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Maryland Heights, MO, United States, 2012/04/24 - Electro Plastics, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of flat PTC heating elements, announces an additional manufacturing line of roof deicing elements: STEP Roof Deicing™ - Warmfloor.com.
STEP Roof Deicing™ is an energy efficient and flexible heating solution designed to solve problems with snow buildup and ice damming on roofs, valleys, eaves and gutters for commercial and residential buildings.
Ice dams are formed due to the interaction between the amount of heat loss from a house, snow coverage, outside temperatures and the effects of solar energy. The water that accumulates behind an ice dam can cause moisture to seep through the roof resulting in damaged ceilings, walls and floors, and eventually mold growth. Ice dams and their accompanying icicles are also heavy objects that can cause severe damage or even death when they fall from a roof.
STEP Roof Deicing™ features a heating mat made of a flat self-regulating semi-conductive polymer. This self-regulating PTC nano-technology allows the elements to heat with maximum power in cold environments and to use less electricity as they warm up. This minimizes power consumption and reduces the deicing cost by 30 to 60% compared to conventional cable systems.
The thin flexible heating elements are installed under shingles or metal roofs. The mats are delivered in rolls and can be cut to the desired length at the worksite. They can bend around corners, be cut diagonally to fit the roof construction, and be stapled or nailed through without damaging the polymer material. According to Monica Irgens, CEO of Electro Plastics, Inc.,“Roofers are astonished when they see how flexible the heating elements are and how easy it is to install STEP Roof Deicing™.”
About Electro Plastics, Inc.
Electro Plastics, Inc. d/b/a STEP Warmfloor™ (warmfloor.com) offers a range of radiant heating solutions for residential and commercial floor heating, snow melting, and roof and gutter deicing. All products are ETL listed, have the CE marking and conform to ANSI/UL.