Frequently Asked Questions

Roof Types

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Roof & Gutter Installation

Check Out Our Heat Tape Calculator!

You can use our Heat Tape Calculator to help you determine the length of heat tape you need, the number of GripClips, basic cable clips, and the number of Downspout Hangers you need.

We don’t install heat tape, but we know who does.

We work with licensed roofers, electricians and other contractors as Authorized Installer’s of Radiant Solutions Products. We have authorized installers all over the country.

If you are interested in finding an authorized Heat Tape PRO™ installer in your area, click here to submit your info.

 

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Cutting your plug-in ready Heat Tape PRO would void your product warranty, so for this reason we do not recommend cutting this product.

Radiant Solutions sells Heat Cable Pro which is non-capped, non-finished heat tape cable that can be hard-wired into your electric service, or can be turned into  ‘plug-in heat tape’ by wiring it onto the Heat Tape Plug-In Conversion Kit. If installed by a licensed electrician, the product warranty on Heat Cable Pro can be maintained and valid.

 

Roof & Gutter Heat Tape For Ice Dams

None.

The terms heat cable, heat tape and heat trace are all used interchangeably to described heated cables used to protect pipes from freezing, preventing roof and gutter ice dams from forming and safeguarding temperature sensitive components.

Not very hot.

Radiant Solutions Self-Regulating Heat Tape changes its heat output based on the temperatures of its surrounding environment. At any given point, depending on the temperatures outside, the cable could be a range of temperatures. However, its peak temperature is not very hot –typically between 95º-110º. Mainly because once the cable has heated the immediate area around it, the self-regulated aspect of the cable kicks in and prevents it from getting too warm.

This gives our Heat Tape a great advantage over the heat tape you can buy in ‘Big Box’ retailers, because it creates enough warmth to effectively do its job, but won’t do damage to surfaces that it touches. Additionally, our heat cable can be touching/overlapping when used. Heat Tape that is not self-regulating can not do this (they have explicit warnings in the directions not to do this for risk of fire).

We have even witnessed a coil of crappy big box heat tape starting a fire because it got plugged in when it was still coiled. (Yikes!)

Check Out Our Heat Tape Calculator!

You can use our Heat Tape Calculator to help you determine the length of heat tape you need, the number of GripClips, basic cable clips, and the number of Downspout Hangers you need.

We don’t install heat tape, but we know who does.

We work with licensed roofers, electricians and other contractors as Authorized Installer’s of Radiant Solutions Products. We have authorized installers all over the country.

If you are interested in finding an authorized Heat Tape PRO™ installer in your area, click here to submit your info.

 

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Cutting your plug-in ready Heat Tape PRO would void your product warranty, so for this reason we do not recommend cutting this product.

Radiant Solutions sells Heat Cable Pro which is non-capped, non-finished heat tape cable that can be hard-wired into your electric service, or can be turned into  ‘plug-in heat tape’ by wiring it onto the Heat Tape Plug-In Conversion Kit. If installed by a licensed electrician, the product warranty on Heat Cable Pro can be maintained and valid.

 

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Roof Types

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Roof & Gutter Installation

Check Out Our Heat Tape Calculator!

You can use our Heat Tape Calculator to help you determine the length of heat tape you need, the number of GripClips, basic cable clips, and the number of Downspout Hangers you need.

We don’t install heat tape, but we know who does.

We work with licensed roofers, electricians and other contractors as Authorized Installer’s of Radiant Solutions Products. We have authorized installers all over the country.

If you are interested in finding an authorized Heat Tape PRO™ installer in your area, click here to submit your info.

 

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Cutting your plug-in ready Heat Tape PRO would void your product warranty, so for this reason we do not recommend cutting this product.

Radiant Solutions sells Heat Cable Pro which is non-capped, non-finished heat tape cable that can be hard-wired into your electric service, or can be turned into  ‘plug-in heat tape’ by wiring it onto the Heat Tape Plug-In Conversion Kit. If installed by a licensed electrician, the product warranty on Heat Cable Pro can be maintained and valid.

