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Magnification is the Achilles heel for artificial grass installations. Before installing artificial grass in your space, learn what magnification is and discover if you're at risk. Check it out below.
Like anything laying in direct sunlight, artificial grass can become warm on high-temperature days. It can be quite hard to tell if this is something that you should worry about. The biggest risk factor for turf materials melting is a second-floor window that faces west. This will reflect the sun directly onto your grass and this can potentially cause melting to occur. To prevent damage from magnification you can do the following things:
Apply a Film Cover to the Surface of the Windows
This doesn’t always work 100% but will help in most cases. It will make reflections a less likely occurrence.
Use a Cover To Create Shade
This will help keep your grass cool and prevent melting from occurring. You can install overhead awnings to keep the sun exposure to a minimum.
Opt For Nylon Turf
Nylon turf has a high melting temperature level and will survive magnification. It is the only material that can withstand these high temperatures. One downfall, however, is that nylon is double the price of other grass materials and doesn’t end up giving you the plush grass that other materials offer.
Remember, windows are not the only surfaces that reflect sunlight and melt artificial turf. Steel grills or chrome bicycles can damage the surface just as easily. Make sure to remove anything that could potentially reflect onto the surface and cause melting. Preventative measures are the most effective in keeping the grass safe!
We hope this article offered a few ways to help prevent magnification in your backyard. To learn how to keep the surface of your turf cooler on high temp. days, check out our other article here! To learn the answers to other frequently asked questions about balcony and rooftop turf, check out our FAQ section. As always, contact us with any further questions.