Snowy winters can be a pain, especially when you have to shovel and salt your driveway, patio, walkway, or stairs all season long. But with an outdoor radiant heating snow melting solution, you can stay comfortable inside and let the pavement do the work for you outside!
Even though a snow melting system can be costly, it may be cheaper than the physical demands of shoveling, snow-removal equipment, plowing services and expensive de-icing chemicals, especially in areas of heavy snow fall, like the Catskills and Hudson Valley, NY.
For some, the benefits far outweigh the costs!
- How does it work?
- Best Locations for use
HOW OUTDOOR RADIANT HEATING WORKS?
The basic concept of heated pavement revolves around keeping the pavement warm enough to melt falling snow when it contacts the surface instead of letting it pile up.
One method uses a series of tubes and pumps to move hot water directly underneath the driveway, warming it up.
BENEFITS OF RADIANT HEAT:
The snow removal benefits are obvious, but that’s not the only reason to consider upgrading your driveway or sidewalk.
Radiant Heat for your driveway also prevents ice accumulation during freezing rain or chilly nights after warm, rainy days. This makes the simple act of walking to the car much less dangerous!
It not only improves curb appeal but also improves its design function.
|No damage to your driveway or expensive landscaping by inattentive plow driver.||Less damage inside entrance ways, foyers, elevators and carpet due to calcium / rock salt dragged into the building.|
|No need to use corrosive rock salt or calcium that kills landscaping, causing “sparging” of the surfaces of “freeze/thaw” over and over that causes the concrete / blacktop surfaces to damage which are expensive to repair.||Provides professional appearance for all commercial properties.|
|Liability – Reduce the risk of slips and falls especially from broken sidewalks due to calcium damage listed above and law suits.||Reduce labor costs with shoveling, snow blowing, applying rock salt / calcium, chipping ice. Also reduces injuries and workers compensation claims.|
|Ability to heat large, yet specifically sized areas and heat small, select areas||Reduce general liability costs with lessened chance for law suits.|
|Doesn’t run all the time, turns on and off with automatic sensor.|
BEST LOCATIONS FOR USE:
If the installation is done properly, the advantages and benefits of having heated walkways, driveways and patios is enormous. The environment is protected from chemical and salts. But probably the biggest advantage of all is to the safety of family and visitors to your home or business! Contact us today for additional information by completing the form below.