Finally, a Composite Decking Designed to Beat the Heat
We created our CoolDeck® Technology to help reduce heat absorption by up to 35%* so you can stay much cooler under the hot summer sun. Available in our Vision® and MeridianTM capped wood composite lines, our products are the best decking to beat the heat. We’re the first company to offer this heat-resistant composite decking innovation that can help you create more comfortable outdoor environments, all season long.
*Reduces heat absorption by up to 35% compared to standard capped composites in a similar color.
Our Heat Resistant Solution
Scorching hot decking can make it difficult to get the most out of your outdoor spaces. This is especially true for families with children and pets. Traditional wood decking may be cooler in the sun than most composite decking, but it’s also prone to splintering, becoming slippery with mildew, and rotting over time. That’s why we created a solution for this common issue—heat resistant composite decking.
MoistureShield composite decking with CoolDeck Technology doesn’t just keep bare feet and paws comfortable in the hot summer sun; it’s also splinter-free and slip-resistant. And, thanks to MoistureShield’s Solid Core, it’s the only decking product that can be installed on the water or underwater without any structural field failures, making it ideal for pool decks and lakeside docks.
Is Composite Decking Hotter Than Wood?
Composite decking is an excellent building material because it lasts longer than wood and looks great without staining, painting, or sanding. Many homeowners complain that composite decking gets too hot, especially in direct sun however composite decking is still cooler than wood. To help with the heat we developed a heat-resistant composite decking solution. Our boards with CoolDeck Technology are the best composite decking for full sun.
MoistureShield composite decking is also proven to resist fading from sun exposure, so you can enjoy sunny days on your deck for years to come. Learn more about our Fade and Stain Warranty now.
Does Composite Decking Get Hot in the Sun?
Virtually any surface will get too hot on a summer day in full sun. But how hot can composite decking get in the sun?
One study found that in direct sunlight, composite decks can reach temperatures from 34° to 76° F hotter than the surrounding air. On an 80° day, that could mean a deck surface temperature of more than 150°. That difference makes our CoolDeck technology the best choice for building your composite deck — even under full sun. Experience the CoolDeck difference for yourself today.
Options That Fit Your Style
Whether you live on the coast or the plains, you’ll appreciate a decking material that can help you beat the heat. While some deck builders say wood is the best material for full sun, the growing number of composite decking fans now have an option for lower temperature composite decking even in full sun.
Contact us for more information about how composite decking with CoolDeck Technology can transform your outdoor space.
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