Enjoy Heat Resistant Composite Decking With TimberTech

March 17, 2021
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Heat resistant composite decking is ideal for poolside decks and decks in full sun. If you’re the owner of such a deck — or are considering building one — you’ve likely already wondered: Is there  composite decking that doesn’t get hot? How do I find the best heat resistant material?

While all material will eventually get hot in the sun, the degree of heat buildup (how hot it gets and how fast) will vary.

The Good News: TimberTech® AZEK® decking stays cooler in direct sunlight, so you can enjoy outdoor lounging without the scorched toes.

TimberTech AZEK: Engineered for Heat Resistance

While first generation composite decking did get hot in the sun, TimberTech has innovated beyond first-gen products. TimberTech capped polymer decking is engineered to be cooler to the touch, even in direct sunlight. 

TimberTech AZEK decking, our capped polymer decking line, features advanced materials science in its core and cap that makes it more heat resistant than other composite decking products.

Heat resistant composite decking protects your pets

Stays up to 30° Cooler in the Sun

Our capped polymer deck boards are made with 100% synthetic material, which is less dense than traditional lumber or decking made from composite material and wood flakes. Less density means boards absorb and retain less heat.

The bottom line? TimberTech AZEK decking is engineered to stay up to 30° cooler than competitive products.*

*Although TimberTech AZEK decking products are cooler to the touch than many other deck board products, all decking products will get hot in the sun. Additionally, the darker the decking color, the hotter it will feel. For hotter climates, consider choosing a lighter color.

Our capped polymer deck boards are also designed to provide you even more advantages.

How TimberTech AZEK Decking Keeps Things Cool

  • A splinter-free surface that stays safe for bare feet and Fido’s paws.
  • 40% better slip resistance than competitive products.
  • A 50-Year Limited Fade & Stain Warranty so your deck looks beautiful and richly-hued for future generations.

Absorb Less Heat With Lighter Colors

You likely learned in school that lighter colors absorb less heat than darker colors, and that holds true for heat resistant composite decking. Choose one of these lighter colored deck boards for greater heat mitigation.

Light Deck Boards: White & Gray

Heat resistant composite decking poolside deck made from TimberTech PRO Legacy Collection in Whitewash Cedar

Whitewash Cedar®

Gives you the bright, clean look of white composite decking and pairs well with many exteriors.

Heat resistant composite decking dockside featuring TimberTech AZEK Harvest Collection in Slate Gray

Slate Gray

A chic, solid light hue with a cathedral grain pattern that gives it dimension.

Heat resistant composite decking in Coastline from the TimberTech AZEK Vintage Collection

Coastline®

Offers complex color blending and a straight grain pattern for a traditional hardwood look.  

Light Deck Boards: Tan

Heat resistant composite decking by TimberTech for rooftop decks

Weathered Teak®

Gives you a warm, sunny hue that brightens up your space.  

Heat resistant composite decking

Brownstone

A solid, light tan that complements a wide variety of styles and preferences.

Drawn to Dark Colors? Stick to TimberTech AZEK

Good news: Heat resistant composite decking in darker colors does exist. Our capped polymer decking line is designed to be more heat resistant than the competition, even in darker colors*.

Darker Deck Boards: Rich Brown & Gray

Second-story deck in the sun made from TimberTech AZEK Vintage Collection Dark Hickory

Dark Hickory

Adds a bold design element to your deck. 

Backyard deck with built-in bench made from TimberTech AZEK Vintage Collection English Walnut

English Walnut™

Gives your deck a sophisticated feel with its rich, inviting hue.

TimberTech AZEK Vintage Collection in Mahogany Beach Bungalow Deck

Mahogany

Offers a rich, real wood-inspired hue and an elegant vibe.

*Although TimberTech AZEK decking products are cooler to the touch than many other deck board products, all decking products will get hot in the sun. Additionally, the darker the decking color, the hotter it will feel. For hotter climates, consider choosing a lighter color.

It’s time to put our boards to the test. Order up to four free samples and place them in the sun to see just how well our heat resistant composite decking performs.

See & Feel the TimberTech Advantage

Our capped polymer and capped composite decking lines combine recycled material with all the beauty of traditional wood.

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