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The Ultimate Snow Melting Solution

Installing a snow melting system can be one of the best investments a home or business owner can make, and offering them to your customers is a great investment in your business. ProLine offers versatile snow melting systems that can be installed in almost any medium and application, and consumers all around the country have used ProLine for their snow melting needs. Here are just a few of the places where ProLine snow melting systems have been installed to keep homes and businesses clear of snow and ice during the winter seasons:

  • Driveways
  • Walkways
  • Public transit stations
  • Outdoor steps
  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Churches
  • Outdoor shopping malls
  • Winter resorts
  • Loading docks and ramps
  • Pedestrian bridges
  • Airport aprons
  • Runaway truck ramps

Heated paver driveway

Whether customers are looking to install snow melting systems for residential applications, commercial businesses, or even industrial applications, ProLine has an option to ensure that the specific needs of each customer are met. ProLine systems offer an array of heating elements for interior and exterior applications, creating almost endless customization options that can fit any area, no matter the shape or size. ProLine’s snow melting system heating elements can be set in any medium: concrete, brick or stone pavers, and even freshly poured asphalt.

The most popular residential layout is to heat an entire area (such as a driveway), but options such as heating a strip in the center of the driveway, 24-inch wide tire tracks , or only high-traffic areas are also great ways to utilize the flexibility of ProLine’s radiant snow melting systems. ProLine systems are also well suited for industrial or commercial buildings to prevent dangerous ice from forming on ramps, steps and loading docks. ProLine also offers the best customer service in the industry that includes custom designing of each snow melting system, as well as providing free installation training and technical support to facilitate quick and efficient installation of every system.

The benefits of a custom designed snow melting system can’t be beat, with the first obvious benefit being that of time saved. With a ProLine snow melting system, customers will no longer have to worry about back-breaking shoveling or slick ice patches after each storm. Snow melting systems can also prolong the life of mediums like concrete, as plowing, salt and other chemicals typically used for snow melting can cause degradation.

Perhaps the most important benefit – especially for business owners – is safety. A ProLine snow melting system is an investment in safety that can pay for itself year after year. When winter hits any business, snow, ice, and icicles become major safety concerns. Not only is shoveling and clearing ice hard work, it is also dangerous for workers and pedestrians. Accidents can lead to costly litigation due to injuries onsite. Snow and ice clearing also takes away from the productive time of workers, and slows business during the important winter months and holiday season. With an automated snow melting system, business can continue as normal with no wasted manpower, helping to ensure a busy and productive winter season. This is especially true for businesses with outdoor loading docks, truck ramps, accessibility ramps, or other areas that are typically hazardous during winters.

When looking at snow melting systems, customers often ask two questions. The first is usually “How do they work?” In general, a snow melting system works by using an activation device (sensor) that detects temperature and precipitation. When precipitation is detected and the temperature is below the “set point” (usually 39°F), the sensor triggers the controller and power is sent to the embedded heating element, warming the driveway or ramp. (ProLine snow melting systems are fully automated, but also include manual override capability to melt snow drifts that may have formed after a storm.) This also means that the system will only run when necessary, and shut off as soon as the snow or ice is cleared and the driveway is dry. Automated snow melting systems from ProLine feature rapid response times to ensure that no snow accumulates on the heated area. This makes ProLine’s system extremely energy efficient, with 99 percent of energy used going directly to clearing snow.

Energy efficiency relates directly to the second question: “How much does a snow melting system cost?” With an energy efficient system operating only when it is needed, the costs remain low. On average, a 300-square-foot area can be hated for around $1.52 for each hour of continuous use. (Cost may vary depending on local utility rates.) Running a snow melting system is often less than hiring someone to remove snow. When it comes to initial cost, ProLine’s custom options accommodate for snow melting needs and each customer’s budget. ProLine’s experienced system designers will take each customer’s needs into consideration. Customers will be matched with the best products, system design/layout, and support services, assuring that each snow melting system is up and running at peak levels in no time. With top notch customer service, including installation support and free training, ProLine is with you every step of the way. Offering snow melting systems from ProLine will ensure that your business is thriving this winter season.

Extend the Life Span of Your Driveway

Installing a radiant snow melting system can also extend the life of your driveway by preventing concrete spalling. Spalling occurs as a result of melted snow refreezing on the porous concrete over time. Eventually, this can even lead to cracking of the cement. Automated driveway heating systems dry the surface, so no water remains. This added safety feature is what helps to prolong your driveway’s life span. By drying the surface the chance of spalling is greatly reduced.

