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How To Keep Trex Decking Cool In The Summer

The summer season can bring lots of sunshine—but after a while, it might be hard to avoid the heat, and it’s important to know how to keep Trex decking cool! After all, as temperatures rise, so does the temperature on the surface of your deck, which may create an uncomfortable walking environment for both you and your loved ones! Fortunately, with the right preparation and other strategies, you can keep your Trex decking cool during the hottest months of the year—here’s how! 

Use An Umbrella

There’s a simple solution to make your space a little cooler—and you need to look no further than an outdoor umbrella! With minimal effort, you can provide much-needed shade for your family and guests alike, creating a comfortable environment in which to relax and enjoy the day. Not only does an umbrella provide relief from the sun’s rays, but it can also add a stylish touch to your patio set, making it a win-win situation.

Install A Custom Roof or Pergola

One of the most effective ways to keep decks cool in the summer is to shade the area completely with a custom roof or pergola.  Custom roofs blend into the existing roofline of your home seamlessly while blocking out the overhead sun completely. Even better, you can add built-in fans for maximum airflow and cooling potential. In contrast, a motorized louvered pergola allows homeowners to control how much sunshine, wind, air, etc. is let into their space at the push of a button! Either way, installing a pergola or custom roof can truly transform your deck into a cool retreat by shading it completely from the harshest of sun rays.

Go For Greenery

There’s no problem that a plant can’t solve! Beat the heat by installing an outdoor trellis or a “living wall” on the side where the sun is strongest. Not only do they provide shade and a natural escape from the heat, but they also add a much-appreciated touch of greenery to your surroundings. When it comes to selecting the perfect plants for this addition, consider incorporating ones that can withstand higher levels of sunlight, such as marigolds or sturdy trees like oak or pine.

Opt For Lighter Colors

When it comes to hot decking solutions, color is not a decision to be taken lightly. Did you know that color plays an important factor in how your deck transmits heat? It’s true—darker colors hold heat better than lighter ones. If you struggle to keep your deck cool, consider Trex decking colors like Trex Select in Pebble Grey, Trex Transcend in Gravel Path, or Trex Transcend Lineage in Biscayne. These colors not only look great, but they’ll help keep your deck cooler. 

Upgrade to Trex Transcend Lineage

To truly keep your deck cool this summer (and for decades of summers to come!), it might be time to consider upgrading to Trex Transcend Lineage. This innovative decking technology features heat-mitigating properties that ensure your deck stays cooler than ever before. Whether you’re hosting a garden party, BBQ, or simply enjoying a quiet evening outdoors, Trex Transcend Lineage will keep you cool even on the hottest of summer days.

Get Your Deck Summer Ready

Summertime can be an excellent time for outdoor living and entertaining, but the heat can be unruly. Thankfully, the upgrades and ideas listed in this post will help tame the heat so that you can enjoy your Trex decking without having to worry about soaring temperatures. The use of a pergola, trellis, and lighter colors on the flooring will add charm as well as lower the surface temperature to ensure comfortable enjoyment. Need help? Contact Blackrock Decks to get your outdoor space summer ready.