Edge Melt Systems™
Melt Systems’ products have been engineered to achieve the highest
performance level. This is proven by how effective the system is at
preventing ice dams and contending with snow storms. Our decades of
experience fosters our technology.
Our production process measures
fabrication tolerances to four thousandths of an inch. Our heat cables
have a tolerance of .010” and are backed with an industry leading
ten-year limited warranty.
These tolerances are vitally important to the
performance of our systems. Improving on the original concept and
avoiding the problems of earlier attempts by others, Edge Melt Systems’
products have advanced the technology, perfecting the balance between
heat transfer (function) and aesthetic beauty (form).
Our roof ice
prevention systems have been successfully installed throughout the
country from the state of Washington to Maine. Edge Melt Systems’
products are ideal for the Midwest, New England, the Great Lakes Snow
Belt, and the Mountain West.
Comprehensive Product Line Edge
Melt Systems is the only company to offer a comprehensive product line.
No other manufacturer and supplier of roof ice prevention systems can
compete with our offer.
Roof Heat Panels
Real Lower Cost IceBlaster
& VersaScreen are very competitively priced. But the real advantage
is the reduced installation cost because our products are engineered to
be the smartest, simplest, and fastest system to install. Additionally,
with our flexible components, left over materials can be used on the
next job leading to little or no waste. Allowing the contractor to
purchase and stock inventory provides greater flexibility over competing
This means you can make real time changes and not face long
delays awaiting new material to be shipped to you. What is an ice dam? ·->An ice dam is a ridge of ice that causes water to be trapped behind it.
This results in water being forced into areas that your roof and gutter
system was not designed to handle. Ice
dams form at roof edges whether you have gutters or not. Gutters are
not the cause of ice dams. Melted snow and below freezing temperatures
at the roof edge are the primary cause of ice dams.
dams form in valleys (generally near the bottom or exit of the valley)
due to snow compression, heavy drifting and obstructions. Valleys
concentrate the amount of water present because they collect water from
larger areas above them. -> Ice dams can form anywhere melted snow can
refreeze. -> Icicles usually indicate an ice dam formation has occurred.
Ice dams are the result of snow melted by: Heat loss from the conditioned area of the home or business into the attic cavity which warms the roof from underneath.
Inadequate levels of insulation allowing conducted heat to transfer into the roof structure.
fluctuating above and below freezing. -> Solar gain – the roof surface
being warmed by the sun even though temps are below freezing. This can
occur even at temperatures below 10F.
Poor or non-existent ventilation.
ventilation that is covered by snow will not allow trapped warm air to
escape. Also, the process of the snow melting from around ridge
ventilation creates meltwater which can lead to ice dam formation.
This is only a sampling of the technologies we have to help with your Ice Dam Issues. Lets look at some before and after images: