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Avoid Winter Emergencies Through Protection and Prevention

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Jan 11, 2018 1:20:29 PM

Recent occurrences of harsh snowstorms and extreme temperatures are taking their toll on North America with more projected to come. Whether its icicles falling and harming those below, burst water pipes, or general building damage, people are experiencing the effects of bitter cold, snow and ice in daily life. 


Although many areas on the continent (particularly those in northern locations) are used to winter weather bringing lasting effects with it, few could predict the extreme conditions that have happened this year. Winter weather is unavoidable, particularly in the locations mentioned above. The potential dangers will always be apparent once the calendar starts to turn towards the winter months but these risks can often be mitigated by being prepared ahead of time. 

Whether its protecting homes or buildings, one company has a full suite of solutions to keep people and properties safe come winter time. Raychem tailors pipe freeze protection, roof and gutter de-icing and surface snow melting solutions for industrial, commercial and residential applications. 

Raychem Pipe Freeze Protection systems offer a simple solution to keep pipes from freezing. Electric Heat Tracing cables are attached either to the exterior of a pipe or can be installed inside with an in-pipe cable system. Utilizing a Pipe Freeze Protection system can prevent against the costly repairs, damage and overall inconvenience burst pipes cause. 

Roofs and gutters can be rendered ineffective and even damaged by accumulation of ice buildup. With the installation of a Raychem Roof and Gutter De-Icing system, roofs have a continuous path for snowmelt to drain through the gutter and downspout. Regardless of what material the roof or gutter is made from, there is a Roof and De-Icing system that is easy to install. These systems also avoid any environmental or safety hazards thanks to their utilization of Electric Heat Tracing cables. 

Raychem offers surface snow melting and anti-icing solutions for concrete surfaces and pavers. These snow melt systems keep walkways, parking garages, loading ramps, stairways and other areas free of snow and ice to help prevent slip hazards. Unlike other surface snow melting systems such as hydronic heating systems, Raychem’s Surface Snow Melting solution has a maintenance free design and advanced control devices like thermostats, controllers and monitors to help maintain the temperature of the surface and overall operation. 

Learn more about Raychem’s full line of solutions for winter safety:


Topics: Winter Preparation, Commercial Applications, Winter Safety, Pipe Freeze Protection, Surface Snow Melting, Roof & Gutter De-Icing, Residential Applications

About our blog

Winter is a time to enjoy, not to fear the hardships it sometimes brings. In this blog, our Raychem Winter Experts share knowledge and tips on how to take the stress out of the colder days of the year. We specialize in keeping:

  • processes and operations running smoothly in industrial environments
  • buildings, infrastructure and the people using them safe from harm in commercial and residential environments.

No matter how extreme the weather conditions, Raychem winter solutions offer the best insurance for your processes and property against snow and ice-related emergencies.

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