Yes, like many types of composite and PVC decking materials, TimberTech decking can get hot in the sun, especially during the summer months and in hot climates.
The extent of how hot it gets can depend on several factors:
Color: Darker colors tend to absorb more heat compared to lighter colors. If you choose a dark-colored TimberTech decking, it may get hotter than if you choose a lighter color.
Exposure: Areas that receive direct sunlight for the majority of the day will likely get hotter than areas shaded by trees or structures.
Material: TimberTech offers both composite and PVC decking options. While both can get hot, PVC tends to be more heat-resistant than composite materials.
That said, it’s also important to note that TimberTech decking, like other composite and PVC decking materials, will cool down relatively quickly once out of direct sunlight.
TimberTech Advanced PVC Decking is available in four different collections and features cool touch* design that allows it to stay up to 30 degrees cooler.
While a hot deck can be uncomfortable on bare feet, you can mitigate the issue by choosing a lighter color, providing shaded areas, or strategically using outdoor rugs.
TimberTech Cool Touch Disclaimer
*Although TimberTech Advanced PVC Decking is cooler to the touch than many other competitive composite 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.