Utah has the greatest snow on earth, this is good for the slopes but could be problematic for roofs. As the snow and temperature fall, ice solidifies and can build up in gutters and roofs. Ice dams begin to form as water is blocked from flowing through the rain gutters.
Once an ice dam is formed, it only gets bigger and heavier, trapping more and more water from flowing. This build up of ice becomes dangerous in several ways: 1) Icicles will be larger and heavier, making them more dangerous when they fall, 2) Gutter systems become clogged as ice block water flow. Water from melting ice eventually seeps back in through the roof shingles and leaks into the ceiling of the home, and 3) The sheer weight and heft of large ice dams can cause serious damage to gutters, siding, roofs and anything beneath them. Neglecting an ice dam could end up costing at least thousands of dollars in repairs.
Heat Tape Installation
Black Diamond Experts installs heat tape (sometimes called de-icing cables) for both residential and commercial roof protection. Our electricians are highly skilled in installing the heat trace with enough density to prevent the damage from ice dams while saving customers expenses on the tape.
The most common application of heat cable is gutter tape. Heat gutter tape installation is mentally complex and physically dangerous. Our technicians excel in applying proper spacing and avoiding any code violations throughout the install.
NOTE: Heat tape installation should ONLY be completed by licensed professionals. Most manufacturers will not warranty products that were not installed by licensed electricians.