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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.

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.