Wednesday, June 6, 2018 11:18:00 AM
The Updated 2018 Edge Melt Systems Catalog is available for download.
We have added our DC Series of Roof Ice Prevention System Controller to the catalog - phasing out the DC Flex digital controller. While the Flex was a great controller, many... read more
Thursday, June 29, 2017 8:44:00 AM
Why Edge Melt Systems Product and Support Are Superior
Gutter heaters can prevent ice dams and icicles!
Ice dams result from the gradual melting of snow on the roof caused by heat loss from the house/building, solar gain (the sun warms the snow and roof surface), and temperature fluctuation. When... read more
Sunday, June 18, 2017 1:51:00 PM
Choosing The Wrong Roof Ice Prevention System Put a New England Home in Danger!
As the owner of Edge Melt Systems Roof Ice Prevention, I regularly talk with our installing contractors. I have a vested interest in their success as businesses and... read more
Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:57:00 AM
Architecture and Ice Dams
The common consensus has been that ice dams are caused by warm attics. So, the logical solutions is cool the attic down. Insulate and ventilate. And, for some homes with inadequate levels of either, that can go a long... read more
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:06:00 PM
A great addition to our ice dam prevention arsenal
For years, our mainstay for gutter protection has been the VersaScreen Pro and its heated versions. Manufactured in house on our precision CNC Autobrake, this product allowed us to solve many ice ... read more
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:58:00 AM
Heat Transfer Myths (well, at least half truths) Exposed!
We have been reporting for some time on the superiority of our roof ice prevention systems - made from heavy gauge aluminum - over competitor roof heat panel systems made from thin steel.... read more
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 2:05:00 PM
Time tested heat transfer concept
It all started a little more than twenty years ago - the idea of embedding self regulating heat cable in a heat transfer panel. The idea expanded to using an aluminum extrusion into which the heat cable was... read more
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:14:00 AM
The Cable Cover Bracket (CCB) is the best friend a gutter heat cable can have.
We should start by saying this only applies to good quality self regulating heat cable. You should not use a CCB with the thin round constant wattage style of heat... read more
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3:33:00 PM
Camp Prime Time gets much needed roof ice dam prevention system.
Prior to the winter of 2014/15, Edge Melt Systems was contacted to help solve a tricky situation at a camp for terminally ill children. A little background on this great facility:... read more
Monday, August 22, 2016 3:44:00 PM
Edge Melt Systems solves complicated roof icing issues
Edge Melt Systems was selected over several other options to prevent the ice dam related leaking into a unique home designed by world famous architect Robert Oshatz. The multi-sectional roof... read more
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 2:14:00 PM
New Ice Dam Prevention System Controller from Edge Melt Systems Leads the Way
Some things are just worth waiting for. The Sierra Digital Controller by ECO is a new generation of ice dam prevention system control. It offers as much as 50%... read more
Friday, June 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Facts About Ice Dams That You Need To Know
Many homeowners face different challenges every winter. With temperatures fluctuating above and below freezing along with increasing snow level on the roof results in having ice dams on the edge of their... read more
Friday, May 20, 2016 10:39:00 AM
Folded Sheet Metal Heat Panels Are Not More Energy Efficient!
We've noticed an increase in the companies offering revolutionary new, brilliantly engineered, masterfully efficient (can you detect my sarcasm yet), roof and gutter ice dam prevention... read more
Monday, January 25, 2016 10:07:00 AM
Single Cable Eave Panel - Effective Ice Dam Prevention at Affordable Cost
Some areas of the roof don't need the heavy, aluminum extrusion-based products for effective ice dam prevention and management. And, in some areas of the country, the winters ... read more
Friday, January 22, 2016 8:58:00 AM
Victorian Home in Chenequa, WI receives major heat cable system upgrade!
This home's original heat cable system was not keeping up. It was put in to mitigate some ice dam and icicle issues that create problems on many areas of the home. With... read more
Friday, September 4, 2015 9:23:00 AM
Sale of Nuheat to Pentair necessitates a change.
With the sale of Nuheat to Pentair, our source for the top performing Fujikura self regulating has changed. With Pentair requiring the use of the RayChem IceStop heat cable by Nuheat customers, OEM,... read more
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 8:25:00 PM
The DCAS4 is the new standard for ice dam prevention system controllers!
Starting in June, IceBlaster Edge Melt Systems ice dam prevention systems will feature a new weapon in our arsenal - the DCAS4. This controller features an industrial... read more
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:45:00 PM
Your custom designed and custom built home deserves better than home improvement store guttering and downspouts. The ability to build a custom home is a dream all Americans have. Once we achieve that dream, our goal becomes home maintenance and... read more
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:31:00 PM
Plagued with Roof Ice Dams? What kind of heat cables are best for Ice Dam Prevention?
When we experience winters like they are having in New England, homeowners are desperate to try anything to solve their ice dam problems. For many, the old stand... read more
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:45:00 AM
Recently, Gregory Bublitz was asked to contribute to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about ice damming. Here it is in its entirety.
What can be done to prevent ice dams from forming?
There are ways to treat the causes and ways to... read more
Friday, December 19, 2014 6:55:00 PM
People who live in temperate climates just don’t understand how a harsh winter storm can create ice dams that can tear your roof to bits if it gets heavy enough. Ice dams form when melting snow refreezes on or near the edge of your roof or... read more
Friday, March 7, 2014 10:56:00 PM
The Problem - ice dams and leaking.
How does the Edge Melt System perform in demanding situations. We were called to a condominium complex to assess some severe ice dam problems. The rear of the condo faced west. There were several roof lines that... read more
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 5:51:00 PM
Front entry ice dam problem solved with VersaScreen IceBlaster Pro!
Much of today's architecture contributes to difficulty with ice dams. Dramatic gable ends create valleys. Often, these valleys funnel water right at the front entry. In the summer, ... read more
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:58:00 AM
Can gutter guards prevent ice dams?
For so many homeowners, the promise of gutters guards preventing ice dams is a hollow one. Experience has taught us that even squeaky clean gutters can, and do, freeze solid. The problem is made worse by many... read more
Thursday, March 7, 2013 12:24:00 PM
FINALLY - A TRUE HEATED GUTTER GUARD
After years of testing and research and an application with the US Patent Office, the VersaScreen IceBlaster patent application has been published - US 2012/0168419 A1. Because of the uniqueness of this product, ... read more