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Tahoe City’s Summit Ice Melt Systems brings the heat

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Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comBefore Summit Ice Melt Systems: Snow and ice is dangerous and potentially damaging.
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; How did ice dams and icicle formations affect you this winter? The dangers of ice dams and icicles became painfully evident to most every local homeowner and business this year. Roof leaks, water damage, excessive roof loads, snow removal expenses, property damage, and personal injuries are all risks we endure every year as a result of roof snow and ice accumulation. Summit Ice Melt Systems, with its home offices in Tahoe City, has announced its Radiant Edge Roof Ice Melt System, patent pending, is available now for delivery and installation. The Radiant Edge is a technologically advanced ice-melt device to eliminate costly ice dams and icicles on roofs. What better place to develop a roof ice-melt system than in Placer County, home to the most annual snowfall of any county in the lower 49 states? Brian Casey, CEO of Summit Ice Melt Systems, has operated Tahoe Roofing Company in the Tahoe/Truckee area since 1974. After 15 years of experience in ice melt systems, Summit has produced the ultimate in high-efficiency roof ice melt systems. Casey has worked with a number of world-renowned experts in heat transfer to develop the Radiant Edge. This product uses a highly conductive aluminum extrusion that’s installed across roof eave edges and in valleys. Specialized UL-rated self-regulating heater cables are inserted into the extrusion, and a cover is installed to waterproof and protect the assembly. The extrusion is the heart of the system, and its every feature has been optimized to maximize heat transfer to where it’s needed, and to minimize heat loss to where it’s not. The system is microprocessor controlled and requires both freezing temperatures and precipitation to energize the system. The result: an energy-efficient, affordable, and easy to install innovation that eliminates dangerous ice dams and icicle formations on roofs. The high-efficiency design of the Radiant Edge saves 35 percent or more energy versus other roof ice melting products. Casey was a keynote speaker at the Green Building Symposium recently, and the Radiant Edge is now recognized as one of the most innovative, green-building developments of the decade.For more information, call 530-583-8888, or visit http://www.summiticemelt.com.