Advantages of roofs, gutters, and downpipes heating
Older buildings are obvious victims of ice and snow, capable of destroying fronts, roofs, drainpipes, and roof gutters. Old roofs are often poorly insulated or based on insufficient construction standards; these aspects enable water to enter the building. When the winter frost sets in, damage is inevitable.
DEVI provides a high-tech heating solution to efficiently fight against ice and snow. DEVI ice and snow melting system for roofs consists of heating cables, an electronic thermostat, and installation accessories. DEVI ice and snow melting solutions for roofs can be installed in any type of roof construction.
The wide range of DEVI products provide the possibility to apply the system on metal, bitumen, graveled, or tile roofs. Depending on the requirements, the DEVI system can be applied on the roof edge, drain pipes, roof gutters and valleys.
An ice and snow melting system from DEVI is an investment in comfort and safety, alleviating concerns about sudden building damage as well as driver and pedestrian safety. In addition, the heating system is a financially sound investment as roofs, drainpipes, and roof gutters are always expensive to renovate after a harsh winter. As the cost of an ice and snow melting system correspond more or less to the renovation expenses of one winter season, a fast return on investment is guaranteed.
Product choice for heating roofs, gutters, and downpipes:
The choice of cable, thermostat, and sensor depends to some extent on the size, type and construction of the roof and to the requirements of the installation. Basically, we recommend the use of a DEVIsnow™ 30T or DEVIiceguard™ 18T.
When it comes to thermostats, we recommend DEVIreg™ 316 with an outdoor sensor for minor roof and gutter systems; whereas for larger roof and gutter systems, we recommend a DEVIreg™ 850, which consists of a combined moisture and temperature sensor.
The sensor types used for roofs and roof gutters are outdoor temperature sensors, moisture sensors for roof gutters, and wire sensors, all depending on the type of installation.