Artificial turf is a beautiful addition to any property, and today there are many durable styles that look and feel just like healthy grass. But did you know that artificial turf is ideal for surfaces above ground level too? The convenience and versatility of artificial turf makes it an excellent choice for almost any area, including roofs, patios, and balconies.
Why is artificial turf perfect for rooftops, porches, verandas, and more? There is no need to trim or water artificial grass so it can be placed virtually anywhere with very little maintenance. It can also be cut to size and formed to fit around obstacles. The unique construction of artificial lawn materials allows for adequate water drainage and heat distribution, so wherever it is placed, it remains comfortable and dry throughout the year. Because it is inorganic, there’s no need to worry about pests or keeping it trimmed. Consider how artificial turf can enhance the look of your home or business.
On the Roof
If you live on the top floor of an urban oasis or have a home with a flat roof, you can easily have a qualified contractor install artificial turf over regular roofing materials. This approach gives you a small area for recreation and privacy if you so choose. The benefits of installing artificial turf on your roof include:
- Does not raise the temperature of the building
- Manufactured grass is not damaged by hail, rain, snow or ice
- Allows you to create a small oasis where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine
- Enables you to use the extra space in a constructive fashion
- Improves the street appeal and value of your property
- Helps to insulate the building for a more energy friendly space
When installing artificial turf on a flat roof, the use of PDS tiles is recommended to prevent damage due to excessive amounts of water building up underneath the turf. These tiles create a drainage channel between the roof and turf allowing water to run off and drain away, preventing it from standing in areas for any length of time. Your roofing contractor can advise you on the best and most cost-effective way to include beautiful artificial grass to your roof that will last for many years and through every season.
On the Patio/Porch
Artificial turf can be used on patios and porches as either a solid cover, or formed into a design that can be used in conjunction with pavers, marble tile or other landscaping materials. Your porch or patio is often set aside as a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors without actually venturing too far away from the house. Artificial grass on your patio can give you the feeling of having the grass under your feet without the work of maintaining a large yard. If the area gets dirty, it can easily be hosed off. And there’s no need to worry about pests as the artificial turf is virtually indestructible and repels unwanted creatures. Imagine the hours of enjoyment you and your family can experience on your new and improved patio, with the addition of artificial turf. There are colors and grass styles to match any existing yard cover and home décor.
On the Balcony
If you live in an apartment or condominium you may not have much of a yard to speak of. Yet, you want to enjoy the outdoors and expand your already tiny space for entertaining guests. Installing artificial turf on your balcony gives you the look and feel of having a yard without the muss and fuss of mowing, trimming, raking and weeding. Depending on the size of the balcony, you can put turf on a portion of it and leave the other portion cement, providing you with the best of both worlds.
The nice thing about using artificial turf on a balcony is that it can be cut to fit almost any area. There are many designs to choose from, including the type of artificial turf colors and textures. Have an existing garden and want the artificial turf to blend in? The materials that artificial turf is made from are so natural looking, even your neighbors won’t know it’s not real. The best part of adding artificial turf to your balcony is that you can cut down on the heat that concrete gives off while making your home feel lush. Add a fountain, a pergola, and patio furnishings to create a fully functional outdoor living space that will bring you peace for years to come.
Artificial turf can be used to accessorize your patios, porches, balconies and roofs. Just about any area around your home or office can look great with the addition of artificial turf. If you don't want to install turf on the entire area, you can cut smaller pieces to fit under potted plants or make pads for underneath your lawn furniture. The fact is, artificial turf is so versatile that you can be as creative as you want to be. Let your imagination be your guide. You can create almost any type of area you want and decorate it in a variety of ways. You can turn a cement patio or balcony into a small garden getaway, just by using artificial turf and a few hanging plants. The opportunities are only limited by the boundaries of your imagination.