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Do I Have to Worry About Sun Damaging My Artificial Turf?

Posted by Troy Scott on 18 May

HG_-_Do_I_Have_to_Worry_About_Sun_Damaging_My_Artificial_Turf.jpg http://www.heavenlygreens.com/blog/do-i-have-to-worry-about-sun-damaging-my-artificial-turf @heavenlygreensThe materials used in the construction of artificial turf are extremely durable and resistant to many types of damage, including the effects of direct sunlight. While sunlight can fade other types of fabric, the materials used in artificial turf are not affected in the same way. The turf retains its color whether it is used in complete shade or direct sunlight.


Direct Sunlight Is Not A Problem


Most lawns have, on average, about 1/3 of the total area shaded by trees, large buildings or fencing. Other than that, the rest of the lawn remains in direct sunlight for most of the day. The ultraviolet rays of the sun are notorious for leaching colors out of other fabrics. Furniture and carpet that are inside the home can have noticeable color loss if allowed to remain in the same place for long periods of time. There isn't much you can do to protect the lawn, except for buy artificial turf that is guaranteed to be stain resistant.



No Fade Guarantee


Many artificial turf manufacturers understand that fading is an unsightly problem when it comes to artificial turf. Turf that has been in place for several years and has begun to show wear and tear, can be painted with a spray on color that helps to restore the bright, vivid green of the original turf. Artificial grass that has been made within the last decade has been constructed with materials that are extremely strain and fade resistant.


Nylon, polyurethane, polypropylene are common materials used in the construction of artificial grass. All three are highly durable materials and are resistant to many kinds of damage including ripping, tearing, puncturing, fraying and fading. Being exposed to direct sunlight for several hours each day would degrade most other types of fabrics. Artificial turf can withstand constant sunlight, extreme heat and high levels of foot traffic for long periods of time and not degrade, breakdown or fade.

 

If a company offers a guarantee or a warranty, it generally means that they have enough faith in the quality of their product to back it up with an offer to replace it if it begins to fall short of expectations. When it comes to artificial turf, most manufacturers guarantee that their product will not fade or discolor in direct sunlight. Over the years, they may allow for a 1 or 2 percent color change as the turf begins to age, but other than that, most companies will stand firm on the “no fade” promise.



Excellent for Sun or Shade


Nylon, polyurethane, polypropylene are common materials used in the construction of artificial grass. All three are highly durable materials and are resistant to many kinds of damage including ripping, tearing, puncturing, fraying and fading. Being exposed to direct sunlight for several hours each day would degrade most other types of fabrics. Artificial turf can withstand constant sunlight, extreme heat and high levels of foot traffic for long periods of time and not degrade, breakdown or fade.



Won't Discolor or Stain


Along with the fading issue, many homeowners worry about discoloration or staining. Because the materials are made of plastic fibers, they are extremely resistant to staining and discoloration. If artificial turf does begin to discolor, it is normally caused by residue left behind from pet waste. This is why many artificial turf companies request that the turf be rinsed down on a regular basis if pets use the lawn on a daily basis. Most stains come from harsh chemicals or paints being spilled on the lawn. This is easily remedied with the use of a drop cloth being put in place before the chemicals are used.


Simple, common sense practices can help to protect your lawn from unsightly damage. Take the time to read your guarantee and your warranty so you know exactly what to expect from your turf.Artificial-turf-customer-care-guide

Topics: Residential Artificial Grass, Durable

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