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3 Alternate Methods of Gutter De-Icing Cable Installation

There are many ways to terminate heat cable at the mouth of a downspout. In this case study, we explore three such methods. And all situations is important to remember that heat cables at downspout openings are frequently damaged. Cable Guard is a simple answer to that problem

7 Tips for Installing Heat Tape in Open Downspouts

heat tape in open downspouts

We receive calls from architects, contractors and commercial property owners from around the country about the best approach to keeping ice from accumulating in open downspouts. Here we explore the best practices in terms of managing ice in open downspouts

Installing Heat Cable on Metal Roofs with S5 Roof Clamps

When it comes to installing heat tape on metal roofs, roof clamps are a common choice. These devices are relatively simple to install and provide a sturdy anchor point for self-regulating heat cable without any adhesives needed (or penetrations associated with other methods).

Gutter Guards, Heat Cable and Ice Dams

Here we explore the relationship between heated gutter guards and the formation and/or severity of ice dams. In summary, in order for these systems to be effective in preventing ice dams, the heated area needs to extend above the exterior wall-to-roof intersection.

Do Gutters Cause Ice Dams?

gutters and ice dams

Do gutters cause ice dams? Do they make ice dams worse? Is it necessary to install heat cable on the roof to prevent damage from ice dams, or would it suffice to install the cable in the gutters? Let’s look at the relationship between gutters and ice dams

Gutter & Downspout Heat Tape Installation with Ground Drain

Gutter & Downspout heat tape installation with ground drain

Typical gutter downspouts on residential homes are either 2″ x 3″ or 3″ x 4″. It’s acceptable to install a single or a double heat cable run in the standard downspout. It’s a good idea to use CableGuard to protect your cable system against common damage at these locations

Roof De-Icing Cable for Ice Dam Prevention

De-Icing Cable for Ice Dam Prevention

Here is a helpful rendering to show some of the most common areas where heat tape is used for roof and gutter de icing. Click on any of the circled areas to find the product you need. You will be brought directly to the product page and given a lot more information