Photo Gallery – Extruded Metal Design Issues


 

This photo points out an important fact. The costly extruded aluminum metal track system shown in the photo does not appear to be performing. Ice dam formations are on the roof edge. We know the system can work. The problem appears to be that it is not being powered properly, i.e. it is not powered on at least 8 hours before a storm arrives or it is powered off at a time of day giving snowmelt a chance to refreeze at night, etc. If a HotEdge system was not powered properly it would appear to not appear to be performing also. IT IS CRITICAL WITH A extruded aluminum metal track systems OR A HOTEDGE SYSTEM TO POWER IT PROPERLY TO PREVENT ICE DAM AND ICICLE FORMATIONS! Again, the chief difference between the extruded aluminum metal track system and the HOTEDGE system is cost; purchase, operate, and maintain. Both systems are designed to accomplish the same result; prevent ice dam and icicle formations on roof edges. Both systems are designed to hold heat cable. Period. The extruded aluminum metal track system requires 2-3 heat cables because of its complexity. The HotEdge Rail requires 1 heat cable because if its simplicity. The HotEdge Rail represents a "better mousetrap", hence, the extruded aluminum metal track system is at risk of becoming obsolete.

  • This photo points out an important fact.
  • The costly extruded aluminum metal track system shown in the photo does not appear to be performing.
  • Ice dam formations are on the roof edge. We know the system can work.
  • The problem appears to be that it is not being powered properly
  • IT IS CRITICAL WITH A extruded aluminum metal track systems OR A HOTEDGE SYSTEM TO POWER IT PROPERLY TO PREVENT ICE DAM AND ICICLE FORMATIONS!
  • The difference between the extruded aluminum metal track system and the HOTEDGE system is: cost; purchase, operate, and maintain.
  • Both systems are designed to accomplish the same result; prevent ice dam and icicle formations on roof edges.
  • Both systems are designed to hold heat cable. Period.
  • The HotEdge Rail represents a “better mousetrap”, hence, the extruded aluminum metal track system is at risk of becoming obsolete.

 

This photo shows the last thing you want to see; rusted out nails spaced every 4 inches to hold down a cover plate over an extruded metal design. As you can see the cover plate is designed to hold heat from a 3 heat cable run held in place by an extruded metal design. Again, this extruded metal system was being removed so management could have the HotEdge Rail installed which requires only 1 heat tape run to prevent ice dams and icicles.

  • This photo shows the last thing you want to see; rusted out nails spaced every 4 inches to hold down a cover plate over an extruded metal design.
  • As you can see the cover plate is designed to hold heat from a 3 heat cable run held in place by an extruded metal design.
  • Again, this extruded metal system was being removed so management could have the HotEdge Rail installed which requires only 1 heat tape run to prevent ice dams and icicles.