Self-regulating Heat Trace Cable for Roof De-icing Applications

In cold weather climates, roofs, gutters and downspouts are susceptible to damage by the extreme conditions caused by freeze / thaw conditions and heavy snow and ice. Radiant roof de-icing and heat trace systems have proven extremely effective in preventing the problems caused by heavy snow and ice that forms on the roof eaves of buildings. Ice dams are the number one culprit behind roof damange, and can cause roof leaking that leads to costly water damage. Heavy ice and snow buildup can also take a toll on gutters and downspouts. RoofHeat™ self-regulating gutter heat trace cable is an affordable solution that can be installed to melt ice in trouble spots on your roof and facilitate proper drainage. Keep your gutters, roof edges and valleys safe and clear of snow and ice with Warmzone® roof heating cable.

Warmzone floor heating experts are available to discuss your radiant heat project. Call us today at 888-488-9276 to learn more about the many roof heating options that are available.

Protect Roofs with Roof De-icing SystemsSelf-regulating heat cable in roof gutters of a large commercial de-icing application

An Affordable Option for Heating Roof Edges, Gutters, Valleys and Downspouts

To best remove snow and ice from roof gutters, downspouts and edges, Warmzone's durable self-regulating heat cable is one of the most recommended roof heating solutions available. The RoofHeat radiant heat cable is effective for roofs, gutters and drainpipes, and is capable of keeping your home or business safe from costly ice and water damage, frost erosion and dangerous falling ice.

The RoofHeat roof and gutter heating cable is extremely effective and energy efficient. The cable is UL recognized under the Appliance Wire Classification (file E 76498) and meets the requirements of the NEC (National Electric Code) Section 426. The cable is comprised of rugged, durable outer construction to withstand winter's harsh conditions. The self-regulating cable also features an irradiated conductive core that increases the heat output as the outside temperature falls and decreases the heat output as the temperature rises. This unique construction makes it durable, safe, and extremely energy efficient.

Roof de-icing cable installed along roof eave

Warmzone roof heating systems are controlled by automatic sensors that detect temperature and precipitation to activate the snowmelt system when necessary. Warmzone roof de-icing systems have been installed in most cold regions around the country and are still the most effective and discreet for roof de-icing and gutter trace applications.

Determining the best heat cable, thermostat and sensor (activation device) depends in part on the size, type and construction of the roof, and also on the overall requirements of the particular installation.

Roof heating systems can be customized to accommodate just about any roof type and configuration. The RoofHeat roof and gutter heating cable may also be combined with other recommended Warmzone systems, such as the low-voltage RoofHeat STEP de-icing system, to create an optimal roof de-icing solution. Warmzone designers carefully evaluate each project without assuming that one system will be the optimal solution. Together, with a Warmzone electrician, they create a customized system to accommodate your specific snow melting needs as well as your budget. For more details about our professional design services and roof de-icing solutions, call a roof heating expert today at 888-488-9276.


Self-regulating Heat Cable Technical Information (PLSRR)

Warmzone's PLSRR self-regulating heat cable is used for roof and gutter heat trace applications. The durable cable features a flexible, UV-stabilized thermoplastic elastomer overjacket that protects the carbon core for wet applications and exposure to the sun. The parallel heating cable is designed for a variety of industrial applications and environments, including explosion-hazardous and nonhazardous areas.

Self-regulating heating cable
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Service voltage: 110-120 V, 208-277 V

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Maximum maintain or continuous exposure temperature (power on): +149°F (65°C)

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Maximum intermittent exposure temperature 1,000 hours (power on/off): +185°F (85°C)

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Minimum installation temperature: -40°F (-40°C)

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Protective braid resistance: ﹤18.2Ω/km

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Bus wire gauge: 16 AWG

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Approvals: cULus; hazardous, CSA, ATEX, IECEx

Navigation bullet Warranty: 10-years (Not prorated)

Navigation bullet Certifications: Class I, Div.2 Groups A, B, C, D; Class II, Div.2 Groups E, F, G; Class III

Product Literature

Self-regulating Roof De-icing Heat Cable Systems
Self-regulating Heat Cable Bid Specifications Self-regulating Heat Cable (PLSRR) Data Sheet Self-regulating Heat Cable (PLSRL) Data Sheet Self-regulating Heat Cable Installation Manual Self-regulating Heat Cable Technical Guide Self-regulating Heat Trace Cable Overview (Illustration) Warmzone Products and Services Brochure

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