Benefits Of Roof Deicing Systems

The buildup of snow and ice on your roof can cause serious problems for your home. For one thing, all that weight on your roof can produce damage to your roofing material and structure. This kind of damage can be very expensive to repair later on. In addition, the buildup of ice within your gutters can cause leaks inside your home, which can also result in serious damage. If you want to deice your roof and your gutters, one of the best ways to do it is to install a deicing system. These heating systems use cables that generate radiant heat to melt ice and snow. They offer you a number of tangible benefits.

Improves Safety

If you have lots of snow and ice building up on your roof, it can threaten pedestrians or anyone entering your home. Falling ice can either hit pedestrians or make walkways and sidewalks unsafe. When you install a roof deicing system, you can significantly improve safety around your home.

Requires No Maintenance

Because deicing systems are electrically based and don't have moving parts, they require almost no maintenance on your part. This means that there are no additional costs you have to incur each year to keep the system going.

Prevents Roof Damage

One of the most common problems you can experience on your roof during the winter are ice dams. Ice dams often lead to leaks and water damage in your home. When you install a roof deicing system, this can prevent ice dams from ever forming and minimize the chance of water leaks and damage. These systems also help to increase the lifespan of a roof by reducing the pressure from the weight sitting on it.

Operates Efficiently

Roof deicing systems are surprisingly energy-efficient. These systems are designed to automatically turn themselves on and off in response to weather conditions. Built-in sensors will detect the temperature and precipitation outside, send this information to the master controller and the system will then generate heat if it's necessary. In addition, almost all of the energy the system uses goes into melting snow and ice.

No Bulky Equipment

Another benefit provided by roof deicing systems is that they don't take up a lot of room in your home. Usually, all you need inside your home is a small, central control box that could be mounted almost anywhere. The garage is often a favorite spot for this box. Talk to your roofing contractor, such as Whalley's Four Seasons Roofing, for more information.