General Radiant Heat Installation Overviews
Please Refer to Your Installation Manual for Detailed Installation Instructions
As a courtesy to potential installers of radiant heating systems, Warmzone offers general
installation overviews for heated driveways, roof deicing, and floor heating systems as
well as information about our free
installation training courses and personal installation
support. These pages are for general overview purposes only and are not intended to
supersede the instructions provided in the respective installation manuals and technical guides.
However, the topics covered allow customers the opportunity to gain a better understanding
of the installation process, which may help them in the purchase decision process.
Installing a radiant heat system marks a significant investment for any home or
business, so learning more about the systems and what is involved with regard to
the installation can greatly benefit prospective owners.
The following radiant heat system installation overviews are available, as
well as details on Warmzone’s industry leading installation design, training, and support services.
Applications with General Installation Information
Gain a basic understanding of the components of a ClearZone heated driveway
snow melting system and some general pre-installation
and installation tips.
cable is available on spools or pre-spaced in mats, that can be easily
rolled out for quick
installation. (It is important that the cable is spaced properly and doesn't touch.)
In addition to concrete, the heat cable can also be
installed in asphalt applications,
mortar beds, pavers, thinset and more.
Most of the information on this page covers the basics of heat cable layout
and installation for concrete heated driveways.
Important tips for embedding the heat cable and power lead are
provided as well as general cable layout techniques.
Some information for retrofitting driveways with radiant heat
as well as installing in asphalt and under pavers is also provided.
Existing driveways can be heated using saw-cut technology or
the heat cable may be laid out and a fresh layer of asphalt can then be applied
Learn the basics behind installing radiant heated floors. The
'Installing Heated Floors Overview' covers the techniques for
installing ComfortTile floor heating mats and how to make 90 degree and 180 degree turns.
Additional installation tips include information on RetroHeat floor
heating systems and HeatShield floor heating insulation panels.
While more detailed instructions are provided in the respective
installation manuals, this page outlines the different installation
techniques and types of heating elements used by each system.
RetroHeat features a thin "film" heating panel that is stapled up between the
floor joists while HeatShield systems feature a lightweight insulation panel that
is placed over the sub-floor.
ComfortTile heated floors are the most popular Warmzone floor heating systems. The
'How to Install Heated Tile Floors' overview includes photos, showing the
floor heating mats being cut and turned. (Never cut the heat cable - only the mat backing.)
A "How to Make Turns" diagram is also provided. The information provided
covers the basic steps of preparing the subfloor and
installing the floor heating mats, thinset and ceramic tile. Information is also
provided for installing heat cable off the spool and securing it to the metal
strapping provided with the system. Additional information
regarding cable splicing and proper spacing is included.
This page includes information about installing heat trace cable and
low-voltage RoofHeat STEP systems. The information includes features of the
advanced STEP roof heating system and general
installation tips of the polymer heating panels.
Some wiring information of Warmzone's low-voltage roof heating system
is included, but be sure to have
a qualified, licensed electrician perform all the wiring.
RoofHeat STEP can be installed under typical roofing materials (such as shingles)
as well as under metal roofs. Other information includes tips for installing heat
trace cable to heat roof edges as well as gutters and downspouts.
This page includes information about installing heat trace cable
along roof edges as well as gutters. Learn the basics about installing self-regulating heat cable
and how these cables are also used in aluminum roof heating panels.
Installing self-regulating heat cable is an affordable, yet
effective way to keep gutters and downspouts free of snow and
ice buildup. View a roof heating system overview diagram and other helpful
installation diagrams and tips. Links to roof heating product documentation
and installation guides are also provided.
This page shows the basics of roof heating panel systems and how the
heat cable is placed in the channels of the aluminum panels.
Proper installation of a radiant heat system is crucial. And while
detailed instructions are provided in the system's installation manual,
sometimes questions still arise, or the installer encounters an unusual situation.
That's why Warmzone is one of the few - if not only - radiant heat
providers that has a designated support staff on hand to assist
installers during the installation process. If your installer has questions,
he/she can call Warmzone and speak to an electrician or radiant heat
expert to resolve any issues. Our system designers and support staff
will walk installers through the installation process and continue to
be available as the system is being installed.
Installing a radiant heat system is not particularly difficult;
however, there are several issues that installers should be
aware of in order to ensure a successful installation.
The free installation training
courses offered by Warmzone cover all the items and techniques necessary for installing
snow melting solutions, heated floors, and roof deicing systems.
This valuable training gives construction professionals the confidence
to add radiant heat installation to their list of services and helps to
ensure that customers are happy with their radiant heat system.
For more information, contact Warmzone today at 888.488.9276.