Heated Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems from WarmlyYours

Protect your building with a heated asphalt shingle roof. A WarmlyYours Ice Shield Roof & Gutter Deicing System provides a reliable solution for ice damming that occurs on asphalt shingle roofs, especially in the problematic areas like valleys, dormers or simply when the pitch is not steep enough.

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What is Roof and Gutter Deicing and Why Do You Need a Heated Asphalt Shingle Roof?

Depending on the roof angle, asphalt shingle roofs may not handle snow load, ice dams, and icicles build-up well, which can result in costly damage. These types of roofs typically require a properly designed heating cable deicing system to help mitigate the worst effects of winter.

When ice and snow accumulates on a roof, inside of gutters, or on/in a roof's valleys, it can cause costly water damage to your home or business.

A WarmlyYours Ice Shield Roof & Gutter Deicing System provides a reliable solution for ice damming that occurs on asphalt shingle roofs, especially in the problematic areas like valleys, dormers or simply where the pitch is not steep enough to allow melted snow and ice to flow away safely.

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What is the Best Deicing Cable for Heated Asphalt Shingle Roofs?

Self-Regulating vs. Constant Wattage Heating Cables

There are two different kinds of heating cables for roof and gutter deicing systems: self-regulating and constant wattage. Both can serve the same purpose, although the application will typically determine the best solution for the job.

Self-regulating heat cable has a special conductive core between the two bus wires. This core becomes more conductive during cold ambient conditions; therefore the heating cable will increase its wattage per linear foot in response to the cold.

This feature makes it ideal to help protect pipes in the winter from freezing or for keeping gutters clear of ice formations. This type of cable will also decrease its power output (watts per linear foot), in warmer conditions, when the higher temperature will make the special core less conductive.

Constant wattage heat cable is a heating cable that has the same wattage per linear foot (power output), throughout its entire length. Since this cable is generally not affected by varying ambient or pipe content temperatures, it provides a constant heat output.

Constant wattage heating cable is preferred for homeowners who want to ensure that environmental conditions will not affect their heating output.

How to Measure Your Asphalt Roof for Deicing Cables

For the best installation, be sure to have accurate measurements of the roof and gutter areas that you want to heat.

Additional details like overhang width, downspout & valley length would be helpful for a detailed and efficient cable layout design.

Marking the most problematic areas where ice formation is most damaging is also very helpful to ensure that the design of the heating system will have extra coverage in those areas.

Your WarmlyYours account manager will provide you with the assistance that you need to get the correct measurements. Once your measurements are completed, you will be contacted to discuss your options and to provide you with an accurate, no obligation quote and SmartPlan prepared for you by our engineers.

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How Do You Buy Asphalt Roof Deicing Cables

WarmlyYours provides a free, no-obligation SmartPlan that includes an installation plan, an electrical plan, and an itemized quote, all of which is prepared by a highly skilled team of engineers.

All you have to do to take advantage of this service is to provide WarmlyYours with a sketch of the project that includes dimensions and other relevant information, like where power will be most readily accessible.

Within typically one day of providing this information, you'll receive your free SmartPlan. The itemized quote included in your SmartPlan will also include MSRP pricing so that you can properly budget for your project.

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How Much Does a Heated Asphalt Shingle Roof Cost?

Click on the products below to learn more about the pricing for these asphalt roof deicing cables.

Self regulating bundle for roof and gutter deicing

These deicing systems are self regulating, meaning the heating cable will increase or decrease its power output (Wattage per linear ft) in response to how cold or warm each section of the cable is.

  • Available in lengths of 50, 100, 250, 500, and 1,000 ft.
  • Energy Efficient
  • 5-10 Watts per linear ft at 120/240 VAC (self regulating)
Roof and Gutter Box, Cable and Clips Plug-in Kit

These DIY-friendly deicing kits contain everything you'll need for an easy and safe installation. Each kit includes a fixed-length heating cable, along with clips and spacers used to secure the cable in place.

  • 120 VAC system, available in lengths of 30, 60, 80 or 100 ft.
  • Plug-in operation
  • Fixed length cable
  • 5 Watts per linear ft (constant wattage)

How to Install Asphalt Shingle Roof Deicing Cables

The first step is to ensure that you have the proper length of cable for your heated asphalt shingle roof. A WarmlyYours account manager can help you figure this length out. Then, make sure the roof, gutter and downspouts are free from debris, leaves, pine needles or any combustibles. Double-sided tape pads can only be applied to roofing materials at temperatures above 40°F (the minimum installation temperature for the cable is 0°F or -18°C).

When attaching cable in the gutter, use clips every 10 feet. For roof valleys, run the heating cable two-thirds of the way up and down the valley. Add this additional length to the overall cable length. Add clips before and after each downspout.

Roof and Gutter Deicing System Illustration on House

Install end seals and power connections before turning on power. The heating device should be connected to weather-resistant, non-heating leads.

After installation is complete, turn the circuit breaker on to give power to the cable. Standing water in the gutter should feel warm within one hour. Adding snow guards on the roof to prevent sliding of snow above can minimize other damages to the roof or gutters below.

Accessories and Controls for a Heated Asphalt Shingle Roof Deicing System

WarmlyYours offers a wide range of controls and accessories to help ensure you get the most out of your asphalt shingle roof deicing cables.

Our controls range from a basic manual control to our premium option that provides the ultimate in convenience and hands-off operation.

In terms of accessories, the combination of an aerial snow sensor and gutter mounted sensor would be the most effective in detecting snow. We also offer a selection of accessories to ensure your installation process goes as smoothly as it can.

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