Ice Dam Prevention Services

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Greg Wood Owner of Raintight Roofing by a Sol-Ice SubDynoMelt System in Guardsman’s Pass

Roofing in Northern Utah requires a special set of skills to make sure Ice Dams do not form on your new roof. Greg Wood (owner of Raintight Roofing) is an expert in figuring out the possibility of an ice dam forming on your roof. Raintight Roofing has worked with every type of Ice Dam solution available. Greg wood has installed, repaired and worked on

Sol-Ice Hydronic Ice Dam Solutions

This is a Hydronic Ice dam installation in The Colony at The Canyons Ski Resort.

Hydronic Ice dam solution

Bylin Roof Ice Melt Systems

That is over 18" of Ice built up above our competitors product

Bylin RIM System

Thermal Technologies (Now Melt My Ice, Ice Free Zone)

Thermal Tech (Egineered Roof Deicing)

Thermal Tech (Egineered Roof Deicing)

Heat Cable/Heat Trace

Heat Cable

Heat Cable

Raychem

Technitrace

Easy Heat

Ice Dam Solutions

Mesh systems like Heatizone.

Heatizone

Heatizone

Greg’s extensive experience resolving ice dams in Park City means he can help you know the best solution for your Utah Mountain home/business’ roof. Raintight will take the time to diagnose the problems that have caused ice dams on your roof. This diagnosis will help Raintight Roofing show you the most cost effective solution to ice dams on your building.

If you suffer from Ice Dams in Northern Utah you owe it to yourself to call Greg Wood of Raintight Roofing today to learn how you can live Ice Dam free next winter.

Canyon Link Condo Solves Ice Dam Problems While Heat Cable FAILS

Ice Dams are a HUGE problem in the Jeremy Ranch neighborhood of Park City but One Canyon Link Condo owner is Ice Free for the first time in years.

Proper Heat Cable in a Down Spout is key to solving ice formation.

 

 

Ice dams contribute to roof leaks — Press-Republican ALBANY

January 14, 2013

Ice dams contribute to roof leaks

Press-Republican

ALBANY — Ice buildup and icicles hanging from the eaves of a home may indicate an ice dam, a major cause of roof leaks and energy loss in winter.

This home is Ice Dam Free because of the SubDynoMelt system installed by Utah Tile and Roofing

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority says ice dams usually occur after a heavy snowfall and several days of freezing temperatures.

Warm air inside the home leaks into the attic and warms the underside of the roof, causing snow and ice on the roof to melt. The resulting water drains along the roof to the cold overhang and refreezes, forming an ice dam and icicles.

The ice dam enables the trapped water to get under the roof shingles, causing water to leak inside.

If you already have a problem, NYSERDA advises you hire an expert to solve the ice dam. Don’t climb on your roof or stand on the ground chipping away at the ice, the agency says, as these methods can cause injury.

NYSERDA gave these ice-dam prevention tips:

▶ Seal air leaks and take care of insulation and ventilation.

▶ Seal air leaks and duct air leaks in your attic to stop warm air leakage, the source of ice dam problems. After sealing leaks, add additional insulation in the attic.

▶ Provide adequate attic ventilation so the undersides of the roof and outside air are at the same temperature. Check to make sure attic insulation is not blocking roof ventilation. Incorrect ventilation can cause mold and mildew problems.

▶ Clean gutters.

▶ Hire a contractor accredited through the Building Performance Institute to conduct an in-home comprehensive energy assessment. This will recommend ways to prevent ice dams, reduce energy use, save money and improve the health and safety of your home.

A “whole house” approach can cut total energy costs by up to 40 percent, saving a homeowner up to $700 annually. NYSERDA provides financial incentives and financing options with low interest rates to help pay for energy-efficiency improvements.

 

IF THESE “SOLUTIONS” HAVE NOT HELPED CONTACT SOL-ICE 435-565-1423 or AskUs@Sol-Ice.com.

For a FREE ice dam evaluation fill in this form.

Ice dam free home in Deer Crest, Deer Valley Utah

This beautiful Deer Valley home prevented ice dams using SubDynoMelt concealed ice dam products.

High above Jordanelle Resevior over looking the Heber Valley to the South and Deer Valley/Old Town Park City sits a beautiful home designed by Upwall Design.

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This home is ice dam free because of the SubDynoMelt concealed eave melt system installed by Utah Tile and Roofing.
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The final wiring of the system was preformed by Olsen Electric a long time fixture in the Park City building trades.

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The home owner is saving over $1,600 every year compared to standard Zig-Zag heat cable or extruded aluminum Roof Ice Melt or Ice Free systems.

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Sol-ice Building Integrated Solutions has been manufacturing ice dam solution in Park City Utah since 2007. Our team of professionals would love to help you save energy and ELIMINATE you ice dams forever. Call us at 435-565-1423 or email AskUs@sol-ice.com.

