the store has to be made. Whether it’s a run to the grocery store for a gallon of milk or a trip to the music store for a set of guitar strings, we all have our own “emergencies” that just can’t wait. It’s during these times that consumers are searching for convenience – and safety – more than anything else. That’s why it’s vital for storefronts and businesses to provide an open invitation to prospective customers by having clear parking lots and snow-free walks and entryways.

ProLine radiant snow melting systems are reliable and fully automated, which makes the systems appealing to business owners. Many ProLine snow melting systems are installed in commercial applications. Business owners rely on automated snow melting systems to provide ‘round the clock protection to keep parking lots, walkways and steps free of snow and ice. Good business owners understand how vital it is to keep their storefronts safe and accessible.

ProLine automated snow melting systems utilize state-of-art components, including an aerial-mount, or pavement-mount snow sensor, a small controller or control panel, and premium heat resistant cable.

Automated snow melting systems rely on either an aerial-mount or a pavement-mount snow sensor (activation device). These sensors detect temperature and precipitation. When the temperature is below the sensor’s adjustable set point, and precipitation is detected, the sensor signals the system controller or contactor panel. Power is then sent to the heat cable embedded beneath the surface. The area is warmed to prevent the accumulation of snow. After the snowstorm, the system remains on for a short time to dry the pavement to prevent thin sheets of “black” ice from forming.

In addition to providing premier snow melting systems and components at wholesale prices, ProLine also includes industry-leading customer services. ProLine system designers custom design each system, and a detailed CAD layout of the system is available to the installer / electrician.

ProLine also offers free installation training. Installers can arrange a time and complete the training online with an instructor at their convenience. The instructor will cover every aspect of the installation, and answer any questions. Technical support is also available during the installation. Even after receiving the installation training, one may encounter an unforeseen issue during the installation. The installer can call a support professional at ProLine, and the support expert will be happy to assist. (ProLine may be the only wholesale provider that also includes such comprehensive customer support services.)

For more detailed information about radiant snow melting, floor heating, or roof de-icing solutions, call a radiant heat expert today, at 866-676-9276.

Environmentally Friendly Radiant Heat

Radiant heat is appealing to a growing number of home and business owners nowadays. In addition to its environmentally friendly features, radiant heat is also the most efficient heating technology today. The systems are used to heat homes as well as provide snow melting for driveways, sidewalks, steps, ramps, roofs, and more.

Fully automated snow melting systems not only eliminate the need to shovel and plow driveways, but also the need for salt and snow melting chemicals. Salt runoff from driveways and sidewalks can damage nearby plants and grass. When spring time rolls around, the damage can be apparent.

The common solution for homeowners is to shovel and then salt the driveway or walks to prevent ice from forming. This is the typical routine for most of us, but it can come at a cost to grass and other nearby plants. Salt runoff tends to seep into the nearby soil, causing long term damage to the lawn and surrounding landscape. When spring arrives, some lawns reveal the tell-tale signs of salt and snowmelt chemical use. Grass lining the edges of driveways and sidewalks looks brown and dead.

Grass damaged by snow melting salt
The effects of salt runoff from a driveway.

While the landscape can often bear the scars of winter, the cold, wet season can also take a toll on concrete driveways. “Spalling” is an unfortunate problem with some concrete driveways and sidewalks.

The term “spalling” refers to the crumbling, or disintegration, of the surface of a concrete slab. The damage is typically limited to less than a quarter of an inch deep. The smooth, finished surface breaks apart, and the rougher stone aggregate is revealed below. But why do some concrete surfaces crumble like this?

For the most part, concrete is very stable and permanent; however, it is also porous, so it will absorb water. During winter storms, small amounts of water can be trapped inside the concrete, where it freezes at night and pushes the cement binder apart. The expanding and contracting ice/water eventually breaks down the surface, causing the top layer to crumble. (Frozen water expands about 10%, which is enough to push areas of the top layer upwards, resulting in spalling.) So, in addition to helping to preserve the health of the adjacent lawn, radiant heat can also help to prolong the lifespan of concrete and paved driveways.

The obvious benefit of radiant heated driveways is the elimination of plowing or manual snow removal. The systems also greatly enhance safety. Automated snow melting systems have a built in “afterrun” function. This safety feature forces the driveway heating system to remain on for a short time after the snowstorm to dry the surface. This prevents slick ice from forming on the surface, while eliminating tiny pockets of water from freezing and damaging the concrete from within to dramatically reduce the chance of spalling.

In addition to the “convenience” features, radiant snow melting systems provide a host of other features and benefits. Some of these include:

Maintenance free: Once an electric snow melting system is installed, there’s no need for regular maintenance. Because these systems have no moving parts, they are virtually maintenance free.

