July 19, 2021

Why synthetic turf beats natural grass for rooftops.

Rooftop Greenery

Green rooftops are making a difference in cities all over the world. Green roofs deliver shade, remove heat from the air, and reduce the roof surface and the air temperatures surrounding it. These kinds of rooftops are a great way to expand square footage and support mental health by incorporating a green outdoor escape in the concrete jungle. By choosing synthetic, you can expand the options for implementing a creative space in an otherwise boring location.

Perks of Artificial Grass Rooftops

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

Easy to Clean

Artificial grass is extremely easy to keep clean and well-preserved.


It doesn’t pose any safety risks or hazards compared to natural grass — such as root and water damage.

Provides Insulation

Protects interiors of buildings from extreme heat and could provide 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

Delivers a simple escape while staying in the concrete jungle.

Safe Space for Kids and Pets

With artificial turf, your children and pets won’t be vulnerable to harmful fertilizers, pesticides, and weedkillers.

Create A One-Of-A-Kind Look

Artificial turf makes it easy to place turf where natural grass won’t grow, and you have the ability to produce interesting shapes, or even hang them on walls if you want to.

Which Fiber Type Should You Choose?

There are numerous factors to think about when picking synthetic grass, let alone what would be look good on a rooftop. Here are a few essential factors to consider when evaluating options:

Nylon is a long-lasting fabric, however, outdoor spaces are prone to expansion/contraction and are likely to fade.

For indoor areas, we recommend nylon or cases with heavy commercial traffic or non-fill locations. All nylon non-infill Shaw products are subjected to strict flammability testing to meet building codes.

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

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

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