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ClearZone Snow Melting Systems

Affordable Snow Melting that’s Right up your Driveway

Here in Michigan we joke about having two seasons—winter and construction. But what good is that newly paved (or plowed) road to you if you’re snowed in? ClearZone electric heated driveways are a great solution. Affordable, energy efficient, easy to install and easily customizable, these fully automated home improvement solutions will have you seeing pavement before the first snow plow ever makes your neighborhood.

What is the secret to this efficiency? All ClearZone electric heated driveway systems share three common components—a control box, snow sensor and heating element. Whether aerial or pavement mounted, it’s the snow sensor that detects the changes in temperature and precipitation indicating a storm is on the way. When conditions are just right, the sensor signals the master control unit, which then sends power to the heat cable, warming the driveway or surface area just before the first snowflake ever falls.

Heated paver steps

If you’re a green thinker, then sustainable electric radiant heat is well, right up your driveway. ClearZone electric radiant heated driveways can be run for pennies on the dollar, and can be coordinated with wind and solar power to generate enough heat to melt snow and preserve the environment. If you’re an aspiring environmentalist, or if your goals are more closely associated with your tightening purse strings, you’ll save money on snow removal services and equipment for just pennies on the dollar. No more snow blowers belching gasoline vapor and black smoke. And, no more waiting for a snow removal service to show up, a disappointing event after heavier snowfalls.

As electric radiant heat becomes more prevalent, the relative novelty of heated driveway systems is now fading. No longer a luxury of the past, ClearZone electric heated driveways are affordable, especially when you do business with Warmzone. With one of the largest selections of electric radiant heat solutions in the business, Warmzone can design a system to meet or even exceed your expectations – and your budget. Their professionals will step up from your initial inquiry to offer solid solutions to your heating requirements, regardless of the size or shape of your driveway, free of charge.

You have several options to choose from when it comes to heating your driveway. You can install snow melting cable under the entire area of your driveway or install heat cable only in the most trafficked area. This usually involves the installation of an 8-10 foot strip up the middle of your driveway. Another economical alternative involves installing heat cable in two 24-inch wide tire tracks.

You can save even more money by doing much of the installation yourself. The cable is relatively easy to install, but it is important that a qualified electrician perform all the wiring. An extensive library of free articles, manuals and installation information is also available on Warmzone.com.

Summer is the perfect time for outdoor home improvement projects. Find out if there’s a Warmzone ClearZone electric radiant heated driveway in your future by calling 888.488.9276 today.

Warmzone Roof Deicing Systems

As we move into summer, you’ve no doubt had a chance to survey the exterior condition of your home. If your list of home improvement projects includes a new roof, you might want to add some preventative protection once the winter months roll in. Warmzone roof deicing systems can save homeowners from expensive roof and water damage commonly caused by adverse winter weather. Installing a roof deicing system in warmer weather, while it’s hot will give you a leg up on snow events before they happen. And when considering your options, your first consideration should be Warmzone.

Warmzone has several top systems and/or options to choose from, including RoofHeat and gutter trace cable. Both products work well for all types of roofing surfaces, and a multitude of projects, be they new construction or remodeling. Installed under new or existing asphalt, shake or tile shingles, both RoofHeat and gutter heat trace cables help prevent snow, ice and icicle build up around eaves, drains and valleys. An activation device/snow sensor detects precipitation and temperature to automatically trigger the control panel when conditions warrant. After receiving the signal, the controller then sends power to the heating element, activating the radiant snowmelt cables to heat your roof.

Heated roof edge

Roof deicing systems from Warmzone present nothing but choices and freedom to do what fits your budget and requirements, in equal measure. Warmzone strives to provide you with an impressive selection of the best, most proven radiant heating solutions. They’ve forged longstanding relationships with radiant heat suppliers. Deep generalists in roof heating, Warmzone benefits from these relationships to pass on the most relevant, affordable solutions available at a significant savings to you. Their experts can help you select a radiant heat solution that will best meet your needs, and is equally affordable.

So you might be thinking that heating your entire roof is a costly proposition. Yet this scenario is generally the least common. Most structures in heavy snow areas have steep roof grades, but flatter roofs require more comprehensive roof heating, so heating the entire roof is essential to avoiding damage. In this scenario, it’s beneficial to heat the entire roof because it eliminates snow and ice buildup, protecting the structural integrity of your roof and reducing the chance of water damage to your home.