If you’re ready to learn more about snow melting products from ProLine for your business, call us today at 866-676-9276.

Offer Your Customers Affordable, Premier Roof De-icing Solutions

Winter months are approaching quickly, and that means snow will be on walkways, driveways, and rooftops. Rooftops can be one of the dangerous places for snow and ice buildup during the winter. Filling icicles and sheets of ice can pose a danger to pedestrians below, not to mention the damage that ice dams can cause to structures. Runoff that pools behind ice dams and refreezes can eventually damage roofs, and lead to interior problems as well, such as water damage and mold and mildew. Roof de-icing is a great way to offer safety and assurance to customers during the often extreme conditions of the winter season. Roof de-icing systems from ProLine are commonly installed on hotel roofs and other commercial structures to enhance safety and protect roofs. The systems are versatile, fully automated, and energy efficient.

Roof de-icing systems typically consist of a contactor panel, an activation device, and a heating element. Each system from ProLine features state of the art, unique heating elements that allow for complete customization when installing a roof de-icing system. Most systems are self-regulating and fully automated, so when the sensor detects the appropriate temperature and precipitation, it will activate and keep the area clear of snow and ice. This convenience makes it a great option for any business or home looking to ensure pedestrian safety and prolong the life of the roof. Roof de-icing systems will prevent ice dams that form when snow and ice melts, runs down the roof, and refreezes along the colder roof eaves. These dams can cause roof leaking that can lead to expensive water damage. Ice and snow buildup can also happen in gutters, downspouts, and roof valleys, destroying your gutters as well as the roof. Installing a roof de-icing system in these areas or along the edge of a roof is not only extremely popular, but an effective choice for eliminating potential problems. Installing a roof de-icing system along the edge of a roof – or any area – will assure proper drainage and help to prevent damage.

Heated roof edges with self-regulating heat cable.

ProLine’s self regulating heat cable is an excellent choice for a variety of roof de-icing applications. This industry leading cable is not only effective, but energy efficient. It is UL recognized, and features an irradiated conductive core that will increase the output of heat as the temperature outside falls. This core is protected by a UV-stabilized thermoplastic elastomer outerjacket that is rugged enough for any environment, and the sturdy cable is available in a variety of lengths for quick and easy installation. Self-regulating heat cable is extremely versatile and can be easily installed in any area of the roof, gutters, downspouts, and oddly shaped areas. ProLine’s self regulating cable is one the most recommended roof heating solutions available today, and is a great investment to offer any home or business owner.

ProLine also offers a pre-terminated self-regulated heat cable. This single-point connection, 120V 6-watt cable comes pre-assembled, and can be installed and plugged directly into a standard outlet or GFCI power plug. The cable is available in 50, 75, or 100 foot lengths. The main benefit of pre-assembled self terminated cable is its quick and easy installation, which requires no special skills or tools. The heat trace cable can also be used for industrial applications, including hazardous or corrosive environments.

Another convenient option for heat trace solutions on rooflines, gutters, downspouts, or even pipes is ProLine’s constant wattage heat cable. This cable is also pre-assembled and can be plugged into a regular outlet, but has a parallel heating core. This core produces a uniform thermal output over the entire length, and power output remains the same in any temperature, unlike self-regulating heat cable. With just a single power point, heat tracing systems can be installed along lengths up to several hundred feet. Constant wattage cable can be easily installed, making it a good choice for small trouble spots or industrial and even most chemically hostile environments. This cable is also used for process heating to control the flow of viscous materials.

If heat cable isn’t your first choice for the application at hand, ProLine also offers an industry leading low-voltage roof de-icing system. This system is different from self regulated heat cable, as the heating element is a semi-conductive thin polymer panel that can be cut, stapled, and nailed on site. Low-voltage systems are most often used for melting snow and ice under shingle and metal roofs. With the low-voltage de-icing system, transformers step down from high-voltage to low- voltage while controlling a different section of the roof de-icing system. The low-voltage system is also self-regulating, so when the temperature rises, consumption of energy decreases, assuring energy efficient performance. ProLine’s low-voltage roof-de-icing system is available in multiple widths, (3, 6, 9, or 12 inches) making it versatile enough for any roof de-icing project.