Environmentally friendly: Clean operating snow melting systems help to preserve the health of nearby plants and grass by eliminating the need for harmful salt and harsh snow melting chemicals.

Fully automated: Radiant driveway heating systems are fully automated. The systems feature embedded heat cable, an advanced snow sensor (activation device), and a controller or contactor panel. The activation device is a compact, durable, high-tech snow sensor that detects temperature and precipitation. When precipitation is detected and the temperature is below the set point (typically set at 38°F), the sensor signals the controller, and then power is sent to the heating elements to warm the surface and prevent the accumulation of snow. (The systems also feature manual override capability so it can be manually triggered to deal with snowdrifts or other issues if needed.)

A radiant snow melting system at an outdoor mall.
A radiant snow melting system at an outdoor mall.

Safety: One of the most obvious benefits of automated snow melting systems is that of enhanced safety. The systems stand ready to activate when needed, assuring that sidewalks, steps, driveways, and other areas remain clear of snow and ice during the winter season.

Versatile, easy to customize: Automated driveway heating systems are easy to customize. The systems can be tailored to meet the homeowners’ precise layout, as well as their snow melting needs and budget. Small areas of a driveway can be heated, or heated tire tracks or any other configuration can be installed. ProLine professional system designers have provided layouts for commercial and residential customers throughout the country.

ProLine carries a wide range of industry-leading products. In addition to these proven products, ProLine also includes unmatched customer services, including free installation training, installation support, and professional system design and layout drawings. ProLine is the trusted wholesale provider of premier radiant heat solutions. For more details, call a friendly radiant heat expert today, at 866-676-9276.

ProLine Works to Ease the Challenges Facing Today’s Professional Builders

We survived another spooky Halloween season, but don’t let the gremlins and goblins of today’s economy get you down. As a leading wholesale provider of radiant heat solutions, ProLine Radiant is focused on helping contractors and professional builders overcome the supply shortages and inflation facing the industry today. Some may insist that this is the “new normal”, but ProLine doesn’t adhere to this line of thinking. Call us old fashioned, but we still believe in delivering products in a timely, affordable manner. Receiving the goods that you need, when you need, without paying more than you need doesn’t have to be relegated to memories of the good ol’ days.

We’re all feeling the effects of inflation and longer wait times in our daily lives, but ProLine is leveraging its resources to minimize the inconvenience for its customers. By utilizing its large inventory warehouses, ProLine is able to keep an abundant supply of its most popular products on hand.

ProLine understands that professional builders rely on affordable prices and timely delivery of products and materials. Through careful planning, ProLine is able to sidestep much of the higher manufacturing costs and lagging delivery times. ProLine maintains large inventories in its warehouses, so customers can get what they need, when they need. Having the resources allows ProLine to continue to manufacture and maintain an abundance of its most popular products for wholesale suppliers – which ultimately saves time and money for the consumer. While many consumers of today struggle to adapt to the “new normal”, ProLine is striving to deliver the good ol’ fashioned customer experience reminiscent of the good old days.

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

ProLine Radiant carries a vast selection of radiant heat solutions. From roof de-icing and pipe trace solutions to heated driveways and radiant floor heating systems, ProLine offers a range of the most trusted products in the industry. ProLine backs each system with unmatched customer support services, which include free installation training, professional system design services, and technical support for installers. ProLine solutions can be tailored for large civic and commercial applications as well as custom residential radiant heating and snow melting needs.

By carrying a large, diverse selection of radiant heat systems and components, ProLine customers are assured of receiving the ideal product for their specific needs. ProLine professionals work closely with customers to match their needs with the best systems and components available.

ProLine floor heating systems feature a variety of heating elements, each of which is designed to accommodate specific floor types. While thin heating cable and mats are the most commonly installed solution for heating floors, other heating elements include ultra thin (0.016-inch) heating panels (for floating floors), self-regulating low-voltage panels, and even floor heating panels that can be stapled up between floor joists to heat existing floors. For more details about ProLine’s floor heating systems, call and speak with a friendly radiant heat expert today, at 866-676-9276.

ProLine driveway heating and snow melting systems are among the best in class. The radiant snow melting systems are fully automated, and each system is designed to meet the specific needs of the customer. ProLine designers customize each system, and design it according to ASHRAE standards so that it efficiently meets each individual customer’s demands. Snow melting systems can be customized to meet the snow melting – as well as the budget – needs of the customer. Entire driveways can be heated, or systems can be designed and installed to only heat two 24-inch-wide tire tracks, or small shaded areas, or areas on inclines can be easily heated. ProLine designers have experience designing systems for a variety of commercial and residential applications.

