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Working with ProLine Radiant Makes Good Business Sense

ProLine’s Products, Prices, and Resources Help Ensure Your Success

The U.S. economy is enjoying its third largest housing boom in modern history according to Robert Shiller, a Nobel-prize winning economist and financial expert. That’s good news for professional builders, but news like this can also mean more competition. Every builder and his/her cousin is looking to take advantage of the demand.

So how do contractors beef up their bottom line and distinguish themselves from the masses? One option is to add radiant heat installation to your list of services. Many homeowners are looking to install heated driveways, and offering this capability not only gives you a leg up on the competition, but can also beef up your bottom line.

Adding radiant snow melting system installation to your hardscape services can be a great way to build your business without investing additional capital. While some construction professionals may be intimidated by the thought of installing a snow melting system, ProLine makes the process surprisingly easy.

Heated stone paver walkway

A Unique Wholesale Provider

ProLine’s industry leading support services include professional system design/layout services. This is a road map for installers, featuring the layout and electrical schematics and information, including proper load calculations, breaker sizes, number of breakers, and so on. The installer (and electrician) will have all the information needed to successfully complete the proper installation.

Our design team includes mechanical and electronics experts, design/draftsmen, and other qualified individuals. Their combined experience results in highly efficient systems for all types of radiant heat applications. In addition to working with architects, engineers, project managers and contractors, we are also especially adept at working with inside and outside sales reps to provide free consulting and detailed quotes – all at wholesale prices!

One of the most popular (and valuable) customer services we offer is ProLine’s free installation training. Installers can sign up to take the training course at their convenience. The instructor covers every aspect of the installation. The courses usually take about an hour, but the installer can stop and ask questions at any time. ProLine offers free training courses at the Salt Lake City office or the classes can be completed online with the instructor via Webex™.

Installation training courses
ProLine Radiant provides free installation training courses for installers.

We understand that radiant heat systems are only as good as the installation, which is why we have a dedicated staff of experts on hand to assist you during the installation process. Installers who have any questions during the installation can simply pick up the phone and call our team of installation support professionals and we’ll gladly walk you through the issue at hand.

When you purchase from ProLine, you partner with a team of radiant heat experts. We stay with you throughout the installation process to help ensure that the system is installed correctly and performing as expected. Going the extra mile with our customer services is why we are confident in our claim of offering the best, most comprehensive customer service in the industry.

Proven Products and a Complete Solution

Radiant heat is our sole focus, and we’ve become the best in the business at it. We have established ProLine Radiant as a trusted industry leader by combining unmatched customer service with the industry’s most advanced and proven radiant heat technologies and products. Our electricians and designers have experience providing innovative heating solutions for commercial and residential applications alike throughout the United States and Canada.

ProLine Radiant offers only the latest, most proven and trusted radiant heat products available. We carry a wide variety of solutions, all at competitive pricing; and our manufacturer warranties are second to none. Our experts will take the time to match you with the best solution possible for your specific needs. Call us today for more information at 866.676.9276.

Complete Radiant Heat Solutions for Hardscape Professionals

ProLine – The Ideal Radiant Heat Partner

ProLine Radiant is designed to benefit construction professionals and wholesalers by offering complete radiant heat solutions and services at discounted prices. As an industry leading radiant heat provider, ProLine has the products and expertise to help your business thrive. In fact, our products and customer services are unparalleled. ProLine’s support services include installation support, complete system design, free installation training and more.

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

The good news for you is that you don’t need to be a radiant heat expert to offer radiant solutions to your customers. Our account managers, electricians and system designers will guide you every step of the way during the purchase and installation process. In other words, our radiant heat experts will take care of all the details associated with designing the system so you can focus on what you do best. We’ll provide you with a detailed quote and a professional schematic layout that will address all the electrical information and layout needs of your project.

While our design services can’t be beat, the service that hardscape professionals seem to appreciate most is the free installation training. You’ll have a personal instructor who will cover every aspect of your project installation. The training usually takes less than an hour, but you can ask the instructor questions and proceed at your own pace. The training can be completed online via Webex, or you can attend in person at our headquarters. In some cases, a ProLine installation expert may be able to provide training at your location. (Call a ProLine representative for more information.) Naturally, most installers opt to complete the free training from the comfort of their home via Webex.

