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Roof & Gutter De-Icing

Eliminate Icicles & Ice Dams from Your Building

Winter weather can present unique challenges for commercial and industrial buildings, including the buildup of snow and ice on roofs and gutters. nVent RAYCHEM high-performing electric roof and gutter de-icing systems offer solutions to melt ice, without interrupting the aesthetics of your building. 

Reliable, Proven, Tough

Most roofs can only withstand 20 lbs per ft / 27 kg per m of snow before collapse becomes a concern. Self-regulating roof de-icing systems are one solution to maintain a continuous path for melting water to drain safely.

nVent RAYCHEM self-regulating roof heating cables can be installed for a variety of climates and are designed to handle severe weather, such as high wind speeds, low temperatures and heavy snow loads. These systems are also compatible with roof types, including:

  • Shingle
  • Rubber
  • Tar
  • Bitument
  • Wood
  • Metal 
  • Plastic

Even in complex or unique roofing design, nVent RAYCHEM cut-to-measure cables have a solution to melt the ice.

Customer Success Stories

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Maintaining Aesthetics with Complicated Roof Design

Maintaining Aesthetics with Complicated Roof Design Solaris Resort | Vail, Colorado Challenge: This award-winning resort featured a complex design and...
Audain Art Museum Case Study

Reducing Snow Load on Metal Roofing

Reducing Snow Load on Metal Roofing Audain Art Museum | Whistler, BC Challenge: Modern design and a metal roof led...
cornell university case study

Electric Design for a Historic Building

Electric Design for a Historic Building Cornell University | Ithaca, NY Challenge: When this historic university began experiencing ice dams...


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IceStop Self-Regulating Heating Cable

For roofs, gutters and downspouts in standard materials
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RIM Roof System

Heavy snow load areas with roof snow accumulation over 15” (38 cm) and annual snowfall over 100” (254 cm)
RIM2 Roof System

RIM2 Roof System

Moderate snow load areas with roof snow accumulation 6” –15” (15 – 38 cm) and annual snowfall 20” – 100” (51 – 254 cm)
RIM Draintrace

RIM Draintrace

Complete solution to trace roof drains
Technology Self-regulating Self-regulating Self-regulating Self-regulating
Type Cable Concealed panel solution Concealed panel solution Complete roof drain system
Placement Roof, gutter, downspout Various Various Roof drain
Use Commercial, residential and industrial environments Heavy snow loads, low temperatures, severe wind speed Moderate snow load, low temperatures, severe wind speed Roof drain

nVent RAYCHEM Heat-Tracing Specifications on MasterSpec® Powered by Deltek SpecPoint®

nVent RAYCHEM Masterspec

nVent RAYCHEM’s broad product portfolio is easy to specify, safe, and reliable. Our heating cables, components and controls are designed and certified as a system to optimize install-ability, performance and worry-free operation. 

Download, edit and integrate the individual specification sections for your project.

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Learn More about RIM Systems 

Learn more about the tools needed for winter safety, and register for our continuing education course in health and safety welfare. This AIA course covers the various techniques for eliminating safety risks from your roofing system. 

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Roof and Gutter De-Icing Calculator

Easy-to-use online design tool to create a roof and gutter de-icing system and receive a complete bill of materials. 

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