Paladin® for Roof

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Paladin for Roof is an award-winning roof heating system constructed with Heat-Line advanced self-regulating roof heat cable. Paladin for Roof provides unmatched safety and durability ensuring a worry-free winter. Constructed of self-regulating heating cable technology, the risk of overheating or fire is eliminated, and the industrial-grade heat cable guarantees a long-lasting solution. This versatile system also serves as a gutter heater cable, suitable for safeguarding gutters, downspouts, and drainage pipes, providing complete protection for your roof edges. Paladin for Roof is installed in a conventional serpentine configuration using Heat-Line roof clips or in combination with Heat-Line’s EDGE-CUTTER roof heating systems.


The Paladin for Roof self-regulating heat wire for roof is supplied job-ready as a plug-in unit with GFCI protection with a 4 ft. (1.2m) power lead and is factory finished to length making installation simple, fast and cost-effective. The need for an electrician to provide on-site power and complex terminations during the install of the heat tape for roofs and gutters is eliminated. Other power supply options are available.

Paladin for Roof is an exceptional roof heating system and roof heat cable for roof-de-icing and can be installed on many different roof types and applications. Roof edge ice build-up, eave icing, icicles, and ice dams can all be easily eliminated. Whether a Paladin heat wire for roof is installed in the conventional serpentine configuration, similar to a traditional heat cord for roof, or in conjunction with EDGE-CUTTER, Paladin is the most reliable and energy-efficient heat cord for roofs and heat tape for roofs and gutters on the market. In applications where the Paladin roof heating systems are not suitable, installations of heat tape for roofs may be customized using Heat-Line Cut-to-Length self-regulating heating cable.

Paladin is cCSAus certified to meet and or exceed North American standards for heat tape for roofs and gutters. Paladin is a gutter heater cable that carries wet location approvals making it suitable to be installed inside gutters, downspouts, and even used to prevent frozen drain pipes. Unlike conventional heat cord for roof, the Paladin roof heat cable and roof heating cable system can be installed inside plastic gravity drains that are dry.

Paladin is a heat wire for roofs that employs the unique and advanced performance of self-regulating heating cable technology. Constructed of self-regulating roof heating cable technology, the Paladin can effectively increase heat and energy output to sections along its length which are cold, and simultaneously reduce heat and energy output to sections that are warm. You never have to worry about the Paladin heat tape overheating, causing the risk of melting and fire, because of the self-regulating heating cable technology. Paladin heat wire for roof gives you the peace of mind of reliable freeze protection without the risk. It has become an essential product for providing safe and reliable roof de-icing in comparison to other heat tape technology.

To further increase the energy efficiency of your Paladin roof heating cable system, many control devices are available.

Paladin is an exceptional roof de-icing heat tracing system designed to provide reliable freeze protection. Examples include but not limited to:

  •  Roof edge
  •  Dormers and skylights
  •  Fascia
  •  Valleys
  •  Drip edges
  •  Gutters
  •  Downspouts
  •  Drain pipes

Paladin can be found providing roof de-icing in many of the following applications:

  •  Lake homes and cottages
  •  Farm, agriculture
  •  Commercial, industrial
  •  And more

As Paladin is a high-quality product, it is installed in a different fashion as compared to traditional style heat tape products. When used with the EDGE-CUTTER flashing, overall product length is greatly minimized reducing operational costs. Paladin is safe to overlap or be doubled up where needed. The longevity of Paladin far surpasses the life of any traditional heat tape product.

When combined with control devices, the amount of time in which the heating cable operates is substantially reduced; thereby generating greater energy savings.

Paladin is Heat-Line’s most versatile product, if you feel you have a special or unique application for Paladin please contact Heat-Line directly and speak with one of our knowledgeable product specialists.


