Edge-Cutter Roof De-Icing System
Leading the way in freeze protection
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.
Each 4 foot 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.
EDGE-CUTTER is a roof de-icing system designed to provide reliable freeze protection to many different applications. Examples include but not limited to;
EDGE-CUTTER is suitable for many different roofing materials. Examples include but not limited to:
EDGE-CUTTER can be installed in many different areas of the roof. Examples include but not limited to:
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.
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.
* 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.
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:
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.
EDGE-CUTTER is a stocked item however please call for current availability. For a quotation on this product and more CLICK HERE.
Included with EDGE-CUTTER:
|EC-MEM||Membrane EDGE-CUTTER (metal roofs)|
|PLDI||Paladin heating cable system to specific length|
|CUT-TO-LENGTH||Cut-to-Length heating cable|
A - NO. Heat-Line developed EDGE-CUTTER as a clean and visually appealing, long lasting roof de-icing system.
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.
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.
A – No. The EDGE-CUTTER caps and flashings can be painted to match the exact colour of roofing materials if desired.
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.
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.