Roof De-Icing Accessories

Heat-Line strives to provide customers with award winning roof de-icing heating cable systems that not only perform in extreme cold climates, but are simple to install and can be accessorized to increase energy efficiency and reliability. Heat-Line provides a wide range of accessories in the form of a patented roof channel flashing system, specialized mounting and installation hardware, and snow control devices and sensors.

EDGE-CUTTER patented roof channel flashings are designed to prevent ice edge build-up in roofing applications when used in tandem with Heat-Line advanced roof de-icing heating cable systems. 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.

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Heat-Line provides a wide range of roof de-icing accessories to compliment their award winning range of advanced roof de-icing heating cable systems. Accessories include innovative roof de-icing flashing systems, heating cable roof mounting clips, heating cable guards, downspout hanger kits, specialized roof adhesives and energy efficient snow control devices and sensors.

Specialized mounting and installation hardware includes a variety of products and material offered by Heat-Line including heating cable roof mounting clips, heating cable guards, downspout hanger kits, energy efficient snow control devices and sensors, and specialized roof adhesives. Roof clips are engineered brackets designed to secure the heating cable to the roof surface. Cable Guards are designed to provide mechanical protection for the Paladin for roof series heating cable where it may pass over or onto an edge, which may result in injury to the outer jacket of the heating cable. Downspout hangers are designed to effectively suspend the Paladin for Roof series heating cable system in the gutter downspout while providing strain relief and mechanical protection against sharp edges within the downspout entrance. Specialized roof adhesives provide a means of fastening Heat-Line roof- de-icing heating cable accessories, such as the EDGE-CUTTER and roof clips, to roof substrates with or without the use of mechanical fasteners.

Snow control devices and sensors are a beneficial optional accessory when incorporated with any Heat-Line roof de-icing systems. Regardless of the overall system length and or operating voltage, a snow control device and sensor will reduce energy costs by decreasing overall energy consumption. In most applications snow control devices offered by Heat-Line regulate based on specific ambient air temperatures, the degree of moisture in the air, and or the amount of blowing or falling snow.

The addition of snow control devices and sensors in roof de-icing applications reduces the actual amount of time the heating cable is under power. In most applications snow control devices and or sensors can be added to Heat-Line roof de-icing systems in order to duty cycle the heating cables in applications where the temperature are less than 38F (3.3C) and perception or moisture is present. The result of the duty cycling is ON/OFF operation that vastly reduces energy costs. The combination of Heat-Line’s advanced self-regulating roof de-icing systems, with snow-control devices and sensors can optimizes energy efficiency, resulting in the most energy efficient roof de-icing system available.

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Along with an award winning line of roof de-icing heating cable systems, Heat-Line is proud to offer a full line of roof de-icing accessories to meet the needs of any residential, commercial and industrial application.

 

ROOF CLIPS

Roof clips are engineered brackets designed to secure the heating cable to the roof surface. The roof clips provide an easy, strong and secure support for cabling on sloped roofs with shingles or metal roofs with standing seams. The roof clips can be secured with traditional fasteners or appropriate adhesives.

 

Part Number: PLD-RC

Description: Aluminum roof clips (bag of 10)


CABLE GUARDS

Cable Guards are designed to provide mechanical protection for the Paladin for roof series heating cable where it may pass over or onto an edge, which may result in injury to the outer jacket of the heating cable. The cable guard simply wraps around the Paladin heating cable for easy, effective protection.

 

Part Number: PLD-CG

Description: Cable guard protectors, 6 inches long (bag of 4)


EDGE-CUTTER

EDGE-CUTTER feathered aluminum flat and angled channel flashings are an aesthetically pleasing option to prevent ice build-up, icicles, or ice dams in roofing applications. When used in combination with Heat-Line’s Paladin for Roof heating cable systems they combine to offer the most reliable and energy efficient roof de-icing system on the market.

