Asked by: Helena Towns
asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th March, 2020

How much does it cost to install roof heating cable?

Average Range: $400 to $691

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In this regard, how much does it cost to install heat tape?

Heat Tape Installation Cost Heat wire costs between $12 and $20 per foot to install. This cost varies depending on the difficulty of the project. Steep roofs or difficult-to-access areas can bump up the price of installation.

Secondly, are roof heating cables worth it? To sum up, it's fair to say that these cables are a good temporary fix for ice problems if they're installed correctly, but they have to be put up before it gets cold, and you can't expect them to keep your roof clear of snow.

Regarding this, how do you install heat cables on a roof?

Run zigzags to create 15" wide triangles, running the cable from the overhang to the warm area of your roof. Secure the roof cable with brackets, affixed to each shingle where the roof cable bends. Run the end of the roof cable along the inside of your gutter and down the gutter's downspout. Plug it into a GFI outlet.

How do you calculate roof heat cables?

You will start by determining the length of heat cable you need:

  1. Measure the length of your roof line.
  2. Measure the depth of the eave overhang from the edge of the roof, not the gutter, straight back to the outside wall.
  3. If the eave overhang is 12 inches deep, multiply the roof-line measurement determined in Step 1 by 4.

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