So just what electric radiant snow melting options does Warmzone most often recommend for your home? There are many ways to tackle snow and ice melting effectively, depending upon your roof and your project objectives:

Applying radiant heat to the roof edges is the most common application for radiant roof deicing systems. Warmzone RoofHeat panels feature self-regulating heat cable channeled into an aluminum panel designed for maximum heat transfer. You can also install a thin, RoofHeat STEP low-voltage heating element under roofing to heat roof eaves and keep heavy snow from accumulating.

Gutter heat tracing is another way to keep the ice and snow at bay, and radiant roof heating/ice melting cables are a great way to go. They are durable, self-regulating cables. Use them to melt heavy snow and ice from gutters, valleys and downspouts to help to protect the structural integrity of your roof. The cables can be easily installed in existing roofs to prevent icicles, ice buildup and ice dams that can cause water to back up under the roof decking and into your home.

And roof valleys can be the most problematic areas of your roof for snow accumulation in cold-weather climates. When attic temperature is above freezing, it can cause snow on roof to melt and trickle down the roof valleys. When this trickling water hits colder eaves, it refreezes. So installing roof heat in your roof valleys eliminates this potentially damaging event.

Warmzone roof deicing systems are versatile enough to heat almost any size or shaped area to fix ice buildup and prevent potential damage. To find out what Warmzone can do for you, call 888.488.9276 or visit www.warmzone.com.

Brutal Winters Make Radiant Heat an Attractive Option

Automated Driveway Heating Systems Offer a Clean, Affordable Alternative to Manual Snow Removal

With record snowfall from the Midwest to Northeast, many residents are considering upgrading from snow shovels to more automated options like heated driveways. In Amarillo, Texas, a February blizzard surprised residents by dumping over 19 inches of snow in 24 hours, eclipsing a 120-year snowfall record. Even in regularly cold areas like Chicago, where over 1000 flights were canceled due to a December storm in 2012, people see the need to find better ways to keep heavy snowfall from disrupting their daily responsibilities. Beyond the interruption of stopping to shovel snow, property owners are seeing the need to find alternatives to damage caused by corrosive salts and snowplows. Radiant heat for heating driveways and walkways is looking to be one of the best solutions to winter’s surprises.

Radiant heated driveway

Where snow is more frequent, many home and business owners have already turned to heated driveways and snow melting systems for some very good reasons. These systems turn on only as needed, meaning that no energy is wasted when there is no snow to melt. They further eliminate the cost, hassle, and interruption of snow removal. The best heated driveway systems, like those from Warmzone, feature a rugged, high-tech snow sensor that detects temperature and precipitation. When the temperature is below a set point and snow is detected, the sensor signals the system’s control unit, which then sends power to the embedded heat cable to warm the driveway. The heated driveway system remains on for a short period after the storm to ensure that it is clear of ice and snow before shutting off.

Along with the energy efficiency of radiant snow and ice melting systems, home and business owners have come to rely on the automated, maintenance-free advantage found in heated driveways and walkways. Imagine if you are away during a big snowfall. A snow-free driveway is more than a convenience upon arriving home; it makes your home look occupied and less of a target for criminals. You also enjoy the added advantage of the safety it provides. For a home or business, a heated driveway also provides safer access for visitors, delivery people, or anyone coming and going from the building.

Those living in cold climates know that keeping snow and ice away from buildings can help prevent structural damage. Ice can damage concrete both on the surface and by repeatedly building up in cracks. With a driveway heating system, snow and ice are never piled up against a building where ice can melt and refreeze, damaging concrete walls and cracking foundations.

Protect your Home with a Roof Deicing System

Protect your Roof, Gutters, and Downspouts with a Gutter Heat Trace System from Warmzone

If you haven’t thought about your roof much this winter, be proactive with a gutter melt system from Warmzone. They are specifically designed to melt ice and snow on roofs, in gutters and downspouts to prevent costly damage, not only to your roof, but for your home as well.

Gutter damage from snow and heavy ice buildup

Warmzone radiant roof heating systems quickly melt heavy ice and snow from gutters and trouble spots on your roof. They can be easily installed in existing roofs to prevent icicles, ice buildup and ice dams from occurring. Moisture buildup from ice dams can seep up under shingles and into the roof decking before making its way into your home and causing significant water damage.

Made up of a rugged, durable outer construction designed to withstand winter extremes, Warmzone’s RoofHeat self-regulating gutter heating cable is extremely effective, energy efficient and safe. Noted for its durable and self-regulating characteristics, RoofHeat radiant heat cable is one of the most recommended roof heating solutions available. The systems are easy to install and easy to customize.

