Installing Heat Tap

Installing Heat Tape

The weight of ice and snow can damage the roof and surrounding areas. Eaves, gutters, and facia tend to get bent and warped causing them to leak and rust soon after. Heat tape allows for de-icing and thawing reducing freezing and buildup during low temperatures. Heat tape length is measured by starting at the corner of your roof and running a zig-zag pattern. The tape will need to end near a GFI outlet for proper grounding. This tape can also be placed in the gutters, allowing the ice to melt and run through the gutters. Be sure to have the gutters clear of any leaves or debris before installing the tape. Contact Bear Creek Roofing before the snow falls. Don’t let the ice and snow fall down the back of your jacket the next time you leave your home.