July 19, 2021

Why artificial turf outperforms traditional grass for roofs.

Rooftop Greenery

Green rooftops are making a difference in cities all over the world. Green roofs supply shade, absorb heat from the air, and reduce the roof surface and surrounding air temperatures. These types of rooftops are a ideal way to expand square footage and support mental health by incorporating a green outdoor escape in the concrete jungle. By going synthetic, you can increase the possibilities for making a creative space in an otherwise bland spot.

Advantages of Artificial Turf Rooftops

There are numerous benefits to installing synthetic turf on a rooftop. Here are a handful of our favorite reasons:

Easy to Clean

Artificial grass is exceptionally simple 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.

Provides Insulation

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

Reduced Maintenance

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

Adds Value

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

Safe Space for Pets and Kids

With synthetic turf, your pets and children will not be exposed to toxic fertilizers, pesticides, and weedkillers.

Create A One-Of-A-Kind Look

Synthetic turf makes it easy to place turf where traditional grass wouldn’t grow, and you can create unusual shapes, or even place them on walls if you want to.

Which Fiber Type Should You Choose?

There are numerous factors to consider when choosing artificial turf, much less what would be perfect for a rooftop. Here are some important elements to consider when evaluating options:

Nylon is a durable fabric, however, outdoor areas are prone to expansion/contraction and are likely to fade.

We recommend nylon for indoor use or scenarios with high commercial wear or non-fill locations. All nylon non-infill Shaw products follow extensive flammability testing to meet 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 prone to contraction and expansion. Our Play-Safe collection delivers exceptional performance for this application.

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