When installing a radiant heat snow melting system it’s nice to know that experienced professionals have your back. When you install a ProLine radiant heat system you’re never alone. Installers can call ProLine’s dedicated staff of installation experts if they have any questions during the installation process. An electrical expert and system designer can walk you through the process to address any concerns you may have.

Asphalt driveway with heated tire tracks

We understand the importance of having a good reputation, which is why our experts work closely with customers, providing all the tools they need to succeed. In addition to personal installation support, training, and system design, customers also have access to ProLine’s wealth of online educational materials and videos. By utilizing ProLine, you will be viewed not only as a hardscape professional, but as the radiant heat solutions provider as well. By offering radiant heat, you can expand your capabilities and dramatically increase your earning potential.

ProLine is committed to your success. Our goal is to offer the best radiant solutions in the industry at the best prices, and to better help you with all aspects of the project by making the sale and installation as smooth as possible. We want to become your preferred radiant heat solutions provider and we’ll do all we can to earn that right!

Contact us and experience firsthand why we’re considered the service leader of wholesale radiant heat systems. Call 866.676.9276 today.

The Complete Heat Trace Solution Provider

ProLine Provides Industry Leading  Pipe Trace and Roof Deicing Solutions

In addition to providing industry leading radiant snow melting systems and heated floors, ProLine also offers complete pipe trace and roof deicing solutions. ProLine Radiant carries a variety of the industry’s most trusted self-regulating heat cable to best serve the demands of industrial and commercial pipe trace and roof deicing applications. Heat cable options include a wide selection of self-regulating heat cable and pre-assembled (pre-terminated) cable, as well as constant wattage for small / residential applications.

ProLine’s most popular self-regulating cable is the PLSRR heat cable, which is the cable of choice for most pipe tracing applications as well as roof and gutter deicing. The cable features a flexible, UV-stabilized thermoplastic elastomer overjacket that protects the carbon core for wet applications and exposure to the sun. The parallel heating cable is designed for a variety of industrial applications and environments, including explosion-hazardous and nonhazardous areas. Approvals include: cULus, CSA, hazardous, ATEX, and IECEx, and the cable features a NON-PRORATED 10-year warranty.

Pipe tracing system at industrial plant

PLSRP heat cable is an industrial grade self-regulating heat cable designed for medium temperature pipe trace applications while PLSRS is designed for high temperature applications. Both cables feature a flexible outer jacket and durable carbon core, providing consistent performance, long lifespan, and easy installation in cold temperatures.

ProLine pre-assembled (pre-terminated) self-regulating heat cable is the premier solution for quick, easy installation for roof and gutter heating and pipe trace applications. The 120 volt pre-assembled plug-and-play kits come with the option of a standard power cord with or without a GFCI power plug. The termination, power connection, splice, tee, and end seal kit reduces installation time and requires no special skills or tools.

In addition to ProLine’s industry leading self-regulating heat trace cable, users also have several activation device/controller options to choose from to ensure optimum performance of the pipe trace or roof deicing system. ProLine Radiant’s controller options include the latest, most trusted controllers in the industry.

Industrial electronic sensor thermostat.

ProLine also offers custom engineered control panels designed for your specific requirements. ProLine controllers continuously monitor your heat tracing system and provide you with user-settable alarms for temperature, heater current and ground fault current (all independent of the trip levels) to maintain your heat trace system and warn you of potential problems. This advanced heat trace system offers local, group and central computer interfaces.

ProLine Radiant carries a variety of the industry’s most trusted self-regulating heat cable to best serve the demands of industrial and commercial pipe trace applications. In addition to offering premium cable, ProLine also includes unmatched customer services, including system design/layout, installation training and technical support. ProLine is your complete, professional pipe trace solutions partner. For more details contact ProLine Radiant today.

As a wholesale provider of radiant heat solutions, ProLine Radiant is unique. ProLine not only offers industry leading products at wholesale prices, but includes unparalleled customer support services. Call today to sign up for free installation training. ProLine training, tech support and system design services are second to none. For more information, call ProLine Radiant today at 866.676.9276.

The Trusted Radiant Heat Solution Provider

ProLine has the Products, Services, and Expertise

Contractors looking for the best prices and best radiant heat solutions for their commercial or residential construction projects need look no farther than ProLine Radiant. With one of the largest selections of trusted radiant heat systems available, all at wholesale prices, construction professionals are assured of having a variety of proven, industry-leading solutions to choose from. But the diverse product offering and wholesale pricing are only a part of the advantage that professional builders enjoy by working with ProLine.