RoofHeat snow melting systems respond to weather changes to anticipate events conducive to snow fall. Melting occurs as a snow event is happening. And since these roof heating systems are fully automated, there’s no switch to flip or roof raking to be done, making snow removal extremely convenient for you. Simply install it and forget it with the knowledge your roof is safely protected.

Warmzone offers the widest selection of radiant heat products, you’re assured of getting the best solution for you, at a price you can afford.

For more information on a RoofHeat radiant snow melting systems for your home, visit www.warmzone.com or call 888.488.9276.

Cut Down on Icicles with Roof Gutter Heating

Family and Guests are Safer Thanks to Roof Deicing

Icicles are really cool to look at. They are even fun to break and shatter into pieces onto the sidewalks below. Icicles are a good sign of upcoming warmer weather too, as they drip and shrink they predict the welcome upcoming spring. But as pretty as they are, icicles can also be incredibly dangerous. Icicles can fall without warning and small children, pets, and the elderly won’t be able to move out of the way fast enough. This often leads to injuries that could otherwise be avoided. Many business owners and homeowners alike worry about the best way to keep to their patrons and families safe.

Self-regulating roof heating cable

To create a more hospitable entryway into any building, consider installing a roof gutter heating system . Heat cables from one of these fully automated systems stretch the length of your roof line and keep icicles from ever forming.

Roof gutter heating is the #1 way to provide a safe entrance to any dwelling. Roof deicing isn’t a new concept but it is one catching on as people strive to protect the people they love as well as the structure itself. Extensive roof damage has been known to occur thanks to large ice dams forming in the winter. The daytime temperatures often never reach melting levels so the ice melts and then re-forms repeatedly. And then it snows again, creating several more layers of damaging ice that potentially could ruin your roof. Ice dams and icicles don’t have a chance to form with roof deicing, which protects your gutters and the people walking beneath them too.

Prepare for Winter with ClearZone

Get your Snowmelt System Ordered and Installed Early This Year and Save With Radiant Heat Solutions by Warmzone

If you’ve only just decided on an electric radiant snowmelt system, and still scratching your head over your lack of time management skills (and timing), don’t fret. While it’s still not too late to buy and install a snowmelt system, early spring and summer is an ideal time to install these systems. In fact, now may be one of the best times of the year to order a snowmelt system. Think of it as a way to avoid the fall rush to buy and install; and better yet, taking advantage of some discounted prices on Warmzone radiant snowmelt systems.

From cable right off the spool, to cable preconfigured in easy-to-install roll-out mats, Warmzone has the perfect electric radiant snowmelt system for your driveway, sidewalks or roof. And you don’t need a new driveway to make the investment in radiant heat. Retrofitting is possible for just about any type of surface.

Heated driveway

Starting from the ground up, a Warmzone heated driveway is the perfect solution for a sore back that comes from too much shoveling. So if you’re all about state-of-the-art on a tight budget, the Warmzone ClearZone automated snow melting system is the way to go. It’s the premier snow melting solution for concrete heated driveways, sidewalks, loading docks and ramps. No matter what the dimensions, Warmzone offers the flexibility of installing radiant heat in almost any size and type of heated driveway, porch or walkway.

Right now is the perfect time to get a discount on some of the best snow melting products available. Warmzone gives you plenty of options – both in terms of the design and layout of the system to a wide variety of snow melting (and floor heating) products. Radiant snow melting systems can be easily customized to meet your snow melting needs as well as your budget.

As an industry leading heat cable, ClearZone snow melting cable is extremely rugged, and can even withstand the extreme, unforgiving temperatures common to hot asphalt pours. The cable can be rolled out and configured to address the nooks and crannies that characterize hard to reach surface areas and is perfect for large snow melting and unconventionally shaped areas.

Asphalt driveway with heated tire tracks

ClearZone Snow Melting Systems, Fully Automated and Easy to Install

If you’re a do-it-yourselfer and have a more conventional radiant heat project to tackle, you may want to consider a ClearZone radiant snow melting system. Available on the spool or in mats, the versatile CZ heat cable sets the benchmark for durability and performance. The CZ mats feature ClearZone cable that is pre-spaced and attached to a durable backing for proper cable spacing and easy “roll-out” installation. The heating mat backing can be cut on site, for installation around corners and in hard to reach places. Like cable off the spool, the mats can be installed under just about any surface. A simple, more affordable “tire track” radiant heat snow melting pattern can be achieved just by rolling two ClearZone radiant snow melting mats down your driveway and then applying the finish surface.

