Hot -- or not?

cfmuehlingMay 7, 2010

Hi all!

I've been reading posts on the temp differences between decking materials.

I am in mid-Maryland, but in some weird "atmospheric trough" (long story) that gives me a microclimate of southern Georgia/northern Florida. HOT. The area where I want to deck is unsheltered.

Does anyone know which is the coolest material? Durability is important, but I know no one will recommend untreated lumber.

A friend who has a pool company adamanetly recommends against any composit material. He says even his clients hate it because it remains perpetually hot. True?

Opinions are sought and welcome.

Thanks!

Christine

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whispertoo

My light tan Azek gets warm in the hot sun in Connecticut but it has never been too hot to walk on.
John

    Bookmark   May 9, 2010 at 5:44PM
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2ajsmama

My Saddle colored Trex on the covered porch in CT gets very hot when the sun is low enough to shine directly on it. Can't walk on it barefoot.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2010 at 6:39PM
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