July 19, 2021

Why synthetic turf beats organic turf for rooftops.

Rooftop Greenery

Green roofs have had an impact in cities across the world. Green roofs provide shade, absorb heat from the atmosphere, and decrease the roof surface and surrounding air temperatures. These rooftops are a ideal way to increase square footage and enhance mental health by adding a green outdoor retreat in the concrete jungle. By going synthetic, you can increase the opportunities for making a creative space in an otherwise drab spot.

Benefits of Artificial Grass Rooftops

There are several advantages to installing artificial turf on a rooftop. Here are just a few of our personal favorites:

Easy to Clean

Synthetic turf is extremely simple to keep clean and well-preserved.


It doesn’t pose any safety risks or hazards compared to natural grass — such as root and water damage.

Delivers Insulation

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

Less Maintenance

Artificial turf will last for the long haul and requires very little upkeep if installed properly.

Adds Value

Creates a quick getaway while staying in the concrete jungle.

Safe Space for Pets & Kids

With synthetic grass, your kids and pets will not be susceptible to harmful weedkillers, fertilizers, and pesticides.

Create A One-Of-A-Kind Look

Artificial turf makes it convenient to place turf where traditional grass would not grow, and you have the ability to produce unusual figures, or even place them on walls if you wish.

Which Fiber Type Should You Choose?

There are numerous factors to think about when selecting synthetic grass, not to mention what would be a good fit for a rooftop. Here are some crucial aspects to consider when shopping:

Nylon is a durable fabric, but outdoor spaces are vulnerable to expansion/contraction and are likely to fade.

For indoor areas, we recommend nylon or situations with high commercial wear or non-fill spots. All non-infill nylon Shaw products follow extensive flammability testing to conform to building codes.

For a rooftop commercial area, we recommend an infill PE tape product.

PE tape is durable without sacrificing performance; high grade PE resins are resistant to fading and not vulnerable to contraction and expansion. Our Play-Safe collection offers premium results for this application.

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