ProLine’s array of products makes offering roof de-icing systems for your customers easy. Industry leading, versatile self-regulated heating cable is the most popular and efficient choice for most customers, but heat trace cable can also be paired with other roof de-icing systems (such as the low-voltage system) to assure that each customer receives the systems that best fit their needs. Working with ProLine also means industry leading customer service; which includes system design, free installation training, and technical support. If you’re looking for a way to increase your business this winter and provide safe, efficient roof de-icing for your customers, ProLine offers a selection and prices that can’t be beat. If you are ready to get started with roof de-icing for your business, contact a ProLine customer service specialist today at 866.676.9276.

Efficient Snow Melting on Limited Power

Heating Large Areas with Minimal Power

Having clear walkways, driveways or parking areas is one of the most important things for businesses during the winter. Clear driveways and walkways are not only more inviting, but the added safety provided by an automated snow melting system is vital. Of course, there is also the added benefit of not having to pay a snow removal service, or shovel snow at the crack of dawn. A great option for those looking to help their customers avoid back breaking labor and enhance safety is to offer the installation of a ProLine snow melting system. Snow melting systems are versatile and can be installed in any residential or commercial application, even those with limited power.

Heating cable installed for heated paver driveway
Zoning allows homeowners with limited power to heat large driveways and aprons.

When considering a snow melting system, first determine the square footage of the area that needs to be heated. ProLine can even assist you with this if needed. By using a special software program, ProLine professionals can measure the square footage with a satellite view of any property.

The next step is to evaluate the available power at the location. This can be done by checking the main breaker panel. In homes, most panels are equipped with two 100-amp panels, or one 200-amp panel, which can be found on the top of the main breaker box. ProLine always suggests having an electrician measure the amperage to ensure there are no issues prior to starting the installation. If an electrician isn’t readily available, here are some general guidelines to consider. With most residential systems, one 30 amp breaker will heat about 170 square-feet. That means that a 60 amp breaker can heat a 350 square-foot driveway. If, after having the available amperage evaluated, it’s discovered that there is limited power ProLine can use a technique called zoning (or staging). Keep reading to learn how zoning works to help all your customers enjoy the benefits of a snowmelt system.

With ProLine’s new sequencer, zoning is an easy, cost-efficient way to heat multiple areas without exceeding available power. To zone a large snow melting system, ProLine designers divide the area into zones. Power is alternately sent to each zone, “pulsing” from one to another, using the available power to effectively heat a larger area. Unlike old zoning systems whereby only after one zone was cleared would power then be sent to another zone, the newer system is much more efficient – and timely. Old zoning systems also required each zone to have its own snow sensor. However, the new system eliminates the old process by using the available power to efficiently heat several zones – almost simultaneously. Homeowners can also operate the system manually if they wish. ProLine’s zoning systems separate themselves from competitors because they feature “smart” technology.

ProLine’s zoning systems separate themselves form competitors because they feature the new technology of the advanced sequencer. Other systems will cycle through zones regardless of whether the snow has been completely cleared or not. This is because most zoned snowmelt systems are set with timers. These systems will cycle between zones even when the zone is not cleared, and do so until all zones are cleared. With timed cycling, snowmelt times will be much longer, and important areas will not be cleared first. With a ProLine snow melt system, your customers can be sure that priority areas will be completely clear first. ProLine’s “smart” technology also saves power by detecting whether snow is melted prior to engaging the system. So, if the snow in zone 3 is already melted, then the system will not engage. This feature saves customers money by only operating when it is actually needed.

A snowmelt system with zoning.
Zoning allows you to operate a large snow melting system with limited power.

Snowmelt systems from ProLine are a great option for business owners looking to prevent hazardous conditions that can lead to injured employees, customers, and costly litigation. With zoning, even a small business with less amperage can ensure that priority areas such as storefront walkways are cleared and safe for customers. The reliability and performance of an electric snowmelt system is available for any home or business with zoning technology from ProLine.

Snowmelt systems are a great choice for any customer, and save time and money during the winter months. The operating cost of a snow melting system during a storm is usually less than hiring a professional to come and clear snow. Radiant snowmelt systems can also save money by extending the life of driveways and walkways, as they will not be deposed to salt or snow melting chemicals that can damage and degrade them.

If you’re ready to see how ProLine snowmelt systems can help increase your business, contact a ProLine professional today at 866-676-9276.

