You are on page 1of 24

INNOVATIVE

ROOF DE-ICING

SYSTEMS

2011 C ata lo g

Contents
3 4 8 8 10 14 19 20 20 22 How to Prevent Ice Dams Product Selection Guide Hydronic Heat System Heat Cables T-Panel System T-Zone System Accessories Controllers Color Options Easy Install

About Thermal Technologies

As one of the nations leading manufacturers of innovative and high quality rooftop deicing products, we solve problems with ice dams and icicles for homes and businesses all across America.

We Stop Ice Dam and Icicles

Our products look great year-round and are guaranteed to keep your home and family free from the dangers of ice dams and icicles. The 4 Major Benefits of Installing De-Icing Products from Thermal Tech 1. They protect your investment 2. They save you money 3. They provide convenience 4. They provide safety We invite you to browse through our catalog and learn more about these benefits along with the details about our innovative home and business de-icing products. You dont have to worry about ice dams and icicles anymore! Contact us today.

2
Ice dams like this one can create structural damage and can be a serious safety threat.

Ice Dams
Water Ice Dam At the roofs eave, ice forms and creates a heavy pool of water. Ice dams at the roofs edge are the major cause of winter roof damage.

What is an ice dam?

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof, cricket, or valley that prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into the home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.

Myths And Facts About Ice Dam And Icicle Solutions


MYTH #1: Adding more insulation to the attic or ventilating the area better will prevent ice dam formation FACT: This is a very popular myth, and although adding insulation can help mildly decrease the issue, it simply cannot stop ice dams issues by itself. MYTH #2: Installing a cold roof will prevent the formation of ice dams FACT: Because of the effects of solar radiation, snow melt and refreezing can never be entirely prevented by the installation of a cold roof. MYTH #3: Replacing existing shingles or installing more ice and water shield membranes on an existing roof will eliminate leakage from ice dams FACT: Water shield membranes and similar products are simply not intended to prevent damage resulting from conditions of standing water on the roof. Even if you install an entirely new roof, problems with ice dams and icicles will inevitably return. MYTH #4: Zig-zag cables on the roof and/or heating cables in the gutters are effective in the prevention of ice dams. FACT: These cables were just not designed to handle large amounts of snow. Ice dams will form above and below the melted areas surrounding the zig-zag cable.

What causes ice dams?

There is a complex interaction between the amount of heat loss from a house, solar energy, snow cover, and outside temperatures that leads to ice dam formation. The dam grows as it is fed by the melting snow above it, but its growth is limited to the portions of the roof that are on average below 32 F. The moisture traveling down the roof above backs up behind the ice dam and remains a liquid. This water finds cracks and openings in roofing materials and flows into attic space. From the attic it could travel into exterior walls or through the ceiling insulation causing substantial interior damage.

Preventing Ice Dams

Thermal Technologies innovative roof de-icing systems are one of the best investments homeowners, builders, and businesses can make to protect against ice damage and personal injury. Innovative new systems are now available that will melt away snow and ice from critical areas of the roof. Extend the life of your roof and reduce the risks associated with snow and ice by installing a professionally designed Thermal Technologies roof de-icing system.

Product Guide
Water Damage Rotting Mildew Dangerous Mold Ice Hassles Falling Ice Inconvenience

Stop ice formation by choosing the correct heating element for your climate, roof type and home aesthetics.

Gutter Damage

Roof Collapse

Roof Warping

Product Comparison

Heat Cables
quick install

T-Panels
Adds architectural beauty, full heat coverage where heat cables alone fail. Up to 70% Energy savings over heat cables alone For areas with 6 of snowfall or greater For use with eaves up to 24 Moderately high startup costs, lower energy costs. Aluminum Alloy Extrusion Powder Coating Colors or Colored Cladding T1 Eave Panel, T2 Eave Panel, T3 Eave Panel, Valley and Utility Panel Self Regulating Heat Trace Cables or Hydronic PEX Tubing Aluminium Alloy Snap-Loc Top, Aluminum Alloy Eave Base Panel, Aluminum Alloy Transition and Expansion Joint Cap (EJC), with Heat Source (PEX or Cable) and Controller

