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Hot -- or not?

Posted by cfmuehling (My Page) on
Fri, May 7, 10 at 9:27

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.

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RE: Hot -- or not?

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

RE: Hot -- or not?

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.

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