July 19, 2021

Why synthetic turf is better than traditional turf for roofs.

Rooftop Greenery

Green roofs have had an impact in cities all over the world. Green roofs offer shade, remove heat from the atmosphere, and reduce the roof surface and surrounding air temperatures. These types of rooftops are a perfect way to expand square footage and improve mental health by adding a green outdoor space in the concrete jungle. By going synthetic, you can open up the options for making a creative space in an otherwise drab area.

Perks of Artificial Grass Rooftops

Installing artificial turf on a rooftop has numerous benefits. Here are just a few of our favorites:

Easy to Clean

Synthetic turf is extremely simple to keep clean and maintained.


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

Provides Insulation

Protects building interiors from intense heat and could provide resistance to decomposition, mold, or mildew.

Less Maintenance

Synthetic grass will last for the long haul and requires very little upkeep if installed properly.

Adds Value

Provides a simple getaway while in the midst of the concrete jungle.

Safe Space for Pets and Kids

With artificial turf, your children and pets won’t be vulnerable to potentially dangerous weedkillers, fertilizers, and pesticides.

Create A One-Of-A-Kind Look

Synthetic turf makes it simple to install turf where traditional grass won’t grow, and you can make unique shapes, or even place them on walls if you wish.

Which Fiber Type Should You Go For?

There are several factors to weigh when selecting synthetic turf, much less what would be suitable for a rooftop. Here are some crucial elements to keep in mind when purchasing:

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

We recommend nylon indoors or situations with high commercial traffic or non-fill areas. All nylon non-infill Shaw products follow strict flammability testing to meet building codes.

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

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

Check Out Play-Safe Collection

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