 

Roof & Gutter Heat Tape For Ice Dams

None.

The terms heat cable, heat tape and heat trace are all used interchangeably to described heated cables used to protect pipes from freezing, preventing roof and gutter ice dams from forming and safeguarding temperature sensitive components.

Not very hot.

Radiant Solutions Self-Regulating Heat Tape changes its heat output based on the temperatures of its surrounding environment. At any given point, depending on the temperatures outside, the cable could be a range of temperatures. However, its peak temperature is not very hot –typically between 95º-110º. Mainly because once the cable has heated the immediate area around it, the self-regulated aspect of the cable kicks in and prevents it from getting too warm.

This gives our Heat Tape a great advantage over the heat tape you can buy in ‘Big Box’ retailers, because it creates enough warmth to effectively do its job, but won’t do damage to surfaces that it touches. Additionally, our heat cable can be touching/overlapping when used. Heat Tape that is not self-regulating can not do this (they have explicit warnings in the directions not to do this for risk of fire).

We have even witnessed a coil of crappy big box heat tape starting a fire because it got plugged in when it was still coiled. (Yikes!)

Check Out Our Heat Tape Calculator!

You can use our Heat Tape Calculator to help you determine the length of heat tape you need, the number of GripClips, basic cable clips, and the number of Downspout Hangers you need.

We don’t install heat tape, but we know who does.

We work with licensed roofers, electricians and other contractors as Authorized Installer’s of Radiant Solutions Products. We have authorized installers all over the country.

If you are interested in finding an authorized Heat Tape PRO™ installer in your area, click here to submit your info.

 

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Cutting your plug-in ready Heat Tape PRO would void your product warranty, so for this reason we do not recommend cutting this product.

Radiant Solutions sells Heat Cable Pro which is non-capped, non-finished heat tape cable that can be hard-wired into your electric service, or can be turned into  ‘plug-in heat tape’ by wiring it onto the Heat Tape Plug-In Conversion Kit. If installed by a licensed electrician, the product warranty on Heat Cable Pro can be maintained and valid.

 

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Roof Types

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Roof & Gutter Installation

Check Out Our Heat Tape Calculator!

You can use our Heat Tape Calculator to help you determine the length of heat tape you need, the number of GripClips, basic cable clips, and the number of Downspout Hangers you need.

We don’t install heat tape, but we know who does.

We work with licensed roofers, electricians and other contractors as Authorized Installer’s of Radiant Solutions Products. We have authorized installers all over the country.

If you are interested in finding an authorized Heat Tape PRO™ installer in your area, click here to submit your info.

 

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Cutting your plug-in ready Heat Tape PRO would void your product warranty, so for this reason we do not recommend cutting this product.

Radiant Solutions sells Heat Cable Pro which is non-capped, non-finished heat tape cable that can be hard-wired into your electric service, or can be turned into  ‘plug-in heat tape’ by wiring it onto the Heat Tape Plug-In Conversion Kit. If installed by a licensed electrician, the product warranty on Heat Cable Pro can be maintained and valid.

 

Roof & Gutter Heat Tape For Ice Dams

None.

The terms heat cable, heat tape and heat trace are all used interchangeably to described heated cables used to protect pipes from freezing, preventing roof and gutter ice dams from forming and safeguarding temperature sensitive components.

Not very hot.

Radiant Solutions Self-Regulating Heat Tape changes its heat output based on the temperatures of its surrounding environment. At any given point, depending on the temperatures outside, the cable could be a range of temperatures. However, its peak temperature is not very hot –typically between 95º-110º. Mainly because once the cable has heated the immediate area around it, the self-regulated aspect of the cable kicks in and prevents it from getting too warm.

This gives our Heat Tape a great advantage over the heat tape you can buy in ‘Big Box’ retailers, because it creates enough warmth to effectively do its job, but won’t do damage to surfaces that it touches. Additionally, our heat cable can be touching/overlapping when used. Heat Tape that is not self-regulating can not do this (they have explicit warnings in the directions not to do this for risk of fire).

