HotDrip™is used to create a metal drip edge on roof structures that have a Metal Fascia Cap that serves as the front fascia. Once the metal drip edge is in place, the HotEdge™ Rail System can be installed.
In this type of roof design, typically the roofing material is laid on top of the Metal Fascia Cap (see above). There is usually a small horizontal gap between the bottom of the roofing material and the top surface of the Cap. It is important to confirm that this horizontal gap is present.
Note: In all cases, a one inch minimum metal drip edge must be present for the HotEdge™ Rail ice melt system to operate successfully.
Note: Specification guidelines are subject to change without notice. Before ordering material, insure the latest revision of this document is used.
Warning: Low cost, constant current ice melt cable must not be used. Only safety agency Listed, self regulating ice and snow melt cable for structures that is provided with the system can be used.
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A low cost retrofit roof ice prevention panel system for “A-style” metal roof edge structures.
- ENERGY EFFICIENT:
Uses at least 50% less energy than traditional methods. (i.e. zigzag, serpentine heat tape, or aluminum extruded tracks.
- SIMPLE, FAST INSTALLATION:
Simply slips between the small horizontal gap between the bottom edge of the metal roofing material edge and the top surface of the cap.
- NO MODIFICATION:
Avoid damaging or modifying existing metal roof edge and save time on installations.
- MULTIPLE COLOR SELECTION:
Aesthetically blends in with the roof architecture.
- LOW MAINTENANCE:
Heat cable is protected from UV light and damaging weather elements to assure longer service life.
- MATERIAL SELECTION:
24 gauge (.019″) galvanized steel, .021″ copper or .032″ aluminum
Available in 15 stock colors using Kynar 500 paint system on galvanized steel, aluminum or natural copper
- HEATING SYSTEM:
Commercial-grade 12-watt self-regulating heat cable, UL Listed for roof and gutter deicing
HotDrip, heat cable and commercial-grade adhesive
Available in 5′ and 10′ lengths with optional mounting slots and fasteners included
- ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS:
120VAC or 208-277VAC. NEC Article 426.28 requires 30mA ground fault circuit protection for roof prevention systems