This pre-assembled cable has been designed for the sole purpose of preventing the formation of ice dams on pitched roofs with non-combustible tab shingles and in metal or plastic gutters and downspouts. It provides drainage channels so that as natural thawing occurs, water has a path to flow off the roof and through the gutters and downspouts. This cable is not for use on a flat roof nor is it intended to clear the roof of snow and ice. The installation of this product is simple and it can be used with either metal or plastic gutters. Read and follow all instructions and pay particular attention to the following points: Install the cable when the outside temperature is above 50˚F because at lower temperatures shingle material may be brittle; Clear all leaves, pine needles and debris from the roof, gutters and downspouts before operating the cable. Do not plug the cable in unless it has been completely uncoiled or it will be damaged.
Each package contains one ready-to-install cable, shingle clips, cable spacers and complete installation instructions. You will also need a tape measure, marker, gloves, ladder and a weatherproof GFCI outlet with control switch.
Selecting and installing the right cable is simple, just follow these five easy steps.
1. Measure roof overhang and select corresponding multiplier.
2. Measure length of roof to be protected and multiply by multiplier to obtain length of cable required for the roof.
3. Measure length of gutter (if any).
4. Measure length of cable to go around dormers (if any).
5. Measure length of downspouts. Multiply by 2 if double cable is used in downspout.
Total length of cable required is sum of 2, 3, 4 and 5. Select from the standard lengths to meet your needs.
Width of Overhang
Multiplier with Gutter
Multiplier without Gutter
Roof and Gutter Cable Specifications
They can be applied on pitched roofs with non-combustible tab shingles, in gutters and in downspouts.
Roof and Gutter Cables operate at 120 volt, 5 watts per foot. They are cUL Listed and CSA certified.
amps @ 120 VAC (Approx. )
Roof Cable Control - #14600
The easy-to-install automatic control connects to a roof and gutter cable. It automatically turns on the heating cable to prevent build-up of snow and ice. The electronic sensor in the gutter and on the roof detects both temperature and moisture. Together, these conditions can cause ice build-up on shingles, in gutters and downspouts, resulting in costly roof repair. Once plugged in, the device automatically switches the heating cable on or off as required. Operating costs are minimal and it helps save energy dollars. It is housed in a weather-resistant enclosure with a state-of-the-art electronic sensor. It has a capacity of 1200 watts, 10 Amps at 120 VAC.