With the rise in popularity of composite decking over recent years, it comes to no surprise that more and more homeowners are asking questions regarding its practicality, with one of the main queries surrounding its use in the warmer months.
Homeowners that are considering installing composite decking in their outdoor spaces are asking the question, "does composite decking get hot in the summer?" With traditional wood decking known to absorb a fair amount of heat during hotter spells of sunshine, it makes perfect sense why people would ask the same question regarding its composite counterpart. If you're one of these people that are wondering whether composite decking gets hot in the summer, then you've come to the right place! The experts at TimberTech are here to help.
In order to give an accurate answer to this question, however, a number of factors need to be considered as each has a degree of influence on how much heat gets absorbed and retained. These are the deck's exposure to sunlight, the colour of the deck boards and the type of composite decking used.
A customer named Ben recently sent us some smashing 'before and after' photos of his back garden, which has been totally transformed with the help of our EasyClean Edge Maritime Grey composite decking.
TimberTech composite decking is very low maintenance. Our deck boards never have to be stained or deep cleaned - unlike hardwood decking products, they will last for decades with virtually no upkeep whatsoever.
However, we do recommend cleaning your deck occasionally to maintain its appearance. You can use a power washer to do this.
Power washing a deck - photo by Olger Fallas Painting (via Flickr)
The following advice is taken from the TimberTech Installation and Maintenance Guide.
We stock a fantastic range of composite decking products here at TimberTech UK, but that's not all - we also offer a variety of fixings and fittings to help you build your new deck.
All of our deck fitting products are chosen for minimum visibility. After all, you don't want the screws to distract from those gorgeous decking boards!
Your outdoor living space isn't just a place to go when you need a breath of fresh air - it's a part of your home, and it should reflect your personal style and taste just as much as your living room does.
If you want your garden deck to look as cool and contemporary as your interior decor, we at TimberTech can help. Our composite decking is available in a selection of modern styles that you're sure to find appealing!
Pictured: EasyClean Edge+ Sea Salt Grey Composite Decking