Roof Heating System Benefits
ENHANCES SAFETY - Heavy snow and ice buildup can threaten the safety of pedestrians. Falling or melting icicles can hit passers by or cause slick conditions on sidewalks below. Installing an automated roof heating or gutter trace heating system greatly reduces liability issues by enhancing safety.
MAINTENANCE FREE - Electric roof deicing systems feature no moving parts and are virtually maintenance free, so there are no costs associated with yearly upkeep.
PROTECTS THE ROOF AND STRUCTURE - Ice dams are the most common winter roof problems that can sometimes lead to costly water damage. Roof deicing systems eliminate ice dams to protect roofs and minimize the chance of water damage. Roof deicing systems also help to extend the life of your roof by reducing the stress of icy winter weather.
ENERGY EFFICIENT - Electric roof heating systems are energy efficient. These fully automated roof deicing systems operate only when needed and are so effective that 99% of the energy goes directly to snow melting.
FULLY AUTOMATED - Roof snow melting systems feature a high-tech snow sensor that detects precipitation and temperature so that the system operates only when needed. When precipitation is detected and temperatures are below the pre-set point (usually 39° Fahrenheit), the sensor signals the system's master controller. The control unit then sends power to the heating element to warm the roof and gutters just as the snow storm hits, and then it shuts off automatically afterwards, resulting in maximum performance.
EASY TO CUSTOMIZE AND INSTALL - Radiant roof heating systems are surprisingly easy to install and can be customized to meet the needs of just about any application. RoofHeat STEP, a top roof deicing system, features a flexible heating element that can be nailed or stapled through and cut to size onsite, simplifying the installation process. Because of the ease of installation of this system, installation costs can be much less than that of other systems.
LOW OPERATION COSTS - Utility costs vary depending on where you live, but generally, you can melt snow on 300-square-foot area for around $0.35 per continuous hour of operation.
MINIMAL OPERATION TIME - The top electric roof heating systems feature fast response times and efficient operation. When designed and installed correctly, the operation time of a top electric radiant heating system can be as much as 30 percent less than other hydronic snow melting systems.
NO BULKY HOUSING - Another advantage of electric radiant roof deicing systems is that they do not take up space or require a mechanical room. The system is controlled by a small activation device mounted outside, or control box that is usually mounted on the wall in the garage, so there's no need to take up additional square footage of your home or garage to house the system.