ROSIE’S TEMPERATURE TEST FOR PATIO SURFACES IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT
Every year it seems a weather person does the tried-and-true cook-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk trick. A couple of years ago, Rosie took that test a bit further. No, he didn’t fry up bacon on the driveway to go with the egg; but he did take the temperature of various surfaces around the Romero home.
The test took place at 2:00 p.m. when the outdoor temperature was 112 degrees in the direct sun (no shade). Rosie took the temperature with an infrared thermal imaging gun.
Temperature Heat Test Results:
Note: Normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees fahrenheit. The below results are also in fahrenheit
- Green lawn: 102 degrees
- Gray troweled concrete: 128 degrees
- Travertine 136 degrees
- Flagstone, depending on the color: 144 to 152 degrees…the lighter the color, the cooler the temperature
- Saltillo tile: 145 degrees
- Concrete pavers: 146 degrees
- Trex composite decking: 150-175 degrees, depending on the color
- Natural redwood decking: 154 degrees
- Native Arizona soil: 156 degrees
- Slate: 163 degrees
- Black asphalt street: 176 degrees
Hot dang!! That’s hot!