July 19, 2021

Why synthetic turf is better than organic grass for roofs.

Rooftop Greenery

Green rooftops have been making a difference in cities across the world. Green rooftops deliver shade, absorb heat from the atmosphere, and decrease the roof surface and the air temperatures surrounding it. These types of rooftops are a ideal way to increase square footage and improve mental health by adding a green outdoor space in the concrete jungle. By going synthetic, you can open up the opportunities for implementing a creative space in an otherwise boring location.

Advantages of Synthetic Grass Rooftops

There are numerous benefits to installing synthetic turf on a rooftop. Here are some of our personal favorites:

Easy to Clean

Synthetic turf is extremely simple to keep clean and fresh-looking.


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

Supplies Insulation

Protects building interiors from extreme heat and can offer immunity to decomposition, mold, or mildew.

Less Maintenance

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

Adds Value

Creates a quick getaway while staying in the concrete jungle.

Safe Space for Kids & Pets

With synthetic grass, your kids and pets will not be exposed to potentially dangerous pesticides, weedkillers, and fertilizers.

Create A Unique Look

Artificial turf makes it convenient to place turf where traditional grass won’t grow, and you can create unique figures, or even hang them on walls if you want to.

Which Fiber Type Should You Use?

There are several factors to consider when picking synthetic grass, not to mention what would be look good on a rooftop. Here are some critical elements to consider when evaluating options:

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

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

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

PE tape is durable without compromising performance; top-quality PE resins are resistant to fading and not vulnerable to contraction and expansion. Our Play-Safe collection provides premium performance for this application.

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