The Melting Point of Artificial Grass
Most of the artificial turf grass that you can have installed today is hearty, durable stuff that is designed to look great for many years, standing up to the elements like heat, cold, rain, snow, and all the debris that will litter it and be removed from it over the seasons.
But there is one thing that many homeowners who opt to replace natural grass with fake grass have to contend with: melting turf. Fake grass resists melting up to a certain point, but even the heartiest artificial lawns can't withstand temperatures above 200º Fahrenheit, and many have a melting point down closer to 175º.
But that's still much hotter than any ambient temperature ever recorded on earth, so how can artificial grass get so hot it melts? Just look to those very same windows through which you might look at your melted synthetic lawn.
How Can Windows Cause Fake Grass to Melt?
Sun reflections bouncing off windows melt grass by creating a concentration of solar energy that would not normally occur. Sunshine is usually not hot enough to melt fake grass even on the warmest sunny summer day, but that's only the case when the light falls naturally; window glare causes sunlight to act as though it were focused by a lens, and this beam of light can be like a destructive laser hitting your turf.
Sun glare melting fake grass is usually caused by energy efficient windows that have a highly reflective coating and often a slight concave curve that further enhances the focusing of the beam of light and causes even more likelihood of window reflections damaging your artificial lawn. If you are worried about window reflections melting the grass, you should be, frankly: melted artificial grass looks terrible and of course it won't grow back after damage, but rather needs to be ripped out and replaced at considerable expense.
Can Window Reflections Melt Turf Grass In Any Season?
While of course the conditions for window reflections melting fake grass are at their peak risk during the summer's heat, glare off windows can still approach or surpass the melting point for artificial turf even on mild days. When there is enough sunlight hitting windows at the right angle, they can create enough heat to damage the lawn in most seasons.
How to Stop Window Glare Melting Grass
To protect your fake grass against melting caused by window reflections, simply get Turf Guard Window Film and cover those panes of energy efficient window with this immediate solution to the problem. Anti-glare window film sends the sun's rays scattering in all directions instead of becoming concentrated and forming a hot beam that can melt your grass.
Turf Guard Window Film can be easily cut to fit any shape of glass window or door and it does not need to change the appearance or function of your windows or doors, either. You can opt for clear window film that stops sun m melting of turf without reducing the amount of light that enters your home or changing the function or looks of the windows or you can opt for a stylish white or black Turf Guard Window Film that will add aesthetic interest to the home while protecting the surrounding lawn.
Window Reflections Melt Vinyl Siding
Fake grass is not the only thing that window reflections can damage on and around a home. The melting point of vinyl siding is actually lower than that of most fake grasses, with most vinyl siding melting at temperatures above 165º Fahrenheit. Thus if you are concerned about window glare melting fake grass, you definitely need to worry about window glare melting vinyl siding, too. Fortunately the solution is the same: get Turf Guard Window Film to stop window glare damaging the vinyl siding on your home or at a neighbor's property.