Ice Dam Prevention Products
IceBlaster Edge Melt System - Designed for Wisconsin Roofs. Which product is right for your home or business? Consider our guide to identify the right product and snow class and then view our products below.
Our products can be customized to any home or business style and be suitable for use in moderate to high snow areas including alpine and lake effect snow regions.
- Eaves - This is the area along the lower edge of a roof where the roof meets the fascia and soffit. The eave is a typical area of ice dam build up whether or not you have gutters/eaves troughs. Our ice dam prevention products are designed to prevent ice dams and icicle build up at the eaves. Click on the links below for more information.
- Valleys - This is the area where roofs meet and create a trough that funnels water down to the eave. Valleys can be the shingle style that have the shingles woven or overlapped and cut, or have a metal flashing with a rib in the center (W valley). The concentration of melt water is why there are many ice dam problems associated with valleys. Click on the links below for more product information.
- Specialty - There are often sections of roofs that require specialized products for controlling ice dams on the roof. Below are links for products that deal with ice dams along dormers, that deal with areas of heavy drifting, and that deal with the problems of ice dams on metal roofs. Click on the links below for more information on these specialized ice dam prevention products.
- Heat Cable and Control Options - The commercial grade, self regulating heat cable is the heart of our ice dam prevention systems. Our heat tape comes with a 10 year warranty right from the manufacturer. Our systems have been thoroughly tested with these cables for years of reliable service. Add a thermostat controller to your system for the no hassle, worry free operation of your ice dam prevention system.
Our heated ice dam prevention panels feature a long lasting commercial grade self regulating heat cable. We determine the right wattage (heat output) for your application based on an evaluation of your home or business. Our radiant ice dam prevention systems can be successfully installed throughout the country.
Need more help in determining which product to use? This video helps explain how some of our products is used.
A commercial grade self-regulating heat cable is channeled into an extruded aluminum base panel which is designed for maximum heat transfer. Each base panel is clad with .040 pre-finished aluminum (UnaClad - brown, bronze, forest green, dark bronze, and black or real copper) to best compliment the colors of your home. When mounted to your roof eaves and/or valleys, our systems are designed to eliminate ice dams and snow build up in those areas, keeping your home safer and reducing risk of winter damage to your roof, home's interior and surrounding property. To view how our products will look on your home, please visit our gallery of ice dam prevention projects.
Our Roof Ice Melting Products - Efficient, Effective, Safe for Preventing Ice Dams and Dangerous Icicle Formations! Why are our systems so effective? This video below explains why all heat cables are not created equal. There is a difference.
Self Regulating Heating Cables for Roof Ice Dam Prevention
For some customers, a self regulating heat cable in the gutter and downspout is all that is needed. These roof heat cables control their own temperature or 'self regulate' through the core which adjusts the electrical flow as it warms to its desired temperature. We use only top-tier commercial grade self regulating heat cables and customarily stock multiple voltage and wattage selections for quick installation. Our heat cables UL listed for both pipe trace and Roof and Gutter Deicing. They also carry the CSA (C,US) label meaning they are approved to handle the tough Canadian winters. This means peace of mind. Self regulating heat cables for roof and gutter are more efficient that the constant wattage heat cables (thin, round heat tape) found at the hardware store - these are typically used by homeowners who are willing to replace them season after season and put up with their ineffectiveness at solving ice dam problems both in gutters and on the roof. Their lack of efficiency and zig zag installation means spending up to 70% more to operate. Think how much more it costs to run those inefficient roof heat cables, month after month, year after year. Using our Self-Regulating Heat Cables will end up costing you less in the long run. For minor ice dam problems resulting from gutter ice build up, install our heat cable in the gutter bottom combined with an aluminum cable cover bracket for maximum heat distribution. View the Heat Cable Datasheet.