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Heat Trace Solutions

Winter may be coming to a close, but spring is a great time to offer heating solutions to customers to help them prepare for the upcoming year. Areas that can freeze or become problematic in the winter; such as pipes or roofs, are great areas to install heating systems that aren’t always easily accessed in snowy, cold weather. Installing a heat trace system in the spring can prevent heavy snow and low temperatures from causing roof leaks, destroying gutters or downspouts, and freezing pipes. At ProLine, top-of-the-line roof heating and pipe tracing systems are available for residential homes, commercial buildings, and even industrial applications, allowing contractors to offer a wide range of services for their clients.

Roof heating applications are easy to install customize for any home or business application. Each roof heating system generally consists of heat cable, a thermostat, and a sensor or activation device. The activation device will trigger the system when the temperature is below the set point. ProLine carries a wide range of durable heat cable that is designed for a variety of heat trace applications. It can be installed on roof valleys, gutters, trouble spots, or even downspouts and drainpipes, making it easy to prevent roof leaks or more costly and hazardous damage.

Steep roof with icicles in need of a roof deicing system

ProLine’s industry leading heat cable is self-regulated, meaning that the cable’s irradiated conductive core increases the heat output as the outside temperature falls and decreases the heat output as the temperature rises. The radiant heat cable is made from high quality, advanced components, and is one of the most popular heat trace solutions today. The cable is UL recognized and meets the requirements of Section 426 of the NEC (National Electric Code). The outer jacket of the cable is a fluoropolymer, making it durable and rugged, ensuring it will last the harshest of winters. The interior of the cable consists of a tinned copper braid, thermoplastic elastomer insulation, and a metal ground band. This interior construction will help assure reliable, energy efficient performance in any home or business.

Another common application for heat trace cable is pipe freeze prevention or industrial process control and temperature maintenance. Whether in residential homes or commercial settings, pipes can freeze, resulting in extensive cleanup and costly water damage. Pipe tracing for freeze prevention is way to ensure that your customers have a hassle free winter. Pipe tracing also utilizes self-regulating cable that has a parallel circuit, but does not necessarily require a thermostat. ProLine’s self-regulating pipe tracing cable is UL listed and provides an ideal way to protect pipes, valves, or other troublesome areas from freezing. This cable automatically varies power output in response to changes in temperature, making it extremely energy efficient and ideal for small plastic or metal pipes, or instrument tubing for commercial or residential applications.

Heat trace cable installed on pipes at industrial facility.

Pipe tracing is especially helpful for commercial applications and outdoor facilities that are more susceptible to pipes freezing. ProLine’s pipe tracing cable is an easy, affordable way to increase business with commercial customers, as it can ultimately save time and money in the long run by preventing business closure during winter months. ProLine’s cable is also recognized as safe for hazardous and corrosive environments, perfect for commercial or industrial environments. The self-regulating heat cable will also never burnout or overheat, even if it is overlapping or touching, making it safe for any environment.

When considering adding heat or pipe tracing systems to your business offerings, ProLine offers many more benefits in addition to its top-of-the-line products. When working with ProLine, businesses have access to industry leading customer service options, making ProLine the first choice for many professionals. A ProLine customer service expert will help you each step of the way, from determining which components are best suited for your application and budget, as well as individual design layout for each system, and personal installation support. ProLine Radiant also includes free installation training. ProLine is the best choice for heat trace solutions on the market today. If you have questions about how heat tracing can help your business, visit us online or contact an expert at ProLine Radiant at 866-676-9276 today.

Trusted Roof Deicing Solutions from ProLine

Winter is one of the most beautiful times of year, but heavy snow can be another time-consuming chore added to homeowners’ already lengthy list. Not only does heavy snow block driveways and walkways, but ice dams and snow buildup can be hazardous and lead to problems inside and outside of the home. A damaged roof can result in water damage, as well as mold and mildew growth inside the home.

ProLine Radiant offers efficient, easy-to-install solutions to keep residential and commercial roofs clear and safe this cold winter season. Whether you’re looking to heat the whole roof, roof edges, problem areas, or just the valleys or gutters, the versatile systems offered by ProLine are hassle free and a great investment in convenience and safety. ProLine Radiant’s most trusted roof deicing systems are self-regulated, ensuring that no overheating occurs and that each deicing system is energy efficient. ProLine roof deicing systems can be easily customized for any application, as they can be installed on new construction applications as well as remodeling projects.