ProLine Radiant Heated Floors

Radiant heat is a great option for contractors to offer their customers. Not only is it an on-trend upgrade, it’s also a great way to enhance comfort and energy efficiency – not to mention to prepare for winter. Radiant heat is also extremely versatile, especially when working with ProLine. Radiant heat offers unique, luxurious warmth for the home, and is the most efficient heating technology available today. The systems are easy to install and easy to use.

Radiant heat warms from the floor up, efficiently transferring heat to objects, as opposed to air. Radiant heated floors offer a more optimal way to heat homes for many reasons. In addition to its unparalleled efficiency, radiant heat generates a more even heat than forced air, warming the rooms from the floor up. Unlike traditional forced-air systems that blow heated air through a series of duct work and vents where it rises quickly, radiant heat warmth originates from the floor, providing a subtle, even heat throughout the room. Because there is no need for vents and blowers, dust and allergens aren’t being circulated through the house. This can be a tremendous benefit for the elderly and those with respiratory issues.

Woman on warm wood floor

Radiant heat comes in two forms: electric and hydronic (water based). Electric radiant heat systems rely on a heating element, with thin heat resistance cable being the most common. ProLine carries a wide range of electric floor heating options.

Hydronic radiant heat utilizes heated water to warm the area. A special mixture of water and propylene glycol is heated by a boiler and then pumped through a closed loop of specially designed PEX tubing. The installation of hydronic systems can be somewhat complex, and because the system requires a boiler, manifold and pumps, a dedicated “mechanical room” is needed. Both electric and hydronic heating systems are very efficient. Electric systems are easy to install and feature rapid response times. Because hydronic systems can operate on natural gas, the operating costs may be lower than those of a similarly sized electric system. While electric floor heating systems are recommended for heating individual rooms and small to moderate sized areas, because of the potential for lower operating costs, hydronic floor heat may be recommended for customers looking to heat entire homes.

Whether a system is electric or hydronic, they work using the same three general components: an activation device (thermostat), a sensor, and a heating element. The sensor for the floor heating system can be embedded in the floor or mounted in the sensor to detect ambient temperature. Homeowners also have the option to use a combination of both.

Perhaps the most distinguishing part of any radiant heat system is the heating element. ProLine floor heating systems consist of a range of diverse element types. While thin heat resistance cable is the most popular choice, other systems include near paper-thin “film” heating element, low-voltage polymer panels and more. ProLine offers one of the largest varieties of floor heating systems available – for all types of flooring

When working with floors such as engineered wood, floating floors or hardwood, there are several proven options available. The first step in choosing a system for wood floors is identifying the floor type and whether the floor is “floating” or nailed. For nailed floors, ProLine offers a low-voltage floor heating system that is a proven winner. This system features a semi-conductive, self-regulating thin polymer heating panel that can be nailed or stapled through. This is an especially popular choice for heating hardwood, and does not require any build up and will not affect weight loads.

ProLine’s thin “film” heating element is most recommended for heating laminate and floating floors. The system features heating panels that are almost paper thin (only 0.16-inch thick). This efficient system heats floors without causing any floor buildup. The heating panels are cut to their proper length on site, and then installed over the subfloor. After the heating elements are secured, the electrical connections are made and the flooring is installed directly over the panels. Thin fluoropolymer insulated heating cable sealed between two layers of a specially reinforced aluminum foil can also be used to heat laminate floors. Call a ProLine representative for more detailed information about the many floor heating options that are available 866.676.9276.

Heated hardwood floor

Radiant heat can also be added to existing floors – without any major remodeling. By accessing the floor joists from below (crawl space or basement), thin panels can be stapled up between the floor joists, and then Batt insulation is installed over the heating element. This ensures maximum heat is directed upward to warm the floor. The panels are available in multiple widths, making it easy to add radiant heat to any existing floor. This system effectively warms tile, hardwood, laminate, and even carpeted flooring.

Another excellent choice for heating floating wood or laminate floors is ProLine’s reflective insulation panels. This system features ½-inch thick polystyrene insulation panels with pre-engineered channels for the heat cable, covered with thin aluminum. The aluminum “reflects” the heat, maximizing the heating cable’s output, resulting in a very efficient system. The panels are laid down and snapped together, and then ProLine heat cable is simply pressed into the pre-designated grooves, and flooring is laid directly on top. This system is super efficient – so much so that customers may run their systems for less time, resulting in even more cost savings.

