Heating Gutters and Downspouts with ProLine Self-regulating Heat Trace Cable
Homeowners often discover problems with roof and gutter ice after the first storm or two during the early weeks of winter. With summertime in the distant past, the roof is no longer out of sight and out of mind. Old Man Winter has arrived, and roofs and gutters are feeling the effects.
ProLine Radiant’s self-regulating heat trace cable is the ideal solution for heating gutters and downspouts. The cable is specifically designed for roof and gutter deicing applications. While ProLine offers a variety of commercial and industrial roof deicing and pipe trace heat cable, the SRL cable is the cable of choice for roof heating and gutter trace applications. The cable features a flexible outer jacket and durable carbon core, providing consistent performance, long lifespan, and easy installation in cold temperatures.
The heat cable can be installed to heat roof edges and eliminate ice dams by providing channels for runoff. Most commonly, the cable is routed through gutters and downspouts to reduce heavy ice buildup that can lead to water damage, frost erosion and dangerous falling ice.
Self-regulating roof and gutter heat trace cable is an affordable solution for preventing ice and snow from building up in roof gutters and downspouts. Plus, the systems are maintenance free and energy efficient. The durable UL listed cable meets the requirements of the NEC (National Electric Code) Section 426, and can be used to heat roof valleys and edges in addition to gutters and downspouts.
The self regulating feature of the cable means that the irradiated conductive core increases the heat output as the outside temperature falls and decreases the heat output as the temperature rises. Thus, it “self regulates”. This effective and proven construction makes the cable tough, safe, and energy efficient.
Roof heat trace systems are also fully automated, so they’re easy to use. The systems feature ProLine’s trusted heat cable and a controller/activation device that automatically initiates power to the system.
The WS-8C aerial-mount activation device (precipitation sensor) is the premier roof deicing controller. This advanced sensor is designed primarily for gutter, downspout, and roof ice melting and small satellite antenna deicing.
The sealed low-voltage rain/snow controller features a separate remote mount precipitation sensor with a 10-foot cord for remote placement. This allows the small sensor head to be placed in a gutter, downspout, or at the end of an antenna boom while the control unit itself is placed in a more convenient or protected position.
ProLine’s industry leading heat trace systems provide an affordable solution for heating gutters, downspouts and roof edges. Once the system is installed the owner seldom has to think about it again. Fully automated and maintenance free, roof heat trace systems provide a clean, hassle free solution for winter snow and ice.
ProLine roof heating and gutter trace systems have been installed throughout most cold regions around the country, and are still operating today. Chances are, we can recommend an experienced installer in your area.
And don’t forget to sign up for our free installation training. Call 866.676.9276 today to set up a time that is convenient for you. Training can be completed in less than an hour and can be done at our offices or online, via WebEx.
For more information about ProLine roof deicing, snow melting, or floor heating systems, contact a radiant heat expert today at 866.676.9276.
Self-regulating Heat Cable for Roof and Gutter Heat and Pipe Tracing Applications
To supplement your roofing business, you may want to consider installing ProLine roof heating systems for your customers. 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. These 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.
ProLine’s PLSRL cable is most frequently used for roofs. This cable features a flexible outer jacket and durable carbon core, providing consistent performance, long lifespan, and easy installation in cold temperatures. Other types of self-regulating heat trace cable in ProLine’s wheelhouse include:
PLSRR – This UL-listed self-regulating heat cable can be used for roof / gutter heating and pipe tracing applications. The cable features a flexible, UV stabilized thermoplastic elastomer overjacket that protects the durable carbon core for wet applications and exposure to the sun. This parallel heating cable is designed for a variety of industrial applications and environments, including explosion-hazardous and nonhazardous areas. PLSRR, and can be used for plastic or metal pipe freeze protection and temperature maintenance of pipes, tanks, valves. Includes a NON-PRORATED 10-year warranty.
PLSRP self-regulating heat cable is an industrial grade self-regulating heat cable designed for pipe trace applications. The cable features a flexible outer jacket and durable carbon core, providing consistent performance, long lifespan, and easy installation in cold temperatures.
PLSRS is an industrial grade self-regulating heat cable is designed for pipe trace applications. The cable features a flexible outer jacket and durable carbon core, providing consistent performance, long lifespan, and easy installation in cold temperatures.
