July 19, 2021

Why synthetic turf is better than traditional turf for roofs.

Rooftop Greenery

Green roofs have been making a difference in cities across the world. Green roofs deliver shade, absorb heat from the air, and decrease the roof surface and the air temperatures surrounding it. These kinds of rooftops are a great way to add to square footage and enhance mental health by adding a green outdoor space in the concrete jungle. By using synthetic, you can increase the possibilities for implementing a creative space in an otherwise bland location.

Advantages of Synthetic Turf Rooftops

Installing synthetic turf on a rooftop has several advantages. Here are a handful of our personal 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 extreme heat and may offer immunity to mildew, decomposition, or mold.

Reduced Maintenance

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

Adds Value

Creates a quick escape while staying in the concrete jungle.

Safe Space for Kids and Pets

With artificial grass, your pets and kids won’t be susceptible to harmful fertilizers, pesticides, and weedkillers.

Create A Unique Look

Synthetic turf makes it easy to place turf where natural grass wouldn’t grow, and you have the ability to make unique figures, or even put them on walls if you want to.

Which Fiber Type Should You Go For?

There’s a lot to think about when choosing synthetic turf, much less what would be a good fit for a rooftop. Here are some important factors to consider when evaluating options:

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 situations with extreme commercial traffic or non-fill locations. All nylon non-infill Shaw products follow thorough flammability testing to satisfy building codes.

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

PE tape provides durability without sacrificing performance; top-quality PE resins are resistant to fading and not susceptible to expansion and contraction. Our Play-Safe collection delivers premium performance for this application.

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