We have even witnessed a coil of crappy big box heat tape starting a fire because it got plugged in when it was still coiled. (Yikes!)

Check Out Our Heat Tape Calculator!

You can use our Heat Tape Calculator to help you determine the length of heat tape you need, the number of GripClips, basic cable clips, and the number of Downspout Hangers you need.

We don’t install heat tape, but we know who does.

We work with licensed roofers, electricians and other contractors as Authorized Installer’s of Radiant Solutions Products. We have authorized installers all over the country.

If you are interested in finding an authorized Heat Tape PRO™ installer in your area, click here to submit your info.

 

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Cutting your plug-in ready Heat Tape PRO would void your product warranty, so for this reason we do not recommend cutting this product.

Radiant Solutions sells Heat Cable Pro which is non-capped, non-finished heat tape cable that can be hard-wired into your electric service, or can be turned into  ‘plug-in heat tape’ by wiring it onto the Heat Tape Plug-In Conversion Kit. If installed by a licensed electrician, the product warranty on Heat Cable Pro can be maintained and valid.

 

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Roof Types

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Roof & Gutter Installation

Check Out Our Heat Tape Calculator!

You can use our Heat Tape Calculator to help you determine the length of heat tape you need, the number of GripClips, basic cable clips, and the number of Downspout Hangers you need.

We don’t install heat tape, but we know who does.

We work with licensed roofers, electricians and other contractors as Authorized Installer’s of Radiant Solutions Products. We have authorized installers all over the country.

If you are interested in finding an authorized Heat Tape PRO™ installer in your area, click here to submit your info.

 

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Cutting your plug-in ready Heat Tape PRO would void your product warranty, so for this reason we do not recommend cutting this product.

Radiant Solutions sells Heat Cable Pro which is non-capped, non-finished heat tape cable that can be hard-wired into your electric service, or can be turned into  ‘plug-in heat tape’ by wiring it onto the Heat Tape Plug-In Conversion Kit. If installed by a licensed electrician, the product warranty on Heat Cable Pro can be maintained and valid.

 

Roof & Gutter Heat Tape For Ice Dams

None.

The terms heat cable, heat tape and heat trace are all used interchangeably to described heated cables used to protect pipes from freezing, preventing roof and gutter ice dams from forming and safeguarding temperature sensitive components.

Not very hot.

Radiant Solutions Self-Regulating Heat Tape changes its heat output based on the temperatures of its surrounding environment. At any given point, depending on the temperatures outside, the cable could be a range of temperatures. However, its peak temperature is not very hot –typically between 95º-110º. Mainly because once the cable has heated the immediate area around it, the self-regulated aspect of the cable kicks in and prevents it from getting too warm.

This gives our Heat Tape a great advantage over the heat tape you can buy in ‘Big Box’ retailers, because it creates enough warmth to effectively do its job, but won’t do damage to surfaces that it touches. Additionally, our heat cable can be touching/overlapping when used. Heat Tape that is not self-regulating can not do this (they have explicit warnings in the directions not to do this for risk of fire).

We have even witnessed a coil of crappy big box heat tape starting a fire because it got plugged in when it was still coiled. (Yikes!)

Check Out Our Heat Tape Calculator!

You can use our Heat Tape Calculator to help you determine the length of heat tape you need, the number of GripClips, basic cable clips, and the number of Downspout Hangers you need.

We don’t install heat tape, but we know who does.

We work with licensed roofers, electricians and other contractors as Authorized Installer’s of Radiant Solutions Products. We have authorized installers all over the country.

If you are interested in finding an authorized Heat Tape PRO™ installer in your area, click here to submit your info.

 

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Cutting your plug-in ready Heat Tape PRO would void your product warranty, so for this reason we do not recommend cutting this product.

Radiant Solutions sells Heat Cable Pro which is non-capped, non-finished heat tape cable that can be hard-wired into your electric service, or can be turned into  ‘plug-in heat tape’ by wiring it onto the Heat Tape Plug-In Conversion Kit. If installed by a licensed electrician, the product warranty on Heat Cable Pro can be maintained and valid.

