Roof and Gutter Heating Cable

By Robert Robillard on Home Maintenance

Roof and Gutter Heating Cable

Using Snow Melting Cables

Warmup ice and snow melting cables can be used on all types of roofs, including:

  • Rubber
  • Metal
  • Clay
  • Asphalt shingles

Design Your System

When I’m looking at a client’s home, I often start by looking at locations for the outdoor electrical junction box and system controller.

Some of the factors in this decision involve the following:

  1. Electrical requirements: Ensure that the house can accommodate a 30 Amp breaker. This typically accommodates 300-400ft of cable and completes a typical residential home.
  2. Locate the starting point of the cable in an area that is best accessible from the power location. I want my cable power connection to start at a UL Listed weatherproof junction box.

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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob If you have a building or remodeling question you can have rob respond to your answer via video. Click here for more information. https://jointruly.com/robillard Invite code: x22r2

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