Unlike other wholesale providers, ProLine complements its many products with unmatched customer services. Whether you’re installing a heated driveway, a heated floor, or a roof deicing system, ProLine’s experienced design team provides a detailed layout of the system prior to the installation. These professional drawings include the layout of the heating elements and components as well as the proper load calculations for the system, the breaker sizes, number of breakers, etc. This helps to eliminate any unwanted issues during the installation and helps to ensure that the system is properly installed according to the warranty requirements.

Heating cable installed for heated paver driveway

Having experienced designers at ProLine layout your system helps to eliminate any surprises during the installation. ProLine’s design and AutoCAD® layout services provide all the information necessary, and make things easier on your electrician and installer. Having your system professionally designed helps to ensure that your system is installed correctly and performs as intended.

Heated Driveways and Snow Melting Systems

Easy to customize and install, fully automated snow melting systems from ProLine have proven to be the ideal solution for businesses looking for reliable snow melting. ProLine snow melting systems have been installed in a wide variety of commercial and residential applications throughout the country.

While some homeowners view the installation of a heated driveway as an added safety feature and convenience that eliminates the need for manual snow removal, other home and business owners look at an automated snow melting system as more of a necessity. Driveways built on inclines and in areas that are frequently shaded can produce hazardous (icy) conditions. For homeowners the added safety of a radiant heated driveway is crucial.

Businesses are particularly attracted to automated snow melting systems because of the round-the-clock safety they can provide. Needless to say, businesses cannot afford to have their customers negotiate icy sidewalks on their premises, so rather than paying employees to periodically shovel and salt walkways and parking areas, an automated snow melting system ensures that the walks are clear when the business opens in the morning – or during a snowstorm.

ProLine Radiant has the trusted heat cable that can be installed in concrete, under pavers, and even in hot asphalt applications. ProLine products have withstood the test of time, and are relied upon by businesses and homeowners throughout North America today.

Roof Deicing

ProLine also offers the most advanced and proven roof deicing and gutter heat trace systems. Several types of self-regulating heat cable are available for heating gutters and downspouts. The heat cable can also be run along the roof edge in a serpentine to help eliminate ice dams.

The advanced low-voltage roof heating system is one of the most popular roof deicing solutions. These effective systems utilize a thin, flexible polymer heating element that is installed directly under the roof shingles. (It can also be safely used to heat metal roofs.) The heating element can be stapled and nailed through, facilitating quick and easy installation. Thin strips of the heating element are also available to install in roof valleys to facilitate runoff.

ProLine is also your wholesale floor heating system provider. With several different systems available, customers are assured of finding the ideal solution for their heating needs. To speak to a floor heating expert today, call ProLine at 866.676.9276.

Remember, as a wholesale provider of radiant heat solutions, ProLine Radiant is unique. ProLine not only carries industry leading products, but complements those products with unparalleled customer services. Free installation training is provided as well as professional system design and installation support. ProLine includes customer services that are second to none. For more information, call ProLine Radiant today at 866.676.9276.

Radiant Heat Systems – Wholesale Prices with Retail Services

Industry Leading System Components and Support Services

Customers have many options when it comes to installing a radiant snow melting system. Entire driveways can be heated, or the systems can be customized to melt snow and ice in specific, troublesome areas such as inclines or shaded areas. Regardless of the customer’s needs, an electric snow melting system can be easily designed and installed to meet the specific layout and demands of the customer.

Heated driveway and parking entrance

Electric heated driveway systems are fully automated and maintenance free – and ProLine’s professional design team will create the layout that will result in the best performance for each installation. Automated snow melting systems are especially advantageous for business owners who worry about customer safety and litigation. Instead of having to arrive at their business early to plow and shovel snow, ProLine radiant heat systems activate when needed, so there’s no buildup. The systems detect when snow first starts falling and activate as the first flakes hit the ground. This ensures that walkways with heavy pedestrian traffic or potentially hazardous areas such as steps, inclines and ramps remain free of snow and ice throughout snowstorms to help ensure the customers’ safety. Homeowners can also choose where to install radiant heat in a way that is best for their snowmelt needs and budget.

As radiant heat systems gain popularity in Northern America, many contractors are beefing up their bottom line by adding radiant heat installation to their service offerings. And as many professional builders can attest, ProLine is the perfect radiant heating system partner to work with – for indoor and outdoor radiant heat systems. Contractors not only enjoy the benefit of using trusted industry leading system components, but they get those products at discounted (wholesale) prices.