T-Zone
Strikingly attractive, Large heating area for full coverage on large eaves. Up to 70% Energy savings over heat cables alone For areas with 6 of snowfall or greater For use with eaves 24 or larger Moderately high startup costs, lower overall energy costs. 16oz Copper, .032 Aluminum, CoreTen, Aluminum Extrusion 16oz Copper, .032 Aluminum, CoreTen, UnaClad Colors by Firestone Eave and Valley Panel Self Regulating Heat TraceCables or Hydronic PEX Tubing Eave Panel: Roof Panel, Transition Metal, Drip Edge, and Zee Metal, Aluminum Alloy Snap Loc Top, Aluminum Alloy Base Panel with Heat Source (PEX or Cable) and Controller

Benefits Inexpensive materials,

Snow Coverage For areas of 0-6 snowfall Eave Coverage Can be used on eaves of any size. Points to Consider Expensive Energy Costs, Not effective in many cases. Material Modified Polyolefin or other mateSelection rial Color Black Panel Types n/a Heating Systems Self Regulating Heat Trace Cable Components Heat cable, Roof clips, Heat Shrink,
Components, & Control

Select by Problem Area


Eave Valley Downspout/ Gutter
Heat Cable
See Page 8

Select Roof Type


Metal
2 2/3 Rib Panel Split Seam Roof

Select Heat Source


Heat Cable
T-Panel Valley Panel

Asphalt/Wood
Heat Wave
See Page 18

Hydronic
T-Panel Utility Panel

Typically used as part of the T-Panel System See Page 12 OR OR

Typically used as part of the T-Panel System See Page 12

Retro Panel
See Page 18

Select Eave Size


0-6 6-12 12-18
T2 Panel
See Page 13

Typically used as part of the T-Zone System See Page 16

T-Zone Valley Panel

T-Zone Double Valley Panel


Typically used as part of the T-ZoneSystem See Page 16

18+
T3 Panel
The T-Zone system can be used on any eave. See Page 15

T1 Panel

See Page 12

T-Zone OR T-Zone Hydronic Panel Eave Panel


Lower energy usage with a hydronic system. See Page 15

See Page 13

Heat Cable
For areas with light snowfall. See Page 8

Edge Panel
See Page 17

Selecting a Product

Tom and Judy deal with serious ice buildup issues around their home. In some instances, their roof has become a reservoir of water and ice build-up; some gutters and downspouts dont survive the winter season. They considered a few options, but in the end, they chose the T-Zone Hydronic Panel system over the T3 T-Panel System since they felt it would complement their home architecturally and

it would work with their existing radiant heated driveway system. Tom was excited and felt that it would completely eliminate the buildup of snow and ice on their entire roof overhang. The single valley panel will work perfectly for their problem roof areas. To protect their gutters and downspouts they chose our commercial grade self regulating heat cable.

Product Guide
Understanding When to Use Heat Trace Cables
Zig Zag cables are great for mild climates, gutters and drains
Simply put, zig-zag cables are simply not engineered to handle large amounts of snow. They are only capable of melting within a 2 radius of the wire core, creating cavities and channels of water in deep snow instead of melting it altogether. In fact, instead of preventing or eliminating ice dams and icicles, these dangerous winter occurrences will simply form above and below zig-zag cables. If a zig-zag cable system meets your needs based on the above criteria, contact Thermal Technologies right away and we will fulfill your de-icing needs. Thermal Technologies is an undisputed leader in the de-icing industry, and our T-Panel system provides TOTAL ICE AND SNOW MELT for roof overhangs and gutter areas no matter where you live and under even the most extreme of winter conditions. For decades, zig-zag cables have been many homeowners choice for keeping their roof edges and gutters free from the dangerous effects of ice dams and their accompanying icicles. These cables are extremely effective under some conditions, but homeowners should be wary of spending money on such a system if its not the right solution to meet their needs. Thermal Tech carries a complete line of high quality self-regulating, commerical-grade heat trace cable systems that are effective for many homeowners under specific circumstances.

When and where are zig-zag or open heat trace cables the right choice?
When you live in a relatively mild climate ( some Class 2 areas) where total seasonal snow levels never exceed 50 per year Where snowfall per storm does not exceed 3at a time When you only want to use the cable to keep your gutters and downspounts free from ice

When and where is heat trace cable definitely not the right choice?
When you live in harsher winter climates (Class 1 areas and Class 2 areas) where total seasonal snowfall often exceeds 50 per year Where carrying 6-8 or more accumulated snowfall on the roof is typical When you live in a mountainous area When you live in a lake effect area When you want to be absolutely certain that you will never have rooftop ice problems again, no matter where you live