Carpet or laminate flooring can be found in most homes, and many of ProLine’s systems are great choices to offer for heating carpet and laminate. ProLine’s low-voltage heating system and ProLine’s foil heating system can be used for both mediums, but hydronic is also available. Hydronic may be a great choice for larger areas such as industrial or commercial buildings. Hydronic heating systems can be used under a number of floorings, from tile and stone to luxury vinyl, carpet and laminate.

Rugged heat cable designed for installation in concrete slabs is also available. The cable is embedded 1 to 2 inches below the surface of the concrete for optimum performance. The radiant heat cable warms the concrete slab, which stores the heat, resulting in a very efficient floor heating method. The slab heating cable is extremely rugged and versatile, and suited for wet or dry locations.

ProLine Roof De-icing Solutions

Radiant roof heating is always a good option for businesses to invest in, especially when it can save them from costly damage and hazardous conditions. ProLine Radiant offers trusted, industry leading roof de-icing systems that are proven and easy to install. Providing roof de-icing installation for your customers is a strategy that can put you ahead of your competitors.

Some of the most dangerous winter hazards a roof heating system can protect home and business owners from are ice dams and ice buildup in gutters and downspouts. Heavy ice buildup not only can damage your gutters, but cause icicles that can drip and create icy walking surfaces that can be hazardous to pedestrians. A roof heating system like ProLine’s self-regulating heat cable is an affordable, hassle-free way to prevent this buildup. The systems are reliable and maintenance free, and fully automated.

Heated roof valley and edge.

ProLine’s self regulating heat cable has an irradiated conductive core that is housed in a UV stabilized flexible thermoplastic elastomer jacket. This jacket protects the core and makes it safe for wet conditions, and protects it from sun exposure. The conductive core allows this cable to adjust its output according to the weather conditions. Because it is self-regulating it will not overheat, even if the cable touches or overlaps. As the outside temperature drops, the heat output will rise, assuring all ice and snow will be clear from the heated area.

Self-regulating de-icing system is activated by a contactor panel that sends power to the cable when the snow sensor detects the appropriate conditions. This heat cable can be installed in most places on your roof, but is particularly useful in gutters, valleys, and downspouts, and is also commonly used in pipe tracing applications. ProLine’s self-regulating cable is a safe, reliable, and affordable investment for any contractor looking to provide roof heating options for their customers.

ProLine’s self regulated heat cable is also found in another great industry leading roof de-icing product – roof heating panels. These attractive panels are carefully engineered with aluminum to be extremely energy efficient. Self-regulating heat cable is channeled through the panels to provide home or business owners with an aesthetically pleasing, energy efficient solution.

ProLine’s roof heating panels also work in tandem with a contactor panel and an activation device. These panels are great for heating areas such as roof valleys, or along roof eaves where ice dams often form. Ice dams prevent runoff, and can cause damage to entire roofs that may lead to leakage into the home where mold and mildew can form.  Roof heating panels are an ideal choice for heating the eaves of residential structures to keep them snow and ice free. ProLine’s offers a wide selection of panels, ranging from 4 or 6 inch roof valley heating panels to 48-inch panels for roof eaves. The roof heating panel system is extremely efficient and will prevent any ice dams or other water damage by keeping areas free of snow and ice. Roof heating panels are a versatile, attractive way to prevent ice buildup on residential and commercial roofs.

Perhaps the most popular and highly recommend roof de-icing system is ProLine’s low-voltage system. The low-voltage roof heating solution features a thin, semi-conductive, self-regulating, polymer heating element that comes in rolls and is available in different widths. This element is polypropylene fused during its fabrication, to make sure it is water proof and protected from alkaline or salt damage. It can be cut on site and nailed or stapled through, making installation quick and easy. This system also includes an activation device that will efficiently activate the system when the conditions are right. An aerial-mount snow sensor or the STEP Touch thermostat can be used. With ProLine’s low-voltage heating solution, each transformer controls a specific section of the roof heating system, and steps down high-voltage to low-voltage (60 V or less).

When working with ProLine roof de-icing systems, there are options for every customer. Any of ProLine’s roof de-icing systems can be used together to create a completely individual system that will fit the specific needs of each customer. Whether your customer wants the whole roof heated, or simply wants to protect problem areas, ProLine’s roof de-icing systems will get the job done. Roof de-icing systems are also a great solution to offer customers in the summer to ensure they are prepared for the cold winter ahead. Add roof heat installation to your service offerings and build up your bottom line.