Of course, great products and prices are nothing without good support. Warmzone offers unparalleled customer service, from the initial phone call to expert installation support. They also offer one of the best warranties in the business. To find out more how you can cash in on an off-season radiant heat snow melting installation, call Warmzone at 888.488.9276 or visit our website today.

Protect your Home with RoofHeat

Protect your Roof, Gutters, and Downspouts with a Heat Trace System from Warmzone

If you haven’t thought about your roof much this winter, be proactive with a gutter heat trace system from Warmzone. These automated roof deicing systems are specifically designed to melt ice and snow on roofs, in gutters and downspouts to prevent costly damage, not only to your roof, but to your home as well.

Warmzone radiant roof heating systems quickly melt heavy ice and snow from gutters and trouble spots on your roof. They can be easily installed in existing roofs to prevent icicles, ice buildup and ice dams from occurring. Moisture buildup from ice dams can seep up under shingles and into the roof decking before making its way into your home and causing significant water damage.

Gutter damage from snow and heavy ice buildup

Made up of a rugged, durable outer construction designed to withstand winter extremes, Warmzone’s RoofHeat self-regulating gutter heating cable is extremely effective, energy efficient and safe. Noted for its durable and self-regulating characteristics, RoofHeat radiant heat cable is one of the most recommended roof heating solutions available. The systems are easy to install and easy to customize.

RoofHeat snow melting systems respond to weather changes to anticipate events conducive to snow fall. Melting occurs as a snow event is happening. And since these roof heating systems are fully automated, there’s no switch to flip or roof raking to be done, making snow removal extremely convenient for you. Simply install it and forget it with the knowledge your roof is safely protected.

Warmzone offers the widest selection of radiant heat products, you’re assured of getting the best solution for you, at a price you can afford.

For more information on a RoofHeat radiant snow melting systems for your home, visit www.warmzone.com or call 888.488.9276.

You Won’t Need an Entire Posse to Install Radiant Roof Heat Cable

Roof Snow Melting is a Simple Do-It-Yourself Weekend Project

Our time, or rather our spare time, is minimal these days and seems to be shrinking with each new technological development. Although designed to make our lives easier, these handy gadgets seem to draw us further from free time than ever before. So tackling a home improvement project seems like an overwhelming hill to climb, when time, or rather spare time, is rare and precious. Keeping your home safe from future water damage is an important undertaking and you need not fear that undertaking this undertaking will over-take your weekend plans. You won’t even need to bring in a massive posse to help you install radiant roof heating cable. It’s a fairly simple process, and there are many different roof heating options to choose from.

Roof deicing system heating roof edges and valley
A mountain lodge with heated roof edges (to prevent ice dams from forming).

Once you’ve decided to install a roof deicing system to keep your gutters free of damaging ice and snow dams then you need only call a Warmzone expert to find out how much snow melting cable you will need. The rest is a simple do-it-yourself project that can easily be tackled in a day. You’ll need to ensure you have a power source nearby so once you are done the radiant roof heating can be plugged in, but other than that the installation is fairly straightforward. The length of radiant roof cable you’ll need is the key component and once you have that figured out you can call your posse and tell them to come over Sunday afternoon to admire all your handy-work and enjoy some time relaxing inside together boasting over your success

Repairing Roofs Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

Consider a Radiant Roof Heating System When Repairing or Remodeling

In late October of 2012, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, Hurricane Sandy, crashed into the Northeastern Seaboard, decimating entire neighborhoods in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and other eastern states. The tempest left homeowners facing repairs that ranged from replacing a few windows to rebuilding an entire house. New Jersey and New York were particularly affected by Sandy, but as many as 24 states (and much of Eastern Canada) were also impacted by the colossal storm. Damage in the U.S. was estimated at over $63 billion.

Damage from Hurricane Sandy
Aerial shot of Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath.

As residents in New Jersey and New York rebuild, there is no better time to consider installing a roof de-icing system. Installing a roof heating system is a smart investment, particularly for residents in cold climates such as Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. Roof de-icing systems can eliminate costly repairs in the future by protecting roofs from snow and ice damage. These radiant roof heating systems are installed discreetly under shingles, metal, or most other roof surfaces, and can extend the life of your roof as well as enhance safety.

There are many different types of roof de-icing options available that not only can fit your roofing needs, but your budget as well. You can heat the entire roof, just the edge, or only the gutters and downspouts – or any combination. The key for homeowners is to work with radiant heat professionals to determine the best custom roof heating solution for your home. The radiant heat professionals will assist you in finding the best roof de-icing solution for you, whether it’s heating just the roof’s edge, the gutter or both.