  • Approved for roof de-icing, direct earth burial and wet location
  •  5 year limited warranty, 10 year extended warranty available
  •  Can be installed on all roofing materials
  •  Provides reliable roof and gutter freeze protection
  •  Easily and quickly installed on most roofs
  •  Will never melt or burn through plastic material, even if dry
  •  Can be used with a variety of control devices including snow controls, timers and thermostats


  •  cCSAus approved (Canada and USA)
  •  Manufactured in North America
  •  Most reliable and energy-efficient system on the market
  •  Available in 10ft. (3m) increments up to a maximum length of 240ft. (73m), custom lengths available by special order
  •  Ground fault protection is included with all Paladin GFC models
  •  Paladin GFC models simply plug into a 120 volt 5-15R or 240 volt 6-15R receptacle. No extra electrical work is required (Cord set (hardwire) Paladin models available upon request)
  •  No other product combines the features and offers the flexibility of Paladin by Heat-Line

When combined with control devices, the amount of time in which the roof heating systems operate is substantially reduced; thereby generating greater energy savings.

Experience worry-free winters with Heat-Line Paladin for Roof, market leading roof heating systems designed to provide safe, reliable and long-lasting roof de-icing. Paladin for Roof stands out as the superior choice over heat tape for gutters and roofs, thanks to its industrial-grade materials, self-regulating technology, and GFI protection. This advanced system serves as a roof edge, downspout and gutter heater cable. Paladin roof heating systems are safe to install on all roofing, gutter and drain materials, ensuring a seamless solution for diverse applications. Unlike other outdated heat tape for gutters, Paladin for Roof boasts a safety feature that ensures it will never melt or burn through plastic materials, even in dry conditions, offering peace of mind and longevity to your roof heating system.

Outdated heat tape for gutters and roofs face greater risk of mechanical damage over time due to their low-quality design. In contrast, the industrial grade self-regulating heating cables of the Paladin for Roof system offers robust and dependable freeze protection. Embrace the innovative features of Heat-Line Paladin for Roof and safeguard your home with the most reliable and efficient freeze protection solution for roofs, gutters and drains on the market.


  • cCSAus approved (Canada and USA) LR85446
  •  Freeze Protection Usage W and S Canada
  •  Installation Type A USA
  •  Wet Location and Direct Earth Burial Approved


  • Thermo Plastic Elastomer (TPE) jacket
  •  Self-regulating/conductive polymer heating cable
  •  Nominal heating cable thickness 0.25 in. (6.4mm) / width 0.425 in.(10.8mm)
  •  Roof de-icing, direct earth burial and wet location approved
  •  120V systems – 5W/ft. (15W/m) at 50°F (10°C) maximum length of 120 ft. (37m)
  •  240V systems – 5W/ft. (15w/m) at 50°F (10°C) maximum length 240 ft. (73m)
  •  120 Volt GFC models – 4 ft. (1.2 m) power supply lead with 27 milliamp ground fault circuit interrupter plug-in device
  •  240 Volt GFC models – 6 ft. (1.8 m) power supply lead with 27 milliamp ground fault circuit interrupter plug-in device
  •  CS models – 6 ft. (1.8 m), 12- 14 AWG SJEOOW supply cord for direct hardwire connection, GFCI must be field installed
  •  Suitable for exposure temperatures up to 150°F (65°C)
  •  Manufactured in North America

Measuring Recommendations for Paladin for Roof

Determining the length of Paladin for Roof required is very simple when you start with a diagram of your roof and collect the following information:

  • Total length of leading roof edge
  • Roof eave overhang distance
  • Measurement around any dormers if required
  • Number and length/height of any valleys
  • Number and length of any downspouts
  • Number and length of any underground drainage following downspouts
  • Locate all power supplies and note whether 120V and/or 240V is available
  • If using with EDGE-CUTTER flashings layout the installation locations of the EDGE-CUTTER first

Be sure to keep the maximum lengths in mind when determining where to start and finish each heating cable system.

  • 120V systems –maximum length of 120 ft. (37m)
  • 240V systems –maximum length 240 ft. (73m)

Below are tables designed as guidelines to help determine the length of Paladin® systems required.  Once you have collected, the required information from above you can use the diagrams below for direction. 

