View an informational video on how the Raychem Roof Ice Melt System efficiently and effectively prevents icicles and ice dams from building up on your roof eaves and valleys.
Raychem Roof Ice Melt Systems
have successfully prevented ice dam and icicle formation on roofs
across the country for over a decade. Unlike other solutions, such as a cold
roof system or zigzag heating cable, Raychem's RIM Systems
are successful preventing ice dams and icicles in heavy snow regions as well as moderate snow regions. Raychem's
RIM Systems specifically target the ice dam and icicle prone areas of a roof regardless of the design, complexities, or snow
load. Area Classifications, determine which Raychem Roof
Ice Melt products are right for the job by identifying heavy, moderate, and light
snow load areas.
The success of eliminating ice dam and icicle
problems has led architects and contractors to specify the
RIM system for their projects. In addition, hundreds of property
owners have retrofitted their roofs with the RIM system. Over
480,000 feet (90+ miles) of roof eaves and valleys, throughout
the United States and Canada, are protected from ice dams and icicles with Raychem's Roof
Ice Melt System.
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UNDERSTANDING ROOF ICE PROBLEMS
Ice dams and icicles
occur as a result of:
Snow buildup on the roof
Heat loss from the building
Through roof vents
Winter temperature fluctuations – freeze/thaw cycles
Solar heating during winter days with below freezing nights
As roof snow accumulation increases,
ice dam and icicle formation likewise increase. Subsequent
water ponding can lead to roof leaks, internal building damage
and possible mold issues. Falling icicles can create
lower roof damage, deck damage and people safety issues.
THE WINTER PROCESS
Winter storms build up snow on the roof.
Heat from the building (through insulation, chimneys, and
roof vents) and from the sun (solar gain) causes roof
Melted snow runs down roof lines to valleys and eaves.
melted snow refreezes at the base of the valleys and
at the roof eaves.
As day/night time temperatures cycle up and down, the ice
dams and icicles continue to grow.
Icicles cause 'people and property safety' concerns.