Residential Roof Deicing- Huntsville, UT
Ice dams and icicles can lead to all sorts of problems if not accounted for. This homeowner planned ahead to protect their new home in the mountains of Northern Utah.
To prevent water from refreezing and building up ice along the cold eave, Warmquest provided a ZMesh under roof deicing system in these areas. This was installed beneath the asphalt shingles and operates out of sight, melting snow and ice along the entire surface. ZMesh is designed to be nailed or stapled through and can be installed under many non conductive roofing materials.
To handle ice buildup in the valleys, Tuff Cable was installed in Invizimelt Panels beneath the valley metal. The panels extend 1’ on either side of the valley heating a wide section to prevent buildup. Invizimelt allows low voltage Tuff Cable to be installed under metal roofing materials like valley metal or standing seam. Due to ZMesh and Tuff Cable’s low voltage nature, the systems were able to be interconnected as cold lead was used to jumper between the two heating elements allowing both systems to share control units.
The system is operated by 5 control units that power and monitor the heating element. A snow sensor mounted on the roof activates the system when it is both cold and wet.
In addition to the eaves and valleys, heat was added in one last location where a lower roof line intersects a vertical wall. ZMesh was installed beneath shingles here to prevent snow drifts building up against the wall.
This comprehensive system will eliminate ice and snow buildup in these key areas, protecting the roof and home all while operating out of sight and away from weather exposure.