Is it Time to Inspect Your Roof?

The new year is an ideal time to assess your home’s needs and what the best investment going forward would be. Resolving to keep your home updated and protected in 2023 will help to ensure a safe future for your home and your family. But where do you start?

One of the most neglected, or overlooked areas for homeowners is the roof. What kind of shape is your roof in, and what can you do to ensure a long, healthy life span for your roof?

Ideally, homeowners should inspect their roofs twice a year (spring and fall). Now that winter has hit, take a look at your roof during and after snowstorms. Are there areas of snow buildup or large icicles? Perhaps it’s time to look at the benefits of a roof de-icing system. Investing in your home by safeguarding vital areas like the roof is an excellent first step. A roof de-icing system protects a vital part of your home, the roof, which in turn, protects your home. Winter months bring beautiful snow, but snow and ice cause harsh wear and tear on your home. Damaged roofs, gutters, and downspouts can lead to repairs that can break the bank and decrease the lifespan of your roof.

Self-regulating roof heating cable
Self-regulating heat cable installed along the roof eave.

Warmzone can help you protect your home from that wear and tear with its industry-leading roof de-icing systems. Roof de-icing systems are proven to provide reliable, efficient heat that keeps problem areas free of snow and ice. Warmzone’s systems help protect residential and business roofs around the country from the damaging effects of harsh winters. 

The most popular de-icing option is Warmzone’s self-regulating heat cable. This versatile cable is affordable, extremely effective, and can provide channels for runoff to help keep any area of your roof clear. Self-regulating heat cable features a rugged and durable outer construction that houses an irradiated conductive core. This core will increase heat output as outside temperatures fall and decrease output as temperatures rise. This construction is what makes it a top seller among Warmzone customers. It can withstand harsh conditions and can be installed to activate only when necessary. Automated self-regulating heat trace systems are activated by advanced sensors that detect precipitation and temperature, making them extremely energy efficient. They can also be activated manually if necessary.

Warmzone also has several variants of heat cable, so de-icing any area of the roof is easy. Self-regulating heat cable is a prudent choice for almost any application. The cable’s versatility makes it an ideal choice for problem areas of the roof. Areas that can cause big problems for homeowners include downspouts, gutters, valleys, or north-facing roof edges. Heavy snow build-up and icicles in these areas can decrease the integrity of your roof and cause safety issues. Installing self-regulating heat cable in these areas will create channels for runoff to prevent the formation of heavy snow build-up and ice dams that can damage the roof. Cable along eaves, gutters, or edges can also prevent heavy icicles from forming.

One of the most hazardous problems self-regulating heat cable can prevent is ice dams. In the winter, ridges of ice develop along roof eaves when runoff trickles down the roof and refreezes when it hits the colder eaves. This can leave pools of water behind the ice dam. The pooled water can seep into tiny cracks in the substrate or shingles, refreeze, and expand. This causes degradation in the roof, which can eventually lead to water seepage in the home. Water seepage creates mold and mildew in the home, leading to costly repairs and frustration. Preventing ice dams is simple. Installing self-regulating heat cable in a zig-zag pattern along roof edges creates channels that allow runoff to reach the gutter. Prevention is key for maintaining any part of your home, especially your roof.

Warmzone can also help you prevent ice dams with one of the most efficient de-icing systems on the market, low voltage RoofHeat STEP®. This system features thin, flexible, polypropylene-fused polymer heating panels. Each section of this de-icing system is controlled by an individual power unit that steps down from high voltage to low voltage (60 V or less). This ensures safe, accurate, and efficient performance for every system. This semi-conductive heating element is installed discreetly under the roofing, and can be nailed, stapled, or cut on-site, making installation a breeze. Polypropylene fused panels mean each panel is waterproof and protected from alkaline and salt damage. The versatile RoofHeat STEP system can be safely installed underneath roof shingles and even metal roofs. Low-voltage RoofHeat STEP installation is typically along roof eaves or valleys. RoofHeat STEP is available in 3, 6, 9, or 12-inch wide rolls, making it easy to install in any area.

Low-voltage roof de-icing panels shown with cutaway views.
The low-voltage RoofHeat STEP system with heating panels shown.

Warmzone understands the importance of protecting the roof of your home or business. Assuring each customer gets the roof de-icing system they need is a top priority. Each Warmzone system is custom designed by an industry professional with your specifications, needs, and budget in mind. They will recommend the best solution to fit your needs, and help you every step of the way. Professionals can also combine Warmzone systems to create the perfect solution for your home. A popular choice for many customers is to install RoofHeat STEP systems along eaves and run self-regulating heat cable along gutters or other problem areas. If you need other options for your project, Warmzone also offers the RetroRoof de-icing system and RoofHeat panels. RoofHeat panels feature self-regulated heat cable channeled through attractive aluminum panels. These panels are available in different colors to complement any home’s design. The RetroRoof de-icing system features thin panels that install underneath existing shingles. They use an adhesive for easy positioning under the shingles, making them perfect for existing roofs. 

No matter what your home or business de-icing needs may be, Warmzone’s unmatched customer service and support is there for you. Professional system design includes a detailed layout (AutoCAD) for your installer that lists all electrical information needed for installation. Warmzone also has customer service representatives available at any time to answer all your questions. You also receive technical support, free installation training, and access to all of Warmzone’s online resources. Because we maintain relationships with experienced installers throughout the country, Warmzone may also be able to connect you with an electrician or qualified installer in your area. Warmzone is the perfect choice to start investing in your home this year. If you’re ready to install a roof de-icing system or have questions, contact a friendly, qualified roof heating professional today at 888-488-9276.