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Removing (Melting) Snow the Easy Way
It wasn’t that many years ago that I sat and listened to my grandpa talk about how he walked to and from school every day in the snow. He walked for miles everyday, and oddly enough, the trek was up hill – both ways! Anyhow, I do respect what he went through. Flash forward to today and our grand folks might be amazed at some of the conveniences we enjoy, not to mention how “cushy” our lives our. Radiant snow melting cable would have to be one of the modern conveniences that would make their eyes roll back in their heads – but I'm sure my grand dad would be first in line to install a radiant heated driveway.
Heat cable, or snow melting cable, can be installed in concrete, asphalt or underpaver driveways and allows for us to melt snow and ice around the home or business the easy way. Heat cable is laid out and then the finish surface is applied over that. You don’t even have to do a thing as it is all fully automated. A sensor will activate the system when needed so you can sit and watch the snow melt from your cozy living room. Grandpa and grandma would be amazed.
Radiant snow melting systems aren’t just for the sidewalk or driveway. They are also handy for melting snow buildup on your roof and gutters. No more broken gutters due to ice buildup and no more ducking as you walk under that area where the ice cycles drip on you as you go under. (Or worse yet, they hang like menacing daggers, waiting to impale the next unsuspecting pedestrian.)
It’s the 2000’s folks. Automated snow melting is affordable, maintenance free and here to stay. Sure, grandpa may think I'm spoiled, but I'd be a fool to not take advantage of the technologies that are available today.