Category Archives: Roof Deicing

How Much Snow Can Your Roof Handle?

Snow LoadAs winter gives way to spring, the Northeast is finally getting a reprieve from the snow. In the aftermath of the most brutal winter in years, Boston and other areas are dealing with collapsed and damaged roofs. While the Rockies haven’t had loads of snow this season, there are plenty of lessons from the events back East.

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Preventing Roof Ice with Invizimelt [Time Lapse]

Ice dams can really take a toll on your home. This time lapse demonstrates how easily a deicing system can be installed for preventing roof ice and snow load issues. The installation in the first video uses Invizimelt Panels for heating a metal roof covering. The panels are installed beneath the roofing material. This demonstration includes 128 ft of Invizimelt panels, heated with 252 ft of Tuff Cable. For deicing asphalt shingles, cedar shake, tile, membrane and more ZMesh can be installed under the roofing material.

Installing Heat Underneath the Roofing Material

The Invizimelt system uses aluminium panels to draw out the heat from the Tuff Cable. The panels are installed onto the sub roof and the cable is inserted. Ice and water shield, and the roofing material are installed over the top of the panels, while ensuring the cables are not damaged. The result is an even melt under standing seam, valley metal, and other roof coverings.

Preventing Roof Ice on Non Metal surfaces

In addition to Invizimelt, we also use ZMesh for heating under shingles, shake, membrane, and other non metal roofing materials. ZMesh is a bronze mesh that can be nailed or stapled through, making it easy to install the roofing material over the top.

Deicing Systems in Action

Cold and Wet Winter Predicted, Warm up with Warmquest!

Warm up with radiant heat

Fall may have just begun, but winter will be here before we know it. The Farmer’s Almanac has released their winter forecast and things are looking cold.

It looks like we won’t be getting much of a reprieve after last winter’s “polar vortex”. Farmer’s Almanac is predicting above average snowfall and below average temperature for most of the United States. With another winter on the way, now is a good time to prepare your home and yard.

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Options for Managing and Preventing Ice Dams

Preventing Ice Dams

Ice dams can wreak havoc on a roof and if left unchecked, can allow for water damage inside the home as well. We recently posted about some of the factors behind ice dams, and some of the preventative measures that can be taken, but what can be done once a problem is discovered?

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Winter is Coming, 4 Ways to Prepare Your Home

4 ways to prepare your home for winter

There are nearly 2 weeks left of summer but that hasn’t stopped advertisers like Kmart from launching holiday commercials. While it may feel a bit early to kick off holiday shopping, winter weather will be here before we know it.

Before the snow and ice come it’s a good idea to prepare your home for winter and wrap up any ongoing projects. We’ve put together some things to check for and consider.

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