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 (1.2m) 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;
Residential buildings and homes
EDGE-CUTTER is suitable for many different roofing materials. Examples include but not limited to:
Steel (order with membrane)
EDGE-CUTTER can be installed in many different areas of the roof. Examples include but not limited to:
Higher up roof
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.
Features & Benefits
4-foot (1.2m) 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 the 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
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.
4-foot (1.2m) of Aluminum EDGE-CUTTER flashing with cap
5 ½ inch (14cm) width to be installed under roofing material
Exposed cap width 3/4 inch (1.9 cm), can be painted to match roof covering
Suitable for use 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
Measuring Recommendations for EDGE-CUTTER
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 specialists would be pleased to help provide product requirements.
EDGE-CUTTER is a stocked item however please call for current availability.
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
Membrane EDGE-CUTTER (metal roofs)
Paladin heating cable system to specific length
Cut-to-Length heating cable
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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