Many homes and businesses use a pedestal and paver system to create an open-air space on their roofs or exterior decks. Winter weather makes these areas unusable and causes drainage problems. There is now a solution that will prevent snow and ice from building on these areas allowing year-round use.
This system utilizes an engineered aluminum pan in combination with Heatizon's Hott-Wire Mineral Insulated (MI) cable in a variety of voltages to provide heat for the pavers preventing snow or ice from building. The heat generated from this system is efficiently transferred to the paver surface via the insulated pan below the paver while channeling the melt water to the surface below for drainage.
The pedestals supplied by the masons are installed, our supporting bracket and aluminum pan are set on their pedestals. The pan contains channels for the Hott-Wire MI cable to sit in. The Hott-Wire cables are rolled out into the channels, taped in place with special aluminum tape and their pavers are placed directly on top of the pans. The pan is insulated below to direct heat upward and into the pavers. The pans add less than 1/16” of height to their assembly, allowing the system to blend in seamlessly to the pedestal pavers. Once you set the pedestals in place and level them, no adjustment of the pedestal is needed after the pans are in place.
The pan system is compatible with many pedestals on the market including Bison and Architrex pedestals with new designs coming in the future. This system is designed to match the profile of your paver system without changing the profile.
We stock them in standard 2' x 2' sizes but are also available in custom designs. We gladly offer system design assistance as well as full product support and an element layout with your order.
Heatizon's Hott-Wire Mineral Insulated (MI) Cable heating element is a durable, insulated copper tubing that is chemical and gasoline resistant and is designed to be installed with the Pedestal Paver Snow Melting system.