Industry Leading Heated Driveway Components

ProLine snow melting systems feature the industry’s most reputable components. The fully automated systems include heat cable, snow sensor (activation device), contactor panel (optional with or without GFEP), and a marker plate (as required by the NEC).

ProLine Heat Cable

ProLine’s snow melting heat cable is a proven industry leader that is being used in a variety of radiant snow melting systems throughout Northern America. The twin-conductor, single-point connection heat cable features premier workmanship and materials, and is UL listed. It is designed with FEP/XLPE insulation, polyolefin jacketing design (for flexibility and protection), allowing the radiant heating system to consistently provide top performance during winter conditions. Coupled with outstanding customer support services and a 10-year manufacturer warranty, ProLine snow melting systems are designed and built to outperform all competing products.

ProLine snow melting heat cable in mat
ProLine snow melting heat cable in mat

In addition to its trusted snow melting heat cable, ProLine also carries a specially designed cable for hot asphalt installations. This cable for asphalt applications is designed to handle a maximum external jacket temperature, and is rated at 460°F (240°C) for up to 10 minutes.

Activation Device (Snow Sensor)

ProLine snowmelt systems feature the industry’s most advanced and renowned aerial-mount and in-ground snow sensors. The aerial-mount snow sensor is capable of sensing temperature and precipitation. When precipitation is detected and the temperature is below the adjustable ‘trigger point’ (usually 39°F), the unit signals the snow melting system controller (contactor panel). The contactor panel then sends power to the embedded heat cable, warming the driveway and preventing any snow buildup.

Snow melting system snow sensor
WS-2C snow sensor for automated snow melting systems.

These aerial-mount snow sensors are smart system compatible and feature an adjustable delay off cycle, upgradeable remote activation, and adjustable temperature set point.

The in-ground activation device is also available for ProLine snow melting systems. But this sensor – installed in the surface of the driveway – is most commonly used in large commercial snow melting applications; but can be used in residential systems if desired. Rather than using a contactor panel, the in-ground sensors require a small wall-mounted control unit. This controller is a small, NEMA 1, advanced control panel, only 6×3.5 inches wide and 3.5-inches tall. The units can be controlled from an external signal (day/week timer, GSM-module or other signal source) and can be switched on/off (standby). The controller also features a 4-hour timer that serves as a manual backup so the system can be activated to melt snow drifts or ice that may have formed on the driveway.

Contactor Panel

Contactor panels are most commonly used in residential snow melting system applications. In an effort to save installers time and money, ProLine carries a variety of contactor panels with and without ground fault equipment protection (GFEP). In addition to minimizing the risk of faults the panels with ground fault equipment protection eliminate extra wiring installation steps and costs. Upon receiving a signal from the activation device (snow sensor), the panel sends power to the heating cable.

Contactor panel with GFEP
A 100-amp contactor panel with GFEP for automated snow melting systems.

All contactor panels are pre-wired and UL listed, complete with a NEMA 4 enclosure, wiring diagram, terminal connection block, and two or four 3-pole contactors. Timer panels can be used as stand alone or in conjunction with an automatic controller.

In addition to offering premier quality system components, ProLine Radiant provides unsurpassed customer services. These comprehensive services include system design and layout, installation training, technical support, and system design and layout services. A vast online library of installation videos and product documentation is also available on ProLine’s website. For free consulting, or to learn more about ProLine’s many products and services call 866.676.9276 today.

Boost Your Business

Let ProLine take care of the Details while you Add to your Bottom Line

Many contractors have opted to boost their bottom line by offering radiant heat installations. This includes heated driveways, roof deicing systems, heated floors and more. But the decision to install radiant heat systems shouldn’t be made lightly. After all, there are many different providers, products and services that are available. Choosing the right one can make all the difference for your business, so to find the radiant heat partner that will be best for you, consider some of these attributes.

Heated sidewalks

Established Provider: If you’re making calls and talking with various radiant heat providers, don’t be afraid to ask about their business. Have they been around longer than 12-months? Who are some of their clients? What are some of the projects they’ve been involved with?

Offerings from more than one Manufacturer: Some providers have a limited offering, so they recommend their one heating element and/or system components for every application. That is not necessarily bad – so long as their one product is a proven industry leader. But in reality, different applications sometimes require different components. Providers with several different options are more likely to recommend the solution that will best meet your customers’ specific needs.

