EDGE-CUTTER

EDGE-CUTTER channel flashings are designed to prevent ice edge build-up in roofing applications when used in tandem with Heat-Line Paladin for Roof or Cut-to-length heating cables. The extruded aluminum flashing is engineered to be used as a heat conductive plate to aid in keeping snow and ice from forming on roof edges and in valleys.  EDGE-CUTTER is applied between the roofing and the roof substrate. It can be used with various roofing products such as asphalt shingles, aluminum, steel and even slate.

EDGE-CUTTER channel flashings are designed to provide an aesthetically pleasing roof de-icing system, eliminating unappealing and costly traditional serpentine heating cable configurations.  EDGE-CUTTER is used to efficiently, and effectively prevent ice build-up, icicles, or ice dams on the roof.

Features

EDGE-CUTTER feathered aluminum channel flashings are an aesthetically pleasing option to prevent ice build-up, icicles or ice dams in roofing applications. When used in tandem with Paladin for Roof heating cable systems, EDGE-CUTTER offers the most reliable, energy efficient roof de-icing system on the market.

Each 4' aluminum flashing is feathered to slide under roof material leaving a small channel exposed to accommodate the self-regulating heating cable. The flashing is installed under the leading roof edge using screws, nails, or appropriate adhesives. EDGE-CUTTER can be used with various roof covering materials such as asphalt shingles, aluminum, steel and even slate. The EDGE-CUTTER flashing can be used on low-pitched roofs, fascia, valleys, and drip edges.  Flat and angled EDGE-CUTTER channel flashings are available to suit different application requirements. The Flat model performs best in valley applications where the Angled model provides a built-in drip edge for roof edge lines.

After the EDGE-CUTTER flashing is installed on the roof, the Paladin heating cable system or Heat-Line Cut-to-Length self-regulating heating cable is then installed within the channel and a cap secures it in place. As the heating cable warms, energy is transferred through the feathered aluminum to melt the leading edge of ice or snow.

USE ONLY APPROVED SELF-REGULATING HEATING CABLES.
NOT FOR USE WITH CONSTANT WATTAGE HEATING CABLES.

If a metal roof is present, the EDGE-CUTTER channel flashing should be ordered with a 6 mil urethane membrane factory installed directly onto the flashing to prevent galvanic oxidation between dissimilar metals.

In areas where EDGE-CUTTER channel flashings are not desired, the Paladin heating cable can simply be mounted with Heat-Line roof clips on the roof surface in the conventional serpentine configuration.

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EDGE-CUTTER is a roof de-icing system designed to provide reliable freeze protection to many different applications. Examples include but not limited to;

  • Residential buildings and homes
  • Farm, agricultural
  • Commercial buildings
  • Industrial buildings
  • Camps, mining

EDGE-CUTTER is suitable for many different roofing materials. Examples include but not limited to:

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Aluminum
  • Steel (order with membrane)
  • Slate

EDGE-CUTTER can be installed in many different areas of the roof. Examples include but not limited to:

  • Low-pitched roofs
  • Roof edge
  • Higher up roof
  • Around dormers
  • Fascia
  • Valleys
  • Drip edges

As EDGE-CUTTER is a high quality, unique product, it is installed in a different fashion then compared to traditional roof de-icing systems.  With EDGE-CUTTER the total required heating cable length is substantially reduced. The heating cable is simply placed in the EDGE-CUTTER channel in a single run; reducing the overall length required which in turn reduces the overall operating costs. (See How to Measure).

When the heating cable system is combined with control options, the energy consumption of the heating cable is reduced; thereby generating greater energy savings. Control options can include thermostats, timers, snow sensors and more.

If you feel you have a special or unique application for EDGE-CUTTER please contact Heat-Line directly and speak with one of our knowledgeable product specialists.

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  • 4' feathered aluminum flashing complete with cap
  • Flat and Angled flashing available to suit various application requirements
  • Provides a mechanically protected channel for heating cable
  • Vastly reduces total amount of heating cable required by as much as 75%
  • Fast, easy installation
  • Can be cut for customization on the job-site
  • Can be used under metal, asphalt and slate roof
  • For new or existing roofs
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Many different uses
  • Can be used with Paladin heating cable systems
  • Can be used with Heat-Line cut-to-length heating cables*
  • Membrane available for metal roofs
  • Thermostats and other control devices are optional
  • Will not allow the heating cable to melt or overheat
  • Energy efficient when compared with traditional roof de-icing systems
  • Compatible with hydronic heated fluid melting systems
  • Proven in extreme cold climates
  • Fast installation with screws, nails and/or appropriate adhesives

* Approved roof and gutter powered connection kits required.

EDGE-CUTTER often requires a product consultation to ensure correct planning and installation. Heat-Line provides technical support for these situations.

