250’ Roof and Gutter Deicing Self-Regulating Heating Cable, 5W/ft., 120V


250’ Roof and Gutter Deicing Self-Regulating Heating Cable, 5W/ft., 120V

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Features

  • Helps protect your roof and gutters from damages caused by ice formation

  • This 250’ length of 120V heating cable is ideal for use with 50’ roofline with zigzag overhang coverage with a single run through the gutter and 2-3 downspouts

  • Can be trimmed to length (with accessories) at the jobsite by the installer

  • This cable has a nominal output of 5 watts per linear foot at 50°F (10°C)

  • Covered by a 10-year warranty

Ice Shield: Self-Regulating Roof and Gutter Deicing Systems Description

When ice and snow accumulate on a building’s roof or gutters, they can cause ice dams, which can lead to significant water damage requiring costly repairs. When used with a temperature/moisture sensor and an applicable control (sold separately), the Ice Shield Self-Regulating Roof & Gutter Deicing heating system can detect and begin melting snow and ice, creating a pathway for water to drain properly and avoid potential damage. The self-regulating cable, which fluctuates wattage per linear foot in response to the temperature outdoors, is highly energy efficient, which can save on operating cost.

With roof clips (sold separately), this heating cable can be used to create a zigzag pattern along the perimeter of a roof, where residual heating from the home is at its weakest, to prevent the formation of ice dams where they’re most likely to form (and cause the most damage). The cable can also be run through gutters and down downspouts to ensure the melted runoff doesn’t refreeze and cause further damage. The durable, thermoplastic outer-jacket makes this product impervious to the elements and it works with a wide range of roof materials like asphalt shingles, metal roofs, slate roofs, and more.

The Ice Shield roof and gutter deicing cable is also self-regulating. This means the power output (watts per linear foot) of the product will fluctuate based on the cable’s temperature. This is automatic and ensures both energy efficiency and low operating costs. It also helps prevent overlapped or criss-crossed cables from overheating. This particular cable has a nominal heat output of 5 watts per linear foot when the cable is at 50°F (10°).

As an example project, this 250’ length of 120V heating cable could be used to provide heating for a 50’ roofline with zigzag overhang coverage with a single run through the gutter and 2-3 downspouts. With the use of Power Connection Kit (SR-PWR-KIT) accessory, which is sold separately, it can be trimmed and end-capped to exact size by the installer at the jobsite.

Features:

  • Nominal power output at 50°F (10°C): 5W per linear ft.
  • 120 VAC, hardwired electrical connection
  • Durable, yet flexible, construction
  • Automatically varies wattage for optimal energy savings
  • Can be overlapped or criss-crossed
  • Safe: cULus and cCSAus listed
  • Warranty: 10-years

Specifications

Electrical

Amps 10.42 A
Benefits Can be cut-to-length & overlapped
Cable Type Self Regulating
Connection Method Hardwired
Voltage 120 V
Watts Per Ft. 4-10 watts per linear ft.
Watts Per Ft. at 50°F/10°C 5 W

Warranty / Certifications

Approvals cULus & cCSAus Listed
Warranty 10 years

Product Dimensions

Cable Cross Section 3/8" x 1/4"
Length 250′

Construction

Cable Jacket Waterproof thermoplastic

Logistics

Country of Origin (COO) China

Installation

Maximum Intermittent Exposure Temperature, 1000 Hours (Power On or Off) 185°F / 85°C
Maximum Maintain or Continuous Exposure Temperature (Power On) 149°F / 65°C
Minimum Bend Radius 1.125″ / 28.6mm
Minimum Installation Temperature 0°F / -18°C

Identifiers

SKU ET-SR-120-05-0250
UPC (GTIN-12) 881308067960

Installation Plans

This is a real example of an installation plan that uses this product. If you want to design your own room or have any questions, please contact us.

Flooring
Asphalt shingle Subfloor
N/A Voltage
240V Operating Cost
120 cents per hour

This Installation Plan Includes:


800 x
Roof & Gutter De-icing Cable (1 ft), 5 Watts/ft. 240 V

Customer Questions & Answers

Ice Shield: Self-Regulating Roof and Gutter Deicing Systems has 19 Questions and Answers.

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Can the heating element be cut to length or shortened?

Our self-regulating heating product is designed to be cut to length at the jobsite by an installer where it can then be end-capped with accessories (sold separately).
However, our constant wattage kits contain heating elements that cannot be shortened or altered in any way.

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Do radiant heating products have polarity?

Electric-resistance heating cables and systems have no polarity. This includes all current WarmlyYours heating elements.

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How do I estimate the roof and gutter deicing cable length needed?

 Cable length needed depends on the sizes and areas of the roof that need to be deiced (roof with gutter, downspouts, valleys, and/or dormers). Our best recommendation is for you to give us a call (1-800-875-5285) and we can help you identify what measurements will need to be taken. Alternatively, you can
measure the dimensions of the aforementioned areas and refer to the installation manual to get an idea of how much cable you'll need. 

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Can the cable be installed to remove already formed ice dams or to clear existing ice or snow from a roof?

It is not recommended to install this product to remove ice dams that have already formed or for the purpose of clearing the roof of existing ice and snow.

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Can the cable be left on in warm weather or all year long?

We do not recommend leaving the cable on all year long. It's an unnecessary use of energy to run the cable during warm weather and it could actually cause the heating cables to overheat if they're left on during very warm weather. 

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Customer Reviews

Ice Shield: Self-Regulating Roof and Gutter Deicing Systems achieved an average rating of 5.0 stars with 4 reviews by our customers.

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So glad I went with WarmlyYours

William M., Three Lakes, WI on 01/09/2024

I was slow to decide on a company to help me with my metal roof deicing project. I had a budget I needed to stay under. I wanted to do the work myself including the Electrical (my Dad is an electrician retired but would help). I decided on WarmlyYours because they had the best help video's, and staff to help plan and install my project. I didn't think I would get it up and running this year because of my late start. A slow start to winter let me get one leg of a two leg plan done up and running. Now we finally have snow and my one leg works great. This spring laying out the other leg will be easy (and warmer) this spring.

Roof Valley ice buildup

George E., Exmoor, NB on 11/24/2023

After talking with a support person I installed a single run up one valley to the peak and down the other. We’ve only has a couple of snow falls but so far it appears to be doing the job of preventing ice build up. The heat cables are well made and look like they will stand up in a harsh Canadian winter. Finally a system that will work on a steel roof. Friendly and helpful people to deal with. A little pricy but well worth it with the warranty. Satisfied so far.

Roof heat cables, Yes!

Gigi D., La Grange, IL on 02/11/2022

Product works great. WarmlyYours terrific; prepared me with all the necessary information for the installation and back end support if we needed it at the time of installation. I’ll be back.

Amazing Products and Customer Service

Anna H., Elburn, IL on 09/24/2021

I have been a customer with WarmlyYours for about a year now, and i wanted to compliment the amazing products and customer service. Customer Service Representative, Troy, has been so helpful and prompt, it makes ordering a breeze

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