Trusted Products: A variety of systems and components is important, but those products should be proven industry winners. Ask questions about the various options and learn about some of their specific features and why they are advantageous in some circumstances.

Complete System Design Services: This is essential. Sure, radiant heat is not difficult to install, and some installers tend to get a little over confident and assume, “how hard could it be?” True, you can go to Home Depot and buy whatever heat cable you need, but most reputable contractors avoid that mentality. A successful business is built with happy customers, and to ensure your success and your customers’ happiness, you’ll want to have the system designed by radiant heat experts who take every detail into consideration.

Let ProLine do the work for you! Seasoned pros like those at ProLine have been designing systems for years, so they know every in and out when it comes to successfully installing a radiant heat system. Before any heat cable is laid, you’ll know the proper materials and precise layout, proper load calculations, breaker sizes, number of breakers, and so on. ProLine doesn’t just sell radiant heat systems and components. We partner with professional builders and work with them to ensure that their customer is satisfied. As such, we have an ongoing relationship with contractors throughout the U.S. And because we have experience working with installers across the country, we can refer additional business to them. It’s a win-win relationship.

Free consulting without the Sales Pressure: The top providers are going to take the time necessary to answer your questions and help you understand what options are best for your application. Don’t waste time talking with those who don’t spend time listening. Early in the conversation, you’ll likely determine whether you’re dealing with a trusted professional or an opportunistic amateur.

Dedicated Support Staff (Experts on hand to Provide Technical Support): Make sure your provider also includes installation support. Nothing can be more frustrating that starting your install only to hit a snag that brings everything to a halt. As a wholesale provider, ProLine is unique in its service offerings. In addition to discounted products, we still include personal services, such as installation support. And the support isn’t simply offered by your sales rep; ProLine has a dedicated support staff that is on hand to field your call – should you need. Team up with a provider that intends to stay with you throughout the installation process. With ProLine, you’re assured of having a partner who will be there every step of the way.

Free Installation Training: In addition to the design and support services, ProLine offers free installation training courses for installers. This service may be unique among wholesale providers. In fact, ProLine’s services generally surpass all those extended by retail radiant heat providers. You’re not only getting the best prices; you’re also getting the best services.

Heated driveway with brick pavers

The installation training courses can be completed in person or online with an instructor via Webex. This valuable training includes all aspects of your installation, helping to eliminate surprises and speed up the installation process. The courses usually take less than an hour, but they can save a great deal of time in the long run. A certificate is awarded to installers upon completion, and once they are certified ProLine can refer additional business their way.

Providers that don’t extend comprehensive customer support services don’t really have anything to lose. Once they sell you the components, they disappear like a thief in the night. Don’t get caught holding the short end of the stick. Radiant heat represents a significant investment, so invest with a partner you can trust.  Team up with an experienced professional that will take care of the details so you can focus on what you do best. Rest easy, knowing that we’ve got your back.

For free consulting, or to learn more about ProLine’s many products and services call 866.676.9276 today.

ProLine Snow Melting Systems and Customer Services

Products, Prices and Services that can’t be Beat

With the arrival of spring, the last thing we want to do is start thinking about winter again. It goes against our nature. Let’s face it, we just survived several months of gray skies, snow and frigid temperatures, and all we want to do now is enjoy the warm spring sunshine. But like it or not, now is the time to plan ahead. In fact, now is an ideal time to install a heated driveway system. If you’re a contractor, you’re likely not booked solid yet, and spring discounts may still be available for some snow melting system components.

ProLine floor heating, roof deicing and snow melting systems are designed for easy installation in new construction or remodel projects. And our radiant heating products are among the most trusted in the industry. In addition to our proven snow melting systems, ProLine also carries a large selection of radiant floor heating systems and roof deicing solutions. You can choose the ideal system for your customer’s heating needs as well as their budget.

Heated sidewalk

ProLine roof deicing systems range from self-regulating heat cable to constant wattage cable and low-voltage roof heating panels. The thin, flexible panels can be installed discreetly under roof shingles to keep roof edges and valleys free of snow and ice dams. Installing a roof deicing system is a great way to enhance the lifespan of a roof and protect homeowners from costly water damage as a result of ice dams.

