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Emerson De-Icing System Prevents Costly Damage to Roofs Caused by Snow and Ice Accumulation

EasyHeat, Inc.
ROSEMONT, ILL, DECEMBER 10, 2020 -- With the first signs that Winter is fast approaching, Emerson has launched its new EasyHeat RG Trace Cable De-Icing System to help commercial building managers avoid serious problems caused by ice accumulation on building roofs, and inside gutters and downspouts.

Left unchecked, ice dams foster melt water migration and accumulation, resulting in leaks, structural damage, and with enough load, a collapsed roof. By melting ice and providing a path for meltwater to flow freely, from the roof to the ground, the RG Trace Cable De-Icing System protects properties from damages caused by ice dam formation.

The EasyHeat RG Trace Cable De-Icing System includes everything necessary for a complete, cost-efficient and hassle-free installation:
  • Cut-to-length RG Trace cables, delivering 12 watts per foot output needed to accommodate larger commercial gutters and downspouts;
  • EasyHeat Controls to sense both moisture and temperature, optimizing power consumption;
  • Downspout hangers, power connection kits and end-seals necessary to safely complete the system.

Being self-regulating, EasyHeat RG Trace Cable automatically varies its heat output as the surrounding temperature changes. The cable's outer jacket is both waterproof and UV resistant to withstand harsh weather conditions for years, while a tinned copper braid installed over two protective inner jackets provide a safe, continuous ground path. EasyHeat RG Trace Cable is available to order on reels up to 1,000 ft, for cut-to length convenience in the field. Exceptionally versatile, the system is suitable for use on asphalt or wood shingles, metal roofing, synthetic rubber, thermoplastic, modified bitumen ("membrane"), and virtually every other type of roofing material.

Repairing the roof of a commercial building is expensive. Even a minor repair typically costs several thousand dollars. With larger repairs, or work on membrane, slate or metal roofs, those costs run exponentially higher. Industry estimates put roof replacement on a 10,000 square-foot building at approximately $70,000. By safeguarding the roof line, gutter, and downspouts of commercial buildings from damaging ice and snow accumulation, the RG Trace Cable De-Icing System is an investment that pays dividends every winter.

Each winter there are media reports about icicles falling from multi-story commercial buildings causing lacerations, broken bones, head trauma or worse. Icicles have also been known to shatter the windows of cars parked nearby when they’ve broken free. Icicles are visual evidence of ice dam formation, and the primary cause of leaky and/or overloaded roofs. EasyHeat RG Trace Cable Systems prevent icicles from forming, providing commercial grade protection year after year.

EasyHeat RG Trace Cables are UL and CSA approved for roof application to existing structures and new construction. For more information, visit

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit

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