June 10, 2020

Tests Comparing ThermaPANEL to PEX with Aluminum Plates

The above video illustrates that not all hydronic radiant snowmelt systems are created equal, and there is a good reason for that. There are two different categories of hydronic systems: tubing and modular panel sy...

June 2, 2020

Pedestals

This is a pretty easy one. ThermaPANEL is compatible with any type of pedestal. There are certain pedestals that tend to be easier to integrate with because of certain features, like tab height. However, the design of our panel was carefully thought out to all...

April 14, 2020

When it comes to installing a snow melting system under pavers, especially involving pedestals, the risk of refreeze is a concern. Refreeze can damage the existing pavers, ruin the drainage system, and create black ice that can lead to slips and falls. Learn more about...

March 26, 2020

Residents in the Aspen area look to include snow melting for their patios, roof decks, and terrace spaces. 

Including radiant heat for these spaces increases the value of the property and maximizes the enjoyment and comfortability for homeowners.

“How do you provide...

April 2, 2019

ThermaPANEL took home the first place prize for the Improving Life category at the 5th Annual Society of Plastics Engineers Plastics (SPE) for Life Global Parts Competition, held at the ANTEC® event in Detroit, MI from March 18-21. ThermaPANEL won First Place for the H...

January 8, 2019

If you've been reading our blog, then you already know how hot pavements can get in the summer, particularly pedestal mounted pavers. You also know how to capture this energy for use; however, it's important to understand how temperature changes, in both directions, af...

November 20, 2018

 Snowbird Resort Cliff Spa 10th Floor Pool Deck

The roof deck and plaza paver market has historically been dominated by concrete pavers. Innovation within the hardscape industry has introduced porcelain pavers as a new option for elevated decks, patios, and high traffic...

November 6, 2018

In 2016 we published an article The ABCs of Snowmelting which stands as an introduction to the world of snow melting. It contains a wealth of information about the types of snow melting systems available and their installation details. We still receive calls daily aski...

May 15, 2018

The nature of flat roofs can cause problems in snowy areas if snow loads are not accounted for. Many flat roofs utilize a built up roofing system, or BUR, consisting of layers of insulation, waterproofing membranes, with a top finish of gravel or crushed stone. These s...

April 3, 2018

Permeable, pervious, or porous pavers (terms that basically mean water will flow through it, not around it- Read about the differences here) are the new sustainable landscaping practice for many hardscape projects. These paver or grid layouts allow for water to easily...

March 6, 2018

This is a quick read on the advantages and disadvantages of snow melting systems. Some you have considered, and some you may not have thought of. 

The Pros:

NO SHOVELING! 

Say goodbye to backbreaking work and say hello to snow-free walkways, driveways, and patios. This is...

January 24, 2018

Concrete pavers are manufactured to be more durable than standard poured concrete and asphalt. Manufacturers go to great lengths to create products that will withstand the test of time for both durability and looks. With that said, improper maintenance of concrete pave...

November 7, 2017

Snowmelt systems are often thought of as a luxury expenditure. Seldom are they considered a sound financial decision. However, there are many reasons to consider snow melting systems, and they can even be looked at as a financial investment. Dan Holohan eloquently echo...

August 8, 2017

Rectangle Pavers:

Although we promote 2' x 2' square pavers in a stacked bond as the ideal grid layout for pedestal roof decks, we understand that this aesthetic doesn't always mesh with the architect or designer's vision for the space. We pride ourselves on working to...