Roof Damage Potential Extreme Strong Mild

THE BENEFITS OF USING HEATING PANELS OVER ZIG-ZAG CABLE


Our heating panels are easily installed along your roof line and look attractive in any season The heating panels provide complete ice and snow melt where you need it most: along the overhang Heat from enclosed cables is conducted throughout the total surface area of the panels providing total melting capabilities instead of just melting around the immediate vicinity like with an open cable Cables passing through our state-of-the-art heating panels use 70% less energy than exposed zig-zag cables, so heating panels are more cost-effective and energy efficient The panels absorb all the heat from the cables whereas open-air cables waste energy Heating panels are a preventive rather than a repair solution: ice dams never get a chance to form. No matter how much snow or ice you get in a given winter, you will have no more problems with ice dams and icicles Thanks to heating panels, you can enjoy winters free from the stress caused by ice dam-related issues

Zig-zag heat cables were not effective on this roof.

Heat cables are not 100% effective in areas of strong & extreme snow and ice accumulation. T-Zone & T-Panel Systems from Thermal Technologies remove snow & ice with complete coverage for extreme situations.

Zig-Zag heat cables arent the most efficient way to solve the problem of snow load, icicles and ice dams. And in many areas, heat cables alone will not solve these problems. Thermal Technologies offers heated panels in a variety of widths to fit any roof. T-Panels are available for roofs with eaves up to 24, while the T-Zone system fits roofs with eaves 24 and larger. While these options have a higher up-front price, they will eliminate your winter problems and offer significant energy cost savings over zig-zag heat cables.

Did you know?

Our heated panels warm the entire depth and length of the roofs freeze zone.

Heat Options
Hydronic Heat System
Go green and cut operation expenses with Thermal Technologies Radiant Roof Heating Systems. Thermal Technologies Hydronic Control Panel completely manages the melting away of large roof area with snow and ice build up. By integrating our aluminum alloy panel system with radiant PEX tubing, we have developed a de-icing system that is 90% more efficient than any electric roof de-icing system on the market to date. Our custom engineered radiant roof heating systems offer the most technically advanced, highly scalable and eco-friendly de-icing solution. We offer roof heating systems for all types of applications, including new construction, remodelling, and existing roofs. Installing radiant roof heating can extend the life of your roof as well as enhance the value of your home or commercial property.

Modified polyolefin jacket Tinned copper wire shield Modified polyolefin cover Carbon Bus (Heating Element) Core Wire

Heat Trace Cable


Heat cable is designed to serve the most demanding environments including hazardous and non-hazardous areas, as well as areas where corrosives may be of concern. The heat trace cable is certified to all applicable CSA (CUS) standards for use throughout North America. National Electrical Codes require ground-fault protection of equipment. Specifications Minimum bend radius Buss wire size Outer jacket color Traced Surface Type

1.18 in (30 mm) @68F (20C) 16 AWG Black Metal, Asphalt and Plastic

Heat Trace Cable By the Foot


120 Volt
Each pump, manifold and heat system is custom built to meet the requirements of each heating system.

ECD-1205 ECD-1206 ECD-1208

120V 5 watts per foot 120V 6 watts per foot 120V 8 watts per foot

ECD-12010 120V 10 watts per foot ECD-12012 120V 12 watts per foot

240 Volt
ECD-2405 ECD-2406 ECD-2408 240V 5 watts per foot 240V 6 watts per foot 240V 8 watts per foot

ECD-24010 240V 10 watts per foot

ECD-24012 240V 12 watts per foot

When ordering heat cable, calculate for one continuous length of cable. Its simpler and quicker to install if you dont need to splice together two lengths of cables.

Cable overhang: Allow for an extra 2 for roofs without gutters. Roofs with gutters need an extra 5 to create drip channels.

The height of the heat cables should extend the entire area above eave overhang.

Calculating Amount of Cable Used in a Zig-Zag Cable Pattern

The table below shows how to determine the length of cable required per foot of roof line. Example: If you have an 24 eave, your multiplying factor is 4.5. For a roof edge of 100, just multiply the two numbers: 100 x 4.5 = 450 feet cable. This does not include length required for the roof edge or gutter.
Multiplying factor to determine amount of cable needed per foot of roof line. Height Needed To Clear Eave Overhang
6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48

Zig-Zag Multiplying Factor


x 2.2 x 2.8 x 3.6 x 4.5 x 5.4 x 6.3 x 7.3 x 8.3

Heat Cables Project Materials Worksheet

Cable length Requirements Worksheet

Item
Heat Cable total length (use table at right) Power & End termination Kits (1 per control box) End Seal Kits Splice Kits tee Splice Kits Roof Clips (typically 10 clip-pack per 7 feet of roofline)
HEAT CABLE

