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ProLine Radiant’s Trusted Snow Melting Mats

Snow Melting Mats Designed to Accommodate Concrete Pours

The best snow melting systems not only consist of the best components, but also include the best design/layout and installation. Because of its wide selection of affordable, industry leading products and unmatched services, ProLine has scored high marks with professional installers. Its reputation as a trusted leader in radiant heat comes not just from its quality products, but also from its unparalleled customer services.

Radiant heated driveways offer many benefits; however, each snow melting system is different, and must be designed and installed correctly to meet the specific needs of each customer. The experts at ProLine understand that a radiant heating system is only as good as its installation. That’s why ProLine commits so much of its expertise to professional system design, installation support, and free installation training. When it comes to complete service – and a company that “walks the walk”, you won’t find a more reliable provider than ProLine Radiant.

Heated paver sidewalk
A radiant heat snow melting system in operation under a stone paver sidewalk.

ProLine products are designed with the installer in mind. This is especially evident with ProLine Radiant’s snow melting mats – which feature tape backing rather than mesh backing, utilized by ProLine competitors.

Some concrete installation professionals have expressed reservations about using radiant heating mats in concrete pours. When non-ProLine snow melting mats are installed, the mesh backing tends to impede the flow of the concrete pour. Small pockets of air can form, which can ultimately spell doom for the concrete as well as the heating cable.

However, ProLine snow melting mats are designed for concrete pours. The versatile heating cable is spaced in mats using durable tape strips that allow concrete to flow freely and fill all the space around the heat cable. This ensures the proper lifespan of the concrete as well as peak performance of the snow melting system.

ProLine is a favorite among construction professionals because of the responsiveness and “installation friendly” systems offered. In addition to providing the industry’s premier snow melting, roof deicing, floor heating, and pipe trace systems, ProLine includes unbeatable customer support services.

Snow melting heat cable in mat.
Snow melting heat cable pre-spaced in a mat for easy “roll-out” installation.

ProLine’s radiant design team provides AutoCAD drawings of each system that includes all the power requirements and technical specs. Customers will know all the information you need prior to any installation taking place, including load calculations, number of breakers, breaker sizes, and so on. ProLine is committed to your success.

Installers are also taking advantage of ProLine’s free installation training services. Installers can complete installation courses in roof deicing, snow melting and floor heating. A certificate is awarded upon completion and ProLine can then refer the installers to customers in their area. Needless to say, this is smart business for installers throughout the country.

Contact a ProLine representative today to learn more about your radiant heating options (866.676.9276).

Extreme Winter Weather Predicted

The Winter of 2014-15 was Just the Beginning – Brace for Colder Temperatures and Record Snowfalls

According to weather experts, we’re in for a long string of extreme winters. As residents in the Northeastern U.S. can attest, the past couple of years have seen a dramatic increase in snowfall and unusually cold temperatures, but according to scientists, that’s just the beginning.

Climatologist John Casey, a NASA consultant and former space shuttle engineer, stated that we can expect unusually harsh winters for the next 30 years. Noted Russian astrophysicist Habibullo I. Abdussamatov not only agrees with Casey, but makes an even bolder claim. “We’re at the dawn of a mini-ice age,” Abdussamatov stated.

Parked cars in Boston covered with snow after heavy snow storm.
A Boston city street after a major snowfall.

While Casey may be more conservative in his weather prognosis, he said these striking claims are based on facts. Weather experts are stating that a decline in solar activity has kick-started a significant change in the global climate, which is projected to last at least 30 years. In a recent interview with Newsmax, Casey stated, “All you have to do is trust natural cycles and follow the facts, and that leads you to the inevitable conclusion that the sun controls the climate, and that a new cold era has begun.”

While we’re enjoying spring, it’s not pleasant to imagine digging out from another winter with record snowfall; but there are some things we can do now to prepare for the winters ahead. Installing a ProLine automated snow melting system can help homeowners and businesses avoid losing time and money by being snowed in during the heaviest snow days. The systems ease the physical burdens considerably, and can even save money in the long run.

Needless to say, the benefits of a heated driveway are many, including increased safety and fully automated snow removal. Snow melting systems can reduce lost time and business because of heavy snow accumulation. And waking up to a clear driveway after receiving nearly a foot or so of snow can be a wonderful feeling. It’s a great way to give your back a rest while you enjoy your morning coffee.

And with so many roofs suffering damage from the record snow storms last year, roof deicing systems are spiking in popularity as businesses and homeowners repair their roofs. ProLine roof deicing systems can play a vital role in protecting roofs and reducing the chances of water damage by eliminating ice dams from forming at roof edges.

