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by Cy Sherwood

ZMesh is a 9 or 12 inch wide bronze mesh heating element used for in-floor radiant space heating, radiant floor warming, and roof deicing. Zmesh can be installed under non-metallic shingles and single ply membrane and under most floor coverings including carpet, hardwood, laminates, tile, slate, marble, and linoleum/vinyl. ZMesh’s durability is also perfect for your remodeling/retrofit applications.

ZMesh 12” is and excellent product for heating the entire home or for simply heating your floors. ZMesh 12” – wide, bronze mesh is similar to screen door material and comes in 50 to 350 foot rolls (in 50 ft. increments). ZMesh is a premier product because of its extremely low profile and ability to heat evenly. No other heating products can match its characteristic. Because ZMesh is so thin, it will not affect floor buildup, weight loads or flooring choices. ZMesh can be secured to wood sub floors with staples or nails and to concrete with glue or tape. ZMesh can even be installed underneath the cement board when used to heat tile. No additional mortar or thin set is needed to cover the heating system because it is sandwiched in between the sub floor and cement board. Because Heatizon Systems’s ZMesh products operate under 32 volts, it is possible to safely put your hand directly on the ZMesh during operation.

ZMesh 9” is used for melting ice and snow under non-conductive shingles or surface asphalt, shake or slate shingle roofs and is ideal for new construction or remodeling. It is only 1/16” thick. Our ZMesh 9” wide element is used for radiant roof deicing and can be nailed or stapled through, making its installation easier than other systems. Costly and disruptive roof ice buildups are eliminated with the use of this unique and low profile roof heating element. The ZMesh is installed underneath the shingles, so its appearance does not compromise the aesthetics of any structure nor is it exposed to weathering or corrosion. The 9” ZMesh is spaced at 2” and rolled out over the area to be heated. Depending on the roofing project, anywhere from 4 to 12 runs of ZMesh may be needed from the roof’s edge up. ZMesh can be installed on the entire roof, it is desired to eliminate snow or ice buildup. A great advantage of our roof deicing system is its versatility. You can roll out the ZMesh into any pattern to heat any desired area. ZMesh 9” is the only under roof heating product that is ETL listed.

The ZMesh 9” or 12” is listed to U.L. Standards and the product carries the ETL label. ZMesh has an industry leading 25 year warranty, and is long lasting with its “Warming America’s Cold Spots Since 1979” track record.

Below-surface heat winning Utahns over

by Greg Katz (Deseret Morning News)

Wouldn’t it be nice to go all winter without shoveling? To glance out the window during a storm and watch the snowflakes melt as they hit the driveway and sidewalk?

This back-saving dream can be a reality, thanks to products marketed by Heatizon Systems of Murray.

Heatizon (pronounced “heat is on”) has been part of the Salt Lake business landscape since the early 1990s, but its low-voltage, radiant heating products were invented in the 1970s in the mountains of Colorado, according to Cannon Kuch, the company’s sales and marketing manager.

The business has grown to the point that Heatizon will move next month from its current location at 4403 S. 500 West in Murray to a bigger building at 4137 S. 500 West.

“It’s pretty popular,” Kuch said of radiant heating. “Our demographic is typically a homeowner with a house value of $400,000-plus. It’s a medium to higher-end product. . . . But we’re anywhere (people face) high snow loads.”

Heatizon has two primary products, Kuch said. The first is the Tuff Cable, which is designed to go under interior floors or beneath a driveway, pavers — even roofing. It warms the surface and, outdoors, melts snow and ice.

“Our cable is in all of the light rail wheelchair access ramps for TRAX,” Kuch said. “We did 20,000-some feet of snowmelting under the granite pavers at (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’) Conference Center. We’ve done lots of stuff in Park City.”

The company’s other product is a low-voltage bronze mesh material called Z Mesh. Kuch said it is ideal for in-floor heating and, in Utah, for helping to heat basements through placement in the ceiling.

“It looks like 12-inch-wide screen door material,” he said. “You can put carpet pad and carpet, or hardwood . . . floor on top of it and get radiant heating. Anything non-conductive. And because it’s low voltage and mesh, you can drive a nail or staples through it without damaging it.”

He said Tuff Cable and Z Mesh compete with products from companies that sell hot-water or higher-voltage radiant heating systems, but he is not concerned that they will slow Heatizon’s growth.

“Radiant heat is getting more and more popular all the time in the United States,” Kuch said. “It’s been popular in Europe and other places for a long time.

“Natural gas and fossil fuels are getting more expensive, so people are considering electricity more. . . . For snowmelting, it’s very inexpensive to melt snow. For a 300-square-foot system, you’re looking at a couple dollars a storm. In the valley, we rarely get a storm that would be cold enough and have enough snow per hour for (a Heatizon system) to not be able to keep up.”

The company’s 13 full-time employees make the products here, he said, and they are sold throughout the United States by local distributors. (More information is available online at In Utah, the primary distributor is WarmQuest.

“The majority of our business already is coming from the Northeast and the Midwest, and then the Northwest, and of course California,” Kuch said. “We do quite a bit of floor warming in the Bay area. . . . We have good distribution in the Northeast, and we’re hoping to add to it this year.”

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