Thermal gain can cause big issues. A thermogram image analysis tested the difference between Accoya, thermally modified outdoor decking and three WPC decking variants.
The results? Accoya is the most barefoot friendly decking material available. Keeping its cool while resisting cupping or splintering.
Like any natural wood species, Accoya wood is susceptible to weathering in outdoor circumstances. All decking materials exposed to exterior conditions are degraded by a series of chemical, biological and physical processes.
The surface of any wood will be blemished by a combination of UV, molds, algae, mildew, yeasts and pollution. Accoya is no exception and the initial light color of uncoated Accoya may cause early molds and blemishes to stand out more than on other wood types, prior to it weathering further to grey.
Photo – Marina in the Netherlands after 1.5 years of weathering.