July 19, 2021

Why synthetic turf is better than traditional turf for rooftops.

Rooftop Greenery

Green rooftops are making a difference in cities across the world. Green rooftops provide shade, remove heat from the atmosphere, and reduce the roof surface and the air temperatures surrounding it. These kinds of rooftops are a great way to expand square footage and enhance mental health by incorporating a green outdoor space in the concrete jungle. By going synthetic, you can expand the options for creating a creative space in an otherwise drab location.

Benefits of Artificial Grass Rooftops

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

Easy to Clean

Synthetic turf is very 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.

Supplies Insulation

Protects interiors of buildings from intense heat and may provide resistance to mildew, decomposition, or mold.

Less Maintenance

Synthetic turf 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 synthetic grass, your children and pets will not be exposed to harmful weedkillers, fertilizers, and pesticides.

Create A Unique Look

Artificial turf makes it convenient to place turf where traditional grass would not grow, and you have the ability to make interesting shapes, or even place them on walls if you want to.

Which Fiber Type Should You Go For?

There’s a lot to think about when selecting artificial turf, let alone what would be a good fit for a rooftop. Here are a few crucial aspects to keep in mind when shopping:

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

For indoor areas, we recommend nylon or cases with high commercial traffic or non-fill spots. All nylon non-infill Shaw products observe extensive flammability testing to meet building codes.

We recommend using an infill PE tape product on a business rooftop.

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

Check Out Play-Safe Collection

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