The Benefits Of Installing A Heated Driveway
How to remove snow from a driveway without a shovel?
If you live in a cold climate where you experience ice and snow during the winter months, you most likely spend a lot of time shoveling snow from the driveway before you can use your car. A snow-covered driveway is also extremely dangerous to walk on with a high risk of injury from slipping and falling. It is essential to keep the driveway clear of snow to protect the safety of other people like family, friends, mailman, or in the case of an emergency. If someone is seriously injured by slipping and falling on your snow-covered driveway, you may be found liable and have to put in a household insurance claim. An incident like this could result in increased insurance rates and difficulty in obtaining future insurance cover. A heated driveway can save you from a lot of problems.
Although a heated driveway may seem extravagant to some homeowners, there are many benefits to be considered if you live in a climate with frequent snowfalls and icy conditions. With today’s advanced technology a heated driveway may not be as costly as you think. It will be safer for everyone who uses it. Not to mention the time and money you will save by not having to shovel snow or paying for professional snow plowing to clear your driveway. By making your driveway a hazard-free zone during the winter months, you can rest assured that your property is safe to use by people you care for as well as strangers who visit your home for various reasons.
How is a heated driveway installed?
Installing a heated driveway for residential homes can be done in areas that need maximum protection and can be custom-made to fit your driveway. If you are already spending a lot of time and money on shoveling snow, snow blowers and snow equipment, you will soon be able to recoup the money paid for your heated driveway. Just think what it would feel like to be lying snugly in bed on a cold, snowy morning knowing that your driveway is safe and snow-free instead of bundling up in layers of clothes to trudge out into the snow to clear the area. Let a heated driveway do all the work for you while you stay warm in the comfort of your home.
A heated driveway has a heating element installed in the concrete or other material used for your driveway with automatic sensors that are custom designed to deal with the particular climate. It will automatically gauge temperature and moisture and switch on and off to keep the driveway clear of accumulated snow. The heating system can also be custom designed for walkways and steps as well as other entryways to your home and outbuildings. This will ensure that there is always a safe path from your front door to the garage or the curb when you need access to the street. For existing driveways, a heating system can be retro-fitted by cutting into the concrete to install the heating elements and sealing it up afterward to look as good as new.
Although there is an initial capital outlay required to install a heated driveway, the convenience will outweigh the cost, and in the long run, you will save a lot of time and money. And, most importantly, the safety of your family and friends is incalculable.