July 19, 2021

Why artificial turf outperforms organic turf for roofs.



Rooftop Greenery

Green rooftops are making an impact in cities all around the world. Green roofs provide shade, remove heat from the atmosphere, and decrease the roof surface and the air temperatures surrounding it. These kinds of rooftops are a wonderful way to add to square footage and improve mental health by adding a green outdoor space in the concrete jungle. By choosing synthetic, you can expand the opportunities for implementing a creative space in an otherwise boring area.



Perks of Synthetic Turf Rooftops

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


Easy to Clean

Artificial turf is exceptionally easy to keep clean and fresh-looking.


Low Weight

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


Delivers Insulation

Protects building interiors from sweltering heat and could provide immunity to mildew, decomposition, or mold.


Less Maintenance

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


Adds Value

Creates a quick escape while in the midst of the concrete jungle.


Safe Space for Pets & Kids

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


Create A One-Of-A-Kind Look

Artificial turf makes it easy to place turf where natural grass would not grow, and you have the ability to make unique figures, or even hang them on walls if you wish.



Which Fiber Type Should You Choose?

There are several factors to weigh when choosing synthetic turf, much less what would be look good on a rooftop. Here are some critical aspects to consider when evaluating options:

Nylon is a durable fabric, however, outdoor areas are susceptible to expansion/contraction and will probably fade.

We recommend nylon for indoor use or scenarios with heavy commercial traffic or non-fill areas. All non-infill nylon Shaw products are subjected to extensive flammability testing to conform to building codes.

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

PE tape offers durability without sacrificing performance; high-quality PE resins are resistant to fading and not vulnerable to expansion and contraction. Our Play-Safe collection provides superior performance for this application.


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