Summertime is upon us and if you have artificial turf, or are thinking about installing it, then you need to be aware of how reflective, excessive heat can affect your yard! Synthetic turf products can melt when exposed to excessive heat. It is important to identify potential factors that could cause your turf to experience fiber shrinkage, UV degradation, and/or melting.
Localized or non-uniform heating of small areas will result in uneven pile height, which in turn will affect the appearance of the turf. There are a number of other circumstances that can create excessive heat. Take a look at a few examples of localized heating to be avoided below.
Artificial turf is a great, low maintenance way to enhance your yard but it is important to note that there are a number of other circumstances and factors that can create excessive heat. At Challenger Industries, our goal is to make our customers aware of what to look for and what can be done to avoid shrinkage and melting issues.
If you do not have artificial turf, but are considering an install, call us today! We would love to send you a sample and discuss how artificial turf can make your summer mow free!