PLSRM self-regulating heat cable is designed for pipe trace applications. The cable provides safe, reliable heat tracing for freeze protection or temperature maintenance of pipes, valves, flanges. PLSRM heat cable is suitable for use on small diameter plastic or metal pipes and instrument tubing in residential and light commercial applications. The cable features a flexible outer jacket and durable carbon core, providing consistent performance, long lifespan, and easy installation in cold temperatures.
ProLine roof and gutter heating cable is UL recognized under the Appliance Wire Classification (file E76498) and meets the requirements of the NEC (National Electric Code) Section 426.
Adding ProLine roof and gutter snow melting systems to your menu of services is a logical, easy way to generate additional business with your existing customers.
Learn more about ProLine Radiant’s professional design/layout services and installation support, as well as ProLine’s free installation training by calling a ProLine radiant heat expert today at 866.676.9276.
ProLine Radiant Floor Heating Solutions
A Wide Variety of Trusted Products
The cooling temperatures are a great incentive to continue to grow your business by installing ProLine radiant heated floors. Loyalty and word of mouth can drive your business, and ProLine products will give you just the reputation you need to continue to build on yours. ProLine floor heating systems are compatible with all standard sub-flooring materials, and offer the premium performance you’d expect from an industry leader. Installation is easy, and once complete, the systems deliver comfortable, even floor heat. And good performance is good for business. (ProLine also offers free installation training.)
Each radiant floor heating job you take on is as unique as the customers you serve. Available on spools or pre-spaced on an adhesive-backed fiberglass mesh, ProLine cable is flexible to meet these demands. Either product can be rolled and cut on site for quick installation, allowing you to tackle challenging, custom-shaped floor-heating projects for your customers with ease.
ProLine floor heating cable can be fitted under just about any flooring surface, and all adjustments of cable spacing (and coverage) can be made onsite. ProLine twin conductor design is matched with premium materials designed to withstand the harshest conditions. It also includes built in ground fault (GFCI) protection and emits no measurable electromagnetic fields (EMF).
ProLine systems also come with a GFCI protected thermostat and strapping to secure and properly space the heating cable. To simplify installation and final hookup, the cable is harnessed with a single lead. And all ProLine cable is UL/CSA approved and is covered by a 10-year manufacturer warranty.
ProLine floor heating mats are simply pre-configured ProLine cable that is pre-spaced in mats for easy installation. They’re compatible with all standard sub-flooring materials, and can be installed directly under tile, natural stone and a variety of hard surfaces. Their low 3/16-inch (3 mm) profile makes these mats great for renovations. They’re also pre-terminated for use with 120V and 240V, and available in various lengths (heating a width of 24-inches).
ProLine thermostats are specifically designed to control electric radiant floor heating systems for maximum comfort and minimum energy consumption. Like spool cable and flooring mats, ProLine thermostats include a Class A GFCI. During conditions that trigger a snow event, an external sensor communicates with the thermostat to turn the cables on or off. Or the thermostat can be configured for control of the floor temperature and regulator without a sensor. The thermostat and GFCI are dual voltage models suitable for 120/240V, 50/60Hz power supplies.
Flexibility and convenience are the hallmark of the ProLine product line. These systems are also matched by outstanding customer support and education available online, and over the phone. ProLine floor heating systems include.
TileHeat – ProLine TileHeat is designed to effectively warm ceramic tile floors. The thin heating cable minimizes floor buildup and is available on spools or pre-spaced in mats for easy “roll out” installation. This system is also effective in heating most other types of floor surfaces.
Slab/Storage Heat – The Storage Heat cable is designed for installation in concrete slabs, where it efficiently distributes and stores heat. The cable has a slightly larger diameter than other ProLine floor heating cables, allowing it to be lower in cost and higher in heat output. The cable is installed in the concrete slab below the flooring materials and is most often used in new construction where overall material cost is a primary concern.
FoilHeat – FoilHeat is an ultra thin electric radiant floor heating system designed primarily for use under laminate, engineered wood, glued hardwood and other floating floors. The system is made with fluoropolymer insulated heating cables that are sandwiched between two layers of specially reinforced aluminum foil. FoilHeat mats can be cut and shaped on site to meet the specific requirements of the project.
Call ProLine to learn more about our products and installation support, free training, and professional design and layout services. Call ProLine today at (866.676.9276).