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How to Install Radiant Heat - General Overviews

Installing heated driveways and snow melting systems


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 support. installation training courses and personal installation 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.

The following radiant heat system installation overviews are available, as well as details on Warmzone’s industry leading installation design, training, and support services.

"How to" Installation Videos

Applications with General Installation Information
* Install radiant heat snow melting system Gain a basic understanding of the components of a ClearZone heated driveway snow melting system and some general pre-installation tips. ClearZone 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.

Install radiant heated driveway 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 on top.

Electric radiant heated floor 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.

Electric radiant heated 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.

Install heat trace cable and low-voltage roof deicing system 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.

Install roof deicing heat trace cable 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.

Install radiant heated driveway 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.

Install radiant heated driveway 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.

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Installing heated driveways and snow melting systems

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