 

Part Number: PLD-ECA

Description: Angled EDGE-CUTTER flashing (4 feet long)

 

Part Number: PLD-ECF

Description: Flat EDGE-CUTTER flashing (4 feet long) 


DOWNSPOUT HANGER

Downspout hangers are designed to effectively suspend the Paladin for Roof series and cut-to-length roof heating cables in the gutter downspout while providing strain relief and mechanical protection against sharp edges within the downspout entrance. In cases where a dual trace is required within the downspout, two hangers may be required.

 

Part Number: RDK-1

Description: Downspout hanger kit


LCD-8 CONFIGURABLE SNOW SENSOR

A standalone configurable switch for automatic, cost effective ice and snow melting. Designed as an alternative and cost effective aerial snow sensor for small commercial and residential applications. The LCD-8 senses temperature and precipitation as falling or blowing snow in cold temperatures. A PD-PRO or GF-PRO controller is not required.

 

 

Part Number: LCD-8

Description: Configurable snow switch controller


PD-PRO CONTROLLER (no GFEP)

Automatic snow and ice melting controller for roof, gutters and downspouts in commercial and residential environments. Type NEMA 4X enclosure. The PD-PRO requires at least one but can be installed with up to two sensors, such as GIT-1 and CIT-1. GFEP not included.

 

 

Part Number: PD-PRO

Description: Snow/ice controller (without GFEP)


GF-PRO CONTROLLER (with GFEP)

Automatic snow and ice melting controller for roof, gutters and downspouts in commercial and residential environments. Type NEMA 4X enclosure with built-in 30mA GFEP. The GF-PRO requires at least one but can be installed with up to two sensors, such as GIT-1 and CIT-1.

 

 

Part Number: GF-PRO

Description: Snow/ice controller (with GFEP)


GIT-1 GUTTER SENSOR

Offered as an accessory to the PD-Pro or GF-Pro controller the GIT-1 is an automatic gutter sensor which is mounted in the gutter to sense actual environmental conditions, both moisture and temperature. A PD-PRO or GF-PRO controller must be purchased to operate the GIT-1 sensor. The GIT-1 can be used in tandem with the CIT-1 for added control.

 

Part Number: GIT-1

Description: Gutter ice sensor


 

CIT-1 SNOW SENSOR

Offered as an accessory to the PD-Pro or GF-Pro controller the CIT-1 is a versatile and cost effective automatic snow sensor. The CIT-1 senses temperature and precipitation as falling or blowing snow in cold temperatures. A PD-PRO or GF-PRO controller must be purchased to operate the CIT-1 sensor. The CIT-1 can be used in tandem with the GIT-1 for added control.

 

Part Number: CIT-1

Description: Snow sensor


 

MilliAmp MA-10 GFCI/ELCI DEVICE

According to the Canadian and National Electrical Codes all heating cable systems are required to be protected by a GFCI device for safe operation. All GFC model heating cable systems manufactured by Heat-Line are supplied with a 27 milliamp GFCI. In applications where a hard-wired or CS model Paladin for Roof is required, GFCI protection must be supplied and installed by the installing professional. For hard-wired or CS model installations Heat-Line offers the MilliAmp GFCI device, which is an external enclosure complete with a Class A certified GFCI for both 120 volt and 240 volt applications.

 

Part Number: MA-10

Description: GFCI/ELCI electrical equipment device


Specialized Roof Adhesives

During the installation of Heat-Line roof de-icing system accessories, such as the EDGE-CUTTER channel flashings and roof clips, acceptable roof adhesives may be one recommended form of fastening with or without the use of mechanical fasteners. As a result Heat-Line is pleased to offer a product line-up of approved adhesives designed for roof de-icing application installations. Please contact Heat-Line directly for further information on available adhesives and pricing information.

