SpeedTrace Pre-Terminated Self-Regulating Heating Cable

SpeedTrace Roof and Gutter Kits

SpeedTrace Roof and Gutter Kits - BriskHeat
SpeedTrace Roof and Gutter Kits

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.

To Learn More about Ice Dam's and How to Prevent Ice Dams with Roof & Gutter Heating Cables, Click Here

  • 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)


2.0 ft (0.6m)

2.5 ft (0.8m)

2.0 ft (0.6m)


2.5 ft (0.8m)

2.8 ft (0.9m)

2.4 ft (0.7m)


3.0 ft (0.9m)

3.6 ft (1.1m)

2.9 ft (0.9m)


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)

SpeedTrace can be used for a variety of heat solutions, some of which are referenced by a number of different terms; including:

  • Roof De-Icing Cable
  • Ice Dam Cables
  • Heat Tape for Roofs
  • Heat Tape for Gutters
  • Roof Heat Cable
  • Heat Cable for Roof
  • Roof Cables
  • Heat Wire for Roof
What is an Ice Dam?

ice dam prevention roof heat cables Ice Dams are Ice buildups that form on a rooftop due to the inherent temperature differences between heated spaces and roof overhangs.
[1] Naturally, some heat loss occurs through an attic. As even a small amount of heat passes through the attic space it warms the roof.
[2] Snow on the roof melts and runs under the insulating blanket of snow, until it reaches a cold section of the roof and freezes, beginning the formation of an ice dam.
[3] More snow melts and cannot drain properly. Snow melt water then gets trapped, creating standing water on the rooftop.
[4] Standing water then can enter a home or business by penetrating through roofing materials causing significant property damage.


  • The semi-conductive core material contains a graphite network, which allows electricity to flow from one bus wire to the other. When the core is dense and colder, there are many paths for electricity to take through the graphite network, producing more heat.

  • Since the core material expands as it heats, the graphite network is elongated, disrupting some of the paths. More and more paths are disrupted as heating continues until the system reaches self-controlled thermal stability. When the core material cools, it contracts, reconnecting some of the electrical paths in the graphite network, and more equivalent heat is produced.

  • This temperature response occurs independently at each point along the heater. If an externally produced high temperature occurs next to a low temperature in the cable, each section of heating cable will adjust its own heat output in relation to its own local requirements.

Configuration Options
NOTE: Selecting Configuration Options limit / refine the available products; to match your selection criteria.

Available Options: SpeedTrace Roof and Gutter Kits

Quantity Price UOM Part Number Voltage Sheath Type Length Wattage Lead Length Lead Material
EA FFRG25-125 208-277 Stainless Steel 304 125 ft (38.1 m) 1400 10.00 in (254 mm) DuraFlex 550
EA FFRG25-50 208-277 Stainless Steel 304 50 ft (15.2 m) 560 10.00 in (254 mm) DuraFlex 550
EA FFRG15-100 110-120 Stainless Steel 304 100 ft (30.5 m) 1000 10.00 in (254 mm) DuraFlex 550
EA FFRG25-150 208-277 Stainless Steel 304 150 ft (45.7 m) 1680 10.00 in (254 mm) DuraFlex 550
EA FFRG25-75 208-277 Stainless Steel 304 75 ft (22.9 m) 840 10.00 in (254 mm) DuraFlex 550
EA FFRG15-125 110-120 Stainless Steel 304 125 ft (38.1 m) 1250 10.00 in (254 mm) DuraFlex 550
EA FFRG15-50 110-120 Stainless Steel 304 50 ft (15.2 m) 500 10.00 in (254 mm) DuraFlex 550
EA FFRG25-100 208-277 Stainless Steel 304 100 ft (30.5 m) 1120 10.00 in (254 mm) DuraFlex 550
EA FFRG15-150 110-120 Stainless Steel 304 150 ft (45.7 m) 1500 10.00 in (254 mm) DuraFlex 550
EA FFRG15-75 110-120 Stainless Steel 304 75 ft (22.9 m) 750 10.00 in (254 mm) DuraFlex 550
NOTE: Selecting Configuration Options limit / refine the available products; to match your selection criteria.

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