Turf Gard products answer industry-wide issues of lawns and low-e film

Turf Gard products answer industry-wide issues of lawns and low-e film

Stop Turf Burn with 3M Turf Protection

Stop Turf Burn with Turf Gard

As artificial turf continues to rise in popularity in certain regions, reports of synthetic turf melting are increasing due to the advent of energy-efficient Low-E glass.

Low-E glass uses a microscopic coating of metallic oxide that allows light to enter, but radiant heat and solar heat are bounced off the glass surface on other substances. While these window reflections can cause natural turf grass to die or catch on fire, the heat will cause artificial turf to melt and patio furniture to burn.

Most synthetic turfs have a melting point of around 175-200 degrees Fahrenheit and the reflected heat from Low-E glass windows can easily reach these temperatures and up to 400 F, depending on your location.

Some of the precautions you can take if you are installing artificial turf for one of your clients is to view the area where it will be installed when it is hottest during the day. Take note of the window locations and if sunlight is being reflected on the intended space.

As artificial turf continues to rise in popularity in certain regions, reports of synthetic turf melting are increasing due to the advent of energy-efficient Low-E glass.

Low-E glass uses a microscopic coating of metallic oxide that allows light to enter, but radiant heat and solar heat are bounced off the glass surface on other substances. While these window reflections can cause natural turf grass to die or catch on fire, the heat will cause artificial turf to melt and patio furniture to burn.

Most synthetic turfs have a melting point of around 175-200 degrees Fahrenheit and the reflected heat from Low-E glass windows can easily reach these temperatures and up to 400 F, depending on your location.

Some of the precautions you can take if you are installing artificial turf for one of your clients is to view the area where it will be installed when it is hottest during the day. Take note of the window locations and if sunlight is being reflected on the intended space.