Ideally, it is best to install a roof de-icing system and a gutter trace system to eliminate ice buildup in the gutter. Ice buildup in the gutter can damage the eaves and downspouts, but beyond that it can be extremely dangerous for pedestrian traffic below. By combining the protection that comes with a roof heating and gutter heating system, the lifespan of a new roof can be extended and the value of a home can be increased.

One of the best roof heating systems on the market that combines roof de-icing and gutter de-icing is provided by Warmzone, an established leader in the radiant heat industry. Warmzone offers complete roof heating solutions for residents in New Jersey, New York and the Eastern Seaboard, ranging from top products and system design to expert installation support.

Roof with snow and ice build up, in need of a roof de-icing system.
Roofs and gutters in need of a radiant roof de-icing system.

If you’re considering installing radiant heat, it’s important that you work with trusted professionals with a proven customer service track record, a wide selection of products, complete system design and engineering services, and expert installation support. With Warmzone, you’re guaranteed all of these.

Regardless whether you are looking for a roof heating, radiant floor heating, or snow melting solution, you won’t find a better partner to work with than Warmzone. The professionals at Warmzone will help you find the right system for your specific needs, as well as provide complete services, and unmatched installation support. The best part is that you have a strong partnership with a company that is committed to customer service and will work with you to ensure that the system meets or exceeds your expectations. Call a radiant heat expert today to learn more about your roof heating options at 888.488.9276.

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Taking Snow Melting to the Radiant Degree

Warmzone’s Electrifying Dexterity in Outdoor Radiant Heating

Looking for the A to Z of radiant heating solutions, or somewhere in between? Warmzone offers a full menu of complete radiant heating solutions, and more importantly, they do it well. They have a vast portfolio of industry-leading products and services to choose from. And just like their interest in serving up top notch electric radiant heat and hydronic heating solutions, they take a vested interest in maintaining customer relationships for life. You won’t find better customer service. From your initial contact to your final installation, you’re more than a customer–you’re part of the Warmzone family. As a Warmzone insider, you can expect unbeatable customer service, free installation training, complete design and engineering services, along with installation support before, during and after your home improvement project is completed.

Heated driveway with brick pavers

How do Warmzone radiant snow melting solutions work to preserve the environment surrounding your home? Electric snowmelt systems utilize durable, highly efficient cable that distributes heat evenly across the surface of your driveway or sidewalk. The cable is rugged enough to be installed in new concrete pours, under pavers and even in harsh, high-temperature new asphalt construction projects, alleviating the need for shovels, snow removal services and snow melting chemicals—all of which can have devastating affects on the exterior of your home, from your lawn to your exterior landscaping. Warmzone ClearZone heating cable is the most popular driveway snow melting cable and features efficient, maintenance free operation and a 10-year manufacturer warranty.

Of course, no single radiant heating system is perfect for every type of job. What makes Warmzone more attractive than those “other” radiant heat providers? It’s their ability to match you with the best product for your project at the best price. Warmzone doesn’t partner with just one manufacturer. They carry a variety of top radiant heat solutions for just about any application, allowing them to deliver sincere, non-biased recommendations that best suit your project requirements. Warmzone’s experienced staff is well-versed in each and every one of the products available, and can get you matched up with the best product at a price you can live with.

From heated driveways, heated steps, portable snow melting, heated sidewalks, and heated roofs to gutter and downspout heating solutions, Warmzone’s definitely got you covered; and all these systems can easily be customized:

Radiant heated driveways: Warmzone’s ClearZone snow melting system can heat almost any size, shape and type of driveway. By the spool or with the help of pre-configured mats, ClearZone electric radiant heating cable can be installed under just about any surface (asphalt, pavers or a fresh concrete pour). Driveways can even be retrofitted with a ClearZone snow melting system.

Radiant roof heating and gutter trace systems: These best-in-class radiant heat systems prevent hazardous ice dams and icicles from forming on your roof. They eliminate prolonged ice damming and the severe effects of seepage through roof decking that can work its way inside your home, damaging ceilings, walls and floors, resulting in mold growth.

Portable snow melting: WarmTrax portable snow melting solutions, including portable heated traction mats and stair treads, are a great alternative to the permanency of embedded snow melting systems for heating outdoor walkways, ramps and stairs. Made of electrically operated heating elements sandwiched between two protective surfaces of non-slip rubber, WarmTrax heated traction mats are a popular, affordable and very versatile snow melting solution that serve a wide variety of uses.

