What is Heat Tape?
Heat Tape offers a method of creating a passage way for water during cold and icy winters. As the temperature drops to below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit), ice will begin to form on the edges of your roof and in your gutters after rainy days. This process produces what are called “ice dams” which prevent water from flowing through your gutters and complete negates the gutter system’s effectiveness. Heat Tape is installed in order to melt enough of the ice dam to create an opening for rainwater to pass through. It is most beneficial to install heat tape on both your roof and your gutter system.
How Does Heat Tape Work?
Heat tape is a length of thick cable with heating coils inside. It is placed against the gutters or roof. When it is turned on, heat travels through the cable, warming up its surroundings. Some heat tape is automatic and is always on (though this is usually used for pipes), others are remote- or console-activated; this heat tape can be connected to your thermostat so you can turn it on and off to save electricity. Longmont Gutters’ heat tape installation service properly installs the heat tape along with necessary heating insulation to maximize the heat tape’s effectiveness.
Heat Tape Installation for Roofs
Our expert gutter technicians are trained to properly install heat tape in the vital spots of your roof. Longmont Gutters applies heat tape to the edge of the roof deck for optimum effectiveness and cost-efficiency. Our heat tape installation services are well practiced and we have accredited heat tape specialists who have experimented with various placement patterns in order to find the perfect way to maximize the precision of the heat tape’s effect on ice dams and make the most viable passageways for rainwater. Let us help you keep water from overflowing on your roofs and gutter systems and install heat tape today!
Heat Tape Installation for Gutters and Downspouts
We can place heat tape on your seamless gutters and gutter downspouts as well. In fact, it works much better on them due to the aluminum conducting heat much better than roof shingles. Installing heat tape on your gutter systems allows for ice and ice dams to be melted enough to allow rainwater passage down through your downspouts and into the ground. Our gutter experts can place the heat tape properly so as to maximize its effectiveness. We also provide fast and efficient application of the heat tape so that we can get it done and be out of your way. Our heat tape installation on gutters is a swift and cost-effective solution to your ice dams.
Thermostatically Controlled Heat Tape
When Longmont Gutters provides you with our heat tape installation services on either your roof, gutters, or downspouts, we can offer you the option to connect the power to the heat tape to your thermostat; this makes it so that all of your heating and cooling systems are allocated into one control box. Our gutter technicians are equipped with the proper tools to wire your heat tape up to your thermostat properly and efficiently. Thermostatically controlled heat tape gives you the ability to turn your heat tape on and off in order to save electricity without having to uninstall the heat tape entirely.
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