July 19, 2021

Why synthetic turf beats organic grass for roofs.

Rooftop Greenery

Green roofs are making an impact in cities all around the world. Green rooftops supply shade, absorb heat from the atmosphere, and decrease the roof surface and the air temperatures surrounding it. These types of rooftops are a wonderful way to expand square footage and support mental health by incorporating a green outdoor retreat in the concrete jungle. By using synthetic, you can open up the options for making a creative space in an otherwise boring spot.

Benefits of Synthetic Grass Rooftops

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

Easy to Clean

Synthetic grass is extremely easy to keep clean and maintained.


When compared to organic grass, it poses no safety risks or hazards, such as root and water damage.

Offers Insulation

Protects interiors of buildings from sweltering heat and can offer immunity to mold, mildew, or decomposition.

Reduced Maintenance

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

Adds Value

Provides an easy escape while in the midst of the concrete jungle.

Safe Space for Kids & Pets

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

Create A Unique Look

Artificial turf makes it easy to install turf where natural grass wouldn’t grow, and you have the ability to produce unusual shapes, or even hang them on walls if you wish.

Which Fiber Type Should You Use?

There are numerous factors to consider when picking synthetic turf, let alone what would be look good on a rooftop. Here are a few critical aspects to keep in mind when purchasing:

Nylon is a long-lasting fabric, but outdoor spaces are susceptible to expansion/contraction and will probably fade.

For indoor areas, we recommend nylon or scenarios with heavy commercial wear or non-fill locations. All non-infill nylon Shaw products observe extensive flammability testing to comply with building codes.

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

PE tape offers durability without compromising performance; high-quality PE resins are fade-resistant and not susceptible to expansion and contraction. Our Play-Safe collection offers premium results for this application.

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