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Warmzone’s Outdoor Radiant Heating (Part II)

Many of these snow melting products (and projects) are perfect for first-time do-it-yourselfers. If you’re ambitious enough to take on the project, Warmzone is right there to back you up. Not sure where to begin with your next radiant heat project? Warmzone professional designers will evaluate your radiant heating system thoroughly to create a detailed CAD of your system layout. You’ll know the electrical requirements, technical specifications and system performance expectations before one foot of heat cable is installed. You get all the details with minimal installation surprises to save you time, money, and in the end, the heartache of a radiant heat project gone wrong.

Heated driveway with brick pavers

It’s because of this flexibility—in the products, services and ongoing support Warmzone delivers—that gives them the edge in delivering superior radiant heat solutions for heated driveways, walkways, and roof deicing. Warmzone systems can be customized to meet the needs of virtually any area that requires snow and ice removal or ground thawing—for residential customers and contractors alike. And Warmzone’s reach extends throughout Northern America. Dennis S., a Warmzone customer in Calgary said this in regards to the performance of his electric radiant heated driveway, “This past weekend, we received over four inches of snow and temperatures of 15 degrees C – that’s like Green Bay cold.” Despite the ferociously cold temperatures, according to this happy customer, “the heated driveway did its job.” The driveway has also attracted a lot of attention. “A lot of folks in our neighborhood stop by on their walks and have conversations about my driveway, or ask questions if I am outside.”

Dennis is just one of many satisfied Warmzone customers able to realize the benefits of a radiant heated driveway. The biggest, of course, is the benefit of not having to worry about snow removal. No more back-breaking shoveling or wallet-breaking checks to the snow removal service. Because, after all, when you can operate the system for just pennies on the dollar without any effort at all, it just makes plain dollars and cents to install a radiant heated driveway. And what about those curious neighbors Dennis describes? It’s actually quite a boon to him if you think about the positive effects such talk might have on his home’s equity. In a word, radiant heat is an incredibly practical way to boost the equity in your home, while making your life easier. And the word is definitely getting around.

Ready to see how Warmzone can help you find the perfect fit in radiant heated snow melting solutions? Visit them online at www.warmzone.com or call 888.488.9276 for more information.

Making a Wise, Long Term Investment in Your Home

Prevent Costly Repairs – Explore the Many Options for Roof De-icing

If you’re like most folks, owning a home is the centerpiece of living the “American Dream”, but as every homeowner can attest, owning a home also means maintaining a home, which can seem like a full-time job without end. But there are smart home improvements and wise investments that not only help to reduce your maintenance chores, but can pay for themselves over the years and prevent the need for expensive repairs in the future.

Is your roof protecting your home the way it should? Investing in your roof can be one of the most important decisions you can make in safeguarding your home over the long haul. Your home’s roofing provides the front line of defense against the ravages of winter, and doing all you can to protect it and make its job a little easier makes good sense.

A mountain lodge in dire need of a roof de-icing system
A mountain lodge with a dangerously heavy slab of ice and snow weighing down the roof. Roof heating systems eliminate this type of danger and help to protect roofs.

In cold weather climates even the best of homes can fall victim to the persistent, destructive forces that patiently attack your roof every winter. Your roof serves as the barrier between your family and the ravages of Old Man Winter, but standing up to the determined forces of Mother Nature year after year is no easy task. For the most part, a well-constructed roof will repel the bulk of each icy annual offensive; however, after years of repeated assaults, winter may quietly string together a series of subtle victories that can eventually add up to threaten the integrity of the roof.

Water needs only to find and exploit one small weakness in your roof to inflict major damage. The water seepage from roof vulnerabilities, often caused by ice dams, can be like a Trojan Horse that infects your home and quietly wreaks havoc before you realize the extent of the damage.

Ice dams are one of the most common problems associated with roof and water damage. A ridge of ice forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow from draining properly. The water backs up behind the dam where it freezes and melts again. The repeated process of water freezing and melting gradually wears down even some of the best constructed roofs, and eventually water exploits the smallest opportunity to seep inside and gain free reign of your home. It can inflict costly damage to walls, ceilings, and insulation that can get out of hand in a hurry. Before long, mold and mildew join in the fray. Despite the growing damage, there are usually no visible signs that the roof has been compromised.

Warmzone roof de-icing and gutter trace systems can eliminate ice dams and heavy ice buildup in gutters and downspouts. These radiant heating systems may well be your roof’s greatest ally, extending the life of your roof and preventing costly structural damages to your home.

There are several roof heating options that can be customized to meet your roofing needs as well as your budget. Warmzone deals only in top quality, proven systems at the best prices possible. Perhaps the service most appreciated by customers is Warmzone’s expert design services and radiant heat consulting. Simply call Warmzone to learn more and find out what options are available. You can also receive a free roof heating quote for your project. Call 888.488.9276 for more information.