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Snow retention at MetalCon in Chicago

Sol-Ice is at MetalCon 2012 in Chicago. We have our new snow stops designed to go with the S-5-N Clamp from S-5.

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We also have a working model of our SubHydroMelt hydronicice dam solution.

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Of course our CEO Dennis Duce is here and broight hiscustom Sol-Ice hat and shoes.

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Come see us at booth 809 and learn how our products can save how customers can save money and get rid of headaches.

More test of our Building Integrated Solar Thermal

We have been testing our Building Integrated Solar Thermal for Weeks

our data is about to get a lot more acurate. Our strategic partner Green American Home sent us 4 Fluke 54II handheld data collectors. We set them up this afternoon with some insulation to reduce the veriables.

We have been running the system for the last few hours to heat the storage tank so we can run a Night Sky Radiation Cooling test over night.

 

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Hydronic Ice Dam Solutions for Historic Slate Roofing.

Hydronic Ice Dam Solutions for Historic Slate Roofing.

Step One of Historic Ice Dam Solution

Step One Router Guides for HeatSyncPans and Hydronic Hose.

Sol-Ice Building Integrated Solutions is working with a team of Architects, Builders and a Utah Roofing contractor to create and energy efficient ice dam solutions to work with Historic Slate roofing. This page is dedicated to the prototype that has been built to demonstrate how well the system can work with the aesthetic requirements that are specific to historic buildings. The Sol-Ice SubHydroMelt system is completely invisible once it is installed under the slate roofing. which makes it a perfect match for the strict requirements imposed on historic buildings.

Tube guides for Heat Sync Pan
Hydronic Hose lines in Plywood ready for HeatSyncPan
HeatSyncPans (Patent Pending) installed on radius eaves

Step Two install HeatSyncPans (Patent Pending) in routed hose guide.

Final HeatSyncPan installed prior to PEX Hose.

Final HeatSyncPan (Patent Pending) installed prior to PEX Hose.

HeatSyncPans install on radius roof
End of Step Two, all of the HeatSyncPans (Patent Pending) are installed and ready for the PEX
PEX hose installed in HeatSyncPans (Patent Pending)
Step Three: PEX hose installed in HeatSyncPans (Patent Pending)
Step 4: Install Tape to hold tubes until the roofing is installed
Step 4: Install Tape to hold tubes until the roofing is installed
Step 4: HeatSyncTape holds hose in place until the roofing is installed.

Step 4: HeatSyncTape holds hose in place until the roofing is installed.

Step 5: Install SubHydroStarter with PEX inside and HeatSyncTape over the top of the PEX
Step 5: Install SubHydroStarter with PEX inside and HeatSyncTape over the top of the PEX
Step 6: Install hold down or the SubHydroEdge and Onyx Radiant Hose

Step 6: Install hold down or the SubHydroEdge and Onyx Radiant Hose

Another view of Step 6
Another view of Step 6
Step 7: Install HeatSyncTape over the Onyx inside the SubHydroEdge Hold Down.
Step 7: Install HeatSyncTape over the Onyx inside the SubHydroEdge Hold Down.
Step 8: Install the SubHydroEdge cover over the hold down and Onyx radiant hose.

Step 8: Install the SubHydroEdge cover over the hold down and Onyx radiant hose.

Close up on the entire SubHydroEdge Assembly
Close up on the entire SubHydroEdge Assembly
Final Step (If extra underlayment is used over the SubHydroMelt system.) Mark the location of the hydronic hose with paint provided by Sol-Ice Building Integrated Solutions so that the hose does not get punctured during the installation of the roofing

Final Step (If extra underlayment is used over the SubHydroMelt system.) Mark the location of the hydronic hose with paint provided by Sol-Ice Building Integrated Solutions so that the hose does not get punctured during the installation of the roofing

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What is BIST? Building Integrated Solar Thermal – Video Sol-Ice

 What is BIST? Building Integrated Solar Thermal

Building Integrated Solar Thermal (BIST) is the solar heating and cooling equivalent of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), Sol-Ice Engineered Systems of Park City Utah is at the cutting edge of solar heating.

We are working on a project with Arizona Green Architect Michael Frerking from Living Systems to cool a home in Prescott Arizona.

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The home in this video was awarded the “Greenest Home in America 2010″ by Green Builder Magazine. Our products are available from Sol-ice Engineered Systems (A Utah Solar Manufacturer) and through our new agreement with Green American Home of Piquah Ohio. If you are looking for Solar but you don’t want ugly solar panels on your roof then Sol-Ice is the company for you.

 

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Hydronic Ice Dam Solution – Video BISM

Ice Dams Gone For This Park City Resident.