If you have any questions, or are ready to learn more about ProLine’s roof de-icing options for your business, contact a ProLine professional at 866.676.9276.

ProLine Floor Heating Solutions

Radiant floor heating systems are a great amenity that can enhance your business and attract new clients.Whether you’re installing them in new construction homes, retrofitting old flooring, or offering them to business clients, floor heating is a great way to  increase your bottom line. When working with ProLine, the multitude of radiant heat products available make it easy to please any customer and heat any area.

One of the products most often requested at ProLine is TileHeat, or ProLine floor heating cable. ProLine’s floor heating cable is a a durable, versatile cable that can be used in many different applications, and in conjunction with other ProLine products. ProLine floor heat cable is a cable you can trust. It is UL listed and features a single-point connection for easy installation. The twin-conductor cable is rated at 120 or 240 volts. This durable cable comes on spools that can be used alone for custom shaped areas, or it can be purchased pre-spaced in mats for simple “roll out” installation. These mats feature heat cable that is pre-spaced on a flexible mesh with an adhesive backing so they can be quidkly and easily secured to the subfloor. ProLine’s radiant heating mats heat an area 24-inches wide, making them convenient, quick to install and super efficient. ProLine’s floor heating cable also comes with an industry leading 25-year warranty to ensure that your floor heating system runs efficiently for years to come.

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

ProLine’s floor heating cable can also be used in conjunction with other great products, like the Prodeso floor membrane. The Prodeso floor membrane is a unique uncoupling, crack isolating and waterproofing system that allows for heating floors without movement or expansion joints in the screed. The membrane is polypropylene with rounded square shaped reliefs that create a channel that holds the ProLine floor heating cable in place. Because of Prodeso’s design, it is an extremely versatile product. It can be used to heat whole rooms, or can simply be used an uncoupling membrane. Prodeso is a great choice for ceramic tile flooring or other flooring materials that are prone cracking, or areas that have difficult substrates, such as concrete slab or plywood. The Prodeso membrane measures in at a thickness of only ¼-inch and is extremely light, making it an easy choice for areas where load capacity may be an issue.

Installation of Prodeso is quick and easy. The membrane comes on rolls and is laid out across the entire subfloor. After the membrane is laid out, ProLine’s heated floor cable is embedded and secured in the pre-designated channels. After the cable is installed in the areas needed, flooring is installed over the Prodeso membrane. Installation can be completed in a day. Prodeso’s versatility also allows it to be installed in both indoor and outdoor applications, as it is safe to use under wet or dry conditions.

If ProLine heat cable isn’t the right fit for your project, ProLine also offers innovative FilmHeat. This floor heating system consists a of highly-effective, near paper-thin heating element. This element adds no floor build up and provides regulated heat that will help reduce your monthly heating bill. This system is also UL approved and comes with a 10- year warranty. ProLine’s thin film heating element is one of the best options for projects with laminate flooring, as it is a great value and easy to install. ProLine’s film heating element is cut to the appropriate length on site, and then laid out directly onto the subfloor. After the electrical connections are made, the flooring is installed directly on top of the element. ProLine’s film heating element is also great for customers looking to add radiant heat to exiting flooring. It can be installed to heat existing floors by stapling up the heating element between the floor joists. After the element is attached, batt insulation is attached over the element ensuring all heat is directed upward. This gives homeowners an affordable option when it comes to heating existing floors without any major remodeling.

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

With so many industry leading radiant heat products available, you can be sure any customer’s needs will be met, but radiant heat systems are only as good as their installation, and that is where ProLine outperforms the competition. Along with great products, ProLine is one of the few wholesale companies that offers complete customer support services, ensuring that your investment in radiant heat pays off for you and your customers.

Support specialists are available every step of the way to make sure that the most important parts of any radiant heat system—design and installation—are taken care of. Without a proper design, installation can be less than precise, and take longer than necessary. At ProLine, professional system designers will prepare a detailed CAD that contains all the specifications needed for installation, including power requirements, layout of materials, load calculation, the number of breakers and their sizes, as well as the system performance expectations. This detailed CAD is created for each radiant heat system, and helps to ensure that each system is installed properly, saving your business time and money by minimizing issues during install. When you’re ready to start the installation, ProLine also has top notch installation training and support for contractors and professionals. Installation support from ProLine is unmatched in the industry. Support is available throughout installation, and online training courses are free. ProLine professionals will work with you whenever you need help during the installation to make sure that the process is pain free and your customer is happy.

