July 19, 2021

Why artificial turf beats natural grass for roofs.

Rooftop Greenery

Green rooftops have been making a difference in cities across the world. Green roofs provide shade, absorb heat from the air, and decrease the roof surface and the air temperatures surrounding it. These kinds of rooftops are a great way to add to square footage and improve mental health by incorporating a green outdoor retreat in the concrete jungle. By using synthetic, you can expand the options for creating a creative space in an otherwise bland area.

Benefits of Artificial Turf Rooftops

There are numerous benefits to installing synthetic turf on a rooftop. Here are just a few of our favorites:

Easy to Clean

Artificial turf is very easy to keep clean and maintained.


In comparison to traditional grass, there is no risk of safety issues or hazards, such as root and water damage.

Delivers Insulation

Protects building interiors from intense heat and may offer resistance to mildew, decomposition, or mold.

Reduced Maintenance

Artificial grass if installed properly, will last for a very long time and require minimal maintenance.

Adds Value

Creates an easy escape while staying in the concrete jungle.

Safe Space for Pets and Kids

With artificial grass, your kids and pets will not be exposed to potentially dangerous weedkillers, fertilizers, and pesticides.

Create A Unique Look

Synthetic turf makes it easy to place turf where traditional grass wouldn’t grow, and you have the ability to create unique figures, or even place them on walls if you wish.

Which Fiber Type Should You Use?

There is a lot to weigh when picking synthetic turf, not to mention what would be look good on a rooftop. Here are some crucial elements to consider when purchasing:

Nylon is a long-lasting fabric, however, outdoor areas are vulnerable to expansion/contraction and will probably fade.

We recommend nylon indoors or cases with heavy commercial wear or non-fill areas. All non-infill nylon Shaw products are subjected to strict flammability testing to satisfy building codes.

We recommend an infill PE tape product for a commercial rooftop area.

PE tape is long-lasting without compromising performance; high-quality PE resins are fade-resistant and not prone to contraction and expansion. Our Play-Safe collection delivers premium results for this application.

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