Roof deicing system installed to heat roof edges.

ProLine’s low-voltage deicing system is a great option for keeping roofs snow and ice free. They can be installed under almost any roofing material, including shingles and metal. These efficient systems consist of a power unit, a heating element, and a thermostat / activation device. The heating element consists of a thin, low-voltage polymer heating panel that can be cut on site and then stapled or nailed directly to the roof for quick and easy installation. This industry leading element is also polypropylene fused to ensure it is waterproof and protected from salt and alkaline damage.

The power units for this system are transformers that use low-voltage (60v or less) power to heat individual sections. Individual control boxes monitor power output to the heating elements to ensure safe, optimum performance from your low-voltage deicing system. The final piece of the system is an activation device that uses a remote sensor to detect temperature and activate the system when it is needed. For the low-voltage roof heating system, ProLine recommends the state of the art STEP Touch Thermostat. This aesthetically pleasing unit features a user-friendly LED display with easy-to-use functions to control the system. The thermostat is battery free and stores your settings in memory in case of a power outage. The STEP low-voltage system is a thoughtfully designed system to consider when choosing a radiant heated roof deicing system for your home, but it isn’t the only one available at ProLine.

ProLine offers a variety of self-regulating heat trace cable for roof deicing as well as pipe tracing applications. PLSRL and PLSRR cables offer home and business owners a proven and affordable roof deicing solution. The cables are highly versatile, and can be installed on roofs in trouble spots such as valleys, along roof eaves, in downspouts and gutters, as well as for use in pipe tracing applications. The cables consist of 16 AWG nickel-plated copper bus wire gauge surrounded by a heavy-duty outer layer of Fluoropolymer, thermoplastic, or tinned copper braid (depending on the customer’s choice) to protect it from the harsh elements.

Self-regulating heat cable

The advanced self-regulating core allows the heat output to fall and rise, depending on the temperature changes. Built for durability and ease of use, ProLine’s roof heating options are among the industry’s best. The heat trace cable meets NEC code 426 and is UL recognized, making it reliable, safe, and economical. ProLine Radiant’s self-regulating heat trace cable is an excellent and affordable option for small or large applications, and can help protect homes from potentially costly ice dams and dangerous icicles.

Self-regulating roof heating cable

Roof deicing systems from ProLine can also be easily customized to meet your customer’s specific project needs. While both the low-voltage and the self-regulating heat trace cable are popular roof heating solutions, the two can be combined to create the perfect system for residential or commercial applications. Whatever the demands may be, a ProLine professional can help you create the perfect customized solution for your project.

Unlike other wholesale providers, ProLine includes unparalleled professional customer and design services, including free installation training and technical support. For more information on roof deicing or other ProLine products, or to sign up for free training, contact a ProLine professional today at 866.676.9276.

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.

ProLine Offers Industry Leading Self-regulating Heat Trace Cable

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.

Heavy snow accumulation on roof

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.

Pipe tracing heat cable
Self-regulating heat cable for pipe trace applications.

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.

Installing floor heating cable mats
Radiant floor heating mats being installed to warm a basement floor.

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).

ProLine Pipe Trace Solutions

Industry Leading Pipe Trace Cable and System Design

ProLine Radiant is a trusted, leading provider of pipe trace solutions. Having designed systems that have been installed in large refineries and commercial facilities, as well as custom residential applications, ProLine’s expertise is a valuable asset to professional builders seeking to provide reliable pipe trace solutions.

ProLine heat trace cable is designed for pipe freeze prevention as well as process temperature maintenance installations on either plastic or metal pipes, valves and tanks. The self-regulating heat cable is approved for hazardous and non-hazardous applications. The ease of installation and reliable performance have made ProLine pipe trace systems a popular choice for industrial and commercial applications.

The self-regulating characteristics of the heat cable means that it automatically varies its power output in response to pipe temperature changes. When the ambient temperature rises, the electrical resistance increases and the consumption of electricity decreases. This ensures energy-efficient operation. The cable will also not overheat or burnout – even when touching or overlapping.