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PART NUMBERS

 

Control Devices for Roof Applications:

TIMER-CS
120/240V hard wire timer (CS)
MA-10 120/240V GFCI/ELCI (CS)
GIT-1 Gutter ice sensor (requires controller)
CIT-1 Snow sensor (requires controller)
LCD-8 Configurable snow switch controller
PD-PRO Snow/ice controller
GF-PRO Snow/ice controller with GFEP

 

Accessories for Roof Applications:

PLD-CG Cable guards/protectors (pkg of 4, 6 in each)
PLD-RC Roof clips (package of 10)
PLD-ECA Angle EDGE-CUTTER flashing
PLD-ECF Flat EDGE-CUTTER flashing
EC-MEM EDGE-CUTTER membrane (metal roofs)
PCN-RDK-1 Downspout hanger kit

 

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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 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.

 

Q- Are Heat-Line Roof Clips installed with adhesive or fasteners?

A – Heat-Line roof clips can be installed with both approved fasteners and or adhesives. In many cases a combination of both adhesives and fasteners prove to be the most secure option. Contact Heat-Line directly for a list of recommended adhesives.

 

Q- Where would you need a downspout hanger kit?

A – A downspout hanger kit would be required at the corner of the eavestrough and downspout. The downspout hanger kit prevents the heating cable from abrasion (mechanical damage) that could occur at the edge of the downspout and provides require support for the heating cable.

 

Q- Do I need one or two downspout hangers per downspout?

A – If you intend to run a single trace of heating cable within the downspout and finish the end of the heating cable within the downspout then you would only require a single downspout hanger. In an installation that you plan to run the heating cable down and back-up the downspout and continue through the eavestrough then you would require 2 downspout hangers.

 

Q- Are cable guards required for roof de-icing applications?

A – While cable guards are not always required they are highly recommended to mechanical protect the heating cable anywhere along its length where it may come into contact with abrasive edges or corners.

 

Q- Are snow control devices and sensors required for Heat-Line brand heating cables?

A – No. Snow control devices and sensors are not required for the proper and safe operation of Heat-Line heating cable system as they are self-regulating and do not require high limit controls. However, in large residential and commercial/ industrial applications the additional of a snow control device and sensors will greatly increase operating efficiency.

 

Q- What is the difference between a PD-Pro and GF-Pro controller?

A – Both the PD-Pro and GF-Pro are automatic snow and ice melting controllers designed for roofs, gutters and downspouts in commercial and residential environments; however the GF-Pro has an integral GFCI where the PD-Pro does not.

 

Q- What applications would require a MA-10 MilliAmp device?

A - According to the Canadian and National Electrical Codes all heating cable systems are required to be protected by a GFCI device for safe operation. All GFC model heating cable systems manufactured by Heat-Line are supplied with a 27 milliamp GFCI. In applications where a hard-wired or CS model Paladin for Roof is required, GFCI protection must be supplied and installed by the installing professional. For hard-wired or CS model roof de-icing applications that are not installed with a GF-Pro controller Heat-Line offers the MA-10 MilliAmp GFCI device.

 

Q- If I purchased a GF-Pro controller and a CS Model Paladin for Roof heating cable system do I require a MA-10 MilliAmp device?

A – No. The GF-Pro controller comes with an integral GFCI so an additional GFCI device, like the MA-10, is not required.

 

Q- What is the difference between a GIT-1 gutter and CIT-1 snow external sensors?

A – The CIT-1 sensor is engineered to detect falling or blowing as precipitation and temperature, where the GIT-1 is designed to strictly sense moisture and temperature. The GIT-1 is designed to be installed within gutters for added accuracy, where the CIT-1 is designed for mast or roof mounting.

 

Q- Do the GF-Pro and PD-Pro controllers require both the GIT-1 and CIT-1 external sensors?

A – No. Both the GF-Pro and PD-Pro controllers require at least one additional sensor to operate in an automatic snow control application. For roof de-icing applications there is the choice of either the GIT-1 and or CIT-1 sensors, but for even more accuracy and control a combination of both is preferable.

 

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