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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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

Thremal Image

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

 

 

 

 

 

RealGreenWorld

RealGreenWorld

This is the water heater that is powering the SubHydroMelt system

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

Snow Guards For Metal Shingles, Alpine Roofing Blog

Snow Guards Control Snow & Ice on Roofs

Sol-Ice Engineered Systems, Inc is determined to make every thing for Snow and Ice Dam control. Our DiamondSnowStops ™ are the finest snow guards for alpine regions and ski resorts. Our snow retention devices have been designed to blend in with the roof. Since are products are made from the same material as your roof they match better than any other snow stop available. With the ability to hold as much as 4 times the load of other snow guards our DiamondSnowStops are both strong and attractive.

Utah Tile and Roofing started the installation of our DiamondSnowStops with a Kassell and Irons Kassel Shake Metal Shake. This Project in Deer Crest is built right on the ski runs of Deer Valley Ski Resort in Park City, UT. The creative and innovative architecture was done by Mike at Upwall Design and is being built by Evergreen Builders.

Our snow guards are designed to work together with our SubDynoMelt(tm) (Concealed eve melt system) and our SubHydroMelt ™ (Hydronic ice dam solution). This project has SunDynoMelt ™ installed under the eve panels, the beauty of these products is that ANY type of roofing can go over the top of the product, Asphalt Shingles, Standing Seam Metal, tile, slate, metal shakes or metal tile. No more ugly heat cable and NO MORE ICE DAMS!

They are made from the same sheet metal your roof is made from. Copper, Zinc (VM Zinc, Rheinzink), Kynar Coated steel from companies like Dexal, Sheffield, Firestone, MBCI, Kassel and Irons, Kynar Coated Aluminum from companies like Classic Metal Products and Aluminlock.

 

DiamondSnowStops (tm) on Kassel and Irons Kassel Shake

DiamondSnowStops (tm) on Kassel and Irons Kassel Shake

DiamondSnowStops (tm) Kassel and Irons Kassel Shake

Close up on DiamondSnowStops (tm) Kassel and Irons Kassel Shake

DiamondSnowStops (tm) and SubDynoMelt (tm) together with Kassel Shake

DiamondSnowStops (tm) and SubDynoMelt together with Kassel Shake

SubDynoMelt (tm) and DiamondSnowStops (tm) on kassel Shake metal shingles

SubDynoMelt (tm) and DiamondSnowStops (tm) on Kassel Shake metal shingles

DiamondSnowStops (tm)

Diamond Snow Stops Installed With Kassell and Irons KassellShake

 

 

 

 

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