(Tables found on page 4 of Paladin for Roof Install Guide)

Additional Notes To Consider:

  • For standard roofs, add 1 foot of heating cable for each foot of gutter.
  • Add 1 foot of heating cable per foot of downspout. If down spout is in the middle of the run, add 2 feet of heating cable per foot of down- spout as the Paladin will need to loop down and back up.
  • For valleys, run the heating cable two thirds of the way up and down the valley.
  • For roof/wall intersections, run the heating cable two thirds of the way up and down the intersection point.


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

Paladin is considered a stocked item with the most common lengths available ready to ship. For custom orders, Paladin can generally be shipped out within 3 days from the time of order. Please call for current availability and lead times.


Included in a Paladin System:

  • Factory finished, self-regulating heating cable set
  • 120V GFC models: 4 ft. (1.2 m) power supply lead with 27 milliamp ground fault circuit interrupter plug-in device
  • 240V GFC models: 6 ft. (1.8 m) power supply lead with 27 milliamp ground fault circuit interrupter plug-in device
  • CS models: 6 ft. (1.8 m), 12 – 14 AWG SJEOOW supply cord for direct hardwire connection, GFCI must be field installed
  • Qty 2, 6 inches (15 cm) polyethylene cable guards
  • 8.5 inches (21.5cm) cable ties
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • Clear, concise installation and support documentation


Paladin Accessories

TIMER-120P120V plug-in timer (GFC)
TIMER-240P240V plug-in timer (GFC)
120/240V hardwire timer (CS)
MA-10120/240V GFCI/ELCI (CS)
PLD-CGCable guards/protectors (pkg of 4, 6 in each)
PLD-RCRoof clips (package of 10)
EC-MEMEDGE-CUTTER membrane (metal roofs)
PCN-RDK-1Downspout hanger kit
GIT-1Gutter ice sensor (requires controller)
CIT-1Snow sensor (requires controller)
LCD-8Configurable snow switch controller
PD-PROSnow/ice controller
GF-PROSnow/ice controller with GFEP
WARRANTYExtended 10 year limited warranty


Paladin Product Code Guide

Paladin Product Code Guide



Q – Do I need to use EDGE-CUTTER with Paladin?
A – EDGE-CUTTER channel flashings are an optional accessory that can be used with the Paladin for Roof designed to provide an aesthetically pleasing roof de-icing system, eliminating traditional serpentine heating cable configurations. If EDGE-CUTTER is not required; the Paladin for Roof heating cable system can be mounted with Heat-Line roof clips and installed in a traditional serpentine pattern.

Q – Are roof clips included with the Paladin system?
A – No, roof clips are not provided with the Paladin for Roof system. Every roof de-icing project is unique and as a result, requires a different number of roof clips. Heat-Line roof clips are purchased separately as an accessory and are sold in a bag of 10. A Heat-Line specialist will be able to help estimate the number of roof clips required for your specific project.

Q – Does Paladin for Roof come with a snow control device?
A – A snow control device is not included with the Paladin for Roof product as they are not required for proper and safe operation; however, a snow control device can be purchased as an additional accessory. Other control devices are also available for roof de-icing applications such as thermostats or timers.

Q – Can I (the homeowner) install Paladin?
A – 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 Paladin can be installed by homeowners; however, Heat-Line commonly recommends that a qualified tradesperson complete the installation process.

Q – What do I do if I have extra Paladin heating cable?
A – If you have extra heater you can loop the excess back up the downspout, back through the gutter or concentrate more heating cable in more problematic sections of the roof. If needed it is safe for the heating cable to overlap, as it is self-regulating and will not overheat or melt at the point it touches.

Q – Does the unit shut off when not required?
A – No. Paladin self-regulating heating cable systems increase heat output with cold but more importantly, decrease heat output with warmth. As a result, Heat-Line brand products are very energy efficient to operate, but do not completely shut off as they can only idle their output to a minimum amount. To completely shut off the system it must be unplugged or installed with a control device. Heat-Line brand systems should be unplugged or shut off when not required (summer months) and tested each year before use.

