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