Warmzone Appointed as the Exclusive U.S. Distributor of STEP Warmfloor Roof Deicing Systems

Warmzone Continues to Lead the way with Proven Radiant Heat Solutions and Complete System Design Services

Draper, Utah (PR WEB) – September 28, 2012 – Warmzone, a leading provider of radiant heat solutions, has announced that it will be the exclusive distributor of STEP Warmfloor’s advanced roof deicing systems. As one of the largest radiant heat solutions provider, Warmzone offers a vast selection of radiant heat products and services. The STEP Warmfloor™ system complements Warmzone’s existing product line and is touted as one of today’s most innovative radiant heating technologies.

“We’re excited to be the exclusive distributor of these efficient systems,” stated Brandon Weaver, VP Systems Design and Engineering at Warmzone. “The STEP roof deicing systems are proven solutions that help to protect structures and enhance safety by eliminating ice dams and heavy ice buildup.”

As the manufacturer of one of the most advanced, energy efficient roof heating systems on the market, STEP Warmfloor™ was very selective in determining the ideal distributor for its roof heating product. While Warmzone had already established a track record of successfully selling the system, this was only one aspect involved in the decision making process. Warmzone’s customer service, system design and installation support is second to none, and was a principle factor influencing the outcome of STEP Warmfloor’s choice to appoint Warmzone as the exclusive distributor.

STEP Warmfloor™ issued the following statement:

Although the STEP roof deicing systems work great, special skills and experience are required to give roofers the confidence necessary to install our system. Warmzone has this knowledge and experience, and have been selling our deicing systems with great success for some time now. Their positive results have led us to appoint them as our distribution agent in the United States for all roof deicing applications, and from this point on, all roof deicing orders will be designed by Warmzone. We feel this arrangement will benefit all parties involved.

Installing roof heating system at roof edge and valley

The STEP deicing system utilizes a unique polymer blend that heats when electricity passes through it. This thin, flexible heating element has the ability to self-regulate its electrical consumption, making it more energy efficient than most other systems. Solar and wind power can also be directly integrated to these heating systems due to its ability to accept AC or DC current. These advanced roof heating products have also been designed to exceed typical low-voltage standards and are now compliant to SELV (safety extra-low voltage) which is 30 volts or less under all load conditions.

RoofHeat STEP deicing systems are extremely versatile and can be applied beneath all roofing materials, including metal. RoofHeat is an effective and discreet heating system that safely melts ice and snow from eaves to prevent structural damage or safety hazards from falling ice.

For a free quote, distributorship opportunities or more information on these roof heating systems or other snow melting and floor heating solutions, contact a Warmzone radiant heating expert at 888.488.9276 or visit www.warmzone.com.

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About WARMZONE – Premier Radiant Heating
Warmzone’s mission is to match customer’s needs with the finest radiant heating systems available. As an intermediary between project requirements and a variety of system choices, Warmzone offers non-biased, individualized solutions that factor the installation, durability, performance and operational investment as the key criteria of their customers. With a staff of some of the most experienced professionals in the industry Warmzone routinely provides premier radiant heat solutions in both the United States and Canada.

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Protect Your Roof With a RoofHeat System

Don’t Get Snowed-in by an Inferior Radiant Heat Solution: Protect your Home with a RoofHeat STEP Deicing System

Put the finishing touch on that new roof installation, or preserve the integrity of your roof and your home with a RoofHeat STEP low-voltage deicing system by Warmzone. It is a top-of-the-line radiant heat system that is a good fit for you roof, and your budget. Paired with an existing or new gutter ice melting system, you will benefit this winter from the convenience and peace of mind that comes with a complete roof deicing solution.

Heated roof edge

RoofHeat STEP deicing systems involve three main components: a transformer, a heating element and an activation device (usually a sensor to trigger system operation in inclement weather). Here is a look at each of these elements at a glance:

  • A transformer is an individual control unit responsible for a specific section of the deicing system, and can step down from high voltage to low voltage (60V or less). It is the source for monitoring the power and output to the system heat cables to ensure safe, accurate performance of your radiant roof heating and deicing system.
  • Thin, semi-conductive polymer RoofHeat heating elements can be easily cut to size and discreetly nailed or stapled under shingles for a quick and easy installation. The heating element is polypropylene fused during fabrication for water proofing and protection from alkaline or salt damage.
  • When temperature and precipitation indicate snow, the activation device/snow sensor triggers the control panel. The control panel then sends power to the heating element to activate the RoofHeat STEP deicing system and heat your roof.