Model # Unit
_____
EPE EES ESP ETK

QTY

Section gutters Downspouts Valleys Zig-Zag Roof line length to Control Box

Calculation
gutter length feet (Downspout length x 2) + 4 extra (Valley length x 0.7) x 2 Roof line length x Multiplying factor (See table above) Number of Power Connections x 6

length _______ft _______ft _______ft _______ft _______ft _______ft

ft ea ea ea ea 10/bag ea

ERC _____

Total Heat Cable Required

Controller Unit
(Compatible with Heat Cable Controllers on page 20)

T-PANELS
Efficient Direct Heat
Thermal Technologies revolutionary, state-ofthe-art aluminum alloy panels are designed for maximum heat transfer. Unlike other products, Thermal Technologies innovative roof de-icing systems do not rely upon passive or indirect heat transfer through air space. We create direct heat transfer by completely encasing our heat source with our aluminum alloy, providing much greater efficiency and more effective energy usage. Thermal Technologies energy efficient T-Panel system can save you up to 70% energy consumption compared to alternatives.

How T-Panels Work


Heat from the sun and warmth from the attic partially melt roof snow, creating a trickle
of water which freezes at the roofs edge. If left untreated, ice dams and icicles can form. The T-Panel System melts and prevents propertydamaging ice dams, the formation of dangerous icicles and heavy snow load. Theres no longer a need to shovel and scrape away snow and ice.

TwO wAyS TO HEAT A T-PAnEl

Hydronic tubing

Self Regulating Cable

GEnErAl T-PAnEl SPECIfICATIOnS


Material Selection Color Configuration options Heating Systems Product Finish Optional Items Electrical Requirements 10 Recycled Aluminum Alloy 6063 Temper - T5 Spray Powder Coating Colors 3, 6, 8, 12 and 18 Panel sizes available. Architectural Decorative cover option available. Commercial Grade-Self Regulating Heat Cable (5, 8 or 10 Watt per foot in 100-130 VAC or 208-277 VAC) or 3/8 PEX Hydronic Radiant Tubing High Grade Powder Coating or Architectural Decorative Cover System controller, Self regulating heat trace for gutters and downspouts N.E.C. 426-28 requires 30 mA Ground Fault circuit protection for snow and ice melting applications

Internal aluminum extrusion disperses heat across the entire panel. Multiple channels for different types of heat sources.

The Expansion Joint Cap bridges between two 6-foot panels. Architectural covers are essentially large joint caps the cover the entire span of the panel.

T-Panels Buying Guide Worksheet


Item
3 Valley Panel 6 Utility Panel 8 t1 Eave Panel 12 t2 Eave Panel 18 t3 Eave Panel Extra Heat Cable needed for gutters, downspouts and leads to controller unit (see page 6) Power & End termination Kits (1 needed per control box) End Seal Kits Splice Kits tee Splice Kits Roof Clips
HEAT CABLE

T-Panels energy efficient roof deicing system saves you up to

Code
VP-02 UP-06 TP-08 TP-012 TP-018

Unit QTY
ft ft

70% compared to heat cables.


ENERGY USAGE COMPARISON
12 18

ft ft ft

36

EPE EES ESP ETK ERC

ea
0 5 10 15 20 25 30

ea ea ea 10/ bag ea

watts per foot


Thermal Technologies T2 Panel System 12 Heated Surface Area Thermal Technologies T3 Panel System 18 Heated Surface Area Competitor Panel 6 Heated Surface Area Zig-zag Cables
35

40
40

Controller Unit
(Compatible with Heat Cable Controllers on page 20)

Product Comparison for 50 ft of roofline. Figured with an outside temperature of approximately 20 Fahrenheit.

11

T-PANELS
Up to12 The T1 Panel helps protect roofs with eaves up to 12

Valley Panel

6 Utility Panel
POWDER

The valley panel system is designed to work with heat cables. This panel is guaranteed to heat the entire length of the panel. The valley panel can be custom-cut to fit the length of your roofs valley.

COAT
PAINTED ALUMINUM

-or-

The utility panel offers a larger area to accommodate hydronic tubing. This panel is 6 wide and is guaranteed to heat the entire length of the panel. The utility panel can be custom-cut to fit any area of your roof.

8 T1 Eave Panel
POWDER

COAT
PAINTED ALUMINUM

-or-

The T1 Panels simple two-piece aluminum alloy panel system is designed to eliminate icicles, ice dams, and snow at the roofs edge.

