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Exterior Radiant Heat Applications

Radiant Snow Melting and Roof Heating

Radiant heated driveway installation - before and after. Electric radiant heated driveways are rapidly gaining popularity throughout the country as homeowners and construction professionals discover the convenience and long term benefits of these dependable snow and ice melt systems. Easy to install, energy efficient and remarkably effective, electric heated driveways offer environmentally friendly, reliable snowmelt solutions throughout the cold season.


Electric heated driveways are fully automated, activated by an advanced snow sensor that activates the heating system when it detects precipitation and temperatures are below 39° Fahrenheit. Installing a heated driveway not only eliminates the time consuming, arduous task of manual snow removal, but enhances safety and increases the value of your property. The top providers will custom design your electric heated driveway system and typically include a 10-year manufacturer warranty for the heating element. (ClearZone heat cable is one of the more popular and trusted heat cables used for automated heated driveways and snow melting systems.)


Features and Benefits of Electric Radiant Snow Melting Include:

1. Unmatched Durability - Electric radiant heating cable can be safely installed in new concrete pours, under pavers and even in harsh, high-temperature new asphalt construction projects.
2. Easy, Customized Installation - Electric radiant heating cable can be customized to meet the performance demands and space requirements of virtually any snowmelt project.
3. Virtually Maintenance Free - The top electric snowmelt systems feature a minimum 10-year manufacturer warranty and are virtually maintenance free.
4. Fully Automated - Radiant heated driveways and snowmelt systems are activated by a high-performance snow sensor (aerial or pavement mounted, depending on your preference). When the snow sensor detects precipitation and temperatures are below 39°F, the sensor signals the master control box, initiating startup of the radiant heating system. (The control unit also includes a manual override function in case of snowdrifts or ice forming in shaded areas.)
5. Quickest Response Time - Once activated, the electric radiant snowmelt system provides unparalleled response time when compared to other radiant snow melting systems on the market.
6. Superior Workmanship, Materials and Design - Reputable heat cable (such as ClearZone) is UL listed and features twin conductor with FEP/XLPE insulation, polyolefin jacketing design (for flexibility and UV protection), allowing the radiant heat system to reliably provide top performance during the most brutal winter conditions. The top quality cable is designed to withstand the stress of fresh concrete pours as well as installation in hot asphalt applications.
7. Environmentally Friendly - Runs on Clean, Renewable Energy - Installing a radiant heated snow melting system can extend the life of your driveway and surrounding plants and grass. By using radiant heat, you eliminate the need for shovels or snow plows that scrape your driveway. You also don't need to use salt or corrosive snow melting chemicals as well. Runoff from salt and snowmelt chemicals destroys grass and other vegetation near the edge of the driveway or sidewalks, so an environmentally friendly radiant heated driveway operating on renewable energy will help to keep your yard looking healthy; and you won’t have to worry about salt and chemical runoff from your property.