Patent Number: 6,166,352

Title: Ice shield for roof eaves

Abstract: An ice shield for use with an eave of a roof, the roof including a gutter assembly secured in proximity to a downwardly angled and terminating edge of the eave. The shield includes at least one continuously wound roll of a flexible and elongate mat of material which includes a first exposed face and a second reverse side face. The elongate mat is preferably constructed of first and second layers of a durable and rubberized material, capable of convecting heat generated by generally longitudinally extending coils embedded between the layers. The mat is unrolled and positioned atop and along an eave edge location of the roof. An adhesive coating of specified width is applied in longitudinal fashion along the reverse side face and a release tape is applied over the coating to prevent bonding of concentrically wound layers of the roll and prior to a selected length of the roll being unrolled and positioned. The ice shield is preferable installed underneath one or more initial rows of shingles subsequently applied along the roof eave and so that the heat convected from the coils and through the mat is likewise passed through the lower-most shingles so as to melt an ice deposit formed upon the shingles.

Inventors: Turton; Kenneth (Waterford, MI)


International Classification: E04D 13/10 (20060101); H05B 3/34 (20060101); H05B 3/36 (20060101); H05B 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017