Because ProLine caters to contractors and suppliers, our top quality radiant heat products are available at rock bottom wholesale prices. And ProLine snow melting systems are among the best in the industry. And ProLine is perhaps the only wholesale provider that offers comprehensive customer support services. That right, when you purchase ProLine products and systems, you don’t have to select from a list of costly service options. Not only does ProLine work with suppliers to extend wholesale pricing discounts, but ProLine also includes unmatched customer support services, including complete system design and layout services, personal installation support, and free installation training.

Excerpt from video - installing snow melting heat cable in mats

Installers can receive their free installation training in person or online via Webex. The course usually takes a little less than an hour, but the attendee can ask the instructor questions and proceed at his or her own pace. This training is invaluable and helps to ensure proper installation and satisfied customers. You can also watch our online installation videos or access our Product Literature Resource Center to consult our helpful installation and instruction manuals.

ProLine’s focus on customer services is what sets it apart as a leading provider of radiant heat systems. To learn more about our products and services, call a friendly radiant heat expert today at 866.676.9276.

Beat the Spring Rush

Purchase Radiant Heat Materials During the “Off” Season

The winter of 2018-2019 has been a real doozy. Record breaking storms and snowfall slammed the country from California to Maine and just about every place in between. And Old Man winter still isn’t done. But rest assured, spring is just around the corner, and soon the construction season will be in full swing.

But before things get too hectic, have you thought about purchasing your radiant heat materials now? It’s the perfect time to buy what you need. There’s a good chance that you may be able to enjoy even greater discounts on a variety of ProLine’s already low-priced radiant heating system components. That’s right, purchasing items at off-peak times can mean a savings for you. “Early bird” discounts on snow melting systems, self-regulating roof deicing systems, and floor heating systems may still be available.

ProLine radiant heat system components
Some of ProLine Radiant’s snow melting, roof deicing and floor heating system components.

ProLine Radiant is an industry leader. In addition to carrying a wide selection of only the industry’s most trusted, premier quality products, ProLine prides itself on including unparalleled customer services with each system. We have one of the largest and most diverse selections of radiant floor heating, roof deicing, pipe tracing, and snow melting solutions available, all at low wholesale pricing.  When combined with the industry’s most comprehensive service, it’s tough to find a better, more reliable solution.

Contact ProLine and see how you can get a leg up on the competition this spring. ProLine professionals will listen to your needs and then provide you with the most sensible options. Because we carry several different brands from different manufacturers ProLine isn’t locked into offering just one or two options. Our radiant heat experts will thoughtfully evaluate your needs and then recommend the system and components that will best meet those needs.

And once the construction season gets busy, you’ll be glad that you have the support of ProLine standing with you throughout your projects. Unlike other wholesale providers, ProLine adds the personal touch by offering free technical support, system design and even free installation training. When it comes to installing a radiant heat system, there’s no better partner than ProLine Radiant. Our services include:

Free System Design – ProLine offers detailed AutoCAD system designs that cover the layout and materials of the system, but also include every aspect of technical information necessary for your electrician. The system layout shows the proper load calculations, breaker sizes, number of breakers, etc. Having this detailed information is crucial to ensuring a successful installation.

Heated paver walkway at outdoor mall.

Free Installation Training – One of ProLine’s most popular services is its free installation training. Installers will receive personal training for installing their system. A radiant heat expert will personally cover all the aspects of your installation at your own pace. The training courses generally take less than an hour, but they ultimately save a lot of time in the long run. This is just one of ProLine’s valuable services that help to ensure your success.

Free Installation Support – Even after the training, you may encounter a situation where you are unsure. No worries. Simply call our support staff and we’ll walk you through the issue at hand. We have a dedicated support staff on hand to assist you, so we’re happy to take your calls.

All of these services as well as low wholesale pricing make ProLine a popular choice among construction professionals throughout the country. Our designers can custom design a system for just about any layout, budget, and application. Call and learn more about the many affordable options and ProLine’s industry leading customer services today at 866.676.9276.

Radiant Floor Heating Options

Proven Floor Heating Solutions

Did you know that ProLine Radiant offers several of the industry’s most proven and trusted radiant floor heating systems? It’s true. In addition to ProLine’s popular snow melting systems, ranging from heated driveways, ramps and sidewalks to roof and gutter heat trace solutions, ProLine carries premier quality floor heating systems.

And with the emphasis on cost savings and energy efficiency in our homes nowadays, it makes sense to explore ProLine’s floor heating offerings. Unlike many providers, ProLine Radiant offers floor heating systems from different manufacturers, so customers can be assured of finding the ideal floor heating system for their needs.