Q – Does a 240 volt system use less power than a 120 volt system?
A – No – Energy efficiency has nothing to do with the designated voltage. We pay for the energy in watts, not in volts. Years ago, the term more efficient was attached to 240 volt systems because you can put more load or amperage on a 240 volt circuit. Unfortunately, the term more efficient somehow became misinterpreted to mean more energy efficient which is not the case

Q – If the power fails, do I have to reset the unit?
A – Heat-Line products including Paladin are designed to turn back on as soon as the power to the unit is supplied. Once re-energized the Paladin system has the ability to increase its output to immediately begin to de-ice any section of the roof that has or was close to freezing during the power outage.

Q – How much power does a Paladin consume?
A- All Heat-Line brand systems including Paladin employ advanced self-regulating heating cable technology which operates to deliver energy and heat output to areas of the pipe that are cold and reduces energy and heat output to areas which are warm. The overall amount of energy consumed depends on multiple factors. A roof and gutter application is an extremely harsh environment as the heating cable is constantly exposed to extremely cold ambient air temperatures, which decrease further with wind chill. To reduce your energy consumption to a minimum you can incorporate snow control devices.

Q- Is there a maximum length of Paladin heating cable systems?
A – Yes. The maximum circuit length of Paladin that is allowed on a 120V circuit is 120ft. (37m), and or 240ft. (73m) on a 240V circuit.

Q – What length of Paladin will I need?
A – The length of Paladin heating cable that will be required can change from application to application as it depends on the size of the roof and how extensive the freezing problems. Once you have the required information collected from the ‘MEASURING TIPS’ tab you can contact Heat-Line directly to speak with a product specialist to assist, please have your diagram and/or lengths available. As a general rule of thumb installations with Heat-Line’s EDGE-CUTTER system requires less Paladin.

Q – Can Paladin be cut to length if too long?
A – No. The Paladin system manufactured by Heat-Line is a pre-assembled factory terminated advanced self-regulating heating cable system that is not designed to be field terminated and or tailored to length. If you have extra heater you can loop the excess back up the downspout, or gutter or concentrate more heating cable in the more problematic sections of the roof.

Q – My Paladin system is too short; can I add a small section onto the end? If not, what can be done?
A – No. The Paladin system manufactured by Heat-Line is a pre-assembled advance self-regulating heating cable system that includes a proprietary end-seal termination and elastomeric heating cable jacket engineered certified for roof and gutter applications. As such the Paladin system cannot be altered or spliced together in the field. If a greater length of the Paladin is required you may purchase a single continuous product of the proper length, and/or relocate a second power source and install an additional Paladin system to complete the additional section requiring freeze protection.

Q – Where do I purchase the Paladin heating cable system?
A – The Paladin heating cable system manufactured by Heat-Line is available directly through Heat-Line and or any of our Heat-Line product distributors. For a list of Heat-Line product distributors in Canada and the United States please contact Heat-Line directly on our toll-free number at 800-584-4944.

Q – What is the indication light on the GFCI located in the electrical lead of the GFC Paladin models for?
A – The indication light located on the GFCI device included with all GFC model Paladin systems verifies that power is provided to the GFCI device and that the GFCI is allowing power to pass through to the heating cable device.

  • Paladin for Roof Brochure
  • Paladin for Roof Catalogue
  • Paladin for Roof Manual
  • Paladin Roof Clip Manual
  • Cord-Set (CS) vs Ground-Fault (GFC) Power Supply Options

2 reviews for Paladin® for Roof

  1. Elizabeth

    I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for your personal help in understanding how to use your product and correct the issue I was having. It has been 2 years since it was installed and it is working exactly as described – I am very happy to say that I have had no issues of any sort and the problem I was having has been resolved. Also, that it was (relatively) easy ) to install. Thank you again for designing such a great product and for your great service. I would recommend it highly to anyone having issues with freezing issues in their roof drains.

  2. Philippe

    Great product – this is exactly what I was looking for to avoid the ice build up in my flat roof drain pipe running inside my garage

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