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The polar vortex may be winding down, but now building owners are having to deal with the aftermath of the extreme cold.

The storm caused massive damage to pipes, roofs, windows and even toilets. Many of these worries could be handled with winter prevention solutions.

We’ve compiled some of our favorite #LoveWinter posts from this year and winter’s past so you can plan how you will beat the cold weather to come.

1. How Do Self-Regulating Heating Cables Work?

Self-regulating freeze protection systems offer protection against burst water pipes, frozen roof gutters, ice or snow covered ramps, stairways and walkways. The use of these systems provides a reliable and long-term solution to costly damage or operational disturbances. This post dives into the technology behind the cables and how they can be used in winter solutions.

2. A Clever Way to Melt the Ice

Ice is one of the most dangerous elements that comes with winter weather. Whether it’s on buildings, plants, the ground or other objects, ice can be a disturbance that has effects on everyday life during the cold months in winter climates. Removing the risk of ice positively impacts safety. This post will detail just how self-regulating technology can melt in a smarter, most cost-effective way.

3. Five Ways to Use Electric Heat Tracing

Electric heat tracing is used in many process industries to maintain process fluids at the desired temperatures. This post takes an in-depth look at five common uses of heat-tracing applications that can help users select the most appropriate technology for their industrial application.

4. Roof De-Icing Solutions to Prevent Icicles and Ice Dams 

One of the main safety concerns when it comes to winter weather systems is the buildup of snow and ice on roofs. When icicles grow large and have a long way to fall, they can cause serious injury and even death. And, only two feet of snow buildup on a roof can cause enough stress for the entire structure to collapse.

Making repairs now should be a priority before the harshness of winter sets in fully. Access your roof and gutters during milder weather to ensure that you have solutions in place before heavy ice and snow conditions begins.

This post explores systems that can be installed to melt ice and snow from roofs to bring protection to buildings facing tough winter weather.

5. Three Solutions to Make a Building Winter Safe 

It’s important to analyze your home or business for prevention and protection against the changing weather. According to Disaster Safety, it only takes two feet of snow to put enough stress on a roof for collapse. In addition, one inch of ice on a roof can equal one foot of snow.

Making repairs to your roof and gutters can be hard when the harshness of snow and ice sets in, and this post demonstrates how getting ahead of winter weather should be a priority.

If you’d like to see a specific Winter post, let us know in the comments.

And, if you’re ready to start on your solutions for next year’s weather, click the link below to get in touch with an nVent RAYCHEM Winter Expert.