Heated tile floor

Radiant floor heat provides luxurious warmth and is extremely efficient both because of the nature of radiant heat and the ability for the system(s) to be precisely controlled. Installing a radiant heat system in your home not only can enhances cost savings and comfort, but can also significantly boost the value of your home. Radiant heated floors boast a near 100% efficiency, as there is virtually no heat loss with the systems. So it makes sense then that radiant heat is fast becoming the heating choice for new home construction.

Radiant floor heating systems consist of a heating element, a control center and an activation device (thermostat, timer, etc.). ProLine offers a variety of the industry’s most advanced thermostats with its floor heating systems. Some feature simple on/off controllers and 7-day programmable thermostats that can be controlled by an external sensor (embedded in the floor), a built-in sensor, or a combination of the two. By installing heated floors, homeowners can turn a small investment into considerable cost-savings that also increases the value of your home.

Floor Heating Options

ProLine offers several different floor heating systems, each offering its own set of unique features and benefits. The various systems utilize different types of heating elements, ranging from thin heat resistance cable to unique “foil heating mats” and low-voltage heating panels.

ProLine’s TileHeat system is the most popular and versatile floor heating system and features thin heat cable that is available on spools or mats. The mats feature cable that is pre-spaced with a flexible mesh backing for easy “roll out” installation. The heat cable itself has a diameter of only about 1/8-inch. ProLine’s TileHeat cable is twin-conductor cable with a single point connection to further simplify the installation. As one of the most trusted and commonly used floor heating solutions, ProLine’s TileHeat comes with a 25-year limited warranty, and is UL listed in the U.S. and Canada.

The heat cable can also be used with the Prodeso® floor heating membrane, an uncoupling, waterproofing membrane that is laid out over the subfloor. The membrane has channels in it where the heat cable is accurately spaced. This also simplifies and shortens the installation time. The flooring is then installed directly over the membrane and heat cable. The Prodeso membrane system with TileHeat can be used to warm a variety of floor types.

Prodeso floor heating membrane and heat cable under ceramic tile.

ProLine also offers a rugged heat cable that is designed for installation in concrete slabs. This slab heating cable provides an efficient and highly effective means for heating basement floors or any that are installed over concrete slabs. The heat cable is spaced and secured to remesh (with zip ties) and then the concrete is poured. The twin conductor, single point connection heat cable features a 10-year manufacturer warranty.

Another popular floor heating system consists of a near paper thin “film” heating element (only 0.016-inch thick) that can be cut to length on site and then floating it on top of an underlayment and floating the floor covering on top of the element. One advantage of this system is that the thin, lightweight heating element can also be stapled up between floor joists to heat existing floors. No alarms, special tools, or self-leveling compounds are needed to install this system, and because it is so thin there is no floor buildup.

FoilHeat floor heating systems feature fluoropolymer insulated heating cables sandwiched between layers of specially reinforced aluminum foil. Featuring superior design, quality construction, and energy efficient performance, FoilHeat is an excellet option for heating laminate floors. And because the heating element is quite thin, there is minimal floor buildup.

The element’s power lead is a flat, thin two-core flexible cord, consisting of two insulated conductors with a metal sheath and an outer sheath. The uniform spacing of the heating cable, backed by the conductive aluminum foil, ensures that there are no problems of “hot-spots” or localized heating. FoilHeat mats can be cut and shaped onsite; however, take care to avoid cutting the actual heating cables within the mat.

For more information about our indoor and outdoor radiant heat systems, call 866.676.9276 today.

Easy-to-Install Snow Melting Systems

Boost Your Bottom line by Offering Radiant Heat

ProLine Radiant has been providing the components and designing radiant snow melting systems for a variety of applications over the years. From installing radiant heat in commercial parking structures and residential driveways to sidewalks, steps, loading docks, and even runaway truck ramps, we’ve provided radiant heat solutions for just about every snow melting application imaginable in just about every cold weather region in the U.S.

Consumers choose to install snow melting systems for several reasons. Some are business owners who realize that installing an automated snow melting system makes good business sense. Many commercial installations are intended not only to eliminate the need for manual snow removal, but to enhance safety for the clientele. Being fully automated, radiant snow melting systems provide reliable snow removal whenever needed, ‘round the clock. This way, patrons are assured of having clear walkways to and from the business entrance and parking areas.