With ProLine’s wholesale pricing and full customer support services, contractors and professionals can’t go wrong. If you’re interested in wholesale radiant floor heating products for your business or have any questions, call a ProLine professional today at 866.676.9276.

Radiant Floor Heating Options

Wholesale Radiant Floor Heating Solutions

Radiant floor heating systems are a great amenity that can offer to enhance your business and attract new clients.Whether you’re installing them in new construction homes, retrofitting old flooring, or offering them to business clients, floor heating is a great way to increase your bottom line. When working with ProLine, the multitude of products available make it easy to please any customer and heat any area.

One of the products most often requested is ProLine’s floor heating cable, TileHeat. ProLine’s floor heating cable is a durable, versatile cable that can be used in many different applications, and in conjunction with other ProLine products. TileHeat cable is a cable you can trust. The UL listed single-point connection, twin-conductor cable is rated at 120 or 240 volts. This durable cable comes on spools that can be used alone for oddly shaped areas, or it can be purchased pre-spaced in mats for quicker installation. These mats come with adhesive on the mesh backing so they can be attached to the subfloor quickly and easily. ProLine’s radiant heating mats heat an area of 24 inches wide, and are very efficient. ProLine’s floor heating cable also comes with an industry leading 25-year warranty, so you can expect your floor heating system to run efficiently for a long time to come.

Heated tile floor

ProLine’s floor heating cable can also be used in conjunction with other great products available at ProLine, like the Prodeso floor membrane. The Prodeso floor membrane is a unique uncoupling, crack isolating and waterproofing system that allows for heating floors without movement or expansion joints in the screed. The membrane is polypropylene with rounded square shaped reliefs that create channels for the ProLine floor heating cable. Because of Prodeso’s design, it is an extremely versatile product. It can be used to heat whole rooms, or can simply be used as an uncoupling membrane, or ProLine heat cable can be installed to warm specific areas. Prodeso is a great choice for heating ceramic tile flooring or other flooring materials that are prone to cracking or areas that have difficult substrates. The Prodeso membrane measures in at only ¼-inch and is extremely light, making it an easy choice for areas where load capacity may be an issue.

Installation of Prodeso is quick and easy. The membrane comes on rolls and is laid out across the entire subfloor. After the membrane is laid out, ProLine’s floor heating cable is embedded and secured in the pre-designated channels. After the cable is installed in the areas needed, flooring is installed over the Prodeso membrane. Installation can be completed quickly and accurately, making it a great choice for contractors. Prodeso’s versatility also allows it to be installed in both indoor and outdoor applications, as it is safe to use under any weather conditions.

If ProLine heat cable isn’t the right fit for your project, ProLine also offers a thin, innovative FilmHeat product. This floor heating system consists a of highly-effective extra thin heating element. This element adds no floor build up and provides regulated heat that is very efficient. This system is also UL approved and comes with a 10-year warranty. ProLine’s thin film heating element is one of the best options for projects with laminate and floating floors, as it is a great value, is easy to install and results in no floor buildup. ProLine’s thin film heating element is cut to the appropriate length on site and then laid out directly onto the subfloor. After the electrical connections are made the flooring is installed directly on top of the element. A special version of the thin film heating element is also available for customers looking to add radiant heat to exiting flooring. It element is stapled up between the floor joists to heat existing floors and batt insulation is attached over the element to direct all heat up to warm the floor.

RetroHeat installed to heat existing tile floor

With so many industry leading radiant heat products available you can be sure all customer needs will be met. But keep in mind that radiant heat systems are only as good as their installation. That is where ProLine outdoes the competition. Along with great products, ProLine is one of the few wholesale companies that offers complete customer support services, ensuring that your investment in radiant heat pays off for you and your customers.

Support specialists are available every step of the way to make sure that the most important parts of any radiant heat system – design and installation – are taken care of. Without a proper design, installation can be complicated and take longer than necessary. At ProLine, professional engineers will prepare a detailed design of the system that will contain all the layout and specifications needed for installation, including power requirements, proper materials, load calculation, the number of breakers and their sizes, and so on. This detailed layout is created for each radiant heat system, and assures that each system is installed properly, saving your business time and money by minimizing issues during install.