 

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Roof Types

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Roof & Gutter Installation

Check Out Our Heat Tape Calculator!

You can use our Heat Tape Calculator to help you determine the length of heat tape you need, the number of GripClips, basic cable clips, and the number of Downspout Hangers you need.

We don’t install heat tape, but we know who does.

We work with licensed roofers, electricians and other contractors as Authorized Installer’s of Radiant Solutions Products. We have authorized installers all over the country.

If you are interested in finding an authorized Heat Tape PRO™ installer in your area, click here to submit your info.

 

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Cutting your plug-in ready Heat Tape PRO would void your product warranty, so for this reason we do not recommend cutting this product.

Radiant Solutions sells Heat Cable Pro which is non-capped, non-finished heat tape cable that can be hard-wired into your electric service, or can be turned into  ‘plug-in heat tape’ by wiring it onto the Heat Tape Plug-In Conversion Kit. If installed by a licensed electrician, the product warranty on Heat Cable Pro can be maintained and valid.

 

Roof & Gutter Heat Tape For Ice Dams

None.

The terms heat cable, heat tape and heat trace are all used interchangeably to described heated cables used to protect pipes from freezing, preventing roof and gutter ice dams from forming and safeguarding temperature sensitive components.

Not very hot.

Radiant Solutions Self-Regulating Heat Tape changes its heat output based on the temperatures of its surrounding environment. At any given point, depending on the temperatures outside, the cable could be a range of temperatures. However, its peak temperature is not very hot –typically between 95º-110º. Mainly because once the cable has heated the immediate area around it, the self-regulated aspect of the cable kicks in and prevents it from getting too warm.

This gives our Heat Tape a great advantage over the heat tape you can buy in ‘Big Box’ retailers, because it creates enough warmth to effectively do its job, but won’t do damage to surfaces that it touches. Additionally, our heat cable can be touching/overlapping when used. Heat Tape that is not self-regulating can not do this (they have explicit warnings in the directions not to do this for risk of fire).

We have even witnessed a coil of crappy big box heat tape starting a fire because it got plugged in when it was still coiled. (Yikes!)

Check Out Our Heat Tape Calculator!

You can use our Heat Tape Calculator to help you determine the length of heat tape you need, the number of GripClips, basic cable clips, and the number of Downspout Hangers you need.

We don’t install heat tape, but we know who does.

We work with licensed roofers, electricians and other contractors as Authorized Installer’s of Radiant Solutions Products. We have authorized installers all over the country.

If you are interested in finding an authorized Heat Tape PRO™ installer in your area, click here to submit your info.

 

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Cutting your plug-in ready Heat Tape PRO would void your product warranty, so for this reason we do not recommend cutting this product.

Radiant Solutions sells Heat Cable Pro which is non-capped, non-finished heat tape cable that can be hard-wired into your electric service, or can be turned into  ‘plug-in heat tape’ by wiring it onto the Heat Tape Plug-In Conversion Kit. If installed by a licensed electrician, the product warranty on Heat Cable Pro can be maintained and valid.

 

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Roof Types

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Roof & Gutter Installation

Check Out Our Heat Tape Calculator!

You can use our Heat Tape Calculator to help you determine the length of heat tape you need, the number of GripClips, basic cable clips, and the number of Downspout Hangers you need.

We don’t install heat tape, but we know who does.

We work with licensed roofers, electricians and other contractors as Authorized Installer’s of Radiant Solutions Products. We have authorized installers all over the country.

If you are interested in finding an authorized Heat Tape PRO™ installer in your area, click here to submit your info.

 

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Cutting your plug-in ready Heat Tape PRO would void your product warranty, so for this reason we do not recommend cutting this product.

Radiant Solutions sells Heat Cable Pro which is non-capped, non-finished heat tape cable that can be hard-wired into your electric service, or can be turned into  ‘plug-in heat tape’ by wiring it onto the Heat Tape Plug-In Conversion Kit. If installed by a licensed electrician, the product warranty on Heat Cable Pro can be maintained and valid.