Pipe tracing heat cable
Illustration and photo of self-regulating heat cable for pipe trace applications.

Because of the cable’s self-regulating properties, a thermostat may not be necessary in some applications. With the optional outer jacket, the heating cable is resistant to watery and inorganic chemicals and protected against abrasion and impact damage. The versatile pipe trace cable is suitable for use in explosion-hazardous areas up to a maximally admissible work-place temperature of +149°F (65°C).

Heat Cable Features Include:

Energy Efficient Operation (Self-regulating Cable) – The self-regulating cable automatically varies its power output in response to the pipe temperature changes, resulting in energy efficient operation. When the ambient temperature rises, the electrical resistance of the cable increases, resulting in a decrease of electricity consumption.

Maintenance Free – ProLine pipe trace systems are virtually maintenance free.

Low Cost – Electric pipe tracing systems are more reliable and less costly to install and maintain than steam tracing systems.

Safe / Durable – The cable will not overheat or burn out, even if/when it is touching or overlapping.

Versatile – The cable is approved for use in non-hazardous, hazardous and corrosive environments. The design of the cable allows it to be used for plastic or metal pipe freeze protection as well as flow maintenance of pipes, tanks, and valves.

Easy Installation – The cable can be cut to any length required on site (up to maximum circuit length) so there’s no wasted cable. And the termination, power connection, splice, tee, and end seal kit reduces installation time and requires no special skills or tools.

ProLine Heat Cable Options Include:

Tinned Copper Braid – Provides additional mechanical protection and a positive ground path.

Flame Retardant Outer Jacket – Protects against certain inorganic chemical solutions, abrasion and impact damage.

High Temperature Fluoropolymer Outer Jacket – Used in applications where there may be exposure to organic or corrosive solutions, or vapors may be present.

Industry Leading Roof Deicing Systems

ProLine is a Trusted Provider of Roof Deicing and Gutter Trace Solutions

ProLine offers roof deicing systems and heat cable for all types of roof heating and gutter trace applications, including new construction, remodeling and existing roofs. ProLine radiant heat experts can design a roof heating system for virtually any type of roof.

ProLine Radiant’s low-voltage roof heating system has become the preferred solution for many professional roofers. These proven electric deicing systems can be discreetly installed under shingles as well as metal roofs to provide energy-efficient, maintenance-free roof heating.

Commercial gutter trace system installed.
Heat trace cable installed in gutter for large commercial roof heating application.

One of the most popular and affordable ways to protect roof edges and gutters is by installing ProLine self-regulating heat cable. This premier heat cable is installed to keep gutters and downspouts free of ice and facilitate runoff, helping to prevent any potential problems from heavy snow and ice buildup. Roof gutter trace systems are professionally designed by the experts at ProLine Radiant. ProLine also includes installation support for installers. So if your installer has any questions during the installation process, a radiant heat expert from ProLine will be on hand to assist with any issues. This helps to ensure that the system is installed correctly and that the customer is happy.

ProLine prides itself on not only offering superior products, but by offering unparalleled customer services, which include system design and technical support. ProLine also offers free installation training services as well, awarding installers with a certificate upon successfully completing the course. Installers who have completed the installation course(s) can then be referred by ProLine if a customer in their area is in need of a radiant heat installation.

ProLine gutter melt and roof heating systems are fully automated, but “plug-and-play” manually operated gutter melt systems are also available. However, it is highly recommended to utilize the automatic sensor and controller for a roof deicing system. These fully automated systems are much more efficient and operate only when needed. The snow sensor activates the system only when it detects precipitation and the temperature is below a set point (usually 39°F).

ProLine roof heating systems have been installed in cold regions throughout the country and are still the most effective and discreet solution for roof deicing and gutter melt. Contact ProLine today to learn more about your roof heating and gutter trace options at 866.676.9276.

ProLine’s Advanced Roof Deicing Solution

Low-Voltage, Self-Regulating Roof Heating Systems

As we emerge from another brutal winter, we see a wake of water damaged structures and compromised roofs. Heavy snowfall in the Northeastern United States was responsible for countless numbers of damaged roofs as well as personal injuries. With future winters predicted to continue to produce extreme snowfall, many of those who are repairing their roofs now are looking to install a roof deicing system. Even those who escaped this winter unscathed are exploring their roof heating options in an attempt to protect their roofs from future storms.