POWDER

COAT
PAINTED ALUMINUM

-or-

90

2.864
0.73

6.079
0.73

2.44 2.5

0.7

7.5

VP-02

Valley Panel System with 2 electric heat cable per foot of Panel. Includes Aluminum Alloy Snap-Loc Top, Aluminum Alloy Base Panel and Aluminum Expansion Joint Cap (EJC)

UP-06

Utility Panel System. Includes Aluminum Alloy Snap-Loc Top, Aluminum Alloy Utility Base Panel and Aluminum Expansion Joint Cap (EJC). System is provided with either 2 electric heat cable or 2 of hydronic PEX tubing per foot.

TP-08

T1 Panel (8x 6 Panel). Includes Aluminum Alloy Snap-Loc Top, Aluminum Alloy Eave Base Panel, and Aluminum Expansion Joint Cap (EJC) or architectural cover. System requires either 2 electric heat cable

12

Multiple channels for different types of heat sources.

T-Panels can be installed on new or existing roofs.

The T2 Panel helps protect roofs with eaves up to 18

The T3 Panel helps protect roofs with eaves up to 24

12 T2 Eave Panel

18 T-Panel T3 System
POWDER

The T2 is a single panel system designed to be installed on the eave of your roof. The system is 12 wide and is guaranteed to eliminate ice and snow from the entire area of the panel.

COAT
PAINTED ALUMINUM

-or-

The T3 is a double panel system designed to be installed on the eave of your roof. This system is 18 wide and is guaranteed to eliminate ice and snow from the entire area of the panel. Each system can be installed on new or existing roofs and the heating system is self regulated, saving you time and money.

POWDER

COAT
PAINTED ALUMINUM

-or-

13
6.42 6.4
12.63

0.7

2.297 2.9

2.297

TP-012

T2 Panel System (12x 6 Panel): Aluminium Alloy Snap-Loc Top, 6 Aluminum Alloy Eave Base Panel, 6 Aluminum Alloy Transition and Aluminum Expansion Joint Cap (EJC). System requires either 2 electric heat cable or 2 of hydronic PEX tubing per foot.

TP-018

T3 Panel System (18x 6 Panel): Two 6 Aluminium Alloy Snap-Loc Top, 6 Aluminium Alloy Extension Panel, 6 Aluminum Alloy Eave Base Panel, 6 Aluminum Alloy Transition and Aluminum Expansion Joint Cap (EJC). System requires either 2 electric heat cable or 2 of hydronic PEX tubing per foot.

13

T-ZONE
Right Product Right Place Right Price

The T-Zone System


Thermal Technologies T-Zone Heated Roof Panels incorporate energy efficient, technically advanced aluminum alloys. Thermal Technologies is known for carefully engineered roof de-icing systems that come in elegant, aesthetically appealing options. We are pleased to offer innovative roof de-icing systems made from 100% recycled aluminum alloy; proprietary energy management systems and controls; with an industry leading commercial grade self-regulating heat trace cable warranty.

Go Green, Save Money!


Thermal Technologies is pleased to offer the T-Zone Hydronic radiant roof de-icing system. This provides an innovative, ecofriendly, ultra-energy efficient roof ice melting system. Go green with Thermal Technologies hydronic radiant roof de-icing system.

KEY FEATURES Effective roof de-icing for any size roof overhang Melts more snow and ice with less energy Fully automated Elegant, classy design Electric & Hydronic version available

14

T-Zone Eave Panel

The aluminum alloy panel surrounds the available PAINTED heat source; the top, bottom and sides are in di- ALUMINUM rect contact with the heat source at all times. This is the most efficient use of energy and offers the best results available. This system is an excellent choice for homes that are located in higher elevation, for homes with eaves over 24, or for those who prefer the attractive look of the T-Zone System.

T-Zone Hydronic Panel

Panel Size
Panels come in standard 24, 36 48 or 60 High (or custum length). They are designed to help eliminate icicles, snow load, and ice dams on roof eaves of any size.
TZ T-Zone Eave Panel System: Roof Panel, Transition Metal, Drip Edge, and Zee Metal, Aluminum Alloy Snap-Loc Top, Aluminum Alloy Base Panel.

