Category Archives: Roof Deicing

How do Self-Regulating Cables Work?

Warmquest’s GutterMelt SR is an industrial grade, self-regulating, heat trace cable for deicing gutters, downspouts, roofs and pipes. Self-Regulating cable functions differently than the other constant wattage systems we carry. Self-Regulating cables like GutterMelt vary the heat output in accordance with the ambient air temperature. This can sound like voodoo or witchcraft, so let’s take a closer look at the mechanics of Self-Regulating technology.

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Roof Deicing for your Design-Build Project

For architects and engineers working on design-build projects, expert help can make all of the difference in providing effective solutions for the end user. When it comes to radiant heating options for snow melting, interior heating, and roof deicing, you can’t beat the Warmquest team for assistance.

Roof deicing is a critical and often overlooked element in projects. For truly lasting roof deicing solutions, our unique under roof deicing systems are the best option on the market.

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Now Available at Warmquest: Pedestal Paver Snow Melt System

Warmquest is thrilled to introduce the Pedestal Paver Snow Melt System, the latest in our line of roof deicing and snow melting products.

Pedestal paver systems are a popular choice in rooftop living spaces, hardscapes, green roofs, and many other applications. Typically, large pavers are elevated on pedestals to accommodate drainage below.

The Pedestal Paver Snow Melt System allows our mineral insulated Hott-Wire cables to be easily installed directly beneath the pavers. The panels provide an effective heatsink, spreading the heat from the cables across the entire surface of the paver above. The panels are insulated from below to drive heat upward to the pavers.

The panels are laid out over the pedestals, without compromising drainage or interfering with the paver installation. The end result is effective snow melting and a space that can be used all winter long.

The Warmquest team can provide a customized heating system for your pedestal paver solution. Give us a call at 877-877-4724.

Roof Ice Melting Options

Snow and ice buildup on rooftops can become quite hazardous if ignored. Ice dams and icicles can form, damaging the structure and creating hazards to pedestrians. Built up snow can suddenly slide or fall from the roof. With a heavy enough snow load, roofs can collapse entirely.


So how do you melt ice dams or snow buildup on your roof?


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Electric Radiant Heat: More Common Than You Think

When you hear about radiant heating what do you picture? Many people think of pipes beneath the surface, carrying hot water or some other fluid. While it is true that hydronic systems may be used for floor warming and snow melting, another tried and true method is electrical radiant heating. Electric radiant heating utilizes electrical resistance and has many benefits and advantages that are discussed throughout our website. Today we will look at resistance heating and its many uses.

When is the last time you benefited from electric resistance heating? Have you used an electric stovetop in the last 24 hours? How about a hair dryer? These and many other everyday items utilize resistance heating. As electricity flows through the heating element, the resistance of the coils, wires, or cables creates heat. Resistance heating is 100% efficient as all of the electricity is converted to heat.

Have you ever used a heated seat in a car? Cadillac introduced the first heated car seats over 50 years ago. Think about that the next time you are hurtling down the highway in a modern automobile. When automotive manufacturers wanted to provide heated seats they turned to electric resistance heating.

Warmquest supplies and installs industry leading electric radiant heating products which are tested to the highest standards. Warming floors and spaces, deicing roofs, and melting snow, all with the simplicity and convenience of resistance heating. The same technology that allows your seats to warm safely and comfortably can be scaled up and used to heat your entire home, prevent snow and ice problems on your roof, and keep your driveway clear. Our unique, cutting edge systems accomplish all of this with a small footprint. No boilers or heavy equipment are needed, a small control unit or relay panel is all it takes. By its very nature electric radiant heating is low maintenance and efficient. Systems are either on or off and do not need to idle, they have few moving parts and require no regular maintenance.

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