Synthetic turf is designed to brace the elements. The technology involved gives it resistance to all manner of inclement weather and intense conditions outdoors. That’s not to say it can endure a tornado or flooding, of course. When you install artificial turf you won’t need to worry about the damage that natural grass experiences from very high or very low temperatures.
When it comes to extreme heat outdoors there are two elements taken into consideration, both the heat and its source. More specifically, synthetic turf needs to be able to withstand not only high heat but direct exposure to the sun itself. Artificial turf can resist complications from sunlight exposure due to UV-resistant fibers and being a non-organic material. You’ll never find bleached, dry patches in your lawn or athletic field if you have artificial turf installed. With regular grass this is not only attractive, in certain areas, very dry grass becomes a common fire safety hazard.
Artificial turf has a somewhat negative relationship with heat, however. This becomes extremely noticeable if artificial turf isn’t properly cared for or installed in areas where very high temperatures are normal. The material will absorb heat and can make the grass very hot to the touch, so it’s advised that anyone looking to install artificial turf take measures to prevent that.
- Lots of shade from the sun causes less heat absorption
- Light-colored artificial grass will not become as hot as dark-colored artificial grass
- Sand in the infill can help it maintain a lower temperature
Regions that frequently experience extremely high temperatures are not ideal for synthetic turf, so it’s necessary to have measures in place such as the ones above.
A common concern among customers is that the fear that rain or snow can damage their artificial grass. Artificial turf is also designed to endure this, just as it is with UV light. It has a built-in drainage system so precipitation doesn’t damage it, nor does it accumulate and lead to water damage on your property. However heavy rainfall can cause the drainage system to get waterlogged, but a professional can help you fix that. It may also become brittle during freezing rain.
Individual blades can freeze and stiffen in the winter. While this may not be a huge concern for those with turf installed on fields not used in the wintertime, it’s something that people with artificial grass on their personal property should be mindful of. Keep it clear of snow so any potential ice remains visible. You’ll need to be especially mindful of brittle turf in the winter.
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