PAINTED Thermal Technologies T-Zone innovative roof ALUMINUM de-icing systems are at the top of their class in performance, efficiency, ease of installation and energy conservation. By integrating our aluminum alloy panel system with radiant PEX tubing, we have developed a de-icing system that is 90% more efficient than any electric roof de-icing system on the market today. Our custom engineered radiant roof heating systems offer the most technically advanced, highly scalable and eco-friendly de-icing solution. We offer roof heating systems for all types of applications, including new construction, remodeling, and existing roofs.

Panel Size
Panels come in standard 24, 36 48 or 60 High (or custom length). They are designed to help eliminate icicles, snow load, and ice dams on roof eaves of any size.
TZH T-Zone Hydronic Roof System Panel: Roof Panel, Transition Metal, Drip Edge, and Zee Metal, Aluminum Alloy Snap-Loc Top, Aluminum Alloy Utility Base Panel. For use with Hydronic PEX tubing.

The T-Zone System prevents the formation of property-damaging ice dams, heavy snow load, and the formation of dangerous icicles.

15

T-ZONE
T-Zone Double-Heated Valley Panel T-Zone Single Valley Panel

Thermal Technologies double heated valley panel replaces the standard W metal and is ALUMINUM designed to be installed on new roof or new construction applications. The double heated valley is the perfect choice for ice dam elimination where extremely large amounts of snow and ice accumulate.
PAINTED

The T-Zone valley panel systems are designed to work PAINTED with heat cables or pex tubing. This panel comes in a ALUMINUM variety of widths and is guaranteed to heat the entire length of the panel. The valley panel can be custom built to fit the length of your roofs valley.

Panel Size
Architectural Decorative Covers are manufactured sized to fit. Aluminum alloy channel is manufactured in 6 ft lengths, and can be cut to length.

Panel Size
Flat sheet panels are manufactured and sized to fit. Aluminum alloy channel is manufactured in 6 ft lengths, can can be cut to length.

TZV-06 TZDV-06 T-Zone Double-Heated Valley Panel System: Custom W Metal, Transition Metal, Aluminum Alloy Snap Loc Top, Aluminum Alloy Utility Base Panel. For use with Hydronic Pex Tubing or Heat Trace Cable.

Thermal-Loc Architectural Decorative Cover, Aluminum Alloy Snap-Loc Top, Aluminum Alloy Utility Base Panel. For use with Hydronic PEX Tubing.

16

HiddenHeat
Single Panel
1 x 24 x 96 for valleys

Heat Channel Integrated into roof support wood. Any roo ng material can be installed over panels.

96

1 12

Double Panel
1 x 24 x 96
96

24

Panel Construction

HiddenHeat
1 Wood

Hydronic Chanel Heat Cable Chanel 4

0.32 Aluminum lining

Low Pitch Thermal Panel


1

Any roofing material can be installed over HiddenHeat panels. The heat channel is integrated into roof support wood to provide a base for any type of roofing material.
12 0.32 Aluminum lining 11.5

Panel Size
Panels custom cut HiddenHeat and modified to fit installation.
Heat Channel Integrated into roof support wood. Any roo ng material can be installed over panels.

HH-01

Single Panel

Single Panel. 24 x 96 Requires 16 of heat cable or PEX Tubing panel. Double Panel. 48 x 96. Requires 32 of heat cable or PEX Tubing per panel
96

The Thermal Low Pitch Panel offer integrated heated PAINTED ALUMINUM drip edge and easy attachment cleat. Thermal-Edge systems are designed for low pitch and flat roof buildings utilizing asphalt, metal or EPDM membrane roofing products. Its simple integrated drip edge and color matched cover is designed to eliminate ice and snow, keeping your buildings safer and reducing the risk of winter damage and dangerous snow and ice buildup. Each system can be installed on new or existing roofs and the heating system is self regulated, saving you time and money.

1 x 24 x 96 for valleys

HH-02

Panel Size
Panels custom cut and modified to fit installation.
HDE-06 Low Pitch Thermal Panel, Aluminum Alloy Snap-Loc Top, Aluminum Alloy Utility Base Panel, Decorative Cladding.

1 12

Double Panel
1 x 24 x 96
96

24

Panel Construction
Hydronic Chanel Heat Cable Chanel 4 0.32 Aluminum lining

1 Wood

12

0.32 Aluminum lining 11.5

17

Metal roofs
Retro Zone Panels lay on top of existing standing seam metal roofs.

Thermal Heat Wave Panel

Ride the wave of new roof de-icing technology. Thermal Technologies roof de-icing systems are the best available radiant heat systems for preventing ice dams and icicles from forming. Thermal Technologies offers roof heating systems for all types of roof applications, including new construction, remodeling, and existing roofs. Installing radiant roof heating can extend the life of your roof as well as enhance the value of your home or commercial property.
HWP-06 Thermal Heat Wave Panel. 6 x 6 Panel. Requires two passes of heat cable per foot.