ProLine Radiant offers one of the most advanced roof heating solutions that has quickly become a favorite among professional roofers. ProLine’s low-voltage roof heating system has proven to be an ideal solution for keeping roof valleys and edges clear of ice and snow, preventing costly ice dams from forming.

Low-voltage roof deicing system being installed

Roof edges and eaves do not have any heat warming the roof from below, so they’re much colder and prone to ice buildup from snow melting higher on the roof. As heat escapes from the attic and melts snow high on the roof, the water runs down and refreezes when it reaches the colder eaves, creating an ice dam that forces more water to pool up behind it. With nowhere to go, the water eventually seeps through the decking during the day and refreezes again at night, expanding small cracks. The water gradually works its way down onto ceilings and walls, resulting in costly water damage and mold.

Unlike other radiant heating options, the heating element for ProLine’s low-voltage system features a thin self-regulating, semi-conductive polymer heating element. This flexible heating element is polypropylene fused during fabrication to achieve water proofing and protection from alkaline or salt damage, and can be mounted discreetly under the shingles to provide roof heating to roof valleys, edges and trouble spots.

Because the polymer heating element can be nailed/stapled and cut on site, it’s easy to work with and install. This speeds up the installation time and reduces costs.

Low-voltage heating element
Low-voltage polymer roof heating element.

These fully automated roof heating systems feature an activation device/snow sensor that detects precipitation and temperature. When conditions warrant, the sensor signals the controller when then sends power to the heating element to heat your roof.

Installing a ProLine roof deicing system can preserve and protect a new roof installation from snow and ice buildup for years to come. Besides saving consumers money, ProLine’s self-regulating, low-voltage roof deicing systems can save homeowners the time and effort of having to manually remove snow and ice.

ProLine Radiant also includes professional design/layout services and installation support with each roof heating system. Installers can also take advantage of ProLine’s free installation training. Contact a ProLine representative today to learn more about your radiant heating options (866.676.9276).

Self-Regulating Heat Cable – A Proven Winner

Industry Leading Gutter Melt Systems Feature ProLine’s Self-Regulating Heat Cable

Heavy snow and ice results in costly roof and gutter damage every year. Keeping gutters and downspouts clear of ice helps to facilitate runoff and protect roofs, which dramatically reduces the chance of water damage to homes and businesses.

Ice dams are the most costly and common problems associated with roof and water damage. Heat rises from the house and into the attic, warming the roof. This causes the bottom layer of snow to melt and trickle down towards the roof’s edge. Because the eaves hang over the house, there is no warmth, causing the water to refreeze and form an ice dam near the roof’s edge. When additional snow up higher on the roof melts, the water trickles down and begins to pool up behind the newly formed ice. Soon, a considerable pool of water has formed.

Self-regulating heat cable
Self-regulating gutter trace and roof heat cable.

This water repeats the freezing and thawing process, which can ultimately damage the roof. Water seeps into small cracks and then expands when it refreezes at night. Eventually the integrity of the roof is compromised and water can find its way into the house. This ultimately can lead to costly water damage and even mold and mildew growth.

Placing self-regulating heat cable along the roof’s edge and in trouble spots can eliminate this problem. ProLine heat cable is also the ideal solution for keeping gutters and downspouts free of snow and ice, facilitating runoff.

ProLine’s self-regulating heat cable is among the best in its class. When compared to other leading brands, ProLine cable is more flexible and can be installed in lower temperatures. When other heat cable is bent at a radius of 2 inches, the outer jacket tends to pucker and pull away from the cable core. This can lead to cable failure. ProLine’s outer jacket is more flexible and does not pull away from the core, even at a tighter bend radius of 1½ inches.

For quality roof gutter melt solutions, deal with the experts at ProLine. In addition to providing superior products, ProLine also includes installation support and professional design and layout services with each system.

ProLine also offers free installation training courses. Contact ProLine today to learn more about our products or free training (866.676.9276).