 

Roof & Gutter Heat Tape For Ice Dams

None.

The terms heat cable, heat tape and heat trace are all used interchangeably to described heated cables used to protect pipes from freezing, preventing roof and gutter ice dams from forming and safeguarding temperature sensitive components.

Not very hot.

Radiant Solutions Self-Regulating Heat Tape changes its heat output based on the temperatures of its surrounding environment. At any given point, depending on the temperatures outside, the cable could be a range of temperatures. However, its peak temperature is not very hot –typically between 95º-110º. Mainly because once the cable has heated the immediate area around it, the self-regulated aspect of the cable kicks in and prevents it from getting too warm.

This gives our Heat Tape a great advantage over the heat tape you can buy in ‘Big Box’ retailers, because it creates enough warmth to effectively do its job, but won’t do damage to surfaces that it touches. Additionally, our heat cable can be touching/overlapping when used. Heat Tape that is not self-regulating can not do this (they have explicit warnings in the directions not to do this for risk of fire).

We have even witnessed a coil of crappy big box heat tape starting a fire because it got plugged in when it was still coiled. (Yikes!)

Check Out Our Heat Tape Calculator!

You can use our Heat Tape Calculator to help you determine the length of heat tape you need, the number of GripClips, basic cable clips, and the number of Downspout Hangers you need.

We don’t install heat tape, but we know who does.

We work with licensed roofers, electricians and other contractors as Authorized Installer’s of Radiant Solutions Products. We have authorized installers all over the country.

If you are interested in finding an authorized Heat Tape PRO™ installer in your area, click here to submit your info.

 

Yes!

Installing our heat tape on your standing seam roof can be very effective in combating ice dam formation. There’s two main products used to install heat tape on your standing seam metal roof: The S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip, and the standard ice dam heat tape clip.

Metal Roof Heat Tape ClipInstalling Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with the S-5 SR Heat Tape Clip
The S-5 Heat Tape Roof Clip is a new, patented roof clip design specifically for standing seam applications with a focus on ease of install and effectiveness. It is used in conjunction with the S-5 Base, which needs to be purchased separately. The S-5 base is designed to clamp onto the seam of a metal roof as the S-5 Clip holds your ice dam heat tape into position. Can be set up in a single or dual-clip configuration. (See product page for more info)


Installing Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof with Standard Roof Clips

There are specific ways/configurations used when installing heat tape on a standing seam / metal roof using standard heat tape clips. The following (2.6 – figure 16.0 & 17.0) shows a snippet of the HeatTape Pro installation manual showing two different clip configurations, more info can be found in the manual itself: Heat Tape Pro installation Manual

Heat Tape on a Standing Seam Roof

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is similar to a standard installation, however you’ll need special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your slate roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with slate roofs.

Yes you can.

The installation configuration is exactly an asphalt shingle roof. You may want to consider special copper roof clips to attach the cable to your cedar roof. We recommend working with a contractor who is familiar with cedar roofs.

Yes you can.

However, the standard serpentine patterns designed to create water-drainage channels in forming ice don’t really apply to flat roofs, because we don’t have the same directional gravity pulling the water down like we do on a sloped roof.

Each heat tape application on a flat roof can differ based on many factors. The best way to determine a heat tape solution for your flat roof is to contact us, and we’ll help design a configuration that fits the best for your needs. Not only are we Ice Dam and Heat Tape experts, we know a lot about flat and rubber roofs from our sister roofing company in Minneapolis, MN.

Cutting your plug-in ready Heat Tape PRO would void your product warranty, so for this reason we do not recommend cutting this product.

Radiant Solutions sells Heat Cable Pro which is non-capped, non-finished heat tape cable that can be hard-wired into your electric service, or can be turned into  ‘plug-in heat tape’ by wiring it onto the Heat Tape Plug-In Conversion Kit. If installed by a licensed electrician, the product warranty on Heat Cable Pro can be maintained and valid.

 

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