Retro Zone Heat Panel

Retro fitting an existing metal roof with heat panALUMINUM els couldnt be easier with the Retro Panels simple design. New heated panels are layed on top of the existing metal roof. Colors can be matched to your existing roof. The aluminum alloy panel surrounds the available heat source; the top, bottom and sides are in direct contact with the heat source at all times.
PAINTED

RZ-06

Retro Zone Hydronic Panel: Thermal-Loc Architectural Cover, Thermal-Loc Architectural Base, Aluminum Alloy Snap-Loc Top, Aluminum Alloy Utility Base Panel. For Use with Hydronic PEX Tubing or Heat Trace Cable

Thermal Technologies Retro Zone System fits between existing splitseam or standing-seam metal roofs, and prevents the formation of property-damaging ice dams, heavy snow load and dangerous icicles.

Ridges fit snugly into a 2 rib corrugated roof panel

Heating Elements On
18
Multiple options for heat cable routes.

Heating Elements Off

Accessories
roof Cable Clips (10 Pack)
The Roof Cable Clip is used to attach heat cable to most types of roof surfaces. This kit contains 5 double clips. Each clip can be split into two, for a total of 10 clips, which is enough for approximately seven linear feet of roof edge when securing zig-zag cable.
Product code: ERC

Power & End Termination Kit


Thermal Technologies Power Connection Kit includes: moisture seals for the end of the heat cable as well as a water-tight entry seal into a junction box. It is recommended that a NEMA 3R, 4 or 4X box be used and mounted under an eave or other protected area.
Product code: EPE

Tee Splice Kit


Thermal Technologies Tee Splice Kit includes: zip ties, cable splices, T-Boot, end seal, and moisture sealant. Used to create a T junction in heat cables.
Product code: ETK

Splice Kit
Thermal Technologies Splice Kit includes: inner & outer heat shrink, moister sealant, and wire splices. This is used to splice together two heat trace cables.
Product code: ESP

End Seal Kit


Thermal Technologies End Seal Kit with moisture sealant. This is used to terminate heat cables.
Product code: EES

19

Controls
Two Types of Controllers
HEAT CABLE

MAnUAl PlUG-In COnnECTIOn


HEAT CABLE

20 AMP 30mA GFCI Plug Kit


120VAC code: EGFI-120 240VAC code: EGFI-240

HEAT CABLE

10 Foot Pig-Tail Power Cord w/ Molded Plug


Product code: EPT-10

HYDRONIC

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
HEAT CABLE

Fixed 40 F Temperature Thermostat


Automatic Freeze protection 22 amp Electric Rating @ 125/250/480 VAC 40F (4.4C) set point
Product code: E-4x40

FULLY AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE & MOISTURE CONTROL


Heat Cable Controller with Integrated Sensor Hydronic Controller with Integrated Sensor

Integrated Sensor

Integrated Sensor

The CDP-2 Snow Sensor Display Panel

The DS-2B Rain/Snow Sensor Controller


Integrated Precipitation Sensor 100-120/200-240 VAC Operation
HEAT CABLE

The DS-224 Rain/Snow Sensor Controller


For Low Voltage or Hydronic Systems Integrated Precipitation Sensor 24 VAC/VDC Operation
Product code: H-DS-224
Hydronic Controller with Remote Sensor

this optional accessory provides convenient indoor monitoring and control for the DS-2B, DS-8, DS-224 or DS-824 controllers.
Product code: E-CDP-2
HEAT CABLE

Product code: E-DS-2B

HYDRONIC

Heat Cable Controller with Remote Sensor

HYDRONIC

The DS-8 Rain/Snow Sensor Controller


Remote Precipitation Sensor 100-120/200-240 VAC Operation 20
Product code: E-DS8-LD
HEAT CABLE

The DS-824 Rain/Snow Sensor Controller


For Low Voltage or Hydronic Systems Remote Precipitation Sensor 24 VAC/VDC Operation
Product code: H-DS-824

HYDRONIC

POWDER

Powder Coat Color Options


These are the standard powder-coat color options used on the T-Panel System. The spray powder coatings carry a 10-year limited warranty. Colors are digitally reproduced and may vary from actual product.