Heated paver driveway

Other customers opt for radiant heat because they are unable to manually shovel the snow due to physical/medical limitations. Others need to heat their driveway because it is on a steep incline. Doctors and emergency response personnel need to be able to exit driveways quickly, regardless of the weather, and radiant heat has proven to be ideal under those circumstances. And of course, there are some projects that fall into the “luxury” category.

Regardless of the customer’s need, ProLine customizes each snow melting system to best meet the customer’s specific needs. We do not take a “one size fits all” approach. And every system is designed to ASHRAE standards to ensure that customers receive the most effective and efficient snow melting solution for their location, layout, and snow melting needs.

ProLine also provides industry leading system design services. The AutoCAD drawings not only show a detailed layout of the cable and components, but include all the necessary electrical information, such as the proper load calculations, breaker sizes, number of breakers, etc.

In addition to its unmatched customer services, ProLine uses the industry’s top controls for its snow melting systems. Typical heated driveway systems utilize the WS-2C aerial-mount snow sensor (activation device). The small unit features a moisture sensor at the top and a temperature sensor at the bottom. When the activation device senses precipitation and the temperature is below the designated set point (usually 38°-39°F), the unit signals the contactor panel and power is sent to the heating cable. (The UL listed contactor panels are available with or without GFEP included. This is an excellent cost – and time – saving option for electricians.) As power is sent to the resistance cable the driveway surface is warmed, preventing any snow buildup.

The advanced WS-2C snow sensor is mounted outside in the open where it is exposed to the weather. To ensure that the sensor is able to make accurate temperature readings, it is important to mount it away from the house where furnace vents, dryer vents and other sources of heat can affect the sensor’s temperature reading.

ProLine aerial-mount snow sensor
An aerial-mount snow sensor for automated snow melting system.

Maintenance Free Snow Melting System

ProLine electric snow melting systems have no moving parts so they are maintenance free; however, it is recommended that the sensor be powered down and the small sensor grid be wiped clean with clear water once every 4 months.

Electric radiant snow melting systems can be easily customized. This way, regardless of the consumer’s needs, the system can be designed to accommodate just about any layout, snowmelt demand, and budget. While each snow melting system is tailored for its specific installation, some general layout options include:

Heat the Most Trafficked Areas – Rather than heating the entire driveway, some owners choose to heat only the areas that receive the most traffic. An 8-foot strip in the middle of the driveway or a 2-foot strip down the middle of a sidewalk may be all that the customer needs/wants. This still allows clear access for vehicles and/or pedestrian traffic, but brings down the installation cost as well as operational costs.

Heat Two Tire Tracks – Another affordable option (that also requires considerably less power) is to heat two 24-inch wide tire tracks. This is a popular solution for customers with limited power or a limited budget. Not only does this make the installation more affordable, but the layout also demands less power, making it more affordable to run.

Heat Problem Areas – Some areas are prone to ice buildup or are on a steep incline. Radiant heat can be installed to keep the incline (or shaded areas) clear of snow and ice to enhance safety as well as convenience. This is especially beneficial for those with driveways that run downhill and into a busy road.

ProLine radiant snow melting systems are fully automated, so business owners can be assured that customers can safely enter and exit the premises during snowy days. There’s no need to have employees shovel or go outside at odd hours to clear and salt the walks. When a snowstorm hits, the radiant heat system will activate and keep the walks clear. After the storm passes, the system will remain on for a short time, drying the area and preventing ice buildup before shutting off. Because this “after run” feature provides safe walking areas for customers, it greatly reduces the chances of business owners being on the receiving end of personal injury lawsuits.

Support Services

Don’t forget, ProLine is the innovative wholesale leader when it comes to prices, products, and customer service. Installers not only receive premier products and a detailed layout with all the necessary technical information, but they can talk with a radiant heat expert any time and receive technical support whenever they have a question during the installation. ProLine Radiant also hosts a library of helpful installation videos on its website. Check out ProLine’s Installation Videos here.

ProLine also provides free installation training. Installers receive personal training and can complete the installation course at our facility or online (via Webex™) at their own pace. Electrical and design experts are on hand to personally train you and answer any questions you may have during the training and/or the installation. ProLine believes in long term relationships and stands by its customers to ensure that the system is installed correctly and according to warranties, and that the customer is satisfied.

For more information, or a free quote, contact ProLine today at 866.676.9276.