Protect your deck or patio from the heat of a fire pit.

Testing the Effect of a Fire Pit on a Composite Deck

We sell a product that we recommend placing under your fire pit. So what happens if you don't use DeckProtect? To find out, we tried it by burning a rigorous fire in a typical fire pit placed on composite deck boards. We ran this experiment on a very cold day and on a very warm day. Not surprisingly, we got very different results.


As much as people talk about fire pit risk for composite decking, we found it rather surprising that we could not find any tests online that showed exactly what the risk is. To be fair, there are a huge number of variables, so it is hard to imagine exactly how a certified lab would design the test. So why not just try it in a real world setting and see what happens? What we found out is illustrated on our Composite Heat Test page.