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Roof Ice Melt for Asphalt Shingles | HotEdge LOK

HotShingleLOK is installed here at a condominium complex that had experienced severe ice dam and icicle problems. Below is a walkway, hence, it was mission critical for property management to mitigate the ice problems with the most cost effective method possible. As most HOA’s, budgets are tight and these decisions must be well thought out! As you can see, HotShingleLOK has prevented ice dams and icicles from forming at this three story complex using a single heat trace cable in a high snow load region and in a location that is frequently plagued with high wind conditions. If you look closely, HotValley is installed over the gutter hangers to help radiate heat from the HotValley metal to the roof edge where HotShingleLOK could not be installed.


HotShingle Installation to Prevent Roof Ice | HotEdge Roof Ice Melt Systems

This photo shows a HotShingle installation. Again, HotShingle is installed on all new construction and new roof projects. The roof material installed here was asphalt composite shingle, however, the material could have been standing seam metal, corrugated metal, pro-panel metal, wood shake, cedar shingle, synthetic shingle (DeVinci), slate shingle, etc. The key is HotShingle easily installs on any roof edge if new construction or a new roof is being installed. It is NEC (Article 426) compliant since the heat trace cable is partially exposed for inspections, maintenance, and replacement! It heat a roofs edge on a continuous basis using a single heat trace cable as seen in this photo. This is a high snow load region and because all HotEdge designs rely on direct heat transfer, 90% of the time a HotEdge design will prevent ice dams and icicles from forming using a single cable! This is a fraction of the heat trace cable needed for other concepts which rely on indirect heat transfer.

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Heated Roof Ice Melt System Installed on Asphalt Roof | HotShingle LOK from HotEdge

HotShingleLOK was installed on this asphalt composite roof on a mountain cabin in high snow load region. As you can see in this photo, HotShingleLOK easily installs around existing gutter systems, hence, absolutely no modifications are required to existing roof structure. This simplifies and installation process to further reduce overall project costs!


Copper HotShingle to Prevent Roof Ice Damage | HotEdge

For this asphalt composite roof the customer chose to install copper HotShingle. Since HotShingle was installed when the roof was being replaced, the roof materials could have been wood shake, cedar shingles, slate shingles, synthetic shingles (DeVinci), etc. HotShingle simply installs on the roof edge on all new construction and new roof projects. Although not visible in this photo, the heat trace cable is installed at the roof edge where ice dams and icicles develop. HotShingle relies on direct heat transfer, hence, a single heat trace cable is needed in this high snow load region. If additional melt back was needed, HotShingle2X or 3X could be installed. HotShingle with a single heat trace cable will prevent ice dams and icicles on 90% of the applications in high snow load regions. A result of direct heat transfer.

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This photo shows HotShinglePRO3X performing. Please know, for a more finished or custom look, HotEdge manufactures a HotCap that is installed on corners to conceal commercial grade self-regulating heating cable as it transitions from 1X to 2X, etc. Heat cable can be seen in this photo because customer did not have a need to conceal heating cable between transitions.

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UL Listed HotShingleLOK can be seen here in this photo preforming in a high snow load region. A single run of commercial grade self-regulating heating cable is able to achieve this level of melt back to do a patented raceway design housing the heating cable.


Crew installing HotShinglePRO on this hotel property in a high snow load region. HotShinglePRO and all HotEdge systems are UL Listed for safety and compliance. The chief reason HotEdge systems are able to achieve a UL verification is because our designs allow for inspection, maintenance, and replacement of the commercial grade self-regulating heating cable.

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Copper HotShinglePRO is being installed on this mountain home. Because copper is a softer metal than steel and aluminum versions of the same product, you can notice a small level of “oil canning”. Although this will not impact system performance towards eliminating ice dam and icicle development, it is a characteristic of the copper appearance which we need to disclose.


HotShingleLOK2X is shown in this photo performing. Although it appears that a small ice dam has developed, if examine closely, a pathway for snow melt water exists between the ice and asphalt shingle for snow melt water to safely reach the gutter system. It should also be understood that HotEdge systems are able to melt further up from a roof edge than any other market alternative available. So if the belief is that ice can develop above a HotEdge system (since this photo shows it), then the same is true to a greater extent (since HotEdge systems are able to melt back further) for all other market alternatives.

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In this photo, HotFlashing and HotShinglePRO are shown performing on a commercial property. It was important that a system be UL Listed for safety and compliance.


Some applications are so severe that the HotShingleLOK2X or HotShinglePRO2X are installed to provide additional insurance against ice dam formations. Shown here, snow retention is also used to manage snowpack from sliding and hanging on the roof edge mitigating the performance for HotShingleLOK2X or HotShinglePRO2X.

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