You tore out your lawn a long time ago to save on water. Since you wanted to create a feeling of peace and calm at home with your property, artificial grass and turf seemed like a better choice than xeriscaping and other options.
The only problem you might have noticed is that turf burn is a significant issue in Phoenix. Our hot summers and warm winters create enough heat exposure to melt some of these products under certain conditions.
An anti-reflective window film is an essential installation for any home or business with artificial grass or turf.
By absorbing the sun’s rays instead of bouncing them back, you get affordable turf protection while gaining the same interior benefits of residential or commercial window film installation in Phoenix.
Why Do I Have Random Pits and Spots in My Yard?
It’s a nightmare for any Phoenix homeowner. When the artificial turf starts melting in random spots, you can only watch in horror as the green blades turn colors and start curling.
The sun is the culprit for this problem, but it isn’t acting alone. Your home’s windows reflect sunshine to a concentrated point, creating higher temps that eventually exceed the burn rating for the artificial grass.
Commercial buildings are also affected by this phenomenon. In 2010, a “death ray” at the Vdara hotel came from magnified sunlight that bounced off a nearby skyscraper.
Those concentrated beams have the power to melt specific spots in your artificial grass. That’s why taking action now to protect this investment makes sense. You’ll keep your curb appeal, maintain property values, and have a spot to enjoy when you’re at home.
Why Are Windows Causing Turf to Melt?
Unless your windows are from the early 1980s or older, they’re likely made with low-emissivity glass. This product reflects the infrared and ultraviolet spectrum while allowing visible light to pass through the pane.
That means the windows on Phoenix homes and businesses reflect heat like a mirror but allow light transmission like standard glass.
Although exterior window film to reduce reflection points can help stop turf burn in Phoenix, the energy-efficient glass isn’t the only culprit to consider. Anything that reflects light can cause burn spots.
How to Protect My Artificial Grass from Burns
Most synthetic turf products, including artificial grass, have a melting point between 175°F to 200°F. The ground temperatures in Phoenix during the summer can reach those levels during the summer without any sunlight reflection.
Everyone knows about the famous day in 1990 when the high temperature was 122°F. Once you factor in the sun’s other qualities, the street temps can reach the melting point of artificial grass.
Phoenix’s heat is a year-round issue when window glare enters the equation. In the past, contractors had to watch how light would strike your property to gauge where and when artificial grass could get installed.
With today’s best window films that stop turf burn, you can protect your installation without worrying about melting.
You can also upgrade your polypropylene or polyethylene installations today to receive heat resistance of up to 460°F for the best products.
If you already have artificial grass at your Phoenix property, the best way to achieve turf burn protection is to install an appropriate anti-reflective window film on the affected windows.
We Install Solar Gard SX80 and Xpel Visual Intelligence
Solar Gard SX80 is a specially designed window film that minimizes visible reflection while maximizing natural daylight. It reduces solar heat gains while working, resulting in total comfort, better climate control, and enhanced curb appeal.
There are no sacrifices made with Solar Gard SX80. It connects you to the outside world while improving indoor climate control. Instead of reflecting the sunlight to have it burn your turf or artificial grass, the film creates a more natural result.
The visible light reflectance inside or outside is rated at just 8% while offering greater than 99% UV blockage.
With Xpel Visual Intelligence, our team installs a new proprietary technology that does the opposite of what traditional window films offer. The unique layers work to eliminate reflections, reducing surface glare in the process. This technique allows more light to shine through to create greater indoor clarity.
Now Is the Time to Take Action
When you need an anti-glare window film to protect your artificial grass in Arizona, our team has the solution you need. We can finish most jobs in a single day to ensure your piece of paradise remains in excellent condition.
Contact us today for a free quote or to discuss any questions you might have. Window glare might cause turn burn, but you can do something about it!