outdoor snowmelting and de-icing systems

Snow Melting and De-icing Systems

Increase safety and convenience in your home or business with a Warmup Snow Melting System! Whether your heating needs are on the ground or on the roof, we have the materials you need to stay above freezing.

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Snow Melting Cables

Snow melting systems are becoming increasingly more popular in North America. Environmentalists are especially keen on using this solution to prevent snow and ice to build-up on stairs, driveways, walkways etc., as it avoids the use of chemicals or pollutants.

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Snow Melting and De-icing Controls

Leave all of the work to your snow and ice melting controls after installation! Our automatic controls do not only save energy and lower operating costs, but they also make our system effortless to use thanks to the powerful and smart temperature and moisture sensors built in.

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Self-Regulating Cables

Self-regulating cables melt snow and ice to prevent ice dams. By heating the roof line, gutter, and downspouts of your home with self-regulating cable you can prevent potential ice dam damage to the ceiling, insulation, and walls of your home.

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Pipe Freeze Protection

Designed to keep pipes flowing, our electric self-regulating cable gives peace of mind to home and business owners who fear bursting pipes on the coldest winter days. Warmup freeze protection electric cables can be applied to pipes (PVC and metal), ducts and water lines.

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Benefits of Snow Melting System

Added Value

Warmup’s Snow Melting Systems are more cost-effective in the long run than continual salting and can extend the life of roofs, pipes, and pavement. Our systems are also an excellent investment that can raise the value of a home.

No Mechanical Room Needed

There is no need to dedicate space in the home or garage for equipment. The system uses a small wall-mounted temperature controller and a pavement/roof-mounted sensor.

Easy to Use

Once installed and set up by a qualified installer, the systems will provide a consistent, automatic outdoor heating solution; operating while the user is asleep, at work, or away from home for an extended period of time.


The Snow Melt Systems use a system-specific heating controller that senses precipitation and freezing temperatures. These controllers ensure the system is only active during useful periods and reduce wasteful energy consumption.

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Outdoor Heating Controllers

Warmup provides a range of temperature controllers and sensors to accurately control and maximize the energy efficiency of a Snow Melting System.

The controller’s sensor will be activated only when the outdoor temperature is below a selected setting and snow or ice occurs. When sensing moisture and low ground temperature, the controller will start working automatically.

Snow Melting and De-icing Systems FAQs

Should I use snow melting mats or snow melting cables?

Warmup offers two forms of surface heating: snow melting mats and snow melting cables. The only difference between snow melting mats and snow melting cables is that the mats have heating cable pre-fixed on a mesh for a quick installation in a regularly shaped space. While both options feature the same cable, installation instructions vary so it is important to read on to see what is best for your project. Snow melting mats are for regularly shaped spaces, while snow melting cables can be adequate for irregularly shaped spaces.

How far can you space snow melting cables?

Warmup recommends to space snow melting cables at 3″ to deliver 50 watts per square foot. At 3″ spacing Warmup snow melting cable can deliver optimum results even under the harshest conditions.

How long does a snow melting system take to melt snow?

During typical Winter conditions, Warmup systems are designed to keep driveways and walkways clear of snow and ice with no waiting time. To operate efficiently Warmup systems are designed to turn on before or at the first sign of precipitation below freezing. By anticipating a storm or sensing it quickly, Warmup systems are able to get slabs above freezing quickly to maintain constantly clear surfaces. With a warm slab, snow and ice quickly melt away without any waiting time.

Are snow melting cables as effective as snow melting mats?

Warmup snow melting mats and snow melting cables are the exact same cable.  If snow melting cables are spaced the same as snow melting mats, (3″) they are as effective.

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