De-icing Solutions For Roofs And Gutters

Prevent ice and snow buildup that can cause extensive damage to your roofs, gutters and downspouts.

Freeze and thaw cycles create ice dams that can quickly damage or even destroy roof coverings, gutters and downspouts. Pooled water behind the dam may leak into the building, causing water damage, or climb over the ice-filled gutter, forming icicles. The resulting water damage to your home’s interior can be many times more expensive to repair than the roof or gutter itself.

Our roof & gutter de-icing cables offer the best solution to prevent these dangerous ice dams and icicles. They provide a continuous drain path for melted ice and snow from the roof through the gutter and downspout. And by using an automated snow and ice melting control, the cables will operate only when you need it, minimizing operating costs.

Versatile, reliable and cost-effective, these cables are the effective answer for roof and gutter de-icing applications.

Constant Wattage Systems: Residential vertical line Self-Regulated Systems: Commercial
• Fixed output per linear foot
• Hardwired or plug-in options
• Optional automatic controllers
• Inexpensive and easy to install
• Variable wattage for ultimate results
• Cut-to-length on site
• Available in spools and plug-in kits
• Optional automatic controllers
• Available for Roof Deicing and Pipe Protection
 constant wattage cable SR cable for Roof and Gutter

Which cable should I choose?

The simplest differentiation is that Constant Wattage cables are mainly geared towards residential dwellings while Self-Regulated cables tend to be applied more often on commercial buildings. If you are considering applying cables to a commercial building, call WARMUP for complete specs and advise. When considering WARMUP cables for a residential application, look for oversized gutters (over 4” in width), excessive ice/snow build-up, unusual wind exposure during severe winters and other non-standard winter situations. In most other typical set-ups, constant wattage cables should be your choice.

How do I calculate the total amount of wire needed?

- Length of gutter/roof
- Length of downspout
- Note size of overhang
- A & B Roof Coverage
Example:
Gutters          70ft total
Roof               30ft x 3
Downspout   16ft x 2
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Total =          192ft
→ 200ft Warmup Kit or cable.
 
Gutters
- A “must” route for melted snow and water off the roof
Roof
- Needed if slope is less than 30 degrees
- Height of “zig-zag” depends on size of Deicing problem
Downspout
- Exposed: leave cable sticking out
- In-ground: Push cable below frost line (~ 2ft)
 
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