Photo Gallery – Icicle Issues


 

This photo shows the liability risks of icicles hanging off the edge of a commercial building in high snow load country. Solution: HotEdge Roof Ice Melt System makes it virtually impossible for icicles to develop on a warm roof edge. The HotEdge Roof Ice Melt System is a direct transfer of heat from a commercial grade self-regulating heat cable to any roof edge.

  • This photo shows the liability risks of icicles hanging off the edge of a commercial building in high snow load country.
  • Solution: HotEdge Roof Ice Melt System makes it virtually impossible for icicles to develop on a warm roof edge.
  • The HotEdge Roof Ice Melt System is a direct transfer of heat from a commercial grade self-regulating heat cable to any roof edge.

 

The right combination of freeze/thaw cycles can create massive and dangerous icicles! Most of this roof structure does not even have snowpack, however, between mother nature and heat loss from the structure large icicles are possible. These are large enough that they would destroy a gutter system if it existed and it poses a safety and property risks to anything below.

  • The right combination of freeze/thaw cycles can create massive and dangerous icicles!
  • Most of this roof structure does not even have snowpack, however, between mother nature and heat loss from the structure large icicles are possible.
  • These are large enough that they would destroy a gutter system if it existed and it poses a safety and property risks to anything below.

 

As you can see in this photo, you do not have to have two feet of snowpack on your roof to have serious icicle problems. Icicles are a large property and safety risk. Although there is not a walk-way, entry way, driveway, air conditioner compressor, patio furniture below icicles in this photo there are windows. It is probable that if the icicles break off before they melt away slowly that they will fall back into the windows and cause damage to the windows, possibly the frames and property inside. The only way to prevent icicles is to heat the roof edge. If you have a gutter system it will also be necessary to lay heat cable in the gutter trough also. Again, the key to any effective roof ice prevention system is to take snowmelt to the ground before it ever has the chance to re-freeze!

  • As you can see in this photo, you do not have to have two feet of snowpack on your roof to have serious icicle problems.
  • Icicles are a large property and safety risk.
  • It is probable that if the icicles break off before they melt away slowly that they will fall back into the windows and cause damage to the property inside.
  • The only way to prevent icicles is to heat the roof edge.
  • The key to any effective roof ice prevention system is to take snowmelt to the ground before it ever has the chance to re-freeze!

 

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  • This individual just installed a brand new commercial gutter. As you can see, icicles can still easily form.