Electric heating cables are used in roofs and gutters for frost protection and snow melting. They are practical and economical systems used especially to prevent the formation of stalactites on the eaves and the accumulation of snow on the roof and gutters.
Frost protection systems on roofs and gutters can be applied on all kinds of gutters and roofing materials. Electric heating cables are applied to remain outdoors. These cables are laid in the downspouts of the gutters to prevent both ice formation and blockages due to snow.
Operation of the Frost Protection System in Roofs and Gutters
Both wetness and temperature sensors support electric heating cables in frost protection systems in roofs and gutters . These two sensors work automatically depending on the control panel. The sensors are activated when icing and snow begin. The sensors transmit the data of their measurements to the control panel. The control panel evaluates this data and decides whether to step in or not. If the data matches the defined information, the system activates and starts the melting process on the roof and gutters .
Electrical cables are fixed to roofs and gutters with silicone or aluminum tapes. These systems are designed and applied in such a way that they will not be affected by excessive precipitation and bad weather conditions. In this respect, it is long-lasting.
In order for the system to activate, both humidity information and temperature data must be transferred to the control panel. Even if the air temperature is below freezing, the system will not work if there is no humidity. The simultaneous occurrence of these two criteria will run the system.
Advantages of Frost Protection Systems in Roofs and Gutters
The system is long-lasting and maintenance-free.
It is resistant to harsh weather conditions.
Since it melts the snow accumulated on the roofs, it is not necessary to shovel the snow.
It prevents the deterioration of the roof insulation.
It prevents the formation of water currents in the building.
Since it eliminates the snow load with electrical heating cables, the risk of collapse due to snow on the roofs is reduced.
It melts the ice in the gutters, allowing the melted snow to be thrown out of the gutters, thus preventing the accumulated water from damaging the building.
It prevents icicles to form on roofs and gutters.
It protects buildings and people in every way.
Energy consumption is low as it works when necessary conditions are met and stops automatically when conditions are eliminated.