ProLine snow melting systems are easy to customize, so whether you have customers who are interested in heating an entire commercial parking area or ramp, or a homeowner looking to heat a driveway, ProLine experts can design the ideal system to meet your specific needs. Each system includes an AutoCAD layout, complete with all the technical specs, so installers know everything they need to know prior to any installation taking place.

In addition to designing radiant heat systems, ProLine also provides installation support and free installation training. Contact a ProLine representative today to learn more, at 866.676.9276.

The Industry Leading Heat Cable Just Got Even Better

ProLine Sets the New Standard with Enhanced Snow Melting Cable

ProLine Radiant works tirelessly to offer products that feature the latest, most advanced proven technology. Given its commitment to provide customers with the most current and effective radiant heat solutions available, ProLine Radiant works closely with installers on the front lines to ensure that their needs are being met.

How does ProLine Radiant offer the best customer service? ProLine maintains relationships with installers and is responsive to their needs. By working closely with building professionals and offering free online training courses, ProLine is able to tap into the latest construction trends and installer challenges.

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

The enhanced heat cable is a culmination of ProLine research, technological advancements and feedback from industry professionals. In fact, several enhancements to the new snow melting cable come as a direct result of suggestions and comments from professional builders during ProLine’s installation training courses. Already established as the trusted snowmelt heat cable among installers, ProLine Radiant’s snow melting systems are relied upon by construction professionals for all types of snowmelt applications, including concrete, asphalt, and pavers.

ProLine Radiant’s relationships with contractors have played a valuable role in ensuring that ProLine Radiant products are current, and meeting the specific needs of installers.  Because ProLine Radiant emphasizes positive long term relationships with construction professionals, you can be certain that you’ll receive unprecedented customer service when you work with ProLine Radiant. You won’t find a provider with better customer service.

The new ProLine Radiant heat cable features several user-friendly enhancements. Building upon the heat cable that installers have grown to trust, the enhanced snowmelt cable has raised the bar for the entire industry. Some of the recently added features include:

  • Enhanced outer jacket ensures cable integrity.
  • The enhanced splice provides more significant water protection and minimizes the potential for installation errors
  • Capable of installation in hotter asphalt. (See article below.)
  • Enhanced capability allows the durable cable to be compacted with a heavier roller.
  • Capable of installation in much colder (lower air temperature) weather. The cable is easier to work with, resulting in quicker installation that can translate to cost-savings for installers.
  • The grounding wire increases tensile strength and minimizes stretching.
  • Greater flexibility in terms of designing and building systems requiring unique/custom specifications. (ProLine Radiant can easily build to your specs.)

Call a ProLine Radiant representative for more information about ProLine’s radiant heat solutions (866.676.9276).

ProLine Enhances Snow Melting Cable for Asphalt

ProLine Radiant’s new heat cable for asphalt snow melting applications is quickly becoming the cable of choice among asphalt installation professionals. Designed specifically to meet the harsh demands of hot asphalt installations, ProLine’s improved heat cable features the same trusted qualities of its industry leading snowmelt cable along with several performance boosting enhancements. The enhanced ProLine Radiant snow melting heat cable for asphalt applications now stands alone as the premier heat cable for asphalt heated driveways, sidewalks and ramps.

Snow accumulating on streets and roofs in Boston during blizzard

ProLine Radiant is the complete provider of radiant heat solutions. In addition to its focus on consistently offering the latest technology and finest products, ProLine Radiant is also committed to providing the best customer service in the industry. That commitment ensures that ProLine customers always have the best service and most advanced solutions possible at the time of their purchase.

Part of ProLine Radiant’s customer service includes free online installation training. During those training sessions, professional installers often provide valuable feedback that allows ProLine to be in touch with the latest needs of installers. Much of the feedback received has contributed to ProLine Radiant’s recent enhancements to its industry leading heat cable.

In addition to the previous qualities of ProLine Radiant’s industry leading heat cable, the cable features several notable enhancements, including:

  • Capable of installation in hotter asphalt. (460°F versus 280°F)
  • Every individual cable is tested prior to being shipped (unlike most manufactures that only conduct “batch” testing for their heat cable).
  • Increased cable strength. The molten asphalt can be compacted with a 2-ton roller (compared to the 1-ton limit of other leading cables).
  • Capability of being installed easily in colder air temperatures.
  • The cable features an enhanced splice that provides easier installation while minimizing the potential for improper installation.
  • The cable allows for greater flexibility in terms of designing and building systems that best meet custom specifications.

For more specific information about ProLine Radiant’s new asphalt heating cable, call 866.676.9276.