Causes of Turf Damages
Have you ever wondered what can cause artificial turf melting?
Synthetic grass, or syn grass, is more durable than natural sod. But the plastic materials like nylon and polyethylene used to make artificial turf are still vulnerable to heat damages.
High-quality artificial grass has ultraviolet (UV) inhibitors to prevent fading and premature wear. Manufacturers develop more ways of improving the quality and prolonging the longevity of synthetic turf.
However, sunlight reflected off from secondary surfaces like windows, doors and glass panels can melt plastics within minutes. Nowadays, more people are using low emissivity (Low-E) glasses on their residential windows. It is a glass with a thin metal oxide layer that helps control the amount of light and heat that enters the house. Low-E glasses are energy-efficient materials that can reduce energy consumption for homeowners.
Most Low-E glass has high-performance glazing that only allows light to penetrate the space. The same material bounces off radiant heat and solar heat onto any other surface available.
Reflected heat from these surfaces can start weakening any surface it has contact. The temperature from these spots can build up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Even the best artificial turf on the market will melt if exposed under such concentrated heat level. Unbeknownst to homeowners, glass windows are the number one cause of artificial turf melting.
How to Prevent Solar Heat Damages on Your Lawn
Though artificial turf may seem durable, it is still susceptible to solar heat damages. Continuous grass repair or replacement can take its toll on the homeowners and their budget. Unfortunately, most fake grass company or manufacturers still cannot prevent or warranty such damages for their products.
Luckily, there is a window film available on the market that can solve your artificial turf melting problem. This transparent film is attached to the exterior side of the glass, and it is guaranteed to protect your artificial grass lawn. The perforated sheet allows natural light to enter the space and provides maximum visibility.
The turf guard window film has anti-reflective properties that break down the magnified heat. It helps to distribute solar heat throughout the surface which means that even during the hottest time of the day, the temperature is evenly spread out and will not cause melting.
Window films are easier to install and maintain than screens. They also have the added perk of making your windows look stylish and uniform.
So, get the clear perforated window film and protect your artificial grass all-year round. It is a simple and cost-effective solution to solar heat damages and to prevent artificial turf melting.