Sol-Ice explains how their SubHydroMelt ™ Hydronic Ice Dam Solution works. Glenn Wright Park City Local explains why he tore off his 3 year old heat cable system and replace it with a Building Integrated Snow Melt System. Joseph Lambert from Xcellence who installed the system talk about how his team used a Navian instant hot water heater to provide the energy efficient heat to this ice dam remedy.
 
 
Hydronic ice dam solution

SubHydroMelt after a storm

Heat Cable

Glenn's House with heat cable

Glenn Wright has just replaced his unsightly and expensive heat cable with an eco friendly solution to ice dams. As a member of the Carbon Footprint group in Park City Utah he wants to make sure that everything he does reduces his personal carob foot print. Looking over his utility bills Glenn realized that his heat cable on the front of his house was using HALF of all of his winter electricity. After seeing an article in the Park Record earlier this year he decided that the Sol-Ice SubHydroMelt system would be the answer. Joseph Lambert of Xcellence was hired to install the system. After many hours of working with the city to get this new product aproved and with permit in hand Joseph and his team proceeded to remove the shingles from Glenn’s porch and installed the panels for the SubHydroMelt Hydronic ice dam solution. The Building Integrated designof this system makes it invisible in the summer because it is installed under the shingles.

 

Hydronic Ice Dam Solution


This is part two of the RealGreenWorld Hydronic Ice Dam Solutions Video. This video will teach you how you can save up to 10 times the operational cost of a Heat Cable based snow melt system. No More Ice Dams is a way of life at Sol-Ice. This same Building Integrated snow Melt BISM solution was used on the Montage Deer Valley with the Heat Tape version of our system. Bylin RIM system was the specification product on The Montage the change to SubDynoMelt is saving The Montage over $90,000 a winter. The SubHydroMelt could have saved them over $200,000 per winter.
 

 Not All Ice Dam Products Are Created Equal.

Glenn Wright Proud owner of a Sol-Ice SubHydroMelt system

This is the most efficient solution to solving ice dams in the world. The Sol-Ice Hydronic ice dam solution is as much as 20 times more efficient than heat cable based systems.

 

Get Rid of Heat Cable, Get Rid of the Risk of Fire

Glenn's Eve. Notice how you can not see the system?

There is no risk of fire which is an ongoing problem with heat cable. Just ask the Park City Fire Chief!

Building Integrate Ice Dam Design just looks better

The system is concealed under the roofing so that there is no ugly heat cable or

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This is the thermal image of the picture at the left

other strange design element that shows up all summer long. Sol-Ice competitors like Bylin (RIM System, Roof Icicle Melt), Thermal Technologies T-Zone and T-Panel systems, Disco and Associates Heat Trace Systems and Summit Ice Melt Systems with the Radiant Edge system all have followed the same design ideas. Extruded Aluminum and 240 Watt Heat Trace (or Heat Cable depending on how you like to say it.)

There Have Been Some Improvements in Ice Dam Products

No Sign of the system

Notice how there is no sign of the system. That is the beauty of Building Integrated Design

There are a few competitors that have developed alternatives to the standard Technitrace, Chomolox, easyheat or the leader in the industry Raychem which is owned by Tyco. These solutions are Building Integrated Snow Melt solutions which helps make them more attractive but at the end of the day Heated Roof Systems, Heatizon and Warmzone are still electric and use far more energy than a Hydronic solution.

 

 

Why Heat with Electricity When Gas is So Much More Efficient?

Thermal Image

Now you can see how even the heat is!

When was the last time you heard of a drive way being installed with an electric snow melt instead of Hydronic? Who would heat their home with and electric radiant floor system if they can install a hydronic one? How many people have electric furnaces or water heaters instead of gas. The truth is we all know that gas is more efficient and better for the environment than electricity.

 

The Montage Deer Valley Got It Right and is Saving $90,000/Winter

Montage Deer Valley

Montage Deer Valley with SubDynoEdge by Sol-Ice Engineered Systems, Inc.

Our system was used on the Montage Deer Valley to keep ice dams from becoming a problem. Sol-Ice custom designs EVERY job so that there is no chance of an installer creating a problem because he did not know what he was doing or how an ice dam forms.

We Designed the Best Ice Dam Solution Because we Live With Ice Damns Every Year.

Thermal Image of Heat Cable

Thermal Image of Heat Cable

We are located in Park City Utah and have been involved in the roofing industry in Park City for 18 years. We know how ice dams form because we live with them every day. Contact us to learn what we can do to create a one size fits one custom solution for your ice dam problem.

Notice how ugly heat cable is

This picture shows why we designed our systems to be Building Integrated

 

 

 

 

 

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This is the water heater that is powering the SubHydroMelt system

This is Glenn's Tank-less Water Heater that powers the SubHydroMelt system