When you’re ready to start installation, ProLine also has top-notch installation training and support for contractors and professionals. Installation support from ProLine is unmatched in the industry – support is available throughout installation, and online training courses are free with an experienced instructor. ProLine professionals will work with you whenever you need help during the installation to make sure that the process is pain free and your customer is happy.

With ProLine’s wholesale pricing and full customer support services, contractors and professionals can’t go wrong. If you’re interested in wholesale radiant floor products for your business or have any questions, call a ProLine professional today at 866.676.9276.

Versatile Snow Melting Systems from ProLine

Radiant heated snow melting systems are a great way to separate yourself from your competitors and offer your customer products they can count on. Snow melting systems from ProLine Radiant are among the industry’s best. The fully automated systems feature top of the line components, and add safety and reliability to any any area. While winter might not be the first thing in people’s minds this time of year, now is the perfect time to help your customers prepare for the winter ahead.

Snow melting systems from ProLine include the heating element, activation device, and contactor panel/controller. These components work together to ensure each snow melting system is running efficiently. When the snow sensor detects precipitation and the temperature is below the set point it sends a signal to the controller, which sends power to the heating cable embedded under the surface, allowing your heated area to remain clear of dangerous snow and ice. ProLine heat cable is rugged and durable and is available on spools or pre-spaced in mats for quick, easy installation. When working with ProLine snow melting cable and other industry leading products, customers also benefit from the easy-to-customize nature of ProLine’s snow melting systems. ProLine snow melting systems have been installed in different applications all over the country, making ProLine a great choice for any professional builder and business owner.

Heated driveway with four heated tire tracks

One of the most sought after applications for snow melting systems are driveways. Customers can heat the entire driveway, or customize exactly which area they want to heat. This could include heating an 8 foot strip in the middle, or perhaps two 24-inch wide tire tracks. Another option is to simply heat any spot that causes trouble, such as an incline, or areas that experience high traffic. High-traffic areas like sidewalks and stairs are also great places to heat, ensuring a safe, snow-free environment for those entering a home or business. ProLine snow melting systems have been installed in residential and commercial applications across the country. Radiant heat systems can be found in areas such as pedestrian bridges, ramps, bus stops, train platforms and more. ProLine has worked with metropolitan transit authorities across the nation.

Snow melting systems from ProLine are especially popular among contractors with commercial projects. These systems have been installed in and are a great option for outdoor shopping malls and heavily trafficked pedestrian areas to help keep customers safe during the winter. They can be installed in entryways, sidewalks, and parking areas, no matter the shape, size or demands of the application. Snow melting systems are also found in airports, and even ski resorts to keep customers traveling and vacationing comfortable and safe.

ProLine has also designed projects for industrial facilities and refineries. Installing a snow melting system in areas like these can be tricky, but with design professionals and top of line heating elements and components, ProLine can provide the ideal system for your needs. Whatever type of project your customer has in mind, ProLine snow melting systems are a reliable and efficient choice.

ProLine’s industry leading products are also backed by the best services in the business. When purchasing snow melting products from ProLine, contractors and wholesalers can be assured that they will be receiving unparalleled customer service as well. Whether you or your customers have questions ProLine stands ready to help. Installation support is available from experienced professionals. ProLine has a dedicated staff of professionals with years of experience to assist customers during the installation process. Free installation training is also offered, so if you’re new to radiant heat, there is no need to worry. ProLine will help you learn the ins and outs of snow melting system installations so you can provide product to your customer with confidence. The training courses cover everything you need to know about snow melting systems and their installation to help assure that your project runs efficiently and appropriately. Before installation, ProLine will provide you with a detailed design/layout for each system. These professional layouts include all the information needed prior to beginning the installation; including proper load calculations, a layout of where the heating cable and components will be placed, breaker sizes, the number of breakers, performance expectations, etc. All this information is prepared by a professional designer from ProLine, saving time and money in the long run, and making it easy for contractors and wholesalers to offer snow melting systems to their customers. With so many products available, combined with professional services, each system will be tailored exactly to the specifications and budget needed. Working with ProLine for your snow melting needs is a great way to increase your customer base, and your bottom line.

If you’re interested in getting started with snow melting systems for your business or have any questions, call ProLine today at 866.676.9276.