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Finally, a Composite Decking Designed to Beat the Heat

We created our CoolDeck® Technology to help reduce composite decking heat absorption by up to 35%* so you can stay much cooler and enjoy your deck more, even under the hot summer sun. Available in our Vision® and MeridianTM capped wood composite lines, our heat-resistant composite decking products are sure to keep you cool. Since 2016, MoistureShield has offered this heat-resistant composite decking innovation to help you create more comfortable outdoor environments, all season long.

Thermal image showing two decking boards emitting a significant amount of heat.Without CoolDeck

Thermal image showing two decking boards emitting a low amount of heat.With CoolDeck

*Reduces heat absorption by up to 35% compared to standard capped composites in a similar color.

Our Heat Resistant Decking 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 with more sensitive feet and paws. Pressure-treated lumber can be cooler than CoolDeck, 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. Thanks to MoistureShield’s solid core, it’s also 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?

It’s a common misconception that composite decking gets significantly hotter than wood, especially in direct sun. Modern composite decking can actually be cooler than traditional wood decking. To help beat the heat even more, we developed a heat-resistant composite decking solution: CoolDeck Technology. Our decking boards with CoolDeck Technology are the best for composite decking that stays the coolest, even in full sun.

Composite decking is an excellent building material because it lasts longer than wood and looks great without staining, painting, or sanding. 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, regular 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°. Our CoolDeck Technology can help diminish that difference with up to 35% less heat absorption, making it the best choice for building your composite deck — even under full sun. Experience the CoolDeck difference for yourself today.

Stay Cool, Regardless of Your Preferred Color Palette

Whether you live on the coast or the plains, you’ll appreciate a heat resistant decking material. For maintaining an even cooler deck, aim for a lighter colored composite deck, such as white, off-white, light gray, or tan. If dark colors are more your style, MoistureShield also offers an array of CoolDeck Technology-enhanced composite decking in deep browns and grays. Discover the various tones of CoolDeck Technology below.

Contact us for more information about how composite decking with CoolDeck Technology can transform your outdoor space.

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