Roof Ice Melt System
ICE AND SNOW CAN DAMAGE YOUR ROOF, GUTTERS, AND INTERIOR AND CAN INCREASE THE HAZARD OF SLIPPING AND FALLING.
When snow falls on your roof, some of it melts and runs down to the roof overhang. Since the
overhang has no insulation beneath it, the water drips and suddenly refreezes, forming icicles.
Icicles pose obvious safety risks to people, either by falling on them directly or by dripping onto driveways and walkways. This can create dangerous ice patches on the ground. Because water expands as it freezes, it can ruin your gutters and even work its way into the internal structures of your home, causing expensive internal water damage.
Benefits of a Heated Roof System
A roof snow melt system is an easy way to obtain peace of mind about your home’s structural integrity and your family’s safety during the winter. These simple systems prevent roof and interior damage, are affordable to operate, can cover your gutters, and save you from the surprise costs of roof repair and mold remediation. Take a closer look at some of these benefits below.
Prevent Ice Dams & Water Damage
When the snow on your roof melts and refreezes at night on the roof’s edges, ice dams form. At this point, further rooftop snow melt can cause water to seep under your roof shingles or other materials, leading to leaks, water damage, and potential mold. The repairs and remediation can come at a high price. But with ice melt systems for roofs, ice dams never get a chance to form, as the roof’s surface temperature promotes even melting without refreezing along the edge line.
Make Your Home Safer
Snow and ice pileup on your roof can be dangerous to your family, pets, and guests for a number of reasons. As snow continues to build up on your roof, it may eventually succumb to the pressure and collapse. And if snow starts seeping into the cracks of your roof and running down the walls of your home interior, you could start seeing mold, which can make inhabitants sick. Falling snow and ice can also contribute to injuries and become a liability for homeowners.
With ice melt systems for roofs, the snow on your house will melt and run off before you ever have to worry about the possibility of these incidents.
Save Money on Repairs
Did you know a shingle leak can cost you anywhere $350 to $1,500 based on the extent of the damage? What’s more, if you live in a place with harsher winters, you may need to have ice dams removed often, which can cost between $500 and $700 for a two-story house. These expenses may not always be covered by homeowner’s insurance. A roof ice melt system can spare you these burdensome costs and help to keep your roof in excellent condition.
M&M Gutters’s self-regulating ice melting tape prevents icicles and ice dams from forming in the first place. By automatically adjusting its power output to accommodate any changes in outside air temperature, the M&M system delivers the exact amount of heat required to prevent ice and ice damage.
M&M Gutters uses both 120 V and 240 V systems, depending on your needs. With our advanced heat tape, when the temperature drops, the polymer increases conductivity, producing heat. As the temperature rises, the polymer decreases conductivity, and less heat is generated. The M&M roof ice melt system is economical, highly durable, and well-tested in our
Features & Benefits
By choosing M&M Gutters for roof ice melting systems, you’ll enjoy automatic self-regulating temperature control and energy-efficiency, as the system only uses the exact amount of heat it takes to prevent ice and ice-related damages. Having an ice melt system on your roof can also prolong its lifespan. Ultimately, there are too many benefits for having this kind of system not to make the upgrade in a snowy climate!
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