The Valley Channel® Roof Ice Melt System

Valley areas are particularly prone to ice dam build ups and subsequent leaking. The robust design of the Valley Channel efficiently conducts heat from the heater cables to the ice and snow and provides a reliable drainage path for meltwater. The Valley Channel has a heavy aluminum Base Panel with two tight-clearance slots into which the self-regulating heater cable is inserted. Valley Channel is also used in areas where meltwater flow must be maintained, e.g., from a valley several feet up a roof down to the lower eave.

The Base Panel is installed onto metal or shingled valleys, and is embedded in a special adhesive so no roof penetrations are required. Heater cable is traced along the eave ice melt system and up the valleys. The matching snap-on Valley Channel Cover provides an attractive, protective finish. Valley Channel is the perfect complement to the PRO, LT, HotSlot, LowSlope, and Standing Seam ice melt systems and provides the protection needed to safeguard against ice dam leaks and ice formations in valleys.

Stop ice dam leaks in valleys



  • Valley Channel performs in all Class 1, 2, and 3 snow areas
  • Matches perfectly with all of Summit’s roof ice melt systems
  • When positioned in a vertical orientation, the Valley Channel provides a continuous heated melt path between upper and lower roofs, along dormer walls, etc.


  • Fifty (50) year warranty on the Base Panel
  • Fifty (50) year warranty on the Cover
  • Forty (40) year warranty on the Cover paint finish
  • Ten (10) year warranty on the heater cable (Extendable to 20 years on pre-qualified projects)
  • See warranty for complete details

Power Output

  • 24 watts/foot

Self-Regulating Heat Cable Provided:

  • UL Listed, CSA Certified, and FM Approved
  • 2 runs per foot of panel
  • Model S1 for 110V system
  • Model S2 for 208, 240, and 277V systems

Cover Materials

  • Real 20 oz. copper
  • Aluminum (High grade Kynar-500 finish)

Aluminum Cover Color Selection

  • 12 standard colors
  • 15 custom colors and metallics

Panel Lengths

  • Standard is 5′, available up to 10′

Supplied Components

  • Base Panel
  • Industrial quality self-regulating heater cables
  • Snap-on Panel Covers


  • S1 or S2 self-regulating heater cable for leads, splices, gutters, and downspouts
  • 4-, 8-, and 12-CDC 30A circuit digital ambient temperature controllers that handle up to 4, 8, or 12 branch circuits respectively
  • Power connection and splice kits
  • Adhesive (by others)
  • Custom, high-efficiency UL distribution panels for up to 18 circuits with 10″ touchscreen, ethernet connectivity
  • Expert layout and design assistance


Summit’s Valley Channel Clears a 12″ Radius Under 36″ of Snow: