After a snowstorm, you can find a band of ice dams forming on your roof’s edge, creating heavy icicles. However, leaving this band of ice dams in place can cause the ice’s weight to pull the gutter completely loose. Ice dams are quite common, especially in regions with snowy or freezing winters. When ice dams and icicles form along your roof’s edges, they tend to stop snowmelt water from flowing off your roof to the ground.
But, with the roof ice melt systems, the water behind the walls of ice finds another path to flow. Unfortunately, these leaks on the outdoor surface may continue for a long time, which could lead to more expensive repairs and damages such as rot, mold, and mildew. So, installing roof ice melt systems is the best way to protect your home, as they will prevent the growth of ice dams and icicles by heating your roof’s edges.
At HotEdge, we understand how important it is to choose the best roof ice melt systems for your roofs. This is why we will talk about the different kinds of roofs on which we install HotEdge roof ice melt systems. We think this will help you decide what to do.
Asphalt Shingle Roof
One of the most common types of roofs you would see on many homes is the asphalt shingle roof. An asphalt shingle roof is made primarily out of asphalt roofing components and shingles. However, to prevent an ice dam and melt snow, you need to install the HotShingle Lok. The HotShingle Lok is a one-piece roof edge ice melt system designed to lock onto your existing asphalt composite shingle without penetrating the roof deck. The benefit of this roof ice melt system is that less heat trace cable is needed to prevent icicle formations and ice dams on your roof edges, which automatically means lower energy costs.
Metal roofs are specifically designed to last longer than any other roofing material. Metal roofs are also quite environmentally friendly since metal is highly recyclable.
However, to prevent icicles and ice dams from forming on your metal roof, you need to install the HotEdge Rail roof ice melt system on it. It creates a path that holds a single run of heat cable tightly beneath the bottom of the existing metal drip edge of many metal roofs. Furthermore, the heat generated, similar to the hydronic systems, is conducted directly to the existing metal drip edge, preventing ice dams and icicles from forming.
A slate roof is another premium roof type made specifically from natural slate tiles with other roofing materials. A slate roof is one of the most long-lasting and beautiful roof systems available.
We usually install our HotSlate Pro on this type of roof to prevent icicle and ice dam formation. The HotSlate Pro is one of the best edge ice melt systems, designed with three-sided angulated raceways to securely hold the heat trace cable for direct heat transfer. One of the benefits of this roof ice melt system is that it requires less heat trace cable to prevent icicle and ice dam formation on your slate roof. This ice melt system is easily installed around downspouts and gutters, which helps to achieve maximum ice melting capacity.
Wood Shake Roof
There are no roofing materials as timeless as wood shakes. Wood shakes have been on the market for years, providing homeowners with a rather unique, natural appeal and protection from the elements. However, with the rise of modern materials, wood shakes have become less popular.
Installing a HotShake ice melt system on your wood shake roof in a snowy region is the best option to prevent icicle formation and ice dams. This is because all our roof ice melt systems rely heavily on direct heat transfer and will be able to achieve top performance.
Concrete Tile Roof
Concrete tile roofs are also becoming quite popular due to their affordable prices, beautiful designs, and absolute ease of use. Concrete tile roofs have a longer lifespan and can last up to 60 years if properly maintained. You need an ice melt system installed on your concrete tile roof to prevent icicles and ice dams from forming on it. HotTile Lok is a HotEdge solution designed to lock onto existing concrete tile without penetrating your roof deck. We can adjust this snow-melting system so it provides just the right amount of heat for your roof. This ensures that melted ice easily and seamlessly flows through your gutters and down your roof.
Flat (EPDM) Roof
When it comes to house extensions, smaller buildings, or garages, it’s quite common to see a lot of flat roofs. EPDM is quickly becoming the best solution for many flat roofs, and homeowners are increasingly accepting this innovative roofing solution wholeheartedly. Unlike traditional flat roof materials, EPDM is very affordable and made of lightweight material as well.
However, to limit the formation of icicles or ice on your roof and ensure the longevity of your roof, you need a roof ice melt system. Electric cables are the best option for flat roofs for ice or snow-melting systems. These electric systems are quite efficient and not so expensive to install on your flat roof.
HotEdge Offers the Best Roof Ice Melt Solutions
At HotEdge, we provide readily, and top-quality roof ice or snow melt systems for home and business owners in Denver, Colorado. We also offer an unbeatable operational experience with incredible customer service. Our ice melt solutions are the best to help prevent icicles and ice dams from forming, regardless of your roof type.
We use a combination of different products to prevent melted snow or ice from re-freezing on your roof at lower operating costs. This ensures that icicles and ice dams don’t have the opportunity to form again.
We are undoubtedly the best in the industry and are accredited to manufacture roof snow-melting systems.
Please call us at +1 303-578-4995 to make an order. Alternatively, you can CONTACT US to get a quote.