Category Archives: De-Icing Heating Cables

Deelat Industrial offers a wide selection of de-icing heating cables which are available in a variety of lengths using both a 110 and 120 voltage. They can be used for a range of freeze protection applications including pipework, roofing and guttering. The cable can be attached along the length of the pipe or wrapped around vulnerable features such as stop taps and valves.

Tips to Prepare Your Home for Cooler Weather

For most of us, Fall is about the beauty of the colorful leaves, the flavor of a pumpkin spice latte, and the fun of Halloween.  It is also a good time to prepare your home for rough conditions, as the first winter storm has a habit of sneaking up on you (unless you happen to live in one of those always-sunny states).

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Below are some handy tips to help you prepare your home for cooler weather:

STORAGE AND PROTECTION

Look into some new storage options to make sure you have somewhere to keep your outdoor items that are safe and secure.  This includes everything in your garage, shed, etc.  A color coded system of storage bins works well for sorting small things, while heavy duty wire shelving or open steel shelving will work for heavier objects.  You also need to ensure that your outdoor furniture is protected from the elements with tarps to avoid cold moisture which can freeze and cause damage.

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PREPARE YOUR GARDEN FOR SPRING

Everything you can do to help your lawn and garden survive the cold will pay dividends in the spring.  That means keeping up with regular mowing and watering of grass, and clearing fallen leaves.  Furthermore, the perennials in your garden should be trimmed with pruning shears.  Also, keep your patio areas from getting grimy and slippery by pressure washing them.

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PREPARE FOR ICY WEATHER

As Fall moves towards winter, icy mornings will become more common and you need to ensure that the weather doesn’t affect your ability to go about your daily business.  Driveway heating cables will help you do that by eliminating unwanted ice.  Moreover, de-icing cables can be used to eliminate ice on roofs to avoid ice dams and snow buildup.

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INVEST IN LIGHTING

As the nights will become darker earlier in the coming months, you may need to think about adding more illumination to your yard or outdoor pathway to give you better access after the sun goes down, and also boost your overall security. During the Fall and Winter season, outdoor lighting becomes very important.

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Deelat Industrial offers a wide selection of essential items that will prepare your home for Fall weather and cooler temperatures. We’ve got you covered with quality products at low, affordable prices. Shop with us today and save!  

De-Icing Heating Cables: How to Prevent Roof Ice Dams

The winter months can be troublesome for the roof, pipes and valves of your home or commercial property. On the roof of your home, for instance, snow and ice collect around the eaves, creating ice dams, which prevent water from properly draining. This buildup of ice can damage your roof, gutters and siding, and the improperly draining water causes interior mildew and condensation.

De-Icing Cables for Eaves Trough
De- Icing Cables For Eaves Trough

Luckily, there’s an easy-to-install fix: de-icing heating cables.  De-icing heating cables deliver heat to the eaves of your home or commercial property, or around pipes and valves, which prevents the buildup of ice and snow. They are commonly used to prevent ice dams and pipes from freezing.

With spring right around the corner, it’s the perfect time for homeowners in snowy climates to consider installing heating cables or heating tape. Here we explain how de-icing cables work and provide a few tips that can help you decide the type of cables you need:

How De-Icing Heating Cables Work

De-icing heating cables are an electronic heating device that can quickly be installed on the roof of your home or commercial property, or around pipes and valves. They look like long extension cords, but when plugged in, they provide a steady amount of heat to a location to prevent ice from collecting in a particular area.

On roofs, heating cables are placed near the eaves, where ice is most likely to collect during the winter months. They are affixed in a zigzag position near the eave to improve water drainage and to provide an even amount of heat along the roof’s edge. De-icing heating cables are affixed to the roof quickly, using shingle clips.

Similarly, de-icing cables can be used to supply heat to pipes and valves to prevent freezing during winter months. With these applications, the heating cables can be attached using adhesive or pipe clips, and they can be attached to the exterior of the pipe. In some cases, the heating cables are designed to run inside the pipe.

De-Icing Heating Cables: A Few Things to Consider Before Installation

Whether you’re planning to install heating cables on the roof of your home or commercial property, or around pipes, valves or stop taps, you need to make sure you’re purchasing the materials that fit the task.

  • Length: Making sure you have enough cable to cover the roof of your property can save you time in the long run. Often, this is calculated by the length of the roofline, with an added spacing multiplier. Additionally, if you have gutters or long valleys in the roof, you’ll need additional cable.
  • Color: Many de-icing cables are sold in various colors. If you want something that naturally blends with the color of your roof, a black or dark grey cable may work best. Although color is not always important, as de-icing cables can be discreetly affixed to your roof.
  • Type of Material: De-icing cables are made with a variety of materials, and some are designed to last longer. For instance, the basic PVC heating cables provide durability and can last for several seasons. The more-rigid Teflon heating cables are designed to provide even more durability.

Deelat.com provides a variety of de-icing heating cables for commercial and home installation. You can choose from our broad selection of heating cables, based on length and material.