The heat absorption of any decking material is largely influenced by its color, exposure to sunlight, and surrounding environment. The same goes for TimberTech decking.
Generally, darker colors absorb more heat than lighter colors. If your TimberTech deck is in a full sun exposure throughout the day, it will get hotter than if it’s in a shaded area. Also, the climate in your location plays a role. In hotter climates, the deck will naturally heat up more.
Composite or PVC decking like TimberTech often gets warmer than natural wood but cools down more quickly once the sun goes away. However, the exact temperature will depend on various factors mentioned above.
TimberTech offers a range of colors, including lighter options, which could be beneficial if heat is a concern for you.
If heat is a concern, the best TimberTech product line would be:
This product line features technology that helps the decking stay up to 30° cooler to the touch*
Consider lighter color options such as Coastline or Weathered Teak if you are concerned about your TimberTech decking getting too hot.
*Although TimberTech Advanced PVC decking is 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.