COAT

Moccasin

Speckled Bronze

Copper Tex

Copper Vein

Jade Crater

Green Splatter

Moon Dust

Speckled Gray
Standard Stock Color Lead Time Required Premium Color

PAINTED ALUMINUM

Painted Aluminum Cladding Options

These are the standard painted-aluminum color options used on the Retro-Zone Panel all T-Zone Products, and can be used on the decorative cover for any T-Panel system. The siliconized-modified coating carries a 20-year limited warranty.

Stone White

Sky Blue

Teal

Regal Red

Bone White

Regal Blue

Hemlock Green

Brandywine

Almond

Electric Blue

Tropical Patina

Colonial Red

Sandstone

Award Blue

Patina Green

Terra Cotta

Slate Grey

Extra Dark Bronze

Dark Ivy

Silver Metallic

Cityscape

Dark Bronze

Sherwood Green

Classic Copper

Charcoal Gray

Medium Bronze

Hartford Green

Champagne Metallic
Standard Stock Color Lead Time Required Premium Color

Sierra Tan

Matte Black

Mansard Brown

Colors are digitally reproduced and may vary from actual product. Additional charges may apply for & colors.

21

Easy Install
Thermal Tech helps you install its products quickly and easily
Our systems are designed for easy installation, and can be up and working in less than a mornings time. Your materials arrive custom-made for your house and include easy-to-follow instructions that will help you breeze through the process as quickly as possible. You will have a stateof-the-art roof de-icing system that looks great in any season and that will give you years of freedom from the dangerous effects of ice dams and icicles.

Consultation: Call Thermal Tech today and speak with one of our experienced professionals. We will walk you through the measurement process, help identify the types of de-icing products you need, and then work with you to design your own custommade de-icing system. Make your purchase: You can easily pay for your new system right over the phone, thanks to our various payment options. Review: Once your materials arrive from Thermal Tech, take the time to review the installation guide thoroughly in order to get familiar with the process before getting started.

2 3

Thermal Tech products are ideal de-icing solutions for any enthusiast: CONTACT our professionals today and let us show you how to save money through selfinstallation.

Get ready: Gather all the necessary tools that you will need during installation. In most cases, only four tools are required: a ladder, a drill, a putty knife, and a caulking gun. follow directions: You can follow the hard copy instructions included with the materials or view the step-by-step guide online. A 6 panel takes only three screws to install, and each section only requires about 10 minutes time from start to finish!

22

Install: You will first mount your base panel along the edge of your roof; insert heat cables into the aluminum casing, and then snap-lock the top in place. Yesits just that easy! Connect to power source: Once your system structure is in place, all you have to do is connect to your power source, and forget it! Your high quality de-icing system from Thermal Tech will silently and efficiently keep your home free from ice dams and icicles all winter long, so you can enjoy a less stressful snow season.

Getting the most from your System

What to Expect
When snow begins to fall and temperatures hover near the freezing point, the initial precipitation that falls on the panels will begin to melt right away due to the natural solar heat gain that occurred before the storm and because the system has been automatically preheating. This rapid melt will most likely continue for the duration of a normal storm. If the storm is very heavy or lasts for a long time, eventually snow may begin to build on the panels. This is perfectly normal even while the system is operational. Rest assured that the system is still working and heating: in fact, if you were to put your hands on the cables themselves they would be warm. The goal is to keep the cables heating the panels to just above the melting point for snow: this way the panels are not being overheated during the storm itself and electricity is not being wasted. Once the snow storm stops, the system will continue heating and melting any buildup on the panels: keeping that water warm and draining it off into your gutters or off the edge of your roof. The panels will be clear of snow within a few minutes or a few hours depending on the amount of snowfall received during the storm. 23

The system you purchase should be custom-sized to cover the entire soffit (length of roof overhanging the exterior wall) of your eave: this helps your system to achieve total ice melt along the whole roof edge area.

Temperature control
We recommend an ambient temperatures-sensitive controller with a low temperature cutoff like the DS-2B. This control starts the heating cycle of your product whenever the outside ambient temperature falls below the set point you control (adjustable between 34-44 degrees F). More importantly it also turns the system off once temperatures drop below 15 degrees. This prevents it from running all winter long and keeps the system actively operational only during the times when temperatures are most conducive to ice dam buildup. Under these conditions the panels will stay totally free and clear of any ice or snow. The control also has a feature for a 40-hour manual run so that you can force run the system whenever youd like even below that 34-44 degree temperature block.

14807 Heritage Crest Way, Suite B Bluffdale, UT 84065 1-866-635-8123 www.thermal1.com

24