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  • 4 ft.(1.2m) of Aluminum EDGE-CUTTER flashing with cap
  • 5 ½ in (14cm) width to be installed under roofing material
  • Exposed cap width 3/4 in (1.9 cm), can be painted to match roof covering
  • Suitable for used with all Heat-Line self-regulating heating cables
  • Manufactured in North America
  • 6 mil urethane membrane factory installed available upon request for steel roof applications
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Determining the amount of EDGE-CUTTER required is very simple as the EDGE-CUTTER system is designed to run straight along the roof. In order to begin to determine the amount of EDGE-CUTTER that you require you will need to collect the following information:

  • Total length of leading roof edge
  • Number and length/height of any valleys
  • Measurement around any dormers if required
  • Number and length of gutters
  • Number and length of downspouts
  • Number and length of underground drains from downspouts
  • *For extreme low-pitch or problem areas, you may wish to double the length of roof length

Below are diagrams designed as guidelines to help determine the number of EDGE-CUTTER flashings required.  Once you have collected the required information from above you can use the diagrams below for direction. 

For added or further assistance please contact Heat-Line directly and one of our application specialist would be pleased to help provide product requirements.

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PRICING

EDGE-CUTTER flashings are priced by each 4 ft. (1.2m) piece. For a quotation on EDGE-CUTTER and other potential accessories please contact Heat-Line directly or request a quotation online through email.

AVAILABILITY

As a manufacturer of advance freeze protection systems Heat-Line does our very best to provide customers with products in a timely fashion.

Both Angled and Flat EDGE-CUTTER flashings are commonly stocked.  Stock availability and lead time can vary depending on time of year and quantity requested.

Even for commonly stocked items we recommend contacting Heat-Line for current availability and specific lead times as inventory can change on a regular basis.

SHIPPING

All products are shipped FOB (Freight On Board) from Heat-Line – Algonquin Highlands Operations - Central Ontario CANADA
Heat-Line sources the best service and rates to ship your package. Couriers most commonly used are Purolator and FedEx and LTL. We negotiate great deals with our freight carriers and we do not add handling charges.

PART NUMBERS

EDGE-CUTTER Accessories

MEMBRANE 6 mil urethane membrane
PLDI Paladin heating cable system to specific length
CUT-TO-LENGTH Cut-to-Length heating cable

For further accessories related to roof de-icing applications visit its product page.

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The EDGE-CUTTER flashing is supplied complete with the channel cap to hold the heating cable in place. Heat-Line also supplies additional accessories depending on your application requirements.

Included with EDGE-CUTTER:

  • 4 ft. (1.2m) aluminum EDGE-CUTTER flashing
  • 4 ft. (1.2m) aluminum EDGE-CUTTER cap
  • Clear, concise installation and support documentation

Additional Accessories:

MEMBRANE 6 mil urethane membrane
PLDI Paladin heating cable system to specific length
CUT-TO-LENGTH Cut-to-Length heating cable

MEMBRANE

EDGE-CUTTER flashings can be ordered with a 6 mil urethane membrane to prevent oxidization between dissimilar metals. The membrane is factory installed on the top side of the flashing to provide a quick and easy installation. In special applications a membrane can also be installed on the bottom side of the flashing.

PALADIN

As the EDGE-CUTTER is solely a heat conductive plate, a heating cable is required as an additional accessory to supply the heat. Paladin for Roof is the most popular heating cable used in residential applications with EDGE-CUTTER, as well as small commercial/industrial applications. Paladin for Roof is supplied job-ready so no field splicing or termination is required. Simply lay the heating cable in the EDGE-CUTTER channel flashing and snap the cap over securing it in place.

CUT-TO-LENGTH

As the EDGE-CUTTER is solely a heat conductive plate, a heating cable is required as an additional accessory to supply the heat. Heat-Line brand cut-to-length heating cable is generally used for large commercial/ industrial applications where the total required amount of heater exceeds 500 ft. (152 m), and/or when required lengths are unknown prior to installation.  A professional electrician is required for cut-to-length installations.

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Q - Are serpentine or saw-tooth heating cable configurations necessary for roof de-icing?

A - NO. Heat-Line developed EDGE-CUTTER as a clean and visually appealing, long lasting roof de-icing system.

Q - Can you use EDGE-CUTTER on a metal roof?

A - YES. EDGE-CUTTER channel flashing can be used on a metal roof. Heat-Line recommends the flashings be ordered with a 6 mil urethane membrane which would be factory installed directly onto the flashing to prevent galvanic oxidation and corrosion between dissimilar metals.

Q -  Is the EDGE-CUTTER only used for the leading roof edge or can I use it up on my roof or in the valleys?

A – Yes. EDGE-CUTTER can be installed in valleys that require protection. Heat-Line offers flat and angled EDGE-CUTTER channel flashings to suit different application requirements and commonly recommends the flat model for valley applications.

Q - Are the aluminum EDGE-CUTTER caps available in different colours to blend in with the roof?

A – No. The EDGE-CUTTER caps and flashings can be painted to match the exact colour of roofing materials if desired.

Q - Can I (the homeowner) install EDGE-CUTTER?

A – Yes. Heat-Line provides proper and easy to follow installation instructions with all of our products, and offers market leading technical support. As a result, most Heat-Line systems, including EDGE-CUTTER can be installed by homeowners; however, Heat-Line commonly recommends that a qualified tradesperson complete the installation process.

Q – Can I use constant wattage/hardware store heat tapes with EDGE-CUTTER?

A – No. Only self-regulating heating cables approved for roof applications be used with the EDGE-CUTTER system.  It is not designed for constant wattage heating cables.

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