Electric, radiant roof heating and deicing systems contain
three main components:
Heating Element -
RoofHeat radiant heat systems are used for melting ice and snow under shingle roofs.
Our heating elements vary in width and are very effective for roof deicing. The
flat heating element is
installed underneath the shingles.
Our radiant heat specialists can help determine which roof heating element
is best for your application. Images of various roof heating elements can be viewed
on the Radiant Heat Installation page.
The roof heating
system is self-regulating, which means that when the
ambient temperature rises, the electrical resistance
increases and the consumption of electricity decreases,
preventing the element from overheating and ensuring
Power Unit - Each individual
power unit controls a specific section of the deicing system and
steps down high voltage to low voltage (60 V or less). The
individual control boxes are the source for monitoring the power
and output to ensure safe, accurate, and optimal performance.
The power unit monitors the heating element under the roof to melt
snow and ice, protecting your roof from ice damage.
Activation Device - There are three different activation devices to choose from. A 12-hour timer, a gutter-mounted snow switch, and a temperature
sensor. Depending on whether system automation is important to your application, one of our specialists can help you select which
activation device will be best for you.