Category Archives: Roof Deicing

Roof Drainage Solutions

Drainage is important for any roof, but becomes particularly critical on flat roofs. In cold climates, snow and ice accumulation can quickly snarl drains and downspouts, preventing snow and water from leaving the roof. This can lead to many hazards, from snow load concerns to slippery surfaces in maintenance areas.

Managing snow and ice on commercial roofs is difficult. If drainage is not maintained, not only can snow load issues arise, but even on the best engineered roofs ice damming can become an issue. As ice builds up in and around drains, water is unable to escape the roof and often finds its way inside.

Warmquest frequently works with architects, engineers, facility managers and others to provide roof and drain deicing solutions. Our under roof heating options provide a permanent, long lasting fix to drains freezing and backing up. These unique low voltage systems can be installed beneath membrane, shingle, metal and other roofing materials. 

For a flat roof with drains, the ideal solution would be to install an under roof deicing system in the areas around the drains. This keeps the area clear and free of snow and ice buildup. Then, loop self regulating cable like our GutterMelt product down into the drains. This cable should extend to conditioned space, daylight, or below the freeze line. The GutterMelt will keep water flowing in the drain itself.

Rather than attempting to shovel the roof, let Warmquest help you heat it. With our Invizimelt and ZMesh under roof deicing systems, you can melt around drains, along walls, and any other trouble spots. These systems are installed beneath the roofing material and heat entire sections of roof.

Give us a call today at 877-877-4724 to learn more about our comprehensive deicing solutions.

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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