ProLine roof de-icing systems are also available, and can be tailored to any configuration needed by the customer. Low-voltage heating panels can be installed discreetly under roof shingles (or metal roofs), while self-regulating heat trace cable can also be installed along roof edges, valleys, gutters and downspouts. The options are virtually limitless.

If you’re looking to install radiant heat, and want to work with professionals who still emphasize superior customer service, contact the professionals at ProLine. In addition to our other inclusive services, we also offer free consulting. We’re happy to learn about your project and offer suggestions that would best serve your needs. Call us today, at 866-676-9276.

Preparing for Winter

October is here, and that means cooler weather is coming. Fall doesn’t have to mean business slowing down for contractors and wholesalers. A great way to keep business busy throughout fall is to help customers prepare their homes or businesses for the upcoming winter. One crucial part of winter preparation is a biannual roof inspection. Water is the number one enemy of a house. Water damage to the roof or interior of the home can be costly and dangerous. Helping customers understand the steps of a thorough roof inspection and how to prevent roof leaks with a de-icing system will keep business flowing all winter.

The first step in a good roof inspection is checking gutters and downspouts. These areas are often neglected and can become blocked with debris. Without proper drainage, ice and snow can build up and cause damage. Next, homeowners should carefully check the roof. Careful inspection should find any missing, worn, or loose shingles. To be sure that there will be no water seepage into the home or business, it is also crucial to check the attic. Surveying for signs of water damage is vital. Another important part of a roof inspection is checking the insulation. Doing this can prevent heat from escaping the home into the attic. If heat escapes into the attic, it can warm the roof and melt the bottom layer of snow. The snow then trickles down the roof to the eaves. The water will then re-freeze into a ridge of ice. Eventually, the ice ridge forms a dam that traps water on the rooftop. Pools of standing water can be the worst enemy to roofs. The trapped water can lead to seepage and cause interior and exterior damage to the building.

After a roof inspection, installing a roof de-icing system is the easiest, most efficient way to enhance protection for the roof and home, as well as pedestrian traffic below. ProLine offers a wide range of roof de-icing systems for residential and commercial applications. The roof heating systems can be combined, or easily customized to meet the customers’ specific needs. ProLine also includes industry-leading support services to back its premier products.

Low-voltage roof heating system being installed
A low-voltage roof heating system being installed on resort hotel roof.

ProLine’s most popular and highly recommended system is the STEP low-voltage roof de-icing system. This low-voltage system features a semi-conductive polymer heating element. The panels can be installed discreetly under shingles or metal roofs and cut or stapled onsite. The de-icing system steps from high-voltage down to low-voltage (60v or less), while monitoring the self-regulating heating element’s output. This function allows for safe, efficient operation. With 3, 6, 9, or 12-inch widths available, installation in large areas, roof valleys, or roof gutters is possible. ProLine’s low-voltage roof de-icing system also comes with a 10-year manufacturing warranty against defects. This rugged product is used all over the country in a wide variety of applications.

Self-regulating heat trace cable is another versatile product that can save a roof from water damage. Installation of self-regulating heat trace cable is easy and flexible. Custom de-icing solutions are a great option, and creating them to fit any area is easy. Running cable through roof gutters, downspouts, or placing in a zigzag pattern along roof eaves can prevent ice dam formation. This sturdy cable makes a prudent choice for any home or business. Installing a self-regulating heat trace cable system is also an affordable option for those on a budget. ProLine’s self-regulating heat cable is one of the most popular industry-leading de-icing solutions available. ProLine’s roof heating products provide efficient, reliable de-icing during the harsh winter months.

Combining ProLine’s low-voltage roof de-icing system with self-regulating heat trace systems is also possible. The ability to combine products assures that wholesalers have a product to meet any customer’s needs. There are even options for retrofitting roofs or new construction. ProLine’s self-regulating heat trace cable embedded in attractive aluminum panels is another de-icing option. Each state-of-the-art panel is engineered for maximum heat transfer and energy-efficient operation. The panel’s design creates an efficient, stylish solution for de-icing.

Whatever products you need to help your business thrive this fall, ProLine has them. Helping customers upkeep the integrity of their roofs and protect their homes from water damage is a valuable service that contractors can offer. While you’re providing top-notch service to your customers, ProLine is providing it to you. Along with industry-leading products, all customers have access to professionals who can answer questions about products or installation. Installation videos and help are also available online at any time. Free training is also provided, and can be completed online with an instructor or in person with a ProLine professional. Adding ProLine products to the arsenal of your business is smart and easy. Call ProLine today at 866-676-9276 to get started!

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