RoofHeat STEP deicing systems are a wise home improvement investment. It protects your home from the harmful effects of moisture caused by ice damming—moisture that can seep into roof decking, and eventually into your home. And it is fully automated—simply set the power unit and forget it. No more precarious perching on a ladder or slippery roof with a rake or push broom. Once the system is activated, the roof warms to efficiently prevent snow from accumulating and protects your roof from ice and water damage.

Available in 4, 6, 9 and 12 inch widths; RoofHeat heating elements can be cut and customized for just about any application. In fact, installing a Warmzone radiant heat roof deicing system is quite easy compared to competitive radiant heat systems. If you can swing a hammer or use a staple gun, you can install a RoofHeat heating element. The low-voltage heating element comes in a durable vinyl enclosure and can be easily nailed, stapled, or attached with fasteners or screws under a variety of roofing materials, including metal.

Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or hiring a professional roofer, at some point you will require the assistance of an experienced electrician. The good news is that the average electrical professional will find the entire installation process quite intuitive; and Warmzone has the components, professionals and online resources to help you every step of the way. Call 888-488-9276 or visit us online at www.warmzone.com to start planning your radiant roof heating system.

Keep the Snow at Bay with a Radiant Heated Driveway

Just Like Your Favorite Hot Drink on a Cold Day, A Heated Driveway Will Quickly Become Something You Love!
Starbucks has made the shift to Pumpkin Lattes, and pretty soon, a warm drink (or a heated driveway) might be your antidote for winter weather. You may have heard of a heated driveway, but may consider it a luxury rivaling that $4.00 coffee drink your favorite barista serves up. What you may not realize—the benefits of electric radiant heated driveways far outweigh their modest installation costs. But to understand just how much you’ll save, you’ll need a basic understanding of how a radiant heated driveway works.

A warm mug of hot chocolate by the fire

Radiant heat is an incredibly efficient method for melting snow and ice from driveways and walkways, and is becoming increasingly popular as a practical home improvement solution. There are two types of systems: electric and hydronic. Electric snowmelt systems use heat cable while hydronic systems generate hot water, then pump it through plastic PEX tubing. In either case, the heating elements are installed under the surface of the driveway, and radiate heat upwards to quickly melt snow and ice before it has a chance to stick.

Every automated driveway snow melting system is composed of three main items: the heating element, the controller and the activation device. Sturdy resistance cable is the main heating element for an electric radiant heated driveway system and is sufficient (and practical) for most residential applications. It can be easily installed in almost any medium, under brick or stone pavers, newly poured concrete, or even hot asphalt. And Warmzone will design the system to best meet your snow melting requirements and budget. Heat the entire driveway or just heat two 24-inch tire tracks. Heated driveway systems can be easily customized to fit your needs.

A wall-mounted control box is the command center for the automated electric radiant heated driveway. It communicates with aerial or pavement-mounted snow switch that activates the system when it detects precipitation and the temperature reaches a set point (usually set at 38-39° Fahrenheit). Because it’s fully automated, there’s no switch to flip, or surfing the net for changing weather conditions. And if you want to get a jump on the weather, most systems include a manual timer for preheating areas before a large storm or melting a snow drift or ice that found its way to your driveway well after the storm hit.

Now that you understand just how an automated driveway snow melting system works, it’s easy to see the benefits. The initial purchase and installation of a heated driveway system more than pays for itself when you consider the fees associated with professional snow removal services. A radiant heated driveway operates for just pennies on the dollar, and is activated before one snowflake ever hits pavement. With a snow removal service, you’re facing much longer wait times, and years of seasonal fees that can be quite large.

So perhaps you’re a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-start-shoveling or snow blowing type. Depending on how deep the snow is, you’re also facing minutes to hours of shoveling or pushing a gas-spewing, noisy snow blower around, plus the risk of serious injury, depending on your age and physical condition. Using salt and other harsh snow melting chemicals destroys the surrounding vegetation, but radiant heat eliminates the need (and cost) of chemicals. Heated driveways can save you money and time. Wouldn’t it be nice to spend the time saved inside with a newspaper and your favorite hot beverage watching the snowfall instead?

The price of an electric radiant heated driveway, along with the ease of installation and low operational costs make it the perfect choice for a homeowner on a budget. But don’t just take my word for it. To learn more about radiant heated driveways, visit www.warmzone.com or call a sales representative to assist you find what best suits your snow melting needs at 888.488.9276.