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BriskHeat SpeedTrace Roof & Gutter De-Icing Kit




BriskHeat’s SpeedTrace Roof & Gutter De-Icing Kits are designed to prevent the formation of ice Dams on rooftops by using an electric self-regulating roof heat cable system. The roof heating ice dam heat cables melt away excessive ice and snow from the roof, gutters, and downspouts to ensure proper draining. Stop Roof and Gutter ice today, with BriskHeat! Select your configuration below of our SpeedTrace cable kit; power output: 5 W/ft (16 W/m) at 50°F (10°C)

You will not have to:
  • Worry about choosing the right components and their safety or effectiveness.
  • Splice any electrical cable or conduct any electrical work.
  • Hire an electrician or professional installer
When you choose SpeedTrace You will get:
  • Ready-to-install Kits – Complete with heating cable, roof clips, downspout hangers and cable ties needed to install your de-icing system.
  • Professional Grade Heating Cable – Suitable for residential, commercial and industrial applications.
  • Easy Installation – Pre-Assembled 3-prong plug with ground for safety and easy installation.
  • Reliable Performance – Engineered for use in extreme cold conditions, even as low as -40°F (-40°C).
  • Durable Construction – Moisture & UV resistant thermoplastic elastomer outer jacket provides long dependable service life in harsh conditions.
  • Self-Regulating Heating Design – Automatically adjusts heat output based on surface and ambient temperature so no temperature controller is required.
  • Ice-Dam Prevention – Ideal for preventing hazardous snow and ice build-up on roofs, gutters and downspouts that can cause property damage and personal injury.



    • Supply voltage: 110-120VAC or 208-277VAC
    • Nominal Power Output: 5 W/ft (16 W/m) at 50°F (10°C)
    • Cold temperature Power Output: 10 W/ft (33 W/m) at 32°F (0°C) in ice and snow
    • Maximum exposure temperature 150°F (65°C)
    • Moisture and flame resistant thermoplastic elastomer outer jacket
    • 16 AWG bus wires
    • 30” (76cm) long power cord with standard 3-prong grounded (NEMA-5-15) plug

    Roof & Gutter Requirements

    • Suitable for use with:
      • Standard pitched roofs with or without gutters
      • Standard roofing materials including shingle, shake, rubber, wood, metal and most plastic roofs
      • Gutters and downspouts made from standard materials including metals and most plastics
    • Not suitable for use with:
      • Flat roofs
      • Slate, stone, ceramic, tar and gravel roofs
    • Electrical Requirements:
      • GFCI protected outlet
      • Electrical source located within 30″ of the heating cable starting point on the roof
      • Protected from the inclement weather
    • Use of an extension cord is not recommended, but if an extension cord is needed, call your local electrical inspection agency for a recommendation on the proper outdoor-safe extension cord.

    Measurements & Installation

    • Use the equation and table below to calculate the length of heating cable required for your roof:

    Cable Required for Roof = (R x M) + G + D

    (R) Roof edge length (ft) (i.e. length of roof line to protect)

    (M) Multiplier from table below

    (G) + Total gutter length (ft)

    (D) Downspout length (X2 if heating cable returns bath through the downspout to continue along the gutter


    Note: If less than the standard SpeedTrace Roof and Gutter Kit lengths, round up to the nearest cable size.


    Roof Overhang (Eave/Soffit) Standard Roof (M) Standing Seam Roof 18” Seam (M) Standing Seam Roof 24” Seam (M)
    None 2.0 ft (0.6m) 2.5 ft (0.8m) 2.0 ft (0.6m)
    12” 2.5 ft (0.8m) 2.8 ft (0.9m) 2.4 ft (0.7m)
    24” 3.0 ft (0.9m) 3.6 ft (1.1m) 2.9 ft (0.9m)
    36” 4.0 ft (1.2m) 4.3 ft (1.3m) 3.6 ft (1.1m)

    Kit Contents

    • Pre-Assembled SpeedTrace Roof & Gutter Heating Cable
    • Heavy Duty Roof Clips
    • Downspout Hanger Brackets
    • UV Resistant Cable Ties
    • Required items for installation (not supplied):
    • UV Resistant Silicone/RTV Roof Sealant
    • Roof Nails or Screws (not necessary for some roof types)




BriskHeat Heat Cable Specifications

BriskHeat Heat Cable Specifications [PDF]


Roof & Gutter De-Icing Cable Ordering Information

Use the equation and table below to calculate the heating cable length required:
Roof edge length (ft) x (feet of heating cable per foot of roof edge in table)
+ Total gutter length (ft)
+ Total downspout length (ft) +1 ft
Total Heating Cable Length Required (If less than the SpeedTrace Roof and Gutter Kit lengths, round up to the nearest cable size.